Hojjatol-Islam Maulana Syed Shamin-us-
Sibtain Rizvi

This short treatise is a brief introduction, by two eminent
scholars, to the Shia interpretation of Islam.

The theme running through the book is that the Holy
Prophet Muhammad named the Holy Family, the Ahlul Bait
(consisting of the Lady Fatema and the Twelve Imams - of whom
Ali is the first) as the true guardians of the Book and of the Faith,
and identified them closely with the Holy Qur'an.

This book examines and discusses the many traditions about
the its present arrangement was completed during the lifetime of
the Holy Propht.

The authors provide a very useful guide to the meaning of
Islam, placing it in the context of the other world relingions. This
is followed by an introduction to the beliefs of Shia Islam and a
short account of some of the principal truths of the Faith.

This revision was commissioned by Haj Mirza Mohammad
taqui Ansariyan of Ansariyan  Publications, Qum, Islamic
Republic of Iran. His concern  for the propagation of the faith is
highly appreciated and honoured.


19 May 1996
1 Muharram 1417
30th Urdi Bahesht 1375