SHAFAQNA – One of the companions asked Imam Ali (AS): Oâ€™ the commander of the believers, have you seen God? Imam Ali (AS) replied: Do I pray to a being that I have not seen? Imam (AS) was asked again: How did you see? Imam Ali (AS) replied: Eyes cannot see God but hearts with divine belief can see the Almighty . In another narration, Imam Ali (AS) said: I do not pray to a God who I have not seen .