Translator’s Foreword

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem
In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Praise be to the All-knowing and All-wise God, Who granted to man, the weak-tongued, excellence over all of His creation; decorated him with the ornament of knowledge and intelligence. He informed him about His rules and commands through His messengers and made him know that by abiding by the said instructions, he will obtain His pleasure and salvation.

Bliss and salutations be on the pride of all prophets and messengers, Muhammad Mustafa, the seal of the prophets and the intercessor on the Judgment Day, who is the cause of the creation of the universe and of Adam, and the means of guidance and salvation of the progeny of Adam.

Then Durood and Salaam on his immediate caliph on the basis of revelation, Ali Ibn Abi Talib (a.s.), the leader of the righteous, the self of the chief of messengers, the killer of infidels and polytheists and the Lion of God.

Also Durood and Salaam on his pious and purified progeny who, after him, are the leaders and guides of the creation of Allah. Their each and every act is an act or deed of His Eminence and their each and every word is the word of His Eminence (S) and whoever follows their words and deeds belongs to Paradise and whoever opposes their words and deeds is faithless and will go to Hell.

This is the English Translation of the Commentary of the Quran attributed to Imam Abu Muhammad Hasan Askari (a.s.). In addition to the Quranic commentary, it also includes the virtues and praise of Muhammad (S) and the progeny of Muhammad as well as other Islamic manners and morals, which may benefit common believers.

Success is only with Allah, Who is the only helper and Who alone can be relied upon.

Syed Athar Husain S. H. Rizvi
Al-Qalam Translators & Writers Bureau