First and foremost I would like to thank Allah azza wa jall for this opportunity to be associated with sidi Abu Hasan, and ask Allah ta`ala to protect him for our benefit and khayr, and may Allah ta`ala aid him in his endeavors. aameen. This work, which is an introductory biography of our great imam was much needed. alHamdulillah it fills a gap in the availability of a decent english introduction to Alahazrat Imam Ahmed Rida Khan radiyallahu anhu, his life and works. There is a beautiful list of works towards the end, with brief descriptions, which introduces a novice to Alahazrat's works, the names of his works alone puts one in awe of the great Imam and his ilm, may Allah ta`ala fill his blessed maqam with the nur from the nur of madinah. aameen allahumma salli `ala muHammadin wa alihi wa `itratihi bi adadi kulli maalumillaka.