Moderate and Balanced Muslims; Fundamentalists and Terrorists; Shias and Sunnis - these labels are household words throughout the world these days. Ordinary people come across these groups often through the news media. Some certainly are keen to learn more about the Muslims in general, many of whom are their next-door neighbors. The book, though written with a focus on the High School age group, also provides enough knowledge to anyone who is interested in grasping the basics of Shia Islam. It is concisely written to provide a clearer picture of the Shia beliefs and its take on various matters. The author wishes to create understanding and bridge the gap between the various ethnic and religious groups via this book. The Shias, the followers of true Islam, over the centuries have been marginalized by force or coercion. The Shias are a pluralistic, all-inclusive, non-violent and tolerant community who adhere to their roots, adore their beliefs and admire their independence of thought and action within the boundaries of Islam. The Shias follow the viable advice of their leader, Imam Ali the son-in-law of Islam's last Prophet, who once counseled one of his Governors to be respectful, kind, fair and tolerant to both Muslims because they are his brothers in faith, as well as to non-Muslims because they are his brothers in humanity. And that is the overall gist of Shiaism. This book is an attempt to provide a sample of the same.