Spirituality is spaceless and timeless. That is, it is above space and time; in it space is in subtle form and time only in the present. In such a state, the Asās (i.e. Mawlānā ʿAlī) sees the light of the Nāṭiq (i.e. the Prophet), therefore, the Asās knows all the secrets of Prophethood and Messengership; the Imām of the time sees the light of the Asās, therefore, all the treasures of the Asās are in the Imām of the time and the mu’mins see the light of the Imām of the time in different ranks, therefore, they are on different levels of knowledge and recognition (maʿrifat). As the Prophet says: “Ṭūbā li-man ra’ānī, wa-ṭūbā li-man ra’ā man ra’ānī, wa-ṭūbā li-man ra’ā man ra’ā man ra’ānī (The beatitude (of the Tree of Tuba) is to the one who saw me, and to the one who saw the one who saw me, and to the one who saw the one who saw the one who saw me)”. (al-Majālis al-Mu’ayyadiyyah, the first hundred, majlis 33, p.162). This is the means of the recognition of the light of the Prophet.
This excerpt has been taken from pages 55 and 56.