This booklet deals with a topic that is of immense importance in such a narcissistic, post-modern and materialistic society. We live in a consumer-based society that is spend-thrifty and truly in love with the world. The antidote to this is ‘Qisar-ul-Amal’ reducing our long hopes. Shaykh Ibn Abi Dunya, like his contemporaries, Bukhari and Muslim narrates each hadith with a continuous chain of narrators. This booklet is an effective antidote to our materialistic lives.
Abdullah ibn Muhammad, known by his epithet of Ibn Abi al-Dunya was a Muslim scholar. During his lifetime, he served as a tutor to the Abbasid caliphs, al-Mu’tadid (861–902) and his son, al-Muktafi (878–908). Author of numerous books including; Maqtal al-Husayn, Al-sabq wa al-ramī, Dhamm al-malālī, Kitab al-Manam and Sifat al-nar.