Shi’ah by Allamah Sayyid Muhammad Husayn Tabatabai, translated by sayyid Husayn Nasr
The present work hopes to redress partially the lack of accessible and reliable English language material pretaining to Shi’ism. It is the first of a series of books designed to bring to the English speaking world accurate information about Shiism through the translation of writings by authentic Shi’ite representatives and of some of the traditional sources which, along with the Quran, form the foundation of Shi’ite Islam. The purpose of this series is to present Shi’ism as a living reality as it has been and as it is, in both its doctrinal and historical aspects. Thereby we can reveal yet another dimension of the Islamic tradition and make better known the richness of the Islamic revelation in its historical unfolding, which could have been willed only by Providence.