A Gift For Muslim Couple
By M. Ashraf Ali Thanvi
Translator : Moulavi Yousuf Karaan (South Africa)
Paperback 160 Pages
Size : 21 x 14 cm
Publisher : Idara Isha'at-e-Diniyat
Description From the Publisher
The Book Tuhfatuzzow-Jain (Gift for Muslim Couple) is indeed a presentation to the newly wedded couples as well as to all the married couples. This is a collection of writing from the pen of Maulavi Ashraf Ali Thanvi (Rah), who was a very prolific writer on almost every topic of Islamic learning. It consists of various quotations from his books and all the quotations deal with the subject of marriage and after marriage relationship, as well as the various pitfalls of marriage, causes of breakdown and their causes. The Book also has various Sunnah traditions of the Prophet (SAW), Quranic verses and fine examples of real life incidents, different aspects of family life and explained how to run the institution of marriage successfully.
About Ashraf Ali Thanvi:
Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi was born in 1280 A.H. in the village of Thana Bowan. His desire for Deen was initiated by his initial ustaad Moulana Fateh Muhammad Saheb.Commonly referred to as Hakim al-Ummat ('Sage of the Ummah'), was a giant among the Islamic scholars of the twentieth century. He was a master in all branches of Islamic scholarship including Qur'an, Hadith, Fiqh and Tasawwuf. A prolific writer, he had more than a thousand publications to his credit. He wrote for the minimally literate as effectively as he did for scholars. Nearly a century later some of his books remain as popular as they were when originally published.
Maulana's Teachers were all great luminaries of their time. The most important amongst them was Maulana Muhammad Yaqub Saheb from whom he achieved the greatest amount of knowledge and spiritual benefit.
He learnt qiraat from the well-known Qari Muhammad Abdullah Saheb Muhajir Makki, during his student days in Deoband he desired to make a pledge on the hands of Moulana Rasheed Ahmed Gangohi but he ended becoming a disciple of Hajee Imdadullah.
Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi spent his entire life serving deen in every field. he passed away in Rajab 1362 A.H. (1943).
Notes By Kitaabun
The English Translation is reasonably ok however it does not do justice to the original as it sometimes uses language which is not worthy of a scholarly work.
The translator does sometimes mix up his own bias mentality with that of the author who is a a scholar of repute.
However it is our job to present to the Muslims of today some of heritage of our past scholars even if sometimes the translation does not do full justice to the Author.
Having said this we would only recommend this book for students of Islamic Knowledge knowledge who are responsible Muslims.
We are aware that many enemies of Islam will try to use this book 'out of context' to attack Islam.
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