Abdur Rahman ibn al-Jawzi has created an awakening in his readers by pointing out the evil effects of sins. He says that the root of sins lies in arrogance, greed and jealousy. Iblis the devil, fell from grace into humiliation because he was arrogant. Aadam (A.S) had to vacate paradise because of greed and desire , and his first son Qabil made bold to slay his brother Habil because of jealousy.
This book encourages reades to piety and to keep everyone away from sin.