A Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law (Hanafi Fiqh)
Heavenly Ornaments (Bahishti Zewar) Revised 2009
By Maulana Muhammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi
Revised English Translation based on the works By Mawlana Muhammad Mohamedy (of South Africa)
Fresh Easy Translation with detailed references in Footnotes
Commentary, Footnotes, References, Glossary and Index
Hardback 672 Pages
ISBN : 9694281415
Publisher : Darul Ishaat, Pakistan
About The Book
Arguably One of the Most Comprehensive Manuals of Hanafi Fiqh Currently available in the English Language.
The eminent work by Molana Ashraf Ali Thanvi, 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 & ISTIHADA
- HEALTH MATTERS
- 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
- HALAL & HARAM
- JUMU'AH & EID SALAH
- MISCELLANEOUS MASA'IL
- CLOTHING & PURDAH
- VIRTUES OF SALAH WITH JAMAT
- RECITING THE QURAN
- PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS 2
- EDUCATION OF WOMEN
- THE LIFE OF RASULULLAH (SAW)
About The Author
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 ustad 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 qirat 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).
'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