Message No. 13:
O' Envoys of Imam Mahdi ( AS)
امیر المومنین علی (ع) : ما رایت شیئا الا و رایت الله قبله و بعده و معه و فیه
Amiralmomenin Imam Ali ( AS): I saw nothing unless before it and after it and with it and in it I saw Allah.
(I saw nothingما رایت -) he intended to see nothing;
( a thing شیئا -) no to see the world;
( unless الا -) it has an exception;
( and saw Allah و رایت الله -) unless that world becomes a means to see Allah ( the Creator) with the heart eye.
Watch out forward and just cycle in the world ( move towards Allah)
The world is very precious because only by being with it and in it, both before and after, one may meet Allah ( not by quitting the world)
He is the First (before it هو الاول -)
He is the Last (After it هو الاخر -)
He is the Evident (with it هو الظاهر -)
He is the Immanent (in it هو الباطن -)
He is the First and the Last, the Evident and the Immanent, and He is, of all things, Knowing.
(هو الاول و الاخر و الظاهر و الباطن و هو بکل شیء علیم) ( Surah Al-Hadid: 3, Holy Koran)
Imam Ali ( AS), facing with everything in this world at all moments ( before and after) and at all states ( with it and in it), was not involved but he was always seeing Allah. In fact, the world was a site for his flying towards Allah. He neither stopped at before and after it nor external and internal states (with it and in it). Only, he continued flying towards Allah from various sites of this world.
If we fail to pattern after, Imam of Time ( May Allah expedite his Appearance) would avoid us as ordained by the Almighty Allah:
(فاعرض عن من تولی عن ذکرنا و لم یرد الا الحیوه الدنیا
And thou, therefore, avoid those who turn away from all remembrance of Us and care for no more than the life of this world ( Surah An-Najm: 29, Holy Koran)