O, believers, know so much, and do not forget: keep in your mind the ‘Ali of your time, so that he may stretch out his hand to help you. For your own safety keep his name in your hearts and on your tongues, so that you may be guarded by the Lord of the Time from all calamities!
–Hazrat Imam Gharib Mirza (a.s.) – Pandiyat-e-Javanmardi
(O Lord) Ali has come from the progeny of the Imams. And he is the same Lord that occupies the Throne (of Imamat) in the present age. Manifestation upon manifestation, the lineage (of Imams) has been established. How can he be anyone else?!
–Pir Hasan Kabir al-Din – Anant Akhado (Verse 92)
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