:An Exposition By Late Imam Ruhullah al-Musawi al Khumeini
Translated by: Mahliqa Qara'i
Published by: publication and propagation committee Headquarters for the 100th Birth Anniversary of Imam Khomeini.
Imam Khomeini's Purpose of Writing The Book:
I, a humble servant of God, was contemplating for some time, to select forty hadith from among the ahadith of the members of the Household of the Prophet (S) from the authentic books of the Sahabah, and scholars, and was trying to compile them with an appropriate explanation of each of them that can be applied to the general conditions of the people.I chose to write them in Persian, so that the Persian knowing people may also be benefited from them. God willing, this compilation would be an attempt to serve the command of the Prophet (S) who said:
From among my followers, one who shall preserve and protect my Forty hadith, so that my people may be benefited from them, God Almighty will treat him on the Day of Resurrection with great men of wisdom and learning (jurisprudence). Verbal Translation:
Al-Sukuni relates on the authority of Abu 'Abd Allah al-Sadiq (A): 'Verily on seeing the returning armies from the battlefront, the Prophet (S) of God said: Blessed are those who have performed the minor jihad, and have yet to perform the major one. When asked, what is the major jihad? The Prophet replied, "the jihad of the self" (struggle against self).