SHAFAQNA- Here are a few narrations reported with Tawaatur (Frequently) which show that Prophet Muhammad (saww) and the Imam’s (as) don’t die like normal humans die and that they can be present in the world even after their death.
It has been narrated to us from Muhammad Bin Isa, from Muhammad Bin Sinan, from Amaar Bin Marwaan, from Sama’at who said:
“I came to Abu Abdullah (as) and I was talking to myself when He saw me. He said: ‘What is it with you? Would you like to see Abu Ja’far (as)?”
I said, “Yes”
He said, “Get up”. He made me to enter a room, and there was Abu Ja’far (as).
He said, “A group of Shiites came to Al-Hassan Bin Ali (as) after the killing of Amir-ul-Momineen (as). He (as) asked them: ‘Would you all recognize Amir-ul-Momineen (as) if you were to see Him?”
They said, “Yes”
Abu Ja’far (as) said, “Al-Hassan (as) raised the curtain, They all recognized that they were with Amir-ul-Momineen (as), they could not deny it, and Amir-ul-Momineen (as) said: ‘When one of Us is dead, He is not dead, and when one of Us remains, the remaining One is a Proof on you all.”
The chain of narrators would not be a problem here as there are multiple narrations with the same meaning (Matn) and hence would be accepted due to the Tawaatur (frequency) of the narrations, which prove that the AhlulBait (as) do not die like we humans die and they are very much alive.
The last part of the above narration is also said by Imam Ali (as) in a sermon in Nahjul Balagha.