We have made up our mind, with the power and strength of Allah, to start the printing of the first part of the Englishtranslation of
However, we deem it necessary to bring to the kind attention of our readers the fact that we were preparing a special introductionfor this translation containing a most important study of thesermons of Amir al-mu'minin, peace be upon him, and a specialreference to the book
and the biography of itscompiler as-Sayyid ash-Sharif ar-Radi, may Allah be pleased withhim and make him pleased too.In the said introduction we were to explain, in detail, our policy concerning this translation as to how we have repeatedlychecked and compared it with the original text in Arabic, how wehave edited and revised the commentary and how we have deletedwhat was not necessary and added what is necessary.Since the above mentioned introduction (in Arabic) and itsEnglish translation was not ready (for printing) and we did notwant to delay any further in the printing of this first part of
after it has undergone a long process of checking andrechecking, we have decided to start the printing of this part withthe hope that, by the will of Allah, the introduction will becompleted in the near future to be attached to the first volume, andthat the technical indexes will be printed with the third and finalvolume.Finally, we seek guidance and success from Allah, the Al-mighty, the Exalted, and to Him we pray to pave the way for us for further services in His cause since He is the best Master and the best Helper.
World Organization for Islamic Services
(Board of Writing, Translation and Publication)