Extract from the Preface to the First Edition

With the radical changes in educational system, my community in East Africa is steadily becoming out of contact with the Gujarati Language.

This is specially the case with the new generation. This means that the new generation is unable to benefit from the religious literature written in Gujarati.

The Khoja Shia Ithna-asheri Supreme Council had been aware of this important change, and had decided to prepare text books in English for introduction into Madresas.

This booklet is based mostly on the lessons of Maulana Sayyid Sa’eed Akhtar Rizvi, though at the time of editing he has added some lessons from the 'Book of Salat' (Majlis-ul-Muslimeen, Karachi), and 'Diniyat' (Rah al-Najat Office, Karachi), with necessary adaptations.

Agha Syed Muhammad Mahdi has helped a great deal in its preparation. I pray to Allah for their reward here and in the life hereafter.

Mohamedali Meghji, President.
The Supreme Council of The Federation of the Khoja Shia
Ithna-asheri Jamats of Africa.
P.O. Box 1085,