An inquiry concerning al-Mahdi

An Inquiry Concerning al-Mahdi


We are pleased to present the English translation of the book (An Enquiry Concerning al-Mahdi). The book “Bahth hawl al-Mahdi” original in Arabic text written by martyr Ᾱyat-Allah Sayyid Muhammad Baqir al-Ṣadr in 1397 A.H., has been published separately (Beirut: Dar al Ta'aruf lil-Matbu'at, 3rd impression 1401 A.H. /1981 A.D.) as well as within his collected works, al-Majjmu`ah al-kamilah li mu'allafat as-Sayyid Muhammad Baqir al-Ṣadr, vol. 11 (Beirut: Dar al Ta'aruflil-Matbu'at, 1410 H. /1990). It is enough, by way of introduction to say that the author is one of the great scholars of Islamic thought, and it is enough, by way of introduction to al-Sayyid al-Ṣadr, to let him introduce himself by his works and writings; the only thing we can do is to enable the worthy readers to become acquainted with his thought. The reader can see for himself the stature of the writer from studying his works, of which the present book is an example, albeit small, but containing great meaning.