An Outline of Islamic Thought in the Qur’an is the distillation of a series of lectures delivered by Ayatullah Sayyid Ali Khamenei. In these lectures, Ayatullah Khamenei presents faith, oneness of Allah (tawhid), prophethood (nubuwwah) and guardianship (wilayah) as major themes in the Qur’an. His project is to disclose the ramifications of the conviction that there is only one God and Master in the universe and the belief in the divine prophets.
Ayatullah Khamenei rests his case with his final summation on wilayah , asserting that a true Muslim should side with the godly powers in the eternal battle between the divine powers and the satanic forces.
Ayatullah Sayyid Ali Khamenei is currently the leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran. He has authored and translated a number of books on Islamic history, jurisprudence, ethics and art.
Hamid Tehrani is a London-based veteran translator and editor of Islamic-Persian literature. He has translated and edited several works by leading twentieth-century Iranian and Muslim thinkers.