Amongst the foremost traits of our post-modern society are speed and access. Today, there are fewer barriers than ever before between us and that from which our Lord has forbidden us. Yet this “sin-on-demand” culture has left us weary and broken; distanced from Allah’s mercy but often in a manner so subtle and absolute that we are not even aware of it.
This concise work by the tenth-century jurist and sage, Imam Abu Layth Samarqandi is a perfect antidote to our state, awakening the believer from his slumber by detailing ten of the major sins and their punishments, before inspiring us to greater heights with a detailed description of Paradise and its bounties. Translated into English by Mawlana Ali Asghar, this work is an essential read for all who desire to find inner peace.