It was his religious zeal and sincere efforts, despite sickness and declining age that this work was made possible. His numerous other articles, translations and commentary works published in the LIGHT magazine and elsewhere on important religious topics demonstrated his deep knowledge as well as his unreserved devotion towards religion and propagation of the valuable teachings of our Holy Prophet and his Ahlul bayt AS.
The Late Haji Husein Rahim can be said to be the architect of Shia Islamic propagation in East Africa. He first propounded the idea of propagation of the religion in one of his articles in SALSABIL magazine during the years 1955/56.
Late, in one of the meetings, he moved an amendment to the constitution of the Federation of the Khoja Shia Ithnasheri Jamats to include in its aims and objects the publications propagation and missionary work of the Shia Faith.
May Almighty Allah reward him for all his invaluable services to the faith and rest his soul in peace. Amen.
Ahmed H. Sheriff
(a) 'Know Your Islam' published by Peermahomed Ebrahim Trust of Karachi (Pakistan), which contains a verbatim translation of the Du`a in the English language, and which has been reproduced mutatis mutandis in this commentary;
(b) 'Anisul-Layl fi Sharhi Du`ai'l-Kumayl' which is an Arabic commentary on the Du`a; and
(c) 'Darman Ruho-Rawan' which is a commentary in the Farsi language of the Du`a and contains scholarly interpretations of its words and phrases written by the learned Aqa Muhammad Baqir Malbubi.