بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Thanks to the All Mighty Lord and praise and blessings to the Prophet SAWA and his Pure Progeny peace be upon them and may the return of Imam Al-Mahdi – Our Savior, be hastened in this troubled world, for surely, the time for his return is soon, although the enemy sees it as far.

Forgiveness is sought for any shortcomings in the translation of this work, firstly from the Merciful Allah SWT, from the Prophet SAWA and from his Pure Progeny AS… and from the author of the work.

This translation is, first and foremost, dedicated to
Syeda Fatima Masooma, Peace and Blessings Upon Her.

For my father and mother whose unwavering support keeps me strong.

To my brother and sister, for whom without, this translation would never have taken place, and thank you for helping me with the final checking of the document.

A special thank you to my dear wife for her patience and support, and for helping me in the translation of this work, and for Sheikh Mansour Leghaei whose teachings has been instrumental in my development.

I would also like to thank The Institute for Language and Islamic Studies (Al-Mahdi School – Al Mustafa University, Qom, Islamic Republic of Iran), for accepting me as their student in 2014-16. A special thanks for Sheikh Ahmadi – Farsi teacher, a role model and friend, whose work was central in the acquisition of the Persian language.

S.L. Al-Hakim
Monday, January 25, 2016