His Parents, Birth & Childhood
He is the only Imam who is connected with Imam Ali (A) and Sayyida Fatema Zahra (A) from both sides. His father, Imam Zainul Abedeen (A) was their grandson and his mother, Fatima their granddaughter.
Imam Muhammad Al-Baqir (A) was present in Kerbala on the day of Ashura. He was then a child of 3 years. He too was taken prisoner, with the women and children and his father, to Shaam (Damascus). They stayed in the prison for a whole year.
Prophecy of Prophet Muhammad (SAW)
The Prophet had told his companion Jabir bin Abdullah Ansari that he would live to see his great, great grandson who would have the same name as himself and would be granted light and wisdom. The Prophet asked Jabir to convey his greetings to the Imam.
Many years later Jabir did just that to the young Imam. By this time Jabir was very old man and had also lost his eyesight.Continue Reading