I heard a speech about hazrat eeshah (A.W).

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Hazarat eeshah (A.W) is one of the three infants in the history who talk at their cradle period

It's in quran that eeshah (A.W) talked at his cradle period. I want to know , Who are the remaining two?

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The hadith of the three who spoke from the cradle doesn't name the other two, but does describe their stories:

  • A pious man named Juraij was accused of fathering a child with a prostitute; he prayed, then asked the infant for the name of his real father, to which the child answered.
  • A woman was nursing her infant and saw a well-to-do man, and prayed for her child to grow up like him; the child then prayed not to grow up like him. Then she saw a woman, accused of prostitution and theft, and the mother prayed for her child not to grow up like her; the child then prayed to grow up like her. The infant then explained the wisdom therefrom to her mother.
  • Also check the tafseer (ibn-Katheer) of Surah Al-Buruj (HQ, Chapter 85) where the child exhorts its mother to bear the tribulation for the sake of the Truth. – Najeeb Feb 25 '13 at 9:09

The hadith in the question above is a Sunni Hadeeth and although I found some other Sunni Ahadeeth saying the infants talking at their cradle were 4 or 6, but anyway I do not know if any of these Ahadeeth if is considered an authentic also to Shia brothers.

Note. This answer comes from Shia perspective:

To this point I can only say one of the infants talking at the cradle was the witness that defended Joseph --peace be upon him-- when he ran away from Zuleikha:

قَالَ هِيَ رَاوَدَتْنِي عَن نَّفْسِي ۚ وَشَهِدَ شَاهِدٌ مِّنْ أَهْلِهَا إِن كَانَ قَمِيصُهُ قُدَّ مِن قُبُلٍ فَصَدَقَتْ وَهُوَ مِنَ الْكَاذِبِينَ / وَإِن كَانَ قَمِيصُهُ قُدَّ مِن دُبُرٍ فَكَذَبَتْ وَهُوَ مِنَ الصَّادِقِينَ

He said: She sought to make me yield (to her); and a witness of her own family bore witness: If his shirt is rent from front, she speaks the truth and he is one of the liars: / And if his shirt is rent from behind, she tells a lie and he is one of the truthful. [12:26,27]

A Hadeeth from Imam Sadiq --peace be upon him-- addresses this happening (only the related part is translated):

علي بن إبراهيم، قال: حدثنا أبي، عن بعض رجاله، رفعه، قال: قال أبو عبد الله (عليه السلام): «لماهمت به و هم بها، قامت إلى صنم في بيتها، فألقت عليه ملاءة لها، فقال لها يوسف: ما تعملين؟ قالت: القي على هذا الصنم ثوبا لا يرانا، فإني أستحي منه، فقال يوسف: فأنت تستحين من صنم لا يسمع و لا يبصر، و لا أستحي أنا من ربي؟! فوثب وعدا، و عدت من خلفه، و أدركهما العزيز على هذه الحالة، و هو قول الله تعالى: وَ اسْتَبَقَا الْبابَ وَ قَدَّتْ قَمِيصَهُ مِنْ دُبُرٍ وَ أَلْفَيا سَيِّدَها لَدَى الْبابِ. فبادرت امرأة العزيز، فقالت للعزيز: ما جَزاءُ مَنْ أَرادَ بِأَهْلِكَ سُوءاً إِلَّا أَنْ يُسْجَنَ أَوْ عَذابٌ أَلِيمٌ فقال يوسف للعزيز: هِيَ راوَدَتْنِي عَنْ نَفْسِي وَ شَهِدَ شاهِدٌ مِنْ أَهْلِها فألهم الله يوسف أن قال للملك: سل هذا الصبي في المهد، فإنه يشهد أنها راودتني عن نفسي، فقال العزيز للصبي، فأنطق الله الصبي في المهد ليوسف، حتى قال: إِنْ كانَ قَمِيصُهُ قُدَّ مِنْ قُبُلٍ فَصَدَقَتْ وَ هُوَ مِنَ الْكاذِبِينَ وَ إِنْ كانَ قَمِيصُهُ قُدَّ مِنْ دُبُرٍ فَكَذَبَتْ وَ هُوَ مِنَ الصَّادِقِينَ فلما رأى قميصه قد تخرق من دبر قال لامرأته: إِنَّهُ مِنْ كَيْدِكُنَّ إِنَّ كَيْدَكُنَّ عَظِيمٌ ثم قال ليوسف: أَعْرِضْ عَنْ هذا وَ اسْتَغْفِرِي لِذَنْبِكِ إِنَّكِ كُنْتِ مِنَ الْخاطِئِينَ و شاع الخبر بمصر، و جعل النساء يتحدثن بحديثها و يعذلنها و يذكرنها، و هو قوله تعالى: وَ قالَ نِسْوَةٌ فِي الْمَدِينَةِ امْرَأَتُ الْعَزِيزِ تُراوِدُ فَتاها عَنْ نَفْسِهِ قَدْ شَغَفَها حُبًّا».

... So Allah inspired to Yusuf to say to the ruler that ask from this infant in the cradle, the infant will bear witness that she was seeking to make me yield (to her), so Aziz asked the infant and Allah made the infant talking for the sake of Yu suf ...

source: البرهان في تفسير القرآن، ج‏3، ص: 169,170

  • good answer, one child is at the period of hazrat yousuf(A.W) and the other? – Azik Abdullah Feb 26 '13 at 7:19

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