Kāmil al-Ziyārāt > The Prophets’ Knowledge of the Martyrdom of Ĥusain ibn ‘Ali (a.s.)
Hadith #4

4 حَدَّثَنِي مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ عَلِيِّ بْنِ مَهْزِيَارَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ جَدِّهِ عَلِيِّ بْنِ مَهْزِيَارَ 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 أُخِذَ فَسُلِخَتْ فَرْوَةُ وَجْهِهِ وَ رَأْسِهِ فَأَتَاهُ مَلَكٌ فَقَالَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ بَعَثَنِي إِلَيْكَ فَمُرْنِي بِمَا شِئْتَ فَقَالَ لِي أُسْوَةٌ بِالْحُسَيْنِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ ع

4. Muĥammad ibn Ĥasan ibn ‘Ali ibn Mahziyār narrated to me from his father, from his grandfather ‘Ali ibn Mahziyār, from Muĥammad ibn Sinān, from someone whose name he mentioned, who said: Abū ‘Abdillāh (Imam Šādiq (a.s.)) said: The Ismā’ǐl about whom Allāh says in His Book, “(Also) mention Ismā’ǐl in the book. Verily he was (ever) true of his promise” (19:54), was captured (by his nation) and his face and scalp were skinned. Then an angel came to him and said, “Allāh has sent me to you. So order me to do that which you want (to this nation).” However, Ismā’ǐl (a.s.) replied, “I follow the example of Ĥusain ibn ‘Ali (a.s.).”