Author : Khomeini (English translation by Dr. Hamid Algar)
" It is one of the essential beliefs of our Shi’i
school that no one can attain the spiritual status of the Imams, not even the cherubim or the
prophets.  In fact, according to the traditions that have been handed down to us, the Most
Noble Messenger and the Imams (‘a) existed before the creation of the world in the form of
lights situated beneath the divine throne; they were superior to other men even in the sperm
from which they grow and in their physical composition.  Their exalted station is limited
only by the divine will, as indicated by the saying of Jibra’il (‘a) recorded in the traditions on
the mi’raj: “Were I to draw closer by as much as the breadth of a finger, surely I would
burn”  The Prophet (s) himself said: “We have states with God that are beyond the reach
of the cherubim and the prophets.”  It is a part of our belief that the Imams too enjoy
similar states, before the question of government even arises. For example, Fatimah (‘a) also
possessed these states, even though she was not a ruler, a Judge, or a governor. 
Baqir Majlisi also says the same thing, Imams are superior to Prophets
Imam vs Prophets?
Prophet Ayyub (a.s) was very patient but his patience in comparison to that of Imam Husain (a.s) was like a drop in the ocean ... In the matter of patience neither a prophet nor a saint could be his equal ...
Even Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) ? Or the shiites have not even read about him till now!
Visit a shrine in Mashad , Iran
its equal to one million pilgrimages to Makkah, Saudi Arabia, Shia Hadith Says:
5- Muhammad ibn al-Hassan ibn Ahmad ibn al-Walid may God be pleased with him-narrated that Muhammad ibn al-Hassan al-Saffar quoted on the authority of Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Isa, on the authority of Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Abi Nasr alBazanti according to which Abi Nasr narrated that he read a letter from Imam Reza (MGB) in which it was written:
"Let my followers know that God considers visiting my shrine to be like one thousand pilgrimages (to the Ka'ba)."
Then he went to Imam Muhammad Taqi (MGB) and asked him about this issue. The Imam (MGB) said:
"Yes. By God. There is the reward of one million pilgrimages to the Ka'ba for anyone who visits his
shrine and recognizes his rightfulness."
Uyun Akhbar al-Reza, vol. 2, Tradition No. 66-10 : Click here
Strange ahadith about Anal Sex
First highlight :
Abu Abdullah (Imam Jafar Sadiq) said :‘ When a man approaches a woman in her anus and he does not ejaculate; then they dont have to take a ritual bath ! And if he ejaculates then it is upon him to take a bath and not a must on her.!’
Second highlight :
Abu Abdullah (Imam Jafar Sadiq) said : ‘Regarding the man who approaches a woman in her anus while she is fasting : ‘It does not break her fast , and she does not have to take a bath’
Third highlight :Abu Abdullah (Imam Jafar Sadiq) said :‘When a man approaches a woman in her anus while she is fasting : It does not break her fast , and she does not have to take a bath”