Contents of This Book

In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Our greatest treasures of knowledge after the Holy Qur’an are the practices of the Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) and the valuable traditions of the household of the Prophet(peace be upon him and his progeny).

Unfortunately, these traditions which are without dispute oceans of science and knowledge are yet to be well known. There are many traditions that in one short phrase speak volumes in terms of useful lessons which can solve many problems that we face today as a society. This book is a selection of such powerful and meaningful traditions together with a translation and a brief description.

It all started with the Friday weekly interpretation discussion meetings of the Assembly of Religion and Science inside the Imam Husayn Masjid in Tehran. A tradition was selected and everyone was to practice it throughout the week as a lesson. The traditions were so well received that it was decided to publish them.

This small book serves as an example of Islam’s attributes for those who want to know Islam better through a short study. What is even more important in appreciating their worth is the practicing of these programs in our lives. Let us pray to God for success in understanding these traditions and then for being able to act on them.

Qom, Nasir Makarim Shirazi, 1976