Author: Imam Abdur Rahman ibn al-Jawzi)
Publisher: Darul Ishaat (2006)
Pages: 100 Binding: Hardcover
Description from the publisher:
Imam Abdur Rahman ibn al-Jawzi creates an awakening in his readers by pointing out these ill effects. He says that the root of sins lies in arrogance, greed and jealousy.
Among the effects of sins is a diminished ability to do pious deeds and a reduced inclination to remember Allah.
This is a unique book on this subject.
About The Author:
'Abd al-Rahman ibn al-Jawzi al-Hanbali(509/510-597) The imam of Hanbalis, a hadith master, philologist, commentator of Qur'an, expert jurist, physician, and historian of superb character and exquisite manners.
Jamal al-Din Abu' I-Faraj 'Abu al-Rahman b. Ali, popularly known as Ibn al-Jauzi, was a prolific author of over seven hundred books, his works included theological, historical, biographical, medical, philological, and entertaining - of which several have been printed in recent times. He was famous as a preacher and the traveller Ibn Jubair gives an enthusiastic account of two of his sermons heard in Baghdad.
Ibn al-Jawzi is famous for the theological stance that he took against other Hanbalites of the time, in particular Ibn al-Zaghuni and al-Qadi Abu Ya'la. He believed that these and other Hanbalites had gone to extremes in affirming God's Attributes, so much so that he accused them of tarnishing the reputation of Hanbalites and making it synonymous with extreme anthropomorphism. Ibn al-Jawzi believed that Imam Ahmad b. Hanbal himself disapproved of such theology. Ibn al-Jawzi's most famous work in this regard is his Daff' Shubah al-Tashbih (also incorrectly printed under the title al-Baz al-Ashhab al-Munqaddu ala Mukhalifi al-Madhhab; note that the relationship of the recently printed Kitab Akhbar al-Sifat of Merlin Swartz to this work is still a question of debate).