Author: Maulana Muhammad Asshiq Illahi Buland Shahri; Mufti Afzal Hossen Elias (translator)
Publisher: Zam Zam Publishers (December 2009)
Pages: 256 Binding: Hardcover
Description from the publisher:
Death, Barzakh (interval between Death & Resurrection) and the different stages of the Hereafter.
Subjects covered include:
State of Barzakh (interval between Death & Resurrection)
Details about the Punishment of the Grave
Description of Hell and its Punishments
Description of the various events which will take place on the plain of Resurrection
Details about the Paradise and its bounties
Mufti Ashiq Ilahi al-Bulandshehri
A prolific writer and eminent scholar of the Indian Subcontinent, Shaykh ‘Ashiq Ilahi al-Bulandshehri (or al-Barni) was born in 1343 AH in Bulandshehr of Uttar Pradesh. After attaining his primary education at Madrasa Imdadiyya Moradabad and Jami‘ Masjid Aligarh, he traveled to Mazahir ‘Ulum Saharanpur in pursuit of higher knowledge. After completing his studies, he taught various subjects at Ferozpur Jhirka, Hayat al-Ulum Moradabad, and at different madrasasthroughout Calcutta.
He later taught at Dar al-‘Ulum Karachi for several years at the request of Mufti Muhammad Shafi’, where he assumed responsibility of the fatwa department and taught students hadith andtafsir. The Shaykh later migrated to Madina, where he spent the last 25 years of his life. He was a disciple of the hadith scholar Shaykh Muhammad Zakariyya Kandhlawi. Dozens of his books have been well received in many countries.
Tohfa-e khawatin (Gift for women), Marne ke bad kya hoga? What Happens After Death,Islami adab (Islamic conduct), Huquq al-walidayn (Rights of parents), and Anwar al-bayan Illuminating Discourses on the Noble Qur'an| Tafsir of the Qur'an, are among the well-known books he authored. In the field of hadith, he authoredProvisions for the Seekers: The Zad al-Talibin, and Al-Fawa’id al-saniyya fi sharh al-Arba‘in al-Nawawiyya (The lofty beneficial points in the explanation of Nawawi’s Forty Hadiths). As for jurisprudence, he is the author of Al-Tashil al-daruri fi masa’il al-Quduri (The necessary facilitation of the laws of Quduri), as well as dozens of reformative booklets and articles. He passed away in the illuminated city of Madina at the age of 80 and was buried there in the Baqi‘ graveyard, as had been his desire.