Following our earlier article Imams (as) can raise the dead? (Part 1) we have another reliable hadith with the help of Slave of Ahlubait where Imam Ja’far Al-Sadiq also had qualities similar to Jesus (as):

“Once I went to see abu Ja‘far (as) ‘Are you the heir of the Messenger of Allah?’ He said, ‘Yes, we are his heir.’ I then asked, ‘Was the Messenger of Allah the heir of the prophets and did he know all that they knew?’ He said to me, ‘Yes, it is true.’ I then asked, ‘Do you have the power to bring the dead back to life and cure the lepers, and the blind?’ He said, ‘Yes, we do have such powers by the permission of Allah.’ Then he said to me, ‘Come closer to me, O abu Muhammad.’ I went closer to him and he rubbed my face and my eyes and I saw the sun, the skies, the earth, the houses and all things in the town. Then he asked me, ‘Do you like to live this way, you will have what others have and be responsible for whatever they will be held responsible for on the Day of Judgment or would you like to live as before and have paradise purely?’ I said, ‘I would like to live as I lived before.’ He rubbed my eyes and I found myself as before.’

“I (the narrator) told it to ibn abu ‘Umayr who said, ‘I testify that this is true just as the day is true.’”

Sanad: A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from Ali ibn al-Hakam from al-Muthanna al-Hannat from abu Basir who has said the above hadith

Source: Usool Al-Kafi, Volume 1, Chapter 175, Hadith #3 (See Image 1) [Also in Basa’ir Al-Darajaat]

Grading: Allaamah Majlisi says this hadith has a Hasan/Good chain (حسن) [Mira’at Al-Uqool, Volume 6, Page 19 (See Image 2)]



And another authentic hadith where miraculously by the permission of Allah (swt) turned a portrait of a Lion into a real Lion:

“Harun Ar-Rashid was looking for someone who could make fun of Abil Hassan Musa ibn Ja’far (s), belittle him and defeat him in arguments in a meeting. A magician volunteered to do so. When they spread the table to eat, the magician put a spell on the bread so that whenever Abul Hassan wanted to grab a piece of bread to eat, it would fly away from his hands. Harun was very pleased and laughed a lot at this. Then Abul Hassan turned to the picture of a lion which was on a portrait and said, “O Lion! Seize this enemy of God!” The narrator of the tradition added, “Then the picture of the lion turned into a big lion, jumped on the magician, and tore him up.”
Then Harun and all his companions who were present were watching got scared, fainted and fell down. When they regained consciousness, Harun told Abil Hassan (s), “I beg you by the right I have over you to ask the picture to return that man.” Then the Imam (s) said, “If the Cane of Moses (s) returned the canes and the ropes which it swallowed, this picture will also return that man.” The narrator of this tradition added, “This was one of the most important reasons why the Imam (s) was martyred.”

Sanad: Muhammad ibn Al-Hassan ibn Ahmad ibn al-Waleed – may God be pleased with him – narrated that Muhammad ibn Al-Hassan al-Saffar and Sa’d ibn Abdullah quoted on the authority of Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Isa, on the authority of Al-Hassan ibn Ali ibn Yaqteen, on the authority of his brother Al-Hussein, on the authority of his father Ali ibn Yaqteen who narrated the above hadith

Source: `Uyoun Akhbaar Al-Ridha, Sh. Al-Sadooq, Volume 1, Page 90-91, Chapter 8, Hadith #1 (See Image)


Gradings: Sahih Hadith. We need to look at the gradings of each person in the chain taken from Mu`jam Rijal Al-Hadith by Sayed Al-Kho’i (rh)

Muhammad ibn Al-Hassan ibn Ahmad ibn al-Waleed: Sh. Al-Sadooq has already graded him Thiqa and says “may God be pleased with him” after his name

Muhammad ibn Al-Hassan al-Saffar: Thiqa (Reliable) (Volume 16, Page 263)


Sa’d ibn Abdullah (Al-Qummi): Thiqa (Volume 9, Page 79)


Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Isa (Al-Ash`ari Al-Qummi): Thiqa (Volume 3, Page 85)


Al-Hassan ibn Ali ibn Yaqteen: Thiqa (Volume 6, Page 63)


Al-Hussein ibn Ali ibn Yaqteen: Thiqa (Volume 7, Page 55)


Ali ibn Yaqteen: Thiqa (Volume 13, Page 242)


Therefore this hadith is Sahih. Allahuma Sali `ala Muhammad Wa Ale Muhammad.