A Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law (Hanafi Fiqh)
Heavenly Ornaments (Bahisti Zewar) Revised 2007
By Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi
Comprehensive English Translation with Revised Commentary, Glossary and Appendices
Edited & Translated By Molana Muhammad Mohamedy (of South Africa)
Hardback , One Volume
Published By Zam Zam Publishers
Arguably One of the Most Comprehensive Manuals of Hanafi Fiqh Currently available in the English Language
The eminent work by Molana Ashraf Ali Thanwi, newly translated into contemporary English. This new edition also contains the references from the Qur'an, Hadith and other source books of Hanafi fiqh like the Hashiya of Ibn Abidin, Fatwa Hindiyya, and other fatawa works.
This work was originally written in Urdu in the nineteenth century sub-continent, although initially aimed as a complete guide for women on the practice of Islam and managing of a household, it has been used by Men as well as Women of the Hanafi Madhab to account for a lack of such teaching material during that period.
It has since to this very day, become an indispensable guide of innumerable households.
Topics Covered include:
HAID & ISTIHAADA
IMPORTANCE OF KNOWLEDGE
LIVES OF PIOUS WOMEN 1
LIVES OF PIOUS WOMEN 2
PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS 1
PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS 3
CHARACTERISTICS OF PIOUS WOMEN
HALAAL & HARAAM
JUMU'AH & EID SALAAH
CLOTHING & PURDAH
VIRTUES OF SALAAH WITH JAMAAT
RECITING THE QURAN
PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS 2
EDUCATION OF WOMEN
THE LIFE OF RASULULLAH(SAW
Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi
Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi was born in 1280 A.H. in the village of Thana Bowan. His desire for Deen was initiated by his initial ustaad Moulana Fateh Muhammed 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.
Moulana's Teachers were all great luminaries of their time. The most important amongst them was Moulana Muhammed Yaqub Saheb from whom he achieved the greatest amount of knowledge and spiritual benefit.
He learnt qiraat from the well-known Qari Muhammed 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 desciple of Hajee Imadadullah.
Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi spent his entire life serving deen in every field. he passed away in Rajab 1362 A.H. (1943).
'In most of their secret talks there is no good: But if one exhorts to a deed of charity or justice or conciliation between men, (Secrecy is permissible): To him who does this, seeking the good pleasure of Allah, We shall soon give a reward of the highest (value)'
TM Qur'an An-Nisa (The Women) 4:114
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