O ‘Ali! You and I are the parents of this community!
–Prophet Muhammad (s.a.s.)
The Imams are your spiritual parents. Avail yourselves of a few days of life which are at your disposal here and look after your spiritual elevation under the care of your spiritual parents!
–Da’i al-Mu‘ayyad fi’l Din al-Shirazi (d.1078 CE)
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