Askari was born on 14 May 1914 in Samarra, Iraq. His ancestors were among the traditionalists in jurisprudence of their period. Allamah Majlisi welcomed his ancestors to Saveh (in present-day Iran) in the 17th century and gave them the title of Shaykh al-Islam (a position equivalent to the Imam of Friday prayers). Via his ancestors guidance in the city of Saveh, Allamah Askari said, a number of Sunni people converted to Shiism. When he was a child, he lost his father and he was raised by his maternal grandmother.
Allama Askari concentrated mainly on historical research. He has published over 50 novels. Two of them, Abdullah Ibn Saba and 150 (So-Called) Companions, shocked both the researchers and the public, requiring centuries of further studies on the subjects. The last book addressed 150 individuals who never lived, but many claimed that they were the companions of the Islamic prophet. As a consequence, numerous schools of thought founded by Muhammad ibn Jarir al-Tabari and several influential historians have been dismissed. Askari argued that there was no basis in fact for these subject matters, which many had believed were indisputable truths and facts. In several fields, especially social affairs, he continued his activities and founded several schools and clinics. He was, however, concerned with the unity of the Islamic Ummah and the links between the Muslim divisions. If the Shiites freed themselves from historical allegations by the Sunnis, he believed his words would be admitted and thus dedicated his energies to disproving these accusations that created animosity to the Shiites.
This book is consists on the complete summary of Islam according to the shia point of view. This book describes the proof and references of shia outlook from the sunni books. It deals with the complete study of the matter of khilafat and Immamat.
Allama Sayyid Murtaza Askari