These one hundred and fifty selections are taken from lectures that were given by ayatollah Makrem Shirazi at the Imam Hussain (as) Mosque in Tehran, Iran.
After the Holy Quran, our greatest resource is the Sunnah of the Prophet (Ò) and the invaluable traditions of the Ahl al-Bayt (Ýa). In essence, these two are what comprise the ‘two weighty things’ which the Prophet (P.B.U.H) left for us after his death. He stated that if we were to take hold of these two things and abide by them, we would be protected from deviation and misguidance. Unfortunately, even though these traditions are an ocean of knowledge and understanding, they have remained thus far unknown and unrecognized. If we were to tap into these traditions, we would really be tapping into the very knowledge of life itself and it would help us resolve many of the problems that we see within ourselves and within the society.
This book which you are now reading is a selection of various traditions, along with a short explanation in regards to them. These one hundred and fifty selections are taken from lectures that were given at the Imam Hussain (as) Mosque in Tehran, Iran. Each week, one tradition was selected and lectured on, and the participants memorized them and attempted to implement them during that one week period.
The demand for these lessons was so high that we decided to print them in a small book-type format. In this way, an individual can easily increase their understanding of Islam through the study of this short work. What is more important than reading and understanding though, is the implementation of these lessons into one’s life. Let us all come forward and seek from God the ability and blessings of properly under-standing these traditions and then implementing and applying them within ourselves, as well as others.