People observed from lmam Hadi (a.s.) due to his connection with God and the
unseen world, works which were considered to be the specimen of God's might and
One of the friends of Imam (a.s.) traveled from Iraq to Madina and had the honor
to visit Imam (a.s.). Imam (a.s.) enquired from him the condition of Al-Wasiq
the Abbasade caliph and he replied, "when I left Iraq he was fit and fine, and
Mutawakkil was in prison and Ibn-e-Zayyat had become famous and well known among
Imam (a.s.) after a moment's silence said, "That which is God's will, shall take
place, and there is no way to stop his orders and commands. Oh my friend be
aware that Wasiq has passed away and Mutawakkil has succeeded him and
Ibn-e-Ziyyat has been slain upon the behest of Mutawakkil."
I asked, "When was it?"
He said, "Six days after you moved out of Baghdad."