I dedicate (this book) to you... oh you who spread knowledge and light in the earth.
To you, oh Apostle of Allah.
To you, oh you who were the Last of the prophets.
This humble book is about the life of your grandson, Imam Muhammad al-Baqir. You called him Muhammad and gave him the nick-name as Baqir al-‘Ilm (the one who splits open knowledge). Thus, he renewed your religion and enlivened your practices (Sunna).
Therefore, no one is worthier of this dedication than you. Accept this and be kind to me through your pleasure. So, it will be my provision on the day when I meet Allah.