The Return to Being tells the story of the journey of the human soul from the material to the divine. Reminding the reader of the true nature of reality, Sayyid Muhammad Husayn Tabatabai shows how even ordinary people can reach the pinnacle of spiritual perfection. Helpful indices of Quranic verses and the Arabic text of hadith texts cited complement this inspiring, spiritual work.
Sayyid Muhammad Husayn Tabatabai (1904-1981) was born in Tabriz, Iran. He authored the renowned twenty-volume Quranic commentary al-Mizan fi Tafsir al-Quran as well as several groundbreaking works on Islamic philosophy and mysticism. Additionally, he wrote numerous books on Shia history and doctrine to bring about a better understanding of Shiism throughout the world. His writings have been translated into English and numerous other languages.