فَلَمَّا دَخَلُوْا عَلَيْہِ قَالُوْا يٰٓاَيُّہَا الْعَزِيْزُ مَسَّـنَا وَاَہْلَنَا الضُّرُّ وَجِئْنَا بِبِضَاعَۃٍ مُّزْجٰىۃٍ فَاَوْفِ لَنَا الْكَيْلَ وَتَصَدَّقْ عَلَيْنَا۰ۭ اِنَّ اللہَ يَجْزِي الْمُتَصَدِّقِيْنَ۸۸

…Then, when they entered into his presence, they said, “O Aziz! Distress has befallen our family, and us, and we have brought [just] a meager sum. Yet grant us the full measure, and be charitable to us! Indeed Allah rewards the charitable.”1

I dedicate this research to my beloved Imam Mahdi, the awaited savior of the mankind (may Allah hasten his return); to my father, Riazath Husain Arastu; my mother, Tahera Begum Arastu; my brother, Shoukath Husain Arastu, my mother-in-law, Rabab Sultana Razavi, and my father-in-law, Akbar Patel.

I also pay special thanks to the personality of Lady Fatima Ma’suma of Qum (The granddaughter of Imam al-Sadiq [as]), for providing me with the opportunity to study in her city and granting me the blessings of her proximity, through which I was able to complete this book.

  1. Surah Yusuf (12), Ayah 88