Heavenly Ornaments (Bahishti Zewar) (complete With References)
USD 13.14 / EUR 8.76
Author(s) Maulana Muhammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi
Published By Darulishaat Karachi
Product Code DIE-7910
Dimensions 25.5*19*3.5 cm
Weight 1670 gm
ABOUT THE BOOK AND ITS AUTHOR
Extracts From Introduction of Urdu Edition
by Justice (R) Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani
The stupendous task of revival of religion undertaken in the fourteenth century of hijrah by Mawlana Ashraf Ali Thanawi • , the hakim ul-ummah, needs no introduction. The honourable Mawlana has left behind a valuable treasure of nearly a thousand books catering not only to the specialist scholars and researches but also to the layman.
Bahishti Zewar is a distinguished book among the latter kind written for the Muslim women. It is an amazing compendium of religious and temporal information. It has within its folds everything a woman should know and will need to know. However, since it also includes juristic answers, the book is also a guide for men and scholars of high rank. Indeed, it has the unique distinction of being written for women in language suitable for them yet offering light to scholars and jurists.
The Bahishti Zewar has received Allah’s approval in an extra-ordinary way. It has been published in uncountable numbers and is continuously in print. Very few books can compare with it in this regard. It is for one who begins his Urdu language and for everyone, stage by stage, till the mufti (the jurist scholar). Since it is equally useful for everyone — and, indeed, necessary — there might be an odd Muslim house that may not have referred to it at some time or other. Indeed, for quite some time the teaching syllabus of Muslim woman centred round this book. Those women who may have read it careful can easily outshine today’s highly educated women. The sphere of the Bahishti Zewar covers salient points of religion and worldly learning — essay writing, calligraphy, etiquette. In short, everything that is the basic objective of learning. Perhaps the graduate women of today might not even approach the wide knowledge of the women of Bahishti Zewar.