We express our gratitude to Allah, the most Glorified, the One Who can grant us success in publishing this book, Contemporary Man and the Social Problem ( الإنسان المعاصر و المشكلة الاجتماعية ) which was written by the great scholar, martyr and Islamic thinker, Sayyid Muhammad Baqir as-Sadr and translated by Mr. Yasin T. al-Jibouri. This is his third book, after The Revealer, the Messenger and the Message" ( المرسل و الرسول و الرسالة ) and A General Outlook at Rites ( نظرة عامة في العبادات ), the publication and distribution of which has been undertaken by our Organization, W.O.F.I.S.
In the Preface to the translation of The Revealer, The Messenger and The Message, we wrote a biography of the eminent author; and in the foreword to this book—Contemporary Man and the Social Problem—, the author himself discusses its subject matter. Therefore, there is no need to repeat what we have written before about the author or what the author himself has written (in his foreword) about this book. It is from Allah, the Almighty, that we seek help, and we rely on Him for accomplishment, success and support; surely He is the Lord and the best to help.
Board of Writing, Translation and Publication
World Organization For Islamic Services
Muharram 1, 1400 A. H./November 26, 1979 A. D.