My deep appreciation is extended first of all to the owner of the idea of compiling a book introducing the personality of al- ‘Abbas ibn ‘Ali (a), Mr. Muhammad Taqi Ansariyan who assigned me for this holy task. It is surely a holy task since it deals with the great leader who represented all the meanings of heroism, loyalty, perseverance and truthfulness.

Appreciation is also shown to Dr. Muhsin Jaffar who offered his considerable notes about the text of this book.

I would like to refer to the assistance that I received from Sheikh Abu-Alaa as-Saffar and Mr. Muhammad Gannan too, who supplied me with precious reference books upon which I relied throughout this work.

And finally, thanks to everybody who encouraged and helped me proceed with this work.