This is a short book on the method and jurisprudence (fiqh) of Salah with 40 significant supplications (dua’s) linked to it. It was compiled by the late Shaykh Muhammad Ashiq Ilahi back in the late 1960’s. The author later migrated to the blessed city of Madina and subsequently passed away there.
Shaikh Ashiq Ilahi Bulandshahri (Urdu: عاشق الہی بلند شہری) was a prolific writer and eminent Muslim scholar of the South Asia. He was a disciple of Hadhrat Shaikh Maulana Muhammad Zakariyya Kandhlawi.
Shaikh Ashiq Ilahi Bulandshahri was born in Bulandshahr, a city in Uttar Pradesh, India. After completing his primary education at Madrasa Imdadiyya in Muradabad and Jami’ Masjid in Aligarh, he enrolled at Mazahirul Ulum, Saharanpur, in pursuit of a higher education. After completing his studies, he taught at madrasas in Ferozepur Jhirka and Calcutta and then at Hayaatul Ulum in Muradabad. He later taught at Darul Ulum Karachi for several years at the request of Mufti Muhammad Shafi Uthmani, where he assumed responsibility of the management of the Darul Ifta and taught hadith and tafsir. Shaikh Ashiq Ilahi later moved to Medina, where he passed the final twenty-five years of his life.
His works have been well received in numerous countries. Tohfa-e-Khawateen, Marne Ke Baad Kya Hōga?, Islami Adab, Huququl Walidayn, and Anwarul Bayaan, a voluminous commentary of the Qur’an, are among the well-known books that he wrote. In the field of hadith, he wrote Zadut Talibin and Al Fawa’idul Saniyya fi Sharhul Arba’een un Nawawiyya. As for fiqh, he is the author of At Tashil ud Daruri fi Masa’ilul Quduri, and countless reformative booklets and articles. Shaikh Ashiq Ilahi died in Madina at the age of eighty and was buried in Jannatul Baqi.