To the pioneer of wisdom and social justice in the earth,

To the intellectual mind of humanity,

To the guardian of the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessing be upon him), his companion and friend Amir ul-Mu’mineen, peace be on him, I offer, with all pride and faith, this humble effort, one for which I have had the honor of studying the life of his grandson Imam ‘Ali al-Hadi (peace be upon him), the renovator of Islam, hoping it will be accepted to be a provision for me on the day when I shall meet my Lord.

The Author