Translator’s Note

In the Name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful

All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the worlds. May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon Muhammad and his pure progeny.

I would like to thank the honorable manager of Ansariyan Publication, Mr. Tajj Muhammad Taqi Ansariyan, who commissioned me to translate this book into English - a book that gave me a better understanding of the purified household of the Holy Prophet.

I have intentionally chosen a simple style and diction for the translation of this book so that it can be communicated easily to the dear readers.

The translation of this book is dedicated to two honorable ladies who were gracious to me in my life: the late Hajiah Massoomeh Hazrati Ashtiani, may her soul rest in peace and Parvin Dokhat Nooraee Ashtiani, as well as my dear son, Arya and my dear daughter, Aida, who have been intimately connected to the Holy Quran.

I beg to Allah Almighty to help me to be a true follower of Ahl al-Bayt (a.s).

I would also like to thank my dear friend, Mr. Badr Shahin for editing this book. I owe him a lot.

Ali Akbar Aghili Ashtiani