Author: Abu Bakr Abdullah Ibn Muhmmad ibn Abi l-Dunya
Publisher: Darul Ishaat (2004)
Pages: 80 Binding: Hardcover
Description from the publisher:
Ibn Abu ad-Dunya has collected nearly two hundred and sixty two Ahadith describing Hell, the chastisement to its inmates, its mountains, valleys, weapons, animals and food and drink. He has drawn a vivid picture of the plight and regret of the inmates through Ahadith and apt quotations from the Quran. Though Hell is a place no one would like to go to yet only the pious perform deeds that will save them from going there.
The Prophet in a Hadith narrated in this book says:
'HELL IS CREATED AS A MERCY, FOR ALLAH INJECTS ITS FEAR IN HIS CREATURES THAT THEY MIGHT REFRAIN FROM BAD DEEDS.'
About the Author:
Abu Bakr, 'Abdullah bin Muhammad bin 'Ubaid bin Sufyan bin Abu Ad-Dunya Al-Qurashi Al-Baghdadi, the freed slave of Banu Umaiya, was born in 208 H. He was a Muhaddith and truthful 'Aalim. He wrote some books and educated more than one of the caliphs' sons like Al-Mu'tadid. Ibn Abu Ad-Dunya died in Jumada Al-Ula, 281 H.