Al-hamdulilah ! This book by Dawat-e-Islami ‘Salah for Islamic Sisters (Hanafi)’ consists of innumerable such rulings which are fard for Islamic sisters to learn. Therefore Islamic sisters should read as many times until they have memorised the rulings contained in it. They should also read them out to other Islamic sisters with good intentions. If any Islamic sister is unable to comprehend any ruling, she should obtain its explanation from the scholars of Ahl-us-Sunnah instead of explaining it by making guesses.
Elaborating on how to do it, Sadr’ush-Shari’ah, Badr-ut Tariqah, ‘Allamah Mawlana Mufti Muhammad Amjad ‘Ali A’zami, may Allah be pleased with him, has stated in Bahar-e-Shari’at, ‘If a woman needs to know a Shar’i ruling, she can ask her husband if he is a scholar. If he is not a scholar she can ask him to go to a scholar in order to ask about the ruling. She is not allowed to go to a scholar in person under these conditions. If these conditions do not exist, then she can go.’
May Allah, subhanahu wa ta’ala, bestow great reward upon the scholars of ‘Majlis Ifta’ and ‘Majlis Al-Madina-tul-‘Ilmiyyah’ of Dawat-e-Islami, for they have scrutinised this book with dedication adding some important narrations and jurisprudential clauses, thereby enhancing its significance! Without any fear of being criticised, I acknowledge that this book is the fruit of their guidance and blessings. May Allah, subhanahu wa ta’ala, greatly strengthen the memory of the compiler as well as the readers of this book so that they could remember the correct rulings, act accordingly and convey them to others. (This book also contains useful Madani pearls not only for Islamic sisters but also for Islamic brothers).—Mawlana Ilyas Attar al-Qadiri.
Table of Contents :
—Du’a for Reading the Book, iii,
—Transliteration Chart, iv,
—Translator’s Notes, v,
—Significance of Fard Knowledge vii,
—16 Intentions for Reading this Book, x.
—Chapter . Method of Wudu, 1,
—Chapter . Method of Ghusl, 37,
—Chapter . Method of Tayammum, 53,
—Chapter . Method of Replying to the Azan, 61,
—Chapter . Method of Salah, 67,
—Chapter . Method of Missed Salah, 135,
—Chapter . Blessings of Nawafil Salah, 155,
—Chapter . Method of Istinja, 177,
—Chapter . Menstruation & Post-Natal Bleeding, 195,
—Chapter . Home Remedies for Women’s Diseases, 213,
—Chapter . Method of Purifying Clothes, 225,
—Chapter . 23 Madani Parables of Islamic Sisters, 253.
**Includes references and footnotes.