“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6
and then reflecting on my own Shia-Ismaili-Muslim religous education and the attribution of the following the following hadith to Prophet Mohammed (PBUH):
“I am the city of knowledge and ‘Ali is its gate.”
The similarities and implications are very interesting. What is the Prophet implying when he says that he is the city of knowledge? What do we make of both his claim as being the city of knowledge and also Ali being its gate?