this is a truly moving account of the tremendous difficulties that this man of Allah had to go through for almost as long as he lived. It throws into spotlight the corrupting influence of the dunya on men of all dispositions - the vile dunya - which when a person falls into its strangle hold, subdues him into a trance-like captivity and plays him, even as a skilled puppeteer dances his charges - not to the gates of some fantastic heaven but to the embers of a blazing fire - then men become beasts who fear neither God nor humans. All ties, whether of kinship or humanity, get swept way before their all-consuming madness. Many never recover from this malady until death relieves them of it. May Allah (The Hafidh) protect us from the dunya. Wassalaam.