Gateway To Heaven – (English)

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Book Title: Gateway To Heaven
Author: Sayyid Shah Ale-Rasul Nazmi al-Husaini al-Qadiri Barkâti Marehrawi
Presented By: Barkaatur-Raza Publication
Edition: 3rd
Publisher: Imam Ahmed Raza Academy
Published: 2016

Format: [A5+] Paperback
Pages: 320
Length: 210mm
Width: 137mm
Depth: 19mm
Weight: 392g

** A must for all sisters, this is an excellent book to increase your knowledge **

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sayyid Shah Ale Rasool Hasnain Mia Nazmi Barakäti was a well-known figure in the Sunni world due to his sacred Ahle-Baith lineage and his family affiliations to the noble Khangah (Zawiya) of Marehrah Shareef, India. He is a pure Zaidi Husaini Sayyid and the son of Sayyidul-Ulama, Hadrat Sayyid Shah Ale ‘Mustafa al-Husaini Barkäti , one of the most respected and influential personalities of the Muslim world. Sayyid Nazmi Mia was also the Saijadah of Qutbul Waqt, Sayyid Shah Abul-Husain Ahmad-e-Noori al-Husaini Marehrawi #. He is also the elder cousin brother to Prof. Dr. Sayyid Shah Muhammad Amen Mia al-Husaini Barkäti.

Sayyid Hasnain Mia Nazmi # was a senior officer in the Ministry of Information in India. He was also a former Senior Correspondent for All-India Radio. He was versatile in five languages, a profound author, a celebrated poet, a research scholar, an orator, advisor and also a Shaykh and Murshid of the Silsila-e-Qädiriyya Barkatiyya along with 12 other Spiritual Orders. He has numerous Mureeds in various parts of the world. Amongst his accomplishment in the field of English literature, he has already published an Encyclopedia of the Holy Qur’än and authored many books on various Islamic subjects, viz. The Great Beyond, The Way to Be, Destination Paradise, and Gateway to Heaven etc. He has also completed the difficult task of translating the Holy Quran in the Hindi language. May Almighty Allah grant him high stations in Jannah for all his services to Islam in the form of literature and research, Ameen.

Khadim al-‘Ilm al-Sharif
Shaykh ‘Abd al-Hadi al-Qadiri Radawi
Imam Ahmad Rid Academy, Durban. South Africa

 

PREFACE

Dear Readers! The Islamic scholars assert to have volumes and volumes of literature on various and almost all aspects of Islamic learning. But we find that our literature has very little for our women folk. They have been utterly neglected in the process of being educated about their rights and duties as defined by the Holy Quran and the traditions of the Holy Prophet.

There is a general fashion among the non-Muslims to criticize Islam particularly in respect of certain issues including divorce, polygamy, the status of woman with regard to the Pardah system, etc. etc. But most of these critics forget that Islam was the first religion to grant equal rights to woman. Islam prescribed strict norms for the honour and dignity of woman in the Islamic society.

This book deals with some of these norms and explains what are the rights and duties of a woman in the society. These few pages give you an idea of the freedom granted to women by Islam. This book includes topics like the four periods of a woman’s life, a woman’s duties in the capacities of a mother, a sister, a wife, a mother-in-law and a daughter-in-law.

I have tried to make this a complete textbook for women explaining the do’s and don’ts in faith as well as in day-to-day behaviour. To make this book more interesting and useful, I have taken pains to use a very simple language. The contents of this book are authentic as these have been derived from the books of Islamic Jurisprudence and supported by the traditions of the Holy Prophet #. This is an exclusive book for women but it will be equally useful for men, as they should also know what they owe to their better halves.

I think it is high time our women should be properly educated, as an educated woman in the family brings literacy to the entire generation. Muslim woman should, therefore, concentrate more on reading and writing. It is not necessary that she should get admission in a college or a university; she can learn at home by going through the books with the help of her school-going children. She should also read newspapers regularly to keep abreast with the news and views of the world. She can discuss politics with her husband, share his business activities, and become an enterprising woman entrepreneur herself.

The Muslim woman has full liberty to play her positive and constructive role in the society as a mother and a wife. The restrictions prescribed by Islam are for her own safety. Liberty is a good thing, but excessive liberty without any code of conduct has always resulted into chaos.

A woman may ask: What should be the code for determining my conduct? The Holy Qur’an provides the answer to that all-important question by imparting sure and complete guidance in all the different problems of human life, including the metaphysical and ethical problems with which philosophy deals, and comprehensive and genuine moral code. The Qur’än says: “And the middle path is rightly up to Allah de and some path is crooked. And had He willed, He would have guided you all together.” (16:9)

Almighty Allah de says: “And We have sent down this Quran on you in which every thing is clearly explained and as a guidance and mercy and good tidings for the Muslims. Undoubtedly, Allah & bids justice and good doing and giving to kindred and forbids indecency and wicked things and rebellion. He admonishes you that you may be mindful.” (16: 98-90)

Dear Sisters! Remember the warning of the Qur’än: “And be not like that woman who has broken her yarn into pieces, after it has become strong.” (16:92)

I hope my effort will be appreciated and my sisters in faith will surely remember me in their prayers for peace and prosperity, health and happiness and Allah’s #s Mercy and Favour.

I do not intend to restrict the readership of this book to women only; men also can benefit from this book. May Almighty Allah’s i blessings be always with us and our families. Aameen.

Sayyid Ale ‘Rasool Nazmi
Mumbai
12′ of Rabi-ul-Awwal, 1420 A.H.

Table Of Contents

  • About the Author
  • Foreword
  • PREFACE
  • A POINT TO NOTE

 

  1. WOMEN BEFORE ISLAM
  2. WOMEN AFTER ISLÄM
    1. Her spiritual and moral status
    2. Her economic rights
    3. Her legal rights
  3. FOUR PHASES IN’ THE LIFE OF A WOMAN
    1. Woman in Her Childhood
    2. Woman in her Adulthood
    3. Woman after the Marriage
      1. The Institution of Marriage
      2. Choosing a Husband
      3. Matchmaking
      4. Forced Marriage is not acceptable
      5. Witnesses are necessary in Nikah
      6. Her Duties towards the Husband
      7. Polygamy.
      8. How to live happily with the husband
      9. Duties towards parents after marriage
      10. The Best Wife
      11. Conflict with mother-in-law
      12. How the Mother-in Law should behave
      13. How the Daughter-in-Law should behave
      14. How the son should behave
      15. The Rights of the Wife
      16. Conflict between the husband and the wife
        – the Divorce
      17. The Woman’s Right to Demand Divorce
      18. The Pardah System
      19. The Best Husband
    4. Woman as a Mother
      1. Her duties towards children
      2. How to bring up the children?
      3. Children’s Rights towards the Parents
      4. Treatment Towards Relations
      5. Rights Towards Neighbours
      6. Duties towards Muslims in General
      7. Social Responsibilities
      8. General Instructions
  4. HUMAN RIGHTS
    1. The Security of Life and Property
    2. The Protection of Honour
    3. Sanctity and Security of Private Life
    4. The Security of Personal Freedom
    5. The Right to Protest against Tyranny
    6. Freedom of Expression
    7. Freedom of Association
    8. Freedom of Conscience and Conviction
    9. Protection Religious Sentiments
    10. Protection from Arbitrary Imprisonment
    11. The Right to Basic Necessities of Life
    12. Equality before Law
    13. Rulers not above the Law
    14. Right to Participate in the Affairs of the State
    15. The Islamic Code of Conduct
  5. SOME BAD HABITS
    1. Anger
    2. Jealousy
    3. Greed
    4. Haughtiness
    5. Backbiting
    6. Lying or False Speech
    7. Hypocrisy
    8. Flattery
    9. Obstinacy
    10. Quarrelsomeness
    11. Idle talks
    12. Acquiring money falsely
    13. Gambling
    14. Miserliness
  6. SOME GOOD HABITS
    1. Truthfulness
    2. Modesty
    3. Chastity
    4. Generosity
    5. Contentment
    6. Forbearance and Perseverance
    7. Humility
    8. Self-Purification
  7. SALAAH (FIVE-TIME PRAYERS)
    1. What is Saläh?
    2. Objects of Islamic Prayer
      1. (A) Direct Objects of Prayer
      2. (B) Indirect Objects
    3. Actions which invalidäte Saläh
    4. Wudu (Ablution)
    5. Women’s Purification
    6. Some Movements in Saläh
    7. Times of Saläh
    8. Adhan (The Call to Prayer)
    9. Iqâmah
    10. Mode of Prayer
    11. Number of Prayers
    12. How to Pray
    13. Prohibited Times of Prayer
  8. SAUM (FASTING)
    1. Compulsory Fast
    2. Expiatory Fast
    3. Compensatory Fast
    4. Procedure of Fast
    5. Sunnahs in Fast
    6. Fard Duties in Fast:
    7. Ih’tikaf
  9. ZAKAAH (CHARITY)
  10. HAJJ (PILGRIMAGE)
    1. Chief Objectives of the Hajj
      1. Highest training for spiritual advancement
      2. It fosters a brotherhood of mankind
    2. Conditions of Hajj
    3. Fards of Haji
    4. Wajibs of Hajj
    5. The Three Modes of Hajj
    6. The Hajj
  11. THE WORKING WOMAN
  12. DOWRY – THE CURSE, MEHR – THE BLESSING
  13. ABORTION
  14. DELIVERY BY A MALE DOCTOR
  15. BIRTH CONTROL
  16. TEST TUBE BABIES
  17. ADOPTION
  18. SOME GREAT WOMEN IN ISLÁM
    1. Mother of the Believers Sayyidah Khadija
    2. Mother of the Believers Sayyidah Sawdah
    3. Mother of the Believers Sayyidah Ayesha Siddiga
    4. Mother of the Believers Sayyidah Hafsa
    5. Mother of the Believers Sayyidah Zaynab bint Khuzaimah
    6. Mother of the Believers Sayyidah Umm Salmah
    7. Mother of the Believers Sayyidah Zaynab
    8. Mother of the Believers Sayyidah Juwairiyah
    9. Mother of the Believers Sayyidah Umm Habibah
    10. Mother of the Believers Sayyidah Safiyyah
    11. Mother of the Believers Sayyidah May’ moona
    12. Sayyidah Maria Qibtiyah
    13. Sayyidah Zaynab
    14. Sayyidah Ruqayya
    15. Sayyidah Umm Kulthoom
    16. Chief of the Ladies of Paradise Sayyidah Fätima Az-Zahra
    17. Sayyidah Safiyyah bint Abdul Mut’talib
    18. Sayyidah Umm Ammarah
    19. Sayyidah Umm Aiman
    20. Sayyidah Sumayya
    21. Sayyidah Halima Sä’diyah
    22. Sayyidah Umm Sulaim
    23. Sayyidah Asma bint Abu Bakr
    24. Sayyidah Rabi’a of Basra
  19. CONCLUSION

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Gateway To Heaven

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