by Hojjatol-Islam Maulana Syed Shamin-us- Sibtain Rizvi
This short treatise is a brief introduction, by two eminent scholars, to the Shia interpretation of Islam.
The theme running through the book is that the Holy Prophet Muhammad named the Holy Family, the Ahlul Bait (consisting of the Lady Fatema and the Twelve Imams - of whom Ali is the first) as the true guardians of the Book and of the Faith, and identified them closely with the Holy Qur'an.
This book examines and discusses the many traditions about the its present arrangement was completed during the lifetime of the Holy Propht.
The authors provide a very useful guide to the meaning of Islam, placing it in the context of the other world relingions. This is followed by an introduction to the beliefs of Shia Islam and a short account of some of the principal truths of the Faith.
This revision was commissioned by Haj Mirza Mohammad taqui Ansariyan of Ansariyan Publications, Qum, Islamic Republic of Iran. His concern for the propagation of the faith is highly appreciated and honoured.
19 May 1996 1 Muharram 1417 30th Urdi Bahesht 1375