Kāmil al-Ziyārāt > The Prophets’ Knowledge of the Martyrdom of Ĥusain ibn ‘Ali (a.s.)
Hadith #1

1 حَدَّثَنِي أَبِي (رحمه الله) قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي سَعْدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ أَبِي خَلَفٍ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِيسَى وَ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْحُسَيْنِ بْنِ أَبِي الْخَطَّابِ وَ يَعْقُوبَ بْنِ يَزِيدَ جَمِيعاً عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ سِنَانٍ عَمَّنْ ذَكَرَهُ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ (ع) قَالَ إِنَّ إِسْمَاعِيلَ الَّذِي قَالَ اللَّهُ تَعَالَى فِي كِتَابِهِ- وَ اذْكُرْ فِي الْكِتابِ إِسْماعِيلَ إِنَّهُ كانَ صادِقَ الْوَعْدِ وَ كانَ رَسُولًا نَبِيًّا لَمْ يَكُنْ إِسْمَاعِيلَ بْنَ إِبْرَاهِيمَ (ع) كَانَ نَبِيّاً مِنَ الْأَنْبِيَاءِ بَعَثَهُ اللَّهُ إِلَى قَوْمِهِ فَأَخَذُوهُ فَسَلَخُوا فَرْوَةَ رَأْسِهِ وَ وَجْهِهِ- فَأَتَاهُ مَلَكٌ عَنِ اللَّهِ تَبَارَكَ وَ تَعَالَى فَقَالَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ بَعَثَنِي إِلَيْكَ فَمُرْنِي بِمَا شِئْتَ فَقَالَ لِي أُسْوَةٌ بِمَا يُصْنَعُ بِالْحُسَيْنِ ع

1. My father narrated to me from Sa’d ibn ‘Abdillāh ibn Abǐ Khalaf, from Aĥmad ibn Muĥammad ibn ‘Isā, Muĥammad ibn Ĥusain ibn Abil Khaťťāb, and Ya’qūb ibn Yazǐd, from Muĥammad ibn Sinān, from someone whose name he mentioned, who said: Abū ‘Abdillāh (Imam Šādiq (a.s.)) said: Ismā’ǐl, who is mentioned in this verse, “(Also) mention Ismā’ǐl in the book. Verily he was (ever) true of his promise, and he was a messenger, and a prophet” (19:54), is not Ismā’ǐl, the son of Ibrāhǐm (a.s.). He was a prophet whom Allāh had sent to his own people. However, his people captured him and skinned his scalp and his face. An angel came to him from Allāh, the Blessed and the Exalted, and said, “Allāh has sent me to you. So order me to do that which you want (to this nation).” He replied, “I follow the example of Ĥusain (a.s.) and that which will happen to him.”