This book is a masterful translation of Musakkin al-Fuād- ‘inda Faqd al-Ahibba wal Awlād the seminal thesis of Sheikh Zayn ad-Din Ali ibn Muhammad al-Jab'i al-Amili (often known as Shaheed Thani- The second martyr). It is a collection of unique Ahadith and anecdotes of the companions of the Holy Prophet and the Imāms (may peace be upon them all) as well as of scholars and others who have lost a loved one (especially a child).

The contents of this book will soothe the heart of the bereaved and increase in ones faith at the time of difficulty in the loss of a loved one. Additionally, it is recommended for anyone who is undergoing difficulties or calamities in his/her life with advice to patience, acceptance and mourning.