A Shi'ite Anthology

Selected and with a Foreword by
'Allamah Sayyid Muhammad Husayn Tabataba'i
Translated with Explanatory Notes by
William C. Chittick
Under the Direction of and with an Introduction by
Seyyed Hossein Nasr



Table Content


Translator's Introduction


Part I : On the Unity of God
The Prophet
'Ali, the First Imam
Al-Baqir, the Fifth Imam
Ja'far al-Sadiq, the Sixth Imam
Musa, the Seventh Imam
'Ali al-Rida, the Eighth Imam

Part II : The Ruler and Society
'Ali's Instruction to Malik al-Ashtar

Part III : The Spiritual Life: Prayer and Supplication
Al-Husayn, the Third Imam
Ali Zayn al-'Abidin, the Fourth Imam
Muhammad al-Mahdi, the Twelfth Imam

Appendix : The Twelve Imams