Bahishti Zewar in English volume 1,2,3 By Maulana Asharaf Ali Thanvi
Bahishti Zewar English "Heavenly Ornaments" Volume 1,2 and 3. Urdu book "Bahishti Zewar" translated as Heavenly Ornaments, was written by Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi is an 8 volume comprehensive handbook of Fiqh (Jurisprudence), especially for the education of girls and women. This volume has been compiled by the Islamic Bulletin www.islamicbulletin.com into two separate books. Volume 1,2, 3 and the second volume 4,5,6, 7.
Bahishti Zewar describes the Five Pillars of Islam and also highlights more obscure principles. For years it has remained a favorite with the people of the Indo Pakistan subcontinent. Among (Hanafi Deobandi) Muslims, it is a popular practice to present this volume to a new bride. The motivation behind this gesture is that the young woman is taking up a new identity and new life as a wife and mother-to-be. She should be well versed in the rites, rituals and tradition of Islam.
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