Birth of the Imam's (as)

Here are the narrations which prove that the birth of the Imam's (as) is different from that of normal Human beings:

Hakima bint Mohammad Taqi (as) when in the house of Imam Hasan Askari (as) on the night of the arrival of the Imam al-Qaim (atfs) says;

فقلت لسيدي أبي محمد عليه السلام: ما أرى بها حملا فتبسم عليه السلام ثم قال: إنا معاشر الاوصياء لسنا نحمل في البطون وإنما نحمل في الجنوب ولا نخرج من الارحام وإنما نخرج من الفخذ الايمن من امهاتنا لاننا نور الله لا تناله الدانسات

I said to my Master Imam Hasan Askari (as), "I do not see any pregnancy in her." Imam (as) smiled and said: "We successors (Awsiya) are not carried in the abdomens(belly), but rather, we are carried on the sides. We do not come out from wombs, but rather from the right leg from our mothers. Because we are the Divine light (Noor) to which impurities do not reach."

[Source: Bihar al-Anwar, Vol. 51, Pg. 26]


وروي عن آمنة أم النبي صلى الله عليه وآله انها قالت لما حملت برسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله لم اشعر بالحمل ولم يصبني ما يصيب النساء من ثقل الحمل ورأيت في نومي كأن آتيا اتاني فقال لي قد حملت بخير الأنام ثم وضعته يتقي (قابض ك) الأرض بيديه وركبتيه ورفع رأسه إلى السماء وخرج مني نور أضاء ما بين السماء إلى الأرض 


It is narrated from Amina (sa) the mother of the Prophet (saww) that She said, "When I carried (pregnant with) the Prophet (saww), I did not feel the pregnancy and I was not affected with that which affects women due to the weight of the pregnancy. And I saw in my dream as a person coming, He came to Me and said to Me, "Verily You are carrying the best of the creations, then He (Prophet Muhammad) came out and placed His hands and knees on the ground and raised his head towards the skies and emerged from me a light illuminating what is between the skies and the earth."

[Source: Tafseer al-Qummi, Vol. 1, Pg. 373]



إكمال الدين: بهذا الاسناد عن محمد بن عثمان العمري قدس الله روحه أنه قال: ولد السيد (ع) مختونا وسمعت حكيمة تقول: لم ير بامه دم في نفاسها وهذا سبيل امهات الائمة صلوات الله عليهم


Through the same chain of narration from Muhammad Ibn ‘Othmān al-‘Amari (a.s) saying, “The Master was born circumcised and I heard Lady Hakīma say, ‘No blood was seen in her mother at his birth.’ This is the manner of the mothers of the Imams, Divine bliss be for them.

[Source: Kamal Ad Deen , Sheikh Sadooq, Chapter. 42, Hadees. 14, Pg. 433]


In a narration detailing the arrival of the 12th Imam (as), Hakima bint Imam Mohammad Taqi (as) says about the mother of Al-Qaim; Hazrat Nargis (sa):

و لم أر بها حملا و لا أثر حمل

"And I did not see in her any pregnancy not any signs of pregnancy"

[Source: Dalaail al Imamah, Pg 497]