Bahishti Zewar (Urdu: بہشتی زیور "paradisaical jewels" English: Heavenly Ornaments) is a volume of Islamic beliefs and practices written by MawlānāAshraf Ali Thanvi. The book is comprehensive handbook of fiqh, Islamic rituals and morals, it is especially aimed at the education of girls and women. The volume describes the Five Pillars of Islam and also highlights more obscure principles. For years it has remained a favorite with the people of the Indian subcontinent as well as the Indian Muslim diaspora all over the world. It was originally written in the Urdu language but has been translated into a host of other languages including English.