Coolness of the Eye

Now we proceed further towards greater ta’wīlī subtleties. The Imām of the time, as the Perfect Man, is the name of a pure personality and a complete soul, which the Holy Qur’ān calls the Single Soul (nafs-i wāḥidah, 6:98; 31:28). This great soul or light is there for the purpose that people may merge in it and become alive in the true sense. This clearly means that mu’mins must annihilate themselves in the blessed light of the pure Imām, so that they may be alive in his astral body. And this annihilation is hidden in real obedience to and true love for the Imām of the time.

This excerpt has been taken from page 80.