Translator's Preface

"... and it is not (lawful) for us to associate aught (anything/ anyone) with God; This is by God's grace upon us and on mankind, but most people give not thanks." (The Qur'an, 12:38)

Great thanks and mercy to Allah, that with His help and the leadership of Naeb-el-Imarn Khomeini, the Muslims of Iran could rid themselves of the oppressive regime of the Shah, and replace it with a dynamic Islamic Republic.

Peace be upon Ayatullah Sayyid Muhammad Baqir As-Sadr and his brave sister, who became Martyrs under the Iraqi Bathist Regime's torture.

Praise be to God that in the salutary conditions of the Islamic Republic I have succeeded in translating "An Introduction to the Principles of Islamic Banking" by Ayatullah Baqir As-Sadr earlier, and I have now endeavoured to translate this book by the same author into English. Thus, in a small way I have taken a step in introducing Islam to our English speaking Muslim brothers and sisters.

With every hope for victory of Muslims against all oppressors.

Mehdi Marzban Rad