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Lives of the Twelve Imams From the Alhe Bait (AS)

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       In Memorium                                     

In Loving Memory of My Dear Husband 

Syed Haider Hussain Shamsi was a distinguished educator whose unique intellect and example enriched the lives of those who came in contact with him.  He pursued a life of moral and intellectual ideas as a teacher and mentor, and worked tirelessly to pass on the wisdom gained through his own experience to others.  It was his firm belief that civilizations decline when they lose their capacity to recognize, understand, and absorb change.  In this spirit, he dedicated much of his time educating Muslim youth on how to overcome the challenges of today's difficult and changing times.  He continuously passed his message of how to live a meaningful life as he journeyed through his own life as a Momin and a human being.  

Born in Pakistan and raised in Kenya, he received his early education in both countries.  He completed his post graduate studies in England, where he was elected to the Fellowship of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology in recognition of his continued academic excellence.  He moved to the United States in 1977 and worked at St. Lukes Roosevelt Hospital in New York City, where he was appointed as the director of the Obstetrics and Residency Training Program.  Later, he joined the faculty of Columbia University's Sloane Hospital for Women, where he trained residents and students, and worked on various outreach programs.

Haider passed away on April 21, 1999, a few months before this book was published.  By Allah's grace, may his soul rest in peace.

Allaho Noorus-samawaati wal-arz, Allah is the light of the heavens and the earth.

Noorun ala noor!

Light upon light!

Yahillaahu li Noorehi man-yashaa  

Allah guides whom He wishes to His Light.  

Holy Qur'an (24:35)  

Dr.Adiba K.Shamsi  

(The readers are requested to recite Sura Fateha for the author )