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Bahishti Zewar (translated as Heavenly Ornaments ), written by Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi (Rahmatullahe Alaihe) is an 8 volume comprehensive handbook of fiqh (jurisprudence), especially for the education of girls and women.It 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.
This is Volume 1.