Man Kunto Maula
“For whoever I am Maula, Ali is his Maula,”
Were the words Muhammad proclaimed,
For Muhammad and Ali realise each level of this claim:
Indeed like Muhammad, Ali too was but a slave of his Lord (72:19);
And like the Prophet, the Imam was named Wali by his Lord (5:55);
And like the Messenger, the Guide was an Intimate of the Word (13:7; 56:79);
Indeed like Muhammad, Ali too is Master of the creations of the worlds.