Hakimali V. Surani: Imamat in Ismaili Ginanic Literature

Hakimali V. Surani: Imamat in Ismaili Ginanic LiteratureWhere the Qur’anic symbolism uses the allegory of the Holy Tree (kashajaratin tayyibatin) for Divine Guidance, the same simili is used in the Ginans to indicate the spiritual aspect of Imamat (Divine Guidance). Similarly, where the Qur’an refers to the essential function of Imamat as Guidance, the Ginans also refer to this by comparing it with the Eternal Lamp of Light, which enlightens humanity. According to the Qur’an, since Guidance is an eternal necessity, Imamat is made the Divine Ground in the world upon which it rests and the same idea appears in the Ginans.

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