Boys Adrift

13 boys adriftNotice how most boys today prefer exercising their thumbs playing virtual sports rather than exercising their bodies through real life contact sports? How girls regularly bag top positions in school examinations though our boys are marked as “having potential”? Moreover boys in particular are labelling school as boring as they grow beyond their nursery class ages. Many parents assure themselves that this simply is the way boys are, and “it’s just a phase”, but step back and observe the young men of today.

An increasing number of young men cannot dedicate themselves to a single job. They are easily demotivated by workplace stress, and are unwilling to be productive members within their family circles. Is there a connection between the two? According to Dr Leonard Sax, in his book Boys Adrift, there is not only a connection but the situation is a growing epidemic.

Dr Leonard Sax, a family physician and psychologist, addresses educators and parents alike, as his book highlights five key factors negatively effecting boys today. One of them is video games; it’s not only the violent ones which are leaving a negative impact on impressionable boys’ minds. His book explains how sports games are also contributing to demotivating boys. Another factor is environmental toxins; Dr. Sax outlines the connection between the reason your bottled water tastes funny when left out in the sun, and the endocrine disrupters which are causing male fish to produce eggs like their female counterparts.

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Review: Shades of Oblivion

oblivion“Or think you that you will enter Paradise without such (trials) as came to those who passed away before you? They were afflicted with severe poverty and ailments and were so shaken that even the Messenger and those who believed along with him said: ‘When (will come) the Help of Allah?’ Yes! Certainly, the Help of Allah is near!” (Al-Baqarah 2:214)

This world is a transitory existence for man and vitally marked by recurring moments of gratification and tribulations. All of this is irrefutably predestined by Allah (swt). It is the choice and decision made by an individual, which eventually concludes their fate in the next world.

Ibn Adam in his character-driven contemporary fiction, “Shades of Oblivion”, narrates the story of three teenagers dwelling in the interiors of London: Masud Khan, Rizwan Kareem and David Eubanks , each associated with substantially diverse backgrounds; yet they end up making similar choices. Their ratification leads them all into “Oblivion”, an informal title assigned to post 9/11 detention centre.

The book “Shades of Oblivion” consists of three parts:

  • The first part informs the reader about three protagonists; their mindset and conduct.
  • The second deals with the juncture in their lives where each of them is compelled to contemplate.
  • The last part reveals the approach they take and what it eventually inculcates into.

However, there is another novel which is expected to come out as the second part of this book.

Ibn Adam arranges the novel in a dexterous manner, captivating the reader from the opening. And as the story flows, the reader finds himself entangled in the happening of events, personifying the characters and getting emotionally attached with them. The author smoothly convinces his audience that the devil will create hurdles for them by adorning the path that leads to misery. He makes it evident that the inner demons will become relentless by saying: “doubts and whispers would flutter into him.”

It is the strength of character which needs to be built in order to conquer the fight against these forces “to purge and break free from the shackles of his old life was not to take small steps but rather strides. In retrospect, this proved to be more difficult than he first anticipated.”

The occurrence of undesirable events following various consequences, lead the characters to a gradual and moral progress which brings about a change in their lifestyles as well as outlook. Masud, Rizwan and David; each faces severe reactions from family, friends and the society. The narrative compels the readers to contrast themselves with the characters and instigates them to conduct self-analysis.

Exploring the themes of juvenile delinquency and the lack of contentment brought about by the unacceptable social behavior, Ibn Adam provokes his audience to compare the condition of the youth of today to the Islamic perspective of social conduct.

Exploring the themes of juvenile delinquency and the lack of contentment brought about by the unacceptable social behavior, Ibn Adam provokes his audience to compare the condition of the youth of today to the Islamic perspective of social conduct. Moreover, using powerful imagery such as describing scenes of prison and fight club, he illustrates the story, forcing the reader to speculate and reflect. Alongside, divine texts are quoted in the second and third part of the book to further elaborate the situations.

Doubts and vague assumptions about Muslims are removed. A veil is swiftly lifted and a whole new perspective is born. You are not the fancy dresses you wear, the type of friends you hang out with or the wealth you accumulate; so who are you?

The question is answered once you enter the light and there the condition is totally reversed. After a vigourously fought war, there comes a point when the things that used to trigger suffering, temptation and distress, create nothing more than ripples in the steady calm within.

[Book Review] Quran Par Amal

book1There is a legacy amongst most of the people who inherited Islam from their forefathers that the Quran, sent down for the guidance of the whole mankind, is to be recited to gain the ultimate benefit. We Muslims don’t realize that apart from reciting this Book, we should also make an effort to learn and understand the Arabic language, so that the message of Allah (swt) in this Book becomes clearer. Reciting Quran, without understanding a word, is not what Allah (swt) wanted us to do. It is binding upon all of us to also implement its teachings in our daily life. However, this is what we all fail to do.

‘Quran Par Amal’ by Samia Ramzan, is a book that a very dear friend of mine gifted me on one of our re-union parties. At first, I was dissuaded by Satan to actually read it. But the message of my friend that “We might meet in Paradise” shook my conscience; I must make an effort to work for Jannah if I intend to meet her there. It was out of this sheer guilt and a sense of responsibility that I opened the first page. No sooner had I started reading the book that it had completely grasped my attention and I couldn’t put it down.

The book, with a small prologue of this remarkable programme, consists of a total of 14 chapters; each chapter consists of one daily life problem and a small narration of the experiences of a few women, who solved it through a verse of Allah’s (swt) Book.

The book contains real life experiences, shared by various women, about their daily life problems and how they found their solutions in the Quran. Ied when the author, Samia Ramzan, initiated a special Friday gathering for women in a Madarsah. After a small Islamic lecture, women used to rush around her in order to share their grievances and ask for her help. As this gathering gained momentum, she came up with a special programme that would ensure solutions to routine problems, through the glorious Quran and Sunnah. According to this programme, all the women were required to take out one verse of the Quran, recite it, learn it by heart and repeat it, till it was implemented in their daily lives. And then, the next week, the same process would be repeated with a new verse of the Quran. The book, with a small prologue of this remarkable programme, consists of a total of 14 chapters; each chapter consists of one daily life problem and a small narration of the experiences of a few women, who solved it through a verse of Allah’s (swt) Book.

Reading this book was a life-changing experience, because it bridges the gap between our lives and the Quran; it is a tool that most of us are deprived of. It shows that this life is a lock, whose key is hidden in the beautiful verses of the Quran; understanding Allah’s (swt) Book will reap ultimate fruitful rewards for Here and Hereafter.

Review: Get Fluent in Arabic

book1Being multilingual in today’s world is not only an asset but a necessity. The world has shrunk, bilingualism is commonplace, and as people scramble to gain an edge over others, adding a third or fourth language to one’s credentials is desirable.

Moniur Rohman’s book, “Get Fluent in Arabic” is basically a self-help motivational genre. He takes the reader along for his personal struggle in learning Arabic, with anecdotes and experiences that at times detract from the message. ‘Get Fluent…” is divided into four parts titled:-

  1. The Four Basic Skills
  2. How to Approach Learning Arabic
  3. Tools
  4. Going Abroad

In Part One, Rohman explains to the reader that there are two types of skills required when embarking on the language journey – Receptive and Productive Skills. The language student must train all four of these skills (reading, writing, listening & speaking) to attain fluency. He talks about the benefits of each skill. This is common knowledge to any person who has learned any language, even his mother tongue.

The book, in Part Two introduces the reader to popular language accusation methods used by teachers all over the world. He denounces the Grammar-Translation method and advocates the Direct Method, using language immersion – the author moves to Egypt to study Arabic. I like his tip about not knowing ‘difficult’ words in Arabic, so he uses simpler words to describe what he wants, still using Arabic. For example, if you want to say, “The car has four wheels.” However, do not know the word for wheels, say, “The car has four circles,” but do not under any circumstances switch to your first language.

The book gives valuable advice to a novice seeking to learn Arabic, and for seasoned veterans I like his list of resources and self-check milestones scattered throughout the book.

Part Three, talks about the various ways he tried, failed at and succeeded in. Mostly it is about his experience living and studying at an Institute in Egypt. Rohman mentions the difference between Fusha (classical) and Ammiyah (vernacular), but does not dwell on it. To understand Quran you need Fusha, but to carry on a conversation with a native speaker you use Ammiyah. This part is by far the most useful; I found his analysis of the various opportunities including pros and cons very practical and informative.

In my opinion, Part Four is really common sense and didn’t need to be in the book. It talks about the pitfalls of staying in a less developed country that anyone can just Google in this day and age.

The book gives valuable advice to a novice seeking to learn Arabic, and for seasoned veterans I like his list of resources and self-check milestones scattered throughout the book. I feel his personal incidents in the Introduction detract from the value of the book as resource for Arabic Learning. My favorite parts in the book were Rohman’s summaries at the end of each chapter in Part One, his website resource list and advice on Arabic books and dictionaries.

Review: The Forgotten Queens of Islam


Fatima Mernissi is a controversial figure in traditional Islamic circles. Her book Forgotten Queens is not for the faint hearts as Mernissi challenges traditionally held views about what it means for a woman to rule and a detailed discussion about the definition of ‘queen’ and the definition of a ruler.

Mernissi’s introduction “Was Benazir the first?” is very thought provoking, “…Either women heads of states never existed…or in the past there have been women who led Muslim states, but have been rubbed out of official history.” She claims that this book does not redefine the Muslim women’s role, but simply challenges the premise that there were no women ever who ruled, and explores in what capacity they ruled. Forgotten Queens takes the reader through 15 centuries of colourful history, interpreted through a woman’s eye.

The book is divided into three parts, part one is titled “Queens and Courtesans’. Courtesans were a reality during many Caliphates, where the rulers maintained harems, which by their very nature are contradictory to Islamic teachings. Mernissi, describes how women here wielded power that affected the Caliph. Part two is called ‘Sovereignty in Islam’ and deals with the definition of sovereignty. The part I found interesting was the chapter dedicated to ‘Fifteen Queens’. These include a look at all the Muslims Dynasties and their ‘first women’, so to say. Finally part three is dedicated to ‘The Arab Queens’, and has historical information about the dynasties in Yemen, Cairo and the Queen of Sheba.

Besides the historical aspect, the book sheds light on a modern phenomenon, that women have become generally more educated than men. In the past, the women Mernissi talks about faced similar situations. Being more educated, maybe more capable, but excluded from politics and public life, how do Muslim women make their voice heard? That is the fundamental question I asked myself as I read the book.

“There is no feminine form of the word ‘imam’ or ‘caliph’, the two words embody the concept of power in the Arabic language…How did the women of former times manage such an achievement…In many Muslim countries there is a sort of acceptance of democracy…Muslim women going to the voting booth…Nevertheless, rare are institutions in which women figure.”

Though the historical aspect of the book is enjoyable, the conclusion is disturbing. Mernissi concludes, “…Believers do not have the right to say or write what they want, and especially what comes to their head….” My objection to this is that part of my Iman is obeying Allah and His prophet (sa) without question. A caliph cannot be a woman, no matter how accomplished, that is an irrefutable fact. Challenging traditional roles, which are in fact based on Islam and its code of conduct, is also not acceptable. So, ignoring Mernissi’s philosophical debate, the historical aspect of the book is worth your time. I would like to conclude saying that reading literature and learning to be critical is an essential skill for a Muslim. This is the reason why this book is recommended.

Forgotten Queens can be downloaded in .pdf format at:

Review: “Muslim Parents and Cyberculture”


The ever expanding cyberworld is a reality we have to learn to live with. If a couple decades ago, the World Wide Web was a welcome guest in our homes, then today we have come to realize that it can easily turn into an unwelcome intruder. Just as we educate our children about their roles and responsibilities in society, we, as Muslim parents, have to ensure that they also know the ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’ of the internet.

The new generation was born into the world of flourishing computer technology. Today, children learn typing as easily as they learning walking and talking. Often, they quickly surpass their parents in the knowledge of computer use and the internet. Although parents may feel helpless in their attempts to protect children from the dangers of the cyberworld, there are some real and manageable steps they can take for helping their children stay safe.

“Muslim Parents and Cyberculture” offers to parents and children Islamically sound guidance for interacting with the World Wide Web. Bringing the importance of Tarbiyyah to the forefront, the book offers plenty of practical advice and discusses the oblivious dangers of the internet, interaction with various age groups, internet addiction and online privacy. Parents are recommended to set up an internet use policy for their entire family as well as work through the difficult situations, when something has gone wrong already. The concluding chapter of the book presents a brief summary of the guidelines for both parents and children, which can be used as a quick reference.

The authors of the book pray and hope that this publication will fill the void on the subject of cyberculture among the books on traditional Islamic upbringing and will contribute towards building a strong next generation of our Muslim Ummah.

(Reviewed by: Laila Brence, Senior Editor of “Hiba”)

Ways to Maximize Halal Rizq – Reviews


Title: The Historic Judgement on Interest – Delivered in the Supreme Court in Pakistan

Author: Justice Maulana Muhammad Taqi Usmani

Publisher: Maktaba Maariful Quran

No. of pages: 247

Available at: Darul-Ishaat, Karachi

For anyone involved in dealing with the financial sector (that pretty much covers everybody!) knowledge of the status of Riba/Sood/interest in Islam is critical. Unfortunately, this is an area of which even scholars are unaware as it requires a good foundation in economics/financial theory.
The best book to read to understand this is called “The Historic Judgement on Interest – Delivered in the Supreme Court in Pakistan” by Justice (retd.) Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani. What makes this book especially unique is that you often find books which put forward Islam’s view on Riba but this publication actually addresses all the ‘responses’ people give to justify the interest we see today as not being Riba. Plus, the book has been written in very easy to understand language and so would not be difficult to comprehend.
The book is published by Maktaba Maariful Quran in Karachi, and is fairly easily available in the market at a very economical price. I use this book as required reading for my Islamic Banking and Finance class at a local business school in Karachi and have felt it provides invaluable knowledge to the students. This was both my assessment as
well as the feedback from the students. – By Azeem Pirani

Audio Lecture: Maximizing Rizq

Delivered by: Shaykh Kamaluddin Ahmed

Available from:

This is an inspiring talk in English on the subject of maximizing Rizq and how one needs to improve one’s quality of relationship with Allah (swt) and His creation on a quest to increase one’s provisions. It is a ninety-minute talk, which will broaden your horizons on the subject and enable you to perceive the subject of ‘Rizq’ in a whole new light, Insha’Allah. – Umm Ibrahim

Book Reviews


“The Embattled Innocence: Reflections of a Muslim Relief Worker”

Author: Suleman Ahmer

Publisher: Presslenders, 2009

Available at: Timelenders (

“The Embattled Innocence” covers the time period when Suleman Ahmer was involved in Muslim relief work. The book consists of three parts – the Balkans, the Caucasus, and Central Asia – and each contains stories from the areas he visited.

The Balkans section begins with a story about a nine-year-old Bosnian girl Aida, whom the relief workers saw each time they visited Mostar. The story of Aida was the first one Suleman Ahmer wrote. Since the story drew responses from people he had never met, he decided to start a series of stories. Later, these stories were combined into a single book. The subsequent stories are as full of sincere emotions and vivid experiences as the one about Aida. We meet Kamila, a passionate young Muslimah from England, who, moved by the sufferings of Bosnians, had resigned her secretarial job to come to the war afflicted areas to help her Muslim brothers and sisters. We also meet Basheer, who gave up his engineering studies in Algeria to help out in Afghanistan during the Soviet invasion and then joined the struggle of the Tajiks. At the age of 34, Basheer embraced martyrdom after he was shot seven times in the chest and the head.

These first-hand experiences of war sufferings draw tears to eyes and bring into heart gratitude that Allah (swt) has blessed us with peace and freedom to practice our religion, which many of our Muslims brothers and sisters died for.

– By Laila Brence

“Guess the Prophets”

“Animal Kingdom in the Quran”

“Excellent Examples”

Publisher: Flowers of Islam

Availability: Dawah Books

“Flowers of Islam” have successfully accomplished the three Es in the stunning flashcards they have created. These flashcards promise to entice, educate and enchant your young ones with their unique approach. If your children are between the ages of seven and eleven, then these flashcards are truly meant for them.

The main objective of “Guess the Prophets” flash cards is to teach about the Prophets in a fun and interactive way. These stories can help young minds get an insight into the lives of the blessed Prophets of Allah (swt) and inspire them to assimilate their teachings in their daily lives.

“Animal Kingdom in the Quran” uses riddles to teach children about the various animal stories mentioned in the Quran. In this manner, the young believers can learn about the diverse animal facts and incidents.

“Excellent Examples” uses a myriad of examples and interesting similitudes to help the young believers understand such concepts as Iman and Mumin. The goal is for the young minds to explore, question and attain a better understanding of the true meaning and purpose of a believer’s role in this world.

The cards can be used as a learning tool in schools or as an educational toy at home, since they simultaneously educate and entertain.

– By Uzma Javed

Review: “The Hadith for Beginners”


“The Hadith for Beginners”

Author: Dr. Muhammad Zubayr Siddiqi

Publisher: Goodword Books Pvt. Ltd

Availability: Paramount Books and

Language: English

Pages: 223

“How reliable is Hadeeth literature?” is a question that has sown seeds of doubt in a lot of minds. The book “The Hadith for Beginners” is a highly informative, adequately referenced work that weeds out these roots of doubt. Serious readers will find this work a helpful guide on Hadeeth literature. Although the book is aimed at beginners, it will be helpful to have a teacher to guide one through. Previous knowledge of Hadeeth sciences will also come to good use.

The book is divided into eight chapters beginning with the importance, origin and development of Hadeeth. The periods of development in Hadeeth literature have been divided into two parts: the period of the Companions and the period after the death of the Companions. Short introductions of various works of Hadeeth literature, such as the Six Canonical Collections and various Sunnahs (for instance, the Sunnah of Said Ibn Mansur and the Sunnah of Al-Bayhaqi), have been included.

The author has also written on the sciences of tradition (Ulum Al-Hadeeth) and has included short introductions to the books written on Asma Al-Rijal (biography and criticism of the narrators of Hadeeth). A point to note is the interest taken by Western scholars in these works. For instance, the extant manuscripts of the Tabaqat of Ibn Sad were edited by a group of German scholars and published in eight volumes over a period of twenty years by the Prussian Academy of Sciences!

Due coverage has also been given to the contribution of women scholars of Hadeeth. In fact, the author has cited works of Asma Al-Rijal, where the writers have included articles on women traditionists. The author also notes, perhaps with some sadness, that the interest of women in Hadeeth sciences seems to have declined from 10 AH onwards.

The book is an eye-opener for those unaware of the great efforts and sacrifices made by scholars in collecting, compiling and disseminating Hadeeth literature. For instance, we are told of Al-Bukhari, the famous traditionist, who lived on grass and herbs for three days during his travels in search of Hadeeth. We also learn that Imam Al-Shafi (the founder of one of the schools of Islamic law) wrote the Hadeeth on pieces of bones, because he was too poor to buy paper.

On one hand, there were those, who put in great efforts to maintain the authenticity of Hadeeth, while, on the other hand, there were people like Muhammad Ibn Ukkasha and Muhammad Ibn Tamim, who forged more than ten thousand traditions. Nuh Ibn Abi Maryam, a theologian of great reputation, admitted having forged Hadeeth for the sake of God and in order to attract people to His Book.

It is evident that Dr. Siddiqi has put in long years of hard work in composing this book. Although the work was begun in 1930, it was not until thirty-one years later that the necessary funds were obtained to publish the book. The book dispells the doubts cast on Hadeeth literature with force that the reader will appreciate.

Dying and Living for Allah (swt)

Vol 6 - Issue 3 Dying living for AllahBy Ayesha Nasir 

Written by: Khurram Murad

Pages: 80

Publisher: “The Islamic Foundation”

Available at: “Darussalam Publishers and Distributors,” Tariq Road, Karachi

In times of grief, you usually turn to a good book. But, the book we are talking about here is not just any book. It’s the last will of Khurram Murad, which is also known as “Dying and Living for Allah (swt)”. This beautifully written book has been translated by Syed Abu Ahmad Akif and deals well with the topic of death – a matter many are afraid to think about.

Khurram Murad was the Director General of the Islamic Foundation in United Kingdom from 1978 to 1986. He had also worked as a chief consulting engineer in Karachi, Dhaka, Riyadh and Tehran. In 1991, he became the editor of the monthly journal, Tarjuman-ul-Quran.

This book is none other than a ‘Nasihah’ as described by Professor Khurshid Ahmed who wrote the Foreword. Khurram Murad has left behind some good and potentially life-changing advice, not only for his family, but for the whole Ummah. As Mr. Ahmed mentions, this compilation is more than advice. It is a gift in the form of a will that deals with what Khurram Murad wishes to tell his people- the knowledge and truth he gained from his sixty-four years which were dedicated to the cause of the Islamic Movement and to fulfilling his duty of being a true servant of Allah (swt).

This publication has four major parts. The ‘Introduction’ deals with the importance of writing a will, and its significance in Islam. He addresses the will to his family at first, but mentions that he would not mind a public circulation of it.

The author also mentions some of the Duas he would recite before going to bed which are: “O Allah (swt), if You seize my soul, then be merciful to it”.

The first part of the book is called “Death and Sabr”. It deals with the pain and grief that comes with a person’s death upon the person’s relatives, friends and colleagues. Being a prominent individual in the Muslim community, Khurram Murad talks about how people should react when he departs this world. He suggests some steps to control the emotional and mental states while facing death of a near one.

He also talks about different levels of Sabr (patience), and how one pleases Allah (swt) by being patient in times of utmost despair. He points out that prayer is the only way to combat emotions of apprehension, anguish and sorrow.

The next chapter is called “Message for Successful Living”. Most of us have read motivational literature on how to make the best use of life, but none of us has ever written a concise document on the best way to live life to its maximum. That is exactly what Khurram Murad has done. This chapter features what Muslims should strive for: Allah’s (swt) pleasure, Jannah, following the Prophet’s (sa) way and so forth. Hence, the author tells us, how we should implement our desires into actions. Even though most of the points seem as the most basic of human virtues, many of us have forgotten, how exactly it feels to do good deeds wholeheartedly and solely for Allah’s (swt) pleasure.

The book ends with a personal message by Khurram Murad called “Journey to Fear and Hope”. When everything has been done, only one thing remains – looking forward to being brought before Allah (swt).

People die each day, and almost all of them forgotten. After their funerals, their wills are referred to because that is what they ‘legally’ leave behind for others. Khurram Murad left behind more than any family or any Ummah could ask for.

The main question that this book puts in front of us is, “Are you ready to face Him (swt)?”

Review: Road to Paradise

Reviewed by Asma Imran

Compiled by: Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan

Publisher: “Darussalam”

Language: English

Pages: 208

Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan is currently teaching at the Islamic University in Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah. By gathering together Quranic verses and Ahadeeth related to the concept of Paradise, under the supervision of Abdul Malik Mujahid, he has produced a book that enlightens us about Jannah and what should be done in order to achieve it.

Reading this book has brought to me immeasurable surprise and delight, as it mentions the delicacies and pleasures of Paradise promised to the believers by Allah (swt). However, this book is also liable to make one shudder and wince at the descriptions of the punishments, which await the wrongdoers in the torment and pain of Hell.

The volume has been divided into seven chapters: ‘Introduction’, ‘Road to Paradise’, ‘The Characteristics of Paradise and the fact that it has been created (and does exist now)‘, ‘Who will enter Paradise and who will enter Hell fire’, ‘Deeds that will lead to Paradise’, ‘Message to the Disbelievers’ and ‘Conclusion’.

The first chapter stresses the fact that the road to Paradise is full of hurdles. Patience, self-control and unwavering faith are the virtues a Muslim needs for travelling along that path and finding a reward befitting the pains he has endured. It also briefly mentions the apostles and prophets Allah (swt) sent to various nations and tribes for their guidance.

The second chapter lightly touches the deeds that one needs to perform, in order to gain entry in Paradise. The third chapter contains the holy Prophet’s (sa) account of Ascension and all the things related to Paradise that Muhammad (sa) or Allah (swt) have ever mentioned.

The fourth chapter contains the differences between the dwellers of Paradise and the dwellers of Hell, and how their lifestyles will differ in those abodes. The deeds that the pious believers performed are also mentioned along with their efforts and hardships braved for the sake of Islam. Basically, the fourth chapter describes everything that Allah (swt) wants Muslims to do, in order to attain Jannah.

Most of the fifth chapter is comprised of the verses of Surah Maryam, which Jafar Ibn Abu Talib recited to the Abyssinian court on the occasion of defending the refugee Muslims against the claims made about them by the Makkan pagans. This is an appeal to the disbelievers that the differences in both religions are those of alteration and refinement.

The last and shortest chapter in the book summarizes all the discussed content and gives a true and accurate account of the deeds that a Muslim needs to follow to enter Paradise.

The book has made me wonder, how people can afford to go astray, if they are fully aware of the pain that they will have to endure in the Hereafter, and how people can abstain from doing good, even if they know that unimaginable delights and pleasures are present in Paradise. Free will has been given to the mankind and Jinn, so that they may choose their ways. According to the lives they lead, they will be presented with their achievements in the form of eternity in Paradise or pain in Hell.

Nowadays, Muslims seem to have forgotten that their accounts will be made according to their own deeds. They seem to be under the delusion that all that has to be cherished is in this world only; or, perhaps, they live with the illusion that it is enough for them to be Muslims to gain entry into Paradise. This book can change our very perspective of life and can alter our lifestyle. Dr. Khan himself mentions that he has written this book for the salvation of the mankind and Jinn.