It is narrated through continuous chains of narrators from Asma binte Wathila bin Asqa that he said: I heard from Asma binte Umais Khathima that she said: I heard from Lady Fatima Zahra (s) that she said:
One night Ali Ibne Abi Talib (a) had me completely terrified as I saw the Earth speaking with him and he was speaking to it. In the morning, I approached my father and reported the incident of the previous night. The Prophet heard that and fell into a long prostration and said:
Almighty Allah has given to your husband precedence over all His creatures and He commanded the Earth to inform him of its circumstances. So the Earth informs him of whatever that occurs upon her from the east to the west.1
1 Iqbal, Sayyid Ibne Tawus, Pg, 585-586; Biharul Anwar, quoting from Iqbal, Vol. 43, Pg. 118, Tr. 26-27; Awalim, Vol. 11, Pg. 156, Tr. 6-7; Kashful Ghumma, Vol. 1, Pg. 275.