Bahishti Zewar (translated as Heavenly Ornaments), was written by Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi Rahmatullahe Alaihe is a 8 volume comprehensive handbook for the education of girls and women. Among 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.
May 28, 2011