Islamic Teachings in Brief by Allamah Sayyid Muhammad Husayn Tabataba’i as translated by Muzhgan Jalali
This book, written in a relatively simple language, presents a summary of the teachings of Islam to provide some information for those who are not able to examine Islamic matters deeply in a specialized manner.
One of the most valuable styles for the promotion of culture, sciences and religion is through simple writings. This method has evolved for general dissemination of human knowledge to unveil uncertainties and remove difficulties from some specialized branches of science and technology so as to make them easily understandable for the public. No matter how technical a branch of science or subject is, it could be stated and written in such a way that everyone can utilize it and gain a relative knowledge in proportion to his educational status and in accordance with the depth and the extent of his thinking.
This style we see in the Qur’an in its best form. In the Qur’an, the most complicated human affairs highly metaphysical and humanistic matters, Ma’ad (Resurrection), the ultimate point of man’s life and his conditions after death, etc have been described in the most simple language possible. Considerable space is needed to cite a few examples of such illuminating highlights of the Qur’an; therefore, we are quoting only one or two examples. Qur’an, although firm and rational in its reasoning for Ma’ad and the life in the world Hereafter, states simply, briefly, and in a way that is comprehensible to all.