Dr Muhammad-Reza Fakhr-Rohani was born at Qom, Iran. He studied English literature and linguistics at the University of Tehran. He has been active in the realm of Ashura literature in English and has translated several Islamic texts from Arabic and Persian into English. He translated into English a collection of Imam al-Husayn’s sermons and letters and discourses. He also authored the first book-length biography of Allama Amini in English. Among his forthcoming works the following may be mentioned: Ashura Encyclopedic Dictionary, and Martyrdom Narratives (Maqtals) of Imam al-Husayn.