We are all familiar with the miracles of Prophet Mousa or Moses (pbuh) since the
day his mother put him in a basket and set it adrift in the Nile River. But how
many of us are aware of the miracles of the "Pride of Moses", that is, Imam
Mousa Kazim (pbuh). The 7th Imam used to converse fluently with people of
different nationalities in their own native tongues, the Bab al-Hawa"ij (Gateway
to Pleas) that he is known by, continues to grant succor to those who knock at
the door of his shrine in Kazimayn, Iraq, more than a millennium after his
There is account of a miracle in the book al-Irshad of the well-known scholar
Shaykh Mufeed. The Shaykh, whose veracity was a byword in Baghdad of the Abbasid
days, narrates on the authority of Ya`qoub Sarraj that once when the latter
visited Imam Jafar Sadiq (pbuh), he found him engrossed in playful gestures with
a child in the cradle. He knew it was the 6th Imam's newborn son, and waited.
Then Imam Sadiq (pbuh) turned towards Sarraj and beckoning him towards the
cradle said: "Approach your master (Mawla) and greet him." Sarraj says: I went
near him and greeted and he replied to me eloquently. Then he (the infant) told
me: "Go and change the name of your (newborn) daughter which you gave her
yesterday, for it is a name which God dislikes."
The faithful Sarraj knew at once it was the future Imam, the 7th one. Not only
was the infant's speech a miracle but also the name of the daughter which he had
not yet divulged to anyone.