Manifestations of Wisdom

By the spiritual ark is meant the blessed personality of the true Imām who is in every age, as mentioned in verse (36:42) that God has also created arks similar to Ḥaz̤rat Nūḥ’s ark after him. That is, the ark of Imām at of which the world is never devoid, is the ark of salvation (the means of attaining fanā fi’llāh due to His ta’wīl (esoteric knowledge)) as mentioned in the Ḥadīs: “The place of my ahl al-bayt among you is like the Ark of Nūḥ (a.s), whoever embarks on it is saved and whoever lags behind is drowned.”

This excerpt has been taken from page 26.