Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 1-Beliefs & Laws of Tahara / Saturday, August 16th, 2008

After praising Allah Ta’ala and sending salutations to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, it is conveyed to the Muslims that there is no need to mention the general and specific acceptance and benefit derived from the book “Bahishti Zewar”. However, it has very few themes with which a yearning for jannah and a fear and dislike for jahannam can be created. Most aspects of the book are connected to masa’il (rules and relugations). It was therefore the opinion of my spiritual guide, Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi, that a supplement be added at the end of every part of the book. The supplement should contain themes on targheeb (yearning for jannah) and tarheeb (fear and dislike for jahannam), and also other important matters. Wherever any text of the original book is difficult to understand, it should also be explained in the supplement. Apart from this, other themes should be written in separate supplements. In response to his request, a supplement was included in every part of Bahishti Zewar in the year 1333 A.H. This was first published in 1335 A.H.. Since then it has been printed several times with the original book and also separately. Notes in this regard have been given in the footnotes. A request is made to the readers that they make dua that through His virtue, Allah Ta’ala makes this a means of benefit in both the worlds. It should be noted that themes in regard to targheeb and tarheeb and other necessary mas’alas will be included within the supplement. And additional explanations of the original text will be separate from the supplement. Instead, they will be given as footnotes. Just as we have tried to use simple language in the original book, so too will the case be in the supplement. The themes and subject matter will be taken from reliable sources and the supplement of each source will be separate. A request is made for duas from the readers.

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