About the Author
Ayatullah Salehi Najafabadi is an insightful jurist who passed away in 2006 in Iran. He authored a number of works on issues such as Islamic government, gender equity and religious tax. His most controversial work was on the martyrdom of Husayn b. Ali, the grandson of the Prophet. In this work, he argues that Husayn's martyrdom was not pre-ordained and that Imam Husayn did not have fore-knowledge of the event of Kerbala.