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Foreword

By the grace of Allah, The World Federation is pleased to present to the community the combined edition of the new translation of the Tawḍīḥ al-Masāʾil of His Eminence al-Sayyid Ali al-Husayni al-Sistani (may Allah protect him). The first translation of this work, by Mulla Asgharali M. M. Jaffer, was published by The World Federation in 1994. The second edition was originally published as two separate volumes: volume one (Ritual Acts of Worship) was published in 2015, and volume two (Transactions) was published in 2017. Both volumes contain new rulings, as well as changes to some previous rulings, and are annotated by the translator. In this combined edition, the entire work is presented as one comprehensive volume.

Throughout this project we have kept the Office of His Eminence al-Sayyid al-Sistani informed and updated. The new translation had been long awaited and much demanded by many community members. The Islamic Education Department of The World Federation tried for many years to make this a reality but constantly faced obstacles in this task. We were therefore delighted when Shaykh Mohammed Ali Ismail accepted the challenge and agreed to translate this most vital work for us. Not only is this a high-quality translation but it is also a well-researched work that contains helpful footnotes as well as numerous clarifications in square brackets, which will assist readers to better understand the rulings and perform their duties to Allah. A glossary of legal terms and an appendix featuring a table of weights and measures are also useful additions. This combined edition includes revisions made by Shaykh Mohammed Ali Ismail since the publication of the original work.

I also acknowledge and appreciate the efforts of the copy-editors and proofreaders as well as the support of The World Federation office bearers. A special word of thanks goes to Sayyid Aliraza Naqvi, formerly The World Federation’s Assistant Secretary General responsible for Islamic Education, as it was he who commenced this project. May Allah reward them and everyone else who has contributed to this work.
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