On the anniversary of the birth of Imam al-Sajjad (as), we see how his kindness, mercy, and love, led to the mourning of the animals he owned when he had passed away – and also a tradition about how the mother of Imam al-Sajjad (as) met his father, Imam Hussain (as).

“I heard abu Ja‘far (as) say, ‘Ali ibn al-Husayn (as) had a she-camel. He had taken this camel twenty two times to Hajj (pilgrimage to Makka) and had not used a whip against it, not even once. The Imam has said that the camel came after he passed away and we were not aware but we noticed only when one of the servants or slaves came and said, ‘The she-camel has gone out all the way to the grave of Ali ibn al-Husayn (as). She rubs her neck against the grave and moans.’ I then asked them to quickly get to her before they (the enemies) might know about her or see her. The Imam has said, the she-camel had never seen the grave before.’”

Sanad: A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from ibn al-
Faddal from ibn Bukayr from Zurara who has said the above hadith

Source: Usool al-Kafi, Volume 1, Chapter 174, Hadith #2 (See First Image below)

Grading: Bahboody says it is Authentic/Sahih (صحيح); Allaamah al-Majlisi (rh) says it is Reliable like Authentic/Muwathaq kalSahih (موثق كالصحيح) [Mira’at al-Uqool, Volume 6, page 8 (See Second Image below)]

Regarding the meeting of the parents of Imam al-Sajjad (as)

“The girls of Madina loved to see the daughter of Yazdjurd when she was brought before ‘Umar (for arranged marriage). When she entered the Mosque it became all delightful and bright. When ‘Umar looked at her she covered her face and said in her own language, ‘’Uff, bay ruj ba’ da Hurmuz (May the life of Hurmuz turn black).’ ‘Umar asked, ‘Is she abusing me?’ He turned to her (with a certain attitude). Amir al-Mu’minin Ali (as) said, ‘You do not have such a right (over her). Give her the chance to choose whoever of the Muslims she likes and then count as his share of the booty (of the properties seized from the Persian army).’ He (‘Umar) allowed her to choose and she came all the way to place her hand on the head of al-Husayn (as). Amir al- Mu’minin Ali (as), ‘What is your name?’ She said, ‘It is Jahan Shah.’ Amir al- Mu’minin Ali (as) said, ‘In fact, it is Shahra Ba’nuwayh.’ He then said to al-Husayn (as) ‘O abu ‘Abd Allah, she will give birth to a son for you who will be the best of the inhabitants of earth.’ She gave birth to Ali ibn al-Husayn (as). Ali ibn al-Husayn was called the son of the two best. The chosen from Arabs was the tribe of Hashim and from non-Arab were Persians. It is narrated that abu al-Aswad al-Du’ili said about it: ‘A boy from Kisra and Hashim; The most noble one on whom sacred symbols are stitched for safety.’”

Sanad: Al-Husayn ibn al-Hassan al-Hassani, may Allah grant him blessings, and Ali ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Abd Allah all of them from Ibrahim ibn Ishaq al-Ahmar from ‘Abd al-Rahman ibn ‘Abd Allah al-Khuza’i from Nasr ibn Muzaham from ‘Amr ibn Shimr from Jabir from abu Ja‘far (as) who has said the above hadith

Source: Usool al-Kafi, Volume 1, Chapter 174, Hadith #1 (See First Image below)

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Peace be upon you Ya Zainul Abideen (as)