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بانو قدسیہ ایک بہت مشہور ادیب ہیں اور ان کی تحریروں نے بہت مقبولیت حاصل کی ہے- آپ نے اپنی تحریروں میں روز مرہ کی زندگی کی باتیں بہت اچھی طرح سے بیان کی ہیں- آپ کی سوچ بہت دلچسپ ہے آج کل کے تناظر کو بانو قدسیہ کس طرح سے دیکھتی ہیں یا انکا میسیج کیا ہے یہاں میں آپ سب کے ساتھ شئر کرتی ہوں -انکے مطابق آج کل کی عورت نے گھر داری اور ماں ہونے کی زمہ داری چھوڑ دی ہے اور اپنی زمہ داریوں سے فرار حاصل کرنے کی کوشش کر رہی ہے- اور اس سب کا زمہ دار مرد ہے جس نے عورت کو اسکے گھر، جو کہ اسکا مضبوط قلعہ ہے، سے باہر نکالنے کے لئے سازش کی ہے آدمی نے عورت کو ایک اچھے لائف سٹائل اور اونچے میعار کے خواب دکھائے ہیں اور ان کے حصول کے لئے یہ طریقہ بتایا ہے کہ وہ گھر سے باہر نکل کر محنت کرے اور اپنے لئے ایک اچھا لائف سٹائل حاصل کرے- خواتین نے اس سے یہ بات سمجھی کہ انہیں آزادی مل رہی ہے لیکن درحقیقت وہ مزدوری کے لئے مجبور ہو گیئں ہیں اور اپنے کھانے کے لئے بھی انہیں خود ہی محنت کرنی پڑ رہی ہے-وہ اس عورت کی مثال دیتی ہیں جو اپنے گھر کے کام کرتی ہے برتن دھوتی ہے اور کھانا بناتی ہے ان کے نزدیک یہ عورت ایک ماڈرن عورت سے زیادہ خود مختار ہے اسکا واحد مسئلہ غربت ہے لیکن اسکو ایک جدید عورت کی طرح اپنے آپ کو منوانے کے لئے جدوجہد نہیں کرنی پڑ تی اسکا وجود ہی اسکی شناخت ہے - اس اہنے آپ کو منوانے کی جدوجہد کی وجہ سے عورت کی نرمی اور نزاکت ختم ہوتی جا رہی ہے جو عورت کی اصل طاقت ہے اور جس کو وہ اپنی سب سے بڑی کمزوری سمجھتی ہے-Bano Qudsiya
Bano Qudsia (born 1928) is a writer, intellectual, playwright and spiritualist from Pakistan who is regarded among the best Urdu novelists and short story writers of modern times. She is best known for her novel Raja Gidh. She writes for television and stage in both Urdu and Punjabi languages. She is the wife of famous novelist Ashfaq Ahmed. She has written a number of popular television plays.Bano moved with her family to Lahore during the Partition of India. Her father, a landlord with a Bachelor's degree in agriculture, died when Bano was very young. She attended school in Dharamsala in eastern India before moving to Lahore. Her mother, Mrs. Chattah, was an educationalist, and this inspired the young Bano to develop a keen interest in academics, which turned her into a conscientious student. Her marriage to Ashfaq Ahmed consummated the artist in her, though she says she never discussed any of her works with her husband nor has the writer-spouse ever tried to influence her writings. "We work very independently. Writing a book is like bearing a child and you do not share that with anyone. God is your only confidant. It is also like falling in love. You keep it personal and private.As a student, she wrote for college magazines and other journals. Her memories of her days at Kinnaird College in Lahore, from where she graduated, are still quite vivid. She talks of the literary inspiration that was a hallmark at Kinnaird's campuses during those days. Though her stay at Kinnaird went a long way in sharpening her scholarly skills, Bano felt an incessant need to polish her expressions in Urdu, the only language with which she could reach the minds of the people. So in 1951, she completed her M.A. degree in Urdu from the Government College Lahore with distinction.She has authored numerous short stories, novelettes, television and radio plays, and stage plays. Her short stories include Baz Gasht, Amar Bail, Doosra Darwaza and Twajju ki Talib. Of her novels, none has received as much recognition as Raja Gidh which centers around the forbidden truth. The plot buildsaround the symbol of a vulture, a bird of prey, that feeds on dead flesh and carcasses. The moral sought implies that indulgence in the forbidden leads to physical and mental degeneration.Some of her best plays include Tamasil, Hawa key Naam, Seharay and Khaleej. The plight of women and other socio-economic issues have often been the subject of her television serials that have inspired families wherever they have been aired. The Graduate Award for Best Playwright was conferred on Bano in 1986, followed by the same award for three consecutive years from 1988 to 1990. In 1986, she was also given the Taj Award for Best Playwright.Rather critical of the deviation of today's woman from her natural role of mother and home keeper, Bano decries what she terms 'a woman's unsolicited and disoriented escape from responsibility.' Interestingly, though, she blames men for plotting a conspiracy to push women out of the house, her only domain. "And women fall easy prey to this trap. Men of the post-industrialization era gave women a taste of luxurious lifestyles and then instigated them to step out of the house and earn that lifestyle. The woman developed a taste for what she thought was freedom for her, but which actually bonded her as a labourer and a breadwinner."She cites the example of the woman who does the dishes in her home. "This woman is more liberated than your modern women, since she does not suffer from any conflicts of the 'self'. Poverty is all that hurts her and she is not caught in a rat race to prove something to herself or carve out an identity for herself. Her existence is identity enough.Bano also feels that what she calls women's 'strength of softness' has been lost in their struggle to prove themselves equal to men. What women take as their weaknesses are in fact their strengths, she believes.Bano Qudsia planned to co-author a book with her (now late) husband. Her obligations towards her family are much more important for her than her work. "My husband (now late), my three sons and daughter-in-law have all been very kind to me and have always showered their affections on me. So, how can I ever put anything else before them?"Having lived a fulfilling life, which Bano ascribes to the benevolence of those around her, she kept herself busy caring for her husband. She is now working on her present literary undertaking - a novel which she plans to title Dastan Serai, after her home. "I formally started work on this novel in 1992. Prior to this, I had worked on it during the 1950s. The novel is set against the backdrop of Partition and revolvesaround the theme of intention and motivation. It highlights the importance of intention as the key determinant behind every act.
Books. Aatish Zeir Pa . Adhi Baat . Aik Din . Amr Bail . Assey Passey . Bazgasht . Chahar Chaman . Dast Basta . Dosra Darwaza . Dusra Qadam . Foot Path Ki Ghaas . Haasil Ghaat, Read online . Hawwa Key Naam . Kuch Aur Nahi . Marde Abresham . Maum Ki Gallian . Naqabal e Zikr . Piya Naam Ka Diya . Purwa . Purwa and Aik Din . Raja Gidh, Read online . Saman-e-Wajood . Shehr-e-bemisaal . Sudhraan . Suraj Mukhi . Tamaseel . Tawjha Ki Talib . Dastan Sarei, forthcoming
 

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Ashfaq Ahmad

"aisa kahan se Laun k Tujh sa kahain jisse!"





Ashfaq Ahmed, PP, SI (Punjabi: اشفاق احمد) (August 22, 1925 – September 7, 2004) was a distinguished writer, playwright, broadcaster,intellectual and spiritualist from Pakistan. His qualities of head and heart, in particular his ability to weave Islamic (sufi) wisdom into everyday folk experience earned appreciation across the world. He was regarded by many as among the finest Urdu Afsana (short-story) writers alongsideSaadat Hasan Manto, Qurratulain Hyder, Prem Chand, Bedi, Mirza Adeeb, Ismat Chughtai and Krishan Chander following the publication of his famous short-story Gaddarya [The Shepherd] in 1955.
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Ahmed was born on 22 August 1925 in
Firozpur, British Punjab. He obtained his early education in his native district. Shortly before independence in 1947, he migrated to Pakistan and made the Lahorehis abode. He completed his Masters in Urdu literature fromGovernment College Lahore. Bano Qudsia, his wife and companion in Urdu literary circles who is also one of the best novelists of Urdu, was his classmate at Government College.


Life and career
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After Partition, when Ashfaq Ahmed arrived at the Walton refugee camp with millions of other migrants, he used to make announcements on a megaphone round the clock. Later, he got a job in Radio Azad Kashmir, which was established on a truck that used to drive around in various parts of Kashmir. He then got lectureship at Dayal Singh College, Lahore for two years. Whereafter, he went to Rome to join Radio Rome as an Urdu newscaster. He also used to teach Urdu at Rome university. During his stay in Europe, he got diplomas in the Italian and French languages from the University of Rome and University of Grenoble, France. He also got special training diploma in radio broadcasting from New York University.He started writing stories in his childhood, which were published in Phool magazine. After returning to Pakistanfrom Europe, he took out his own monthly literary magazine, Dastaango [Story Teller], and joined Radio Pakistan as a script writer. He was made editor of the popular Urdu weekly, Lail-o-Nahar [Day and Night], in place of famous poet Sufi Ghulam Mustafa Tabassum by the Government of Pakistan.In 1962, Ashfaq Ahmed started his popular radio program, Talqeen Shah [The Preacher] which made him immensely popular among the people in towns and villages. It was a weekly feature that ran for three decades, the longest weekly radio show in the subcontinent. He was appointed director of the Markazi Urdu Board in 1966, which was later renamed as Urdu Science Board, a post he held for 29 years. He remained with the board until 1979. He also served as adviser in the Education Ministry during Zia-ul-Haq's regime. In the 60s, he produced a feature film, Dhoop aur Saie [Shadows and Sunshine], which was not very successful at the box office.
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Ashfaq Ahmed's subtle sense of humour is reflected in his long-running radio programs and characters like Talqeen Shah, while several TV drama series based on his memorable plays of three decades ago are still enjoyed by the audience. Their appeal lies in the universal truths of life portrayed in human hopes, emotions, aspirations and relationships that touch the soul of people of all age groups. His popular TV plays include Aik muhabbat sau afsanay[Bunch of Love Stories], Uchhay burj Lahore dey [Barbicans of Lahore], Tota kahani [Story of the Parrot], Lekin [But],Hairat kadah [Incredibility] and Mun chalay ka sauda [Bargain of the Stubborn]. All through his life, Ashfaq Ahmad endeavored to reform the society through his writings. He had authored over twenty five books including a travelogue,Safar dar safar [Long Way Journey], with an atypical style. In fact, he gave a new mold to diction and locale situations, many of his fans would fondly remember. He used Punjabi literary words very well in Urdu and introduced a new kind of prose, which was unique to him. For his excellent literary work, he was awarded President's Pride of Performance andSitara-i-Imtiaz for meritorious services in the field of literature and broadcasting.Besides his personality as a great author of impressive and laudable books, Ashfaq Ahmed, in his later period of life, was greatly inclined towards sufism, which was visibly reflected in most of his works. His close association with Qudrat Ullah Shahab and Mumtaz Mufti was also attributed for this tendency. Of-late, he used to appear in a get-together with his fans in television's program Baithhakh [The Guest Room] and Zaviya [The Dimension] wherein he gave swift but satisfying responses to each and every query, placed before him, explicitly by the youth of each gender, in a mystic style.
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Death
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Ashfaq Ahmed died on 7 September 2004 at the age of 79, of pancreatic cancer.


Work;




  • [*=center]Aik hi boli
    [*=center]Aik mohabbat 100 dramay
    [*=center]Aik muhabbat sau afsaney
    [*=center]Arz-e-musannif
    [*=center]Aur dramey
    [*=center]Band gali
    [*=center]Baba sahiba
    [*=center]Dhandoraa - Talqeen Shah
    [*=center]Gadaria - ujlay phool
    [*=center]Gulldan
    [*=center]Hairat kaadah
    [*=center]Hasart-e-tameer
    [*=center]Jung ba jung
    [*=center]Khail tamasha
    [*=center]Khatiya watiyaa - Poetry
    [*=center]Man-chaley-ka-sauda-ashfaq-ahmad/ Man chaley ka sauda

  • [*=center]Mehmaan saraey
    [*=center]Nangey paoon
    [*=center]Safar dar safar
    [*=center]Safar-e-maina
    [*=center]Shahla Kot
    [*=center]Shehre aarzoo
    [*=center]Shora shori - Talqeen Shah
    [*=center]Subhaey ifsaney
    [*=center]Talism hosh afza
    [*=center]Tota kahani
    [*=center]Uchay buraj Lahore dey
    [*=center]Waday-e-jang
    [*=center]Talqeen Shah Radio program and character played by himself as Talqeen Shah in typical Panjabi mostly spoken in Faisalabad (Lylpur). And Late Nazeer Husaini as Hidayat
    [*=center]Zaviya - 1
    [*=center]Zaviya - 2
    [*=center]Zaviya - 3
    [*=center]Zaviya - 4
    [*=center]Zaviya - 5
    [*=center]Zaviya - 6





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Fatima Surrya Bajjiya



Fatima Surayya Bajia, Pride of Performance, is a renowned Urdu novelist, playwright and drama writer of Pakistan. She has been awarded various awards at home and abroad including Japan's highest civil award in recognition of her works. She also remained Advisor to the Chief Minister of Sindh province of Pakistan.Born in Hyderabad, India, she has never attended a formal school, all her education took place at home, but instead she is ranked an eminent intellectual, reader and writer.She is a well-known personality in Pakistan with relation to the radio, television and stage and an ardent feminist. She wrote her first long play Mehman.She contributed for the literary programmes like Auraaq, and beauty care programmes under the title Aaraish-e-Khaam-e-Kakal and she also produced some children programmes.She produced great for Women programmes, especially she is founder of Khwateen key Meilaad. she told us many things which is not known to public. she was just 16years younger than her mother. there is no1 in her family who has not blessed by special skills. even a children of 10 years has the neck of writing, Bajia is a lady who has never said NO to any one for any work, its like a open darbar , any one can go n have their problems solved, you go any time she will invite you for lunch or dinner. she loves the sweet dish made by one of her lovely distinct neighbor , that girl is from some other country and make v special Burmees sweet dish, Bajia loves that , Bajiya says for them that they are blessing for them, according to Bajia that this couple is like her own children.Mr advocate n her wife is very dear to Bajiya.


Plays[FONT=tahoma, geneva, sans-serif]!

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  • Shama 1974 (adopted from A.R. Khatoon's novel)
  • Afshaan (adopted from A.R. Khatoon's novel)
  • Aroosa
  • Zeenat (adopted from Mirza Quleech Baig's Sindhi novel)
  • Ana
  • Aagahi
  • Aabgeenay
  • Babar [SUP][4][/SUP]
  • Tareekh-o-Tamseel
  • Ghar aik Nagar
  • Faraz Aik Karz
  • Phool Rahi Sarsoon
  • Tasveer-e-Kainaat
  • Asaavari
 

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Haseena Moin




Haseena Moin (born 20 November 1941) is a notable Pakistani dramatist, playwright and writer for radio and television.
A native of Kanpur, the most populous city in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Hassena Moin received her early education in her ancestral region and, after the partition of India, migrated with her family to Pakistan. She lived for a number of years in Rawalpindi, then moved to Lahore and, in the 1950s, settled in Karachi, where she graduated from the Government College for Women in 1960 andMastered in History from Karachi University in 1963. Her radio and television plays have earned international repute.

Selected television dramas written by Haseena Moin
§ Ankahi
§ Tanhaiyaan
§ Perchhaiyaan
§ Dhund
§ Parosi
§ Kiran Kahani
§ Aahut
§ Singaar
§ Zer Zabar Paish
§ Dhoop Kinaray
§ Kasak
§ Uncle Urfi
§ Shehzori
§ Taan Sen
§ Aansoo
§ Kohar
§ Des Pardes
§ Pal Do Pal
§ Dhundle Raste (Television mini-series)
§ kaisa yeh junoon
§ mere dard ko jo zuban miley
§ jaane anjaane
§ the castle aik umeed
§ shaayad ke bahar aaye
§ mohim joo(telefilm)
§ tum se mil kar
§ bandish
§ choti si kahani
 
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Anwar Masood

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Anwar Maqsood Shayri
Jis tarah ki hai'n ye diivaare'n ye dar jaisaa bhii hai,Sar chhipaane ko mayassar to hai ghar jaisaa bhii hai,Us ko mujh se mujh ko us se nisbaten hain beshumaar,Merii chaahat kaa hai mahavar ye nagar jaisaa bhii hai,Chal paraa hun shauq-e-beparvaah ko murshad maan kar,Raastaa pur-pech hai yaa pur-Khatar jaisaa bhii hai,Sab gavaaraa hai thakan saarii dukhan saarii chubhan,Ek Khushbuu ke liye hai ye safar jaisaa bhii hai,Vo to hai maKhsuus ik terii mohabbat ke liye,Teraa `Anwar` baa-hunar yaa be-hunar jaisaa bhii hai.


nwar Masood is a Pakistani poet well known for his comic poetry, however, his works include other genres as well. He writes in Punjabi, Urduand Persian.

Born in Gujrat, he moved to Lahore and got his early education there. Later on he moved back to Gujrat and studied in Zamindara College Gujrat. He started teaching in Government Islamia High School in Kunjah. He did his masters in Persian from Oriental College, Lahore and achieved gold medal. He has taught in different colleges in Pakistan from 1962 to 1996.

Professor Anwar Masood is a multilingual poet. He is a teacher of the Persian language, and a poet of Urdu and Punjabi. Mostly popular for his Punjabi poetry. His poetry gives the message of the original and pure culture of Punjab. Anwar Masood is the only Punjabi poet who is popular among the masses. The way he has described the different aspects of life in his poetry have never been described before. Some of his poems have become so popular that where ever he went people desire to listen them again and again and have requested him to recite them before them. The most popular of them are Anar Kali Diyan Shana, Aj Kee Pakaeay, Banyan, Juma Bazaar,jehlam da pul, Umree and many more.Anwar Masood was born at 8 November 1935 in the city of Gujrat(Pakistan), his family migrated to Lahore in 1941 where he started his basic education. Again he went back to Gujrat in 1947 and completed his matriculation from Public School. He achieved Role of Honor in B.A. from Zamidara College Gujrat.

He started teaching in Govt.Islamia High School Kunjah. He did his master in Persian from Oriental College Lahorein 1961 and achieved gold medal. He started his service as a lecturer in 1962 and have been teaching in different college in Punjab and hi is also in visiting faculty of govt.college university, punjab university and other renowned deptt. of humanities in Pakistan and retired in 1996.

 

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Famous Urdu Writers & Poets Biography!

ANwar Maqsood
Anwar Maqsood Hameedi (Urdu: انور مقصود حمیدی) commonly known asAnwar Maqsood Urdu: انور مقصود) is a Pakistani playwright, poet, television host, satirist, humorist, infrequent actor and painter. He has worked in the entertainment industry for over 35 years.
Life and career
Anwar Maqsood studied at the Gulbarga trust School Aurangabad. He has worked as a host for a variety of shows onPTV. His work has included Studio Dhai (Studio 2:30) and then Studio Ponayteen (Studio 2:45) along with Show Sha and numerous other shows. His work incorporates humour, satire, and an approach to hard subjects in lighter vein.
Family
He belongs to one of the more literary families based in Karachi, Pakistan. His sisters include the famous Fatima Surayya Bajia, Zohra Nigah, Mrs. Kazmi[SUP][1][/SUP] and Zubaida Tariq (cooking expert). His son Bilal Maqsood is a pop singer affiliated with the highly famous international band Strings.
Plays
On PTV


  • [*=center]Fifty Fifty (sketch comedy)
    [*=center]Show Time (Comedy interactive show)
    [*=center]Aangan Terha (Mini series)
    [*=center]Half Plate (Theatrical teleplay)
    [*=center]Silver Jubilee show
    [*=center]Studio Dhaai
    [*=center]Studio Paunay Teen
    [*=center]Talaash (Mini Series)
On NTM

On ARY


  • [*=center]Loose talk
    [*=center]Majoo Mian

  • [*=center]Hum Pe Jo Guzarti Hai
 

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Mohsin Naqvi

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Agarche main ik chattaan sa admi raha hon,
magar terey baad hosla hai ke ji raha hon,

voh reeza reeza merey badan mein utar raha hai,
main qatra qatra usi ki aankh ko pi raha hon,

teri hatheeli pe kis ne likha hai qatal mera,
muje to lagta hai main tera dost b raha hon,

khuli hain ankhain magar badan hai tamam pather,
koi bataye main mar chuka hon ke Ji raha hon,

kahan milegi misaal meri sitamgari ki ?
k main gulabon ke zakham kanton se si raha hon,

na puch muj se ke shehar walon ka hal kia tha,
k main to khud apne ghar mein do gharri raha hon,

mila to beetey dinon ka sach uski ankh mein tha,
voh aashna jis se mudatton ajnabi raha hon,

bhula de muj ko ke be-vafayee baja hai laken,
ganva na muj ko ke main teri zindagi raha hon,

voh ajnabi ban ke ab miley b to kia hai 'Mohsin',
yeh naz kam hai ke main b us ka kabi raha hon.

Syed
Mohsin Naqvi was a great Urdu language poet of Pakistan. He is believed to have been murdered on 15 January 1996. He was born in a village Sadat near Dera Ghazi Khan. He did his Graduation from Govt. College Bosan Road Multan. The secret of his life is that his actual Name was Ghulam Abbas. He did his masters from University of the Punjab Lahore. Before his arrival at Lahore he was well known as Mohsin Naqvi. He was also known as the Poet of Ahl al-Bayt. His poetry is well accepted and recited all over World.

Famous Books

Following are the famous Urdu poetry books of Syed Mohsin Naqvi

  • [*=center]Azaab-e-Deed عذاب دید
    [*=center]Khaima-e-Jaan خیمہء جاں
    [*=center]Berg-e-Sehra برگ سحرا
    [*=center]Band-e-Kbaa بند قبا
    [*=center]moje-idraak
    [*=center]Taloo-e-ashk
    [*=center]Furat-e-fikr
    [*=center]Reza-e-harf
    [*=center]Rakht-e-shab
    [*=center]Rida-e-khwab
    [*=center]Haq-e-Aeliya



Phir vohi main hon vohi shehar badar sannata,
mujko dass ley na kahin khaak basar sannata,

dasht e hasti mein shab e gum ki sehar karney ko,
hijar valon ne liya rakhat e safar sannata,

kis se puchon k kahan hai mera roney vala,
is taraf mein hon, merey ghar se udhar sannata,

tu sadaaon k bhanvar mein muje avaz to dey,
tuj ko dey ga merey honey ki khabar sannata,

us ko hungama manzil ki khabar kia do gey ?
jis ne paya ho sir e rahguzar sannata,

hasil kunj e qufas , veham bakaf tanhai,
ronaq e shaam e safar , ta ba sehar sannata,

qismat e sha'ir e seemaab sifat ,
dasht ki mout,qeemat e reeza almaas e hunar sannata,

Jaan e 'Mohsin' meri taqdeer mein kab likha hai,dobta chaand , tera qurb , gajar , sannata.
 
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AHMAD FARAZ



Main logon se mulaqaton k lahmay yaad rakhta hoonMain batain bhool jata hoon to lehjay yaad rakhta hoonSar-E-Mehfil nigaaheN mujh pe jin logoN ki parti hiNNigahoN k hawalay say woh chehray yaad rakhta hoonZara sa hat k chalta hoon zamanay ki riwayat sayKhud ko bhool k yaaro! main sab ko yaad rakhta hoon
Ahmad Faraz (Urdu: احمد فراز) born Syed Ahmad Shah (Urdu: سید احمد شاہ) on January 12, 1931 in Kohat, was a PakistaniUrdu poet. He was considered one of the great modern Urdu poets of the last century. Faraz is his pseudonym 'takhalus'. Faraz died in Islamabad on August 25, 2008.
Faraz has been compared with
Faiz Ahmad Faiz, holds a unique position as one of the best poets of current times, with a fine but simple style of writing. Even common people can easily understand his poetry. Ethnically a Hindkowan, Ahmed Faraz studied Persian and Urduat the Peshawar University. He later became lecturer at the Peshawar University.He was awarded Hilal-e-Imtiaz, Sitara-i-Imtiaz and after his death Hilal-e-Pakistan by Government of Pakistan.
Biography

Faraz was born on January 12,1931 in Kohat,[SUP][2][/SUP] Pakistan to Syed Muhammad Shah Barq. His brother is Syed Masood Kausar.[SUP][6][/SUP] In an interview with Rediff he recalls how his father, once bought clothes for him on Eid. He didn't like the clothes meant for him, but preferred the ones meant for his elder brother. This lead him to write his first couplet:
:سب کے واسطے لائے ہیں کپڑے سیل سے
لائے ہیں میرے لیے قیدی کا کمبل جیل سے
Sab kay waste laye hein kaprye sale se
Laye hein mere liye qaidi ka kambal jail se
(He brought clothes for everybody from the sale)(For me he brought a blanket from jail)[SUP][7][/SUP]

His parents asked him once to learn mathematics from a class fellow during the summer vacation. But he was weak in mathematics and geography, he didn't remember maps and roads.He was from a respectable family of Syed, descendents of ''Haji Bahadar" a famous saint of Kohat, he moved to Peshawar with entire family. Studied in famous Edwards College, Peshawar and then did hisMasters in Urdu and Persian from Peshawar University.[SUP][5][/SUP]During his time in college, Faiz Ahmad Faiz and Ali Sardar Jafri were the best progressive poets, who impressed him and became his role models.
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Literary and Political life
Outspoken about politics, he went into self-imposed exile during the Zia-ul-Haq era after he was arrested for reciting certain poems at a Mushaira criticizing the military rule. He stayed for 6 years in Britain, Canada and Europe before returning to Pakistan, where he was initially appointed Chairman Academy of Letters and later chairperson of theIslamabad-based National Book Foundation for several years. He has been awarded with numerous national and international awards.He was awarded the Hilal-e-Imtiaz in 2004, in recognition of his literary achievements. He returned the award in 2006 after becoming disenchanted with the government and its policies."My conscious will not forgive me if I remained a silent spectator of the sad happenings around us. The least I can do is to let the dictatorship know where it stands in the eyes of the concerned citizens whose fundamental rights have been usurped. I am doing this by returning the Hilal-e-Imtiaz (civil) forthwith and refuse to associate myself in any way with the regime..." a statement issued by the poet.About his current writings he says: "I now only write when I am forced to from the inside."[SUP][citation needed][/SUP] Maintaining a tradition established by his mentor, the revolutionary Faiz Ahmad Faiz, he wrote some of his best poetry during those days in exile. Famous amongst poetry of resistance has been "Mahasara". Faraz was also mentioned by actor Shahzada Ghaffar in the Pothwari/Mirpuri telefilm "Khai Aye O".Despite his deteriorating health, he was quite active in the Judicial Crisis, in 2007. He joined personally the lawyers to protest against the government, and also encouraged his colleagues to do the same.
DEath:



Faraz died from kidney failure in a local Islamabad hospital on 25 August 2008. His funeral was held on the evening of 26th, by many admirers and government officials at H-8 Graveyard, Islamabad, Pakistan.


A sample of his poetry is:

Nazm: Khwaab martay naheen
Khwaab maratay naheen
Khwaab dil hain, nah aankhen, nah saansen keh joRezaa, rezaa huwe to bikhar jaayen geJism kii maut se ye bhii mar jaayen ge
English translation.
Dreams do not dieDream are not heart, nor eyes nor breathWhich shattered, will scatterDie with the death of the body.





Haath uthaey hai'n magar lab pe duaa
koi nahi'n,
Ki ibaadat bhi vo jis ki jazaa koi nahi'n,
Ye bhi vaqt aanaa thaa ab to khosh har aavaaz hai,
Aur mere barbaad-e-dil me''n sadaa koi nahin,
Aa ke ab taslim kar le'n tuu nahi'n to mai'n sahi,
kaun mane gaa ke ham me'n bevafaa koi nahi'n,
Vaqt ne vo Khaak u.Daai hai ke dil ke dasht se,
Qaafile guzre hai'n phir bhi naqsh-e-paa koi nahi'n,
Khud ko yuu'n mahasuur kar baiThaa huu'n apani zaat me'n,
Manzile'n chaaro'n taraf hai raastaa koi nahi'n,
Kaise raasto'n se chale aur kis jagah pahunche `Faraz`,
Yaa hujuum-e-dostaa'n thaa saath yahaa'n koi nahi'
n.
 
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AHmad NAdeem QASMI

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Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi, (November 20, 1916 - July 10, 2006) was a legendary Urdu language Pakistanipoet, journalist, literary critic, dramatist and short story author. With some 50 books of poetry, fiction, criticism, journalism and art to his credit, Qasmi was a major figure in contemporary Urdu literature. His poetry stood out among his contemporaries' work for its unflinching humanism, and Qasmi's Urdu afsana (short story) work is considered by some second only to Prem Chand in its masterful depiction of rural culture. He also published and edited the prestigious literary journal Funoon for almost half a century, grooming generations of new writers.Born as Ahmad Shah Awan on November 20, 1916 in the village Anga of Khushab District in British India. A graduate of the University of the Punjab, Lahore, Qasimi started his career as a government clerk, which he eventually left to pursue journalism. He became active member of the Progressive Writers Movement, for a time holding the position of secretary, and was consequently arrested many times during the 1950s through the 1970s.In his long career as a writer and editor, Qasmi Sahib had the distinction of editing several prominent literary journals, including Phool, Tehzeeb-i-Niswaan, Adab-i-Lateef, Savera, Naqoosh, and his own brainchild, Funoon. He also served as the editor of the prestigious (now defunct) Urdu daily Imroze. For several decades Qasimi contributed weekly columns to national newspapers; a classic example was "Rawan Dawan" in Daily Jang, which focused on current issues.In 1948, he was selected as the secretary general of the Anjuman-e-Taraqqi Pasand Musannifeen (Progressive Writers Movement) for Punjab. In 1949, he was elected the secretary-general of theorganisation for Pakistan, a position he held for six successive years.In 1962, Qasmi started his own journal Fanoon. The legendary friendship and support of Khadija Mastoor and Hajira Masroor and support to a host of other writers from Ahmed Faraz and Saqi Farooqi to Najib Ahmed and others is linked to Fanoon. The renowned Urdu writers Amjad Islam Amjad, Ata ul Haq Qasmi, Munnoo Bhai and Nazeer Naji proudly claim Qasmi's patronage. Perhaps the most well known of protege was Parveen Shakir, who considered Qasmi her mentor and called him Ammu (father). Her first bestseller, Khushboo, was dedicated to Qasmi.In 1974, he was appointed secretary-general of Majlis-Taraqee-Adab - a Board of Advancement ofLiterature established by thegovernment of West Pakistan in 1958.Qasimi is a recipient of Pride of Performance (1968) and Pakistan Academy of Letters' lifetime achievement award, as well as the country's highest civil honour, Sitara-i-Imtiaz (1980), for literature.Published collections of his best-known work include poetry volumes Jalal-o-Jamal, Shola-i-Gul and Kisht-i-Wafa, and short story collections Chopaal, Sannata, and Kapaas ka Phool, Bagolay, Tal-o-Gharoob, Sailab-o-Gardab, Anchal, ghar se ghar tak..Following an illness, Qasmi died on the July 10, 2006 of complications from asthma at Punjab Institute of Cardiology in Lahore. He was survived by a daughter Dr. Naheed Qasmi and a son Nauman Qasmi.


ریت سے بُت نہ بنا اَے مرے اچھے فنکار
ایک لمحے کو ٹھہر میں تجھے پتھر لا دوں
میں ترے سامنے انبار لگا دوں
لیکنکون سے رنگ کا پتھر ترے کام آئے گا
سرخ پتھر جسے دِل کہتی ہے بےدِل دنیا
یا وہ پتھرائی ہوئی آنکھ کا نِیلا پتھر
جس میں صدیوں سے تحریر کے پڑے ہوں ڈورے
کیا تجھے روح کے پتھر کی ضرورت ہو
گیجس پہ حق بات بھی پتھر کی طرح گرتی ہے
ایک وہ پتھر ہے جسے کہتے ہیں تہذیب سفید
اس کے مَرمَر میں سیاہ خون جھلک جاتا ہے
ایک انصاف کا پتھر بھی تو ہوتاہے
مگرہاتھ میں تیشہِ زر ہو ،
تو وہ ہاتھ آتا ہےجتنے معیار ہیں اس دور کےسب پتھر ہیں
جتنے افکار ہیں اس دور کے سب پتھر ہیں
اس زمانے میں تو ہر فن کا نشانہ پتھر ہے
ہاتھ پتھر ہیں ترے، میری زباں پتھر ہے
ریت سے بت نہ بنا اے مرے اچھے فنکار

(احمد ندیم قاسمی)
 

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ALLAMA IQBAL

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One of the greatest Urdu poets in the contemporary world, Allama Muhammad Iqbal is famous for his poetry in Urdu and Persian. He is also given much creditfor his works on political and religious philosophy in Islam. The life history of Allama Muhammad Iqbal is very interesting and this section titled as Allama Muhammad Iqbal biography shall give you further information about his life. He is also credited with coming up with the idea of creation of Pakistan. He is usually referred to as Allama Iqbal; Allama means a scholar. Allama Iqbal studied law in England and Germany a. His primary focus was on the creation of works on politics, religion, economics, philosophy and history. He also composed a number of poems and is well-known for his poetic works like Rumuz-i-Bekhudi, Asrar-e-Khudi and Bang-i-Dara among others. He is held in high honor in Afghanistan and Iran and he is fondly called as Iqbal-e-Lahori, which means Iqbal of Lahore. A very strong supporter of the revival of Islam around the world, he advocated for the cause that the spiritual and political resurgence of Islam was very essential. He delivered a famous set of lectures in India that was compiled and published as Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam. Iqbal worked in close collaboration with Mohammad Ali Jinnah. He is honored as the national poet of Pakistan and his birth anniversary (November 9th) is a holiday in Pakistan. Most of his poetic works are in Persian than Urdu. His works mainly revolved around the betterment of mankind and the present society. He took inspiration from real life incidents while he stayed in Europe and Middle East. He wanted to tell the West that their materialistic outlook will not last long and that they should take inspiration from the East and gain knowledge from spirituality to seek real happiness. He was greatly inspired by famous Western thinkers like Friedrich Nietzsche, Goethe, and Henri Bergson. This great poet breathed his last on April 21st 1938.



Jo Musalmaan tha Allah ka saudai tha,
Kabhi mehboob tumhara yehi harjaai tha.

Safah-e-dahar se baatil ko mitaya kis ne?
Nau-e-insaan ko ghulami se chhuraya kis ne?

Mere Kaabe ko jabeenon se basaya kis ne?
Mere Quran ko seenon se lagaya kis ne?

 

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Parveen shakir

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Parveen Shakir was born on 24th November, 1952 in Karachi, Pakistan She was highly educated with two masters degrees, one in English literature and one in linguistics She also held a PhD and another masters degree in Bank Administration She was a teacher for nine years before she joined the Civil Service and worked in the Customs department In 1986 she was appointed the second secretary, CBR in Islamabad A number of books of her poetry have been published In chronological order, they are Khushboo (1976), Sad-barg (1980), Khud-kalaami (1990), Inkaar (1990) and Maah-e-Tamaam (1994) Her first book, Khushboo, won the Adamjee award Later she was awarded the Pride of Performance award, which is the highest award given by the Pakistan government On 26th December, 1994, on her way to work, her car collided with a truck and the world of modern Urdu poetry lost one of its brightest stars Parveen Shakir initially wrote under the pen-name of 'Beena' She considered Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi her 'ustad' and used to called him 'Ammujaan' She was married to Dr Nasir Ahmed but got divorced from him sometime before her untimely demise in 1994 They had one son - Murad Ali

Following is a list of Shakir's published books. A translation of each's title follows in italics.Volumes of Poetry

  • [*=center]Khushbu (1976) - Fragrance
    [*=center]Sad-barg (1980) - Marsh Marigold
    [*=center]Khud-kalaami (1990) - Talking to the Self
    [*=center]Inkaar (1990) - Refusal
    [*=center]Maah-e-Tamaam (1994) - Full Moon
    [*=center]Kaf-e-Aa'ina - The Edge of the Mirror
Prose

  • [*=center]Gosha-e-Chashm - The Sight Corner
Chaarah gar haar gaya ho jaise,
Ab to marna hi dawa ho jaise,
Mujh se bichhrha tha woh pahle bhi magar,
Ab ke yeh zakhm naya ho jaise,
Mere maathe pe yeh payar ka haath,
Rooh per daste saba ho jaise,
Yo'n bhi hans ke mila tha lekin,
Dil hi dil me'n woh khafa ho jaise,
Sar chhupaye'n to badan khulta hai,
Zeest muflis ki rada ho jaise.




 

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Noshi GIlani

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Noshi Gilani (born in 1964 in Bahawalpur Pakistan) is a legendary female Urdu poet of international fame and a former academic from the Bahawalpur University, Punjab Pakistan.She is one of the Urdu leading poets in Pakistan has successfully published five collections of poetry. Her poetry collection published in Pakistan Includes: . Mohabatain Jab Sumar Kurna (When you count affections, 1993)
. Udas Honay Kay Din Naheen (These are not the days of sadeness, 1997)
. Pehla Lafz Mohabat Likha (The first word of love, 2003)
. Selected poems like Ay Meeray Shareek-E-Risal-E-Jaan,
. Hum Tera Intezaar Kurtey Rahey (O my beloved, I kept waiting for you, 2008).In 2008, her poerty was translated in English and her poems were read in the UK, with the Poetry Translation Centre's World Poets' Tour.
She hosted a tribute to folk singer Pathanay Khan, sponsored by the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA).Noshi Gilani settled in San Fasisco USA in 1995 but after her marriage to Saeed Khan she decided to Australia. She married Saeed Khan, an Australian-based Urdu poet on October 25, 2008 and they currectly reside in Sydney Australia. It was reported, that her mother Mrs. Sarwar Gilani Sahiba, a professor of Urdu and Persian languages and literature, died in Bahawalpur, Pakistan.The candour and frankness of her highly-charged poems is unusual for a woman writing in Urdu and she has gained a committed international audience, performing regularly at large poetry gatherings in Pakistan, Australia, Canada and the US. Unknown outside the Pakistani community, the translations here mark her introduction to an English-speaking audience.She is a member of younger generation of female poets. Her experience of living in US shows a notable impact on her significant number of poems. Living through Diaspora has increased the complexity of her poems and reinforced her sense of female identity and introduced a new revolution against restraint creative writers in Pakistani society.Books. Mohabatain Jab Sumar Kurna (When you count affections, 1993)
. Udas Honay Kay Din Naheen (These are not the days of sadeness, 1997)
. Pehla Lafz Mohabat Likha (The first word of love, 2003)
. Selected poems like Ay Meeray Shareek-E-Risal-E-Jaan,
Hum Tera Intezaar Kurtey Rahey (2008).


کتنا مشکل ہے زندگی کرنا
جس طرح تجھ سے دوستی کرنا
اِک کہانی نہ اور بن جائے
تم بات سرسری کرنا
ڈوب جاؤں نہ میں اندھیروں میں
اپنی آنکھوں کی روشنی کرنا
کس قدر دل نشیں لگتا ہے
بے ارادہ تجھے دُکھی کرنا
خونِ دل صرف کرنا پڑتا ہے
دیکھنا تم نہ شاعری کرنا
کتنا دشوار ہے انا کے لیئے
سارے ماحول کی نفی کرنا
 

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Abu-Al-Asar Hafeez Jalandhuri writer, poet and above all composer of the National Anthem of Pakistan. He was born in Jalandhar, Punjab, India on January 14, 1900. After independence of Pakistan in 1947, Hafeez Jullundhri moved to Lahore. Hafeez made up for the lack of formal education with self-study but he has the privilege to have some advise from the great Persian poet Maulana Ghulam Qadir Bilgrami. His dedication, hard work and advise from such a learned person carved his place in poetic pantheon.Hafeez Jullandhuri actively participated in Pakistan Movement and used his writings to propagate for the cause of Pakistan. In early 1948, he joined the forces for the freedom of Kashmir and got wounded. Hafeez Jalandhari wrote the Kashmiri Anthem, "Watan Hamara Azad Kashmir". He wrote many patriotic songs during Pakistan, India war in 1965.
Hafeez Jullandhuri served as Director General of morals in Pakistan Armed Forces, and very prominent position as adviser to the President, Field Marshal Mohammad Ayub Khan and also Director of Writer's Guild.
Hafeez was born in Jalandhar, India. His father was Shams-ud-din who was Hafiz-e-Qur'an. He firstly studied in mosque and then got admission in some
local school. He got education up to seventh class. He got no more formal education.
Long before Hafeez Jullundhri's
lyrics were adopted as the national anthem in 1950s, Pakistan had an anthem written by Jagannath Azad, son of Lahore-based poet Tilok Chand Mahroom. Azad was commissioned by Jinnah to write the anthem three days before the creation of Pakistan in 1947.
Azad's lyrics - "Ae sarzameene paak/Zarray teray haen aaj sitaaron se taabnaak/ Roshan hai kehkashaan se kaheen aaj teri khaak/Ae sarzameene paak" (Oh land of Pakistan, the stars themselves illuminate each particle of yours/rainbows brighten your very dust) - were replaced six months after Jinnah's death in September 1948. The National Anthem Committee chose Hafeez Jullundhri's poem from among 723 submissions.
He first married in 1917, when he was seventeen years old. His first wife was his cousin "Zeenat Begum". They altogether had seven children, all of them girls and no boys. In 1939 he married for the second time with a young English woman and had one girl with her. This marriage ended in a divorce. His first wife died in 1954. In 1955 he married with Khurshid Begum. The third relation also gifted him one girl.
In 1922 - 1929 he remained the editor of a few monthly magazines namely, "Nonehal", "Hazar Dastaan", "Teehzeeb-e-Niswan", "Makhzin". His first collection of poems Nagma-e-Zar[3] was published in 1935. After the World War II, he worked as the director of the Song Publicity Department. During this same time he wrote songs that were much liked by the public.
He died on December 21, 1982 at the age of eighty two years. He was buried in Model Town, Lahore but later on his dead body was re-buried in the tomb near Minar-e-Pakistan.For his literary and patriotic services he was awarded with the most prestigious awards of Hilal-e-Imtiaz and Pride of Performance.A patriotic poetic song of Watan hamara Kashmir, is considered to be the official regional State anthem or State song for Azad Jammu and Kashmir, it was written in the mid-1960's, which was inspired by the conflict of Indo-Pak war II. The first few lines are official recognised by the Kashmiris in Muzaffarabad.





Ab to kuchh aur bhii a.ndheraa hai,
ye merii raat kaa saveraa hai,
rahazano.n se to bhaag nikalaa thaa,
ab mujhe rahabaro.n ne gheraa hai,
aage aage chalo tabar vaalo,
abhii ja.ngal bahut ghaneraa hai,
qaafilaa kis kii pairavii me.n chale,
kaun sab se ba.Daa luTeraa hai,
so raho ab "Hafeez"jii tum bhii,
ye na_ii zindagii kaa Deraa hai,
 

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Faiz Ahmad Faiz

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Name: Faiz Ahmad Faiz
Date of Birth: February 13th, 1911
Place: Sialkot (Punjab), Faiz's mother was Sultan Fatima. Faiz's father died in Sialkot in 1913. Faiz's father was a learned man . Faiz started memorizing the Holy Quran at the age of four and in 1916 started his formal education in the famous school of Moulvi Ibrahim Sialkoti, and learnt Urdu, Persian and Arabic. Was admitted to the Scotch Mission High School in 1921 in Class IV. Passed his Matriculation Examination in the 1st Division from Murray College, Faiz Passed his B.A. (Honours) in Arabic from the Government College, Lahore and then M.A. in English from the same College in 1932. Passed his M.A. in Arabic in the 1st Division, from Oriental College, Lahore. Faiz joined Lecturer ship in English at M. A. O. College, Amritsar in 1935 and then at Hailey College of Commerce, Lahore. Joined the Army as Captain in 1942 and worked in the department of Public Relations in Delhi. Was promoted to the rank of Major in 1943, and Lieut. Colonel in 1944. Resigned fromThe Army in 1947 and returned to Lahore, where, in 1959 appointed as Secretary, Pakistan Arts Council and worked in that capacity till 1962. Returning from London in 1964 he settled down in Karachi and wasappointed as Principal, Abdullah Haroon College , Karachi. Editorship of the monthly magazine Adabe-Latif from 1947 to 1958. Worked as Editor under the Progressive Papers Ltd, of the Pakistan Times, the Urdu newspaper Imroze and the weekly Lailo-Nihar. In the 1965 war between India & Pakistan he worked in an honorary capacity in the Department of Information. Acted as Editor of the magazine Lotus in Moscow, London and Beirut.
In March 9th, arrested under Safety Act and charged in the Rawalpindi Conspiracy case, and having borne the hardships of imprisonment for four years and one month in the jails of Sargodha, Montgomery (now Sahiwal) Hyderabad and Karachi, was released on April 2nd, 1955.




٭……فیض احمد فیض
روشن کہیں بہار کے امکاں ہوئے تو ہیں
گلشن میں چاک چند گریباں ہوئے تو ہیں
اب بھی خزاں کا راج ہے لیکن کہیں کہیں
گوشے رہِ چمن میں غزل خواہاں ہوئے تو ہیں
ٹھہری ہوئی ہے شب کی سیاہی وہیں مگر
کچھ کچھ سحر کے رنگ پُر افشاں ہوئے تو ہیں
ان میں لُہو جلا ہو، ہمارا، کہ جان و دل
محفل میں کچھ چراغِ فروزاں ہوئے تو ہیں
ہاں کج کر و کلاہ کہ سب کچھ لُٹا کے ہم
اب بے نیازِ گردشِ دوراں ہوئے تو ہیں
اہلِ قفس کی صبح چمن میں کھلے گی
آنکھبادِ صبا سے وعدہ و پیماں ہوئے تو ہیں
ہے دشت اب بھی دشت مگر خون پا سے فیض
سیراب چند خارِ مغیلاں ہوئے تو ہیں
 

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Wasi Shah
is an Urdu poet from Punjab, Pakistan. His poetry books include "Mujhe Sandal Ker do " and his nazams include "Kash main tere Haseen Hathon ka Kangan Hota". Recently he earned PTVaward

Ajab hijar parasti thi uski fitrat may

shajar k toote hue patte talash karta tha

tamam raat wo pardey hatta kar chaand k saath
jo kho gaye thay wo lamhe talash karta tha

duain karta tha ujrey hue mazaron par
bare ajeeb sahaare talash karta tha

muje to aaj bataya hay badlon ne WASI
wo laut aane k raaste talash karta tha


 

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thanx Ml bhaya

par ajeeb language kahan hay :s

maine to delete ki thi kidar reh gai :-ss :p
 

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Dr. Israr AHAMD



Aisa kahan se layain
k Tujh sa kahey jisse


Dr. Israr Ahmed, (Urdu: اسراراحمد, born April 26, 1932) is a Pakistan-based Muslim religious figure who has been described as well-known among Muslims in Pakistan, India, the Middle East, and North America.[1] Born in East Punjab, (now part of Haryana) in India, the second son of a government servant, he is the founder of the Tanzeem-e-islami, an off-shoot of the Jamaat-e-Islami.
He has spent the "last forty years" actively engaged in "reviving the Qur'an-centered Islamic perennial philosophy and world-view" with "the ultimate objective of establishing a true Islamic State, or the System of Khilafah." [1] Ahmed is skeptical of the efficacy of "parliamentary politics of give-and-take" in establishing an "Islamic politico-socio-economic system" as implementing this system is a "revolutionary process".


Early life and education

Dr. Israr Ahmad was born on April 26, 1932 in Hisar (a district of East Punjab, now a part of Haryana) in India, the second son of a government servant. He graduated from King Edward Medical College (Lahore) in 1954 and later received his Master's degree in Islamic Studies from the University of Karachi in 1965. He came under the influence of Abul Ala Maududi as a young student, worked briefly for Muslim Student's Federation in the Independence Movement and, following the creation of Pakistan in 1947, for the Islami Jamiyat-e-Talaba and then for the Jamaat-e-Islami. Dr. Israr Ahmad resigned from the Jama`at in April 1957 because of its involvement in the electoral politics, which he believed was irreconcilable with the revolutionary methodology adopted by the Jama'at in the pre-1947 period.


Religious work


While still a student and an activist of the Islami Jami`yat-e-Talaba, Dr. Israr Ahmad became a Mudarris (or teacher) of the Qur'an. Even after resigning from the Jama`at, he continued to give Qur'anic lectures in different cities of Pakistan, and especially after 1965 spent a great deal of time studying the Quran.

In 1967 Dr. Israr Ahmadin wrote “Islamic Renaissance: The Real Task Ahead”, a tract explaining his basic belief. This was that a rebirth of Islam would be possible only by revitalizing Iman (faith) among the Muslims -- particularly educated Muslims -- and the propagation of the Qur'anic teachings in contemporary idiom and at the highest level of scholarship is necessary to revitalize Iman. This undertaking would remove the existing dichotomy between modern physical and social sciences on the one hand, and Islamic revealed knowledge on the other.

In 1971 Ahmad gave up his medical practice to devote himself full time to the Islamic revival. In 1972 he established or helped establish the Markazi Anjuman Khuddam-ul-Qur'an Lahore, Tanzeem-e-Islami was founded in 1975, and Tahreek-e-Khilafat Pakistan was launched in 1991.

Dr. Israr Ahmad first appeared on Pakistan Television in 1978 in a program called Al-Kitab; this was followed by other programs, known as Alif Lam Meem, Rasool-e-Kamil, Umm-ul-Kitab and the most popular of all religious programs in the history of Pakistan Television, the Al-Huda, which made him a household name throughout the country.[citation needed] Although he did not like to receive it personally, Dr. Israr Ahmad was awarded Sitara-i-Imtiaz in 1981. He has to his credit over 60 Urdu books on topics related to Islam and Pakistan, 9 of which have been translated into English and other languages.

While still a student and an activist of the Islami Jami`yat-e-Talaba, Dr. Israr Ahmad gained considerable fame and eminence as a Mudarris (or teacher) of the Holy Qur'an. Even after resigning from the Jama`at, he continued to give Qur'anic lectures in different cities of Pakistan, and especially after 1965 he has, according to his own disclosure, invested the better part of his physical and intellectual abilities in the learning and teaching of the Qur'anic wisdom.

Dr. Israr Ahmad wrote an extremely significant tract in 1967 in which he explained his basic thought — that an Islamic Renaissance is possible only by revitalizing the Iman (true faith and conviction) among the Muslims, particularly their intelligentsia. The revitalization of Iman, in turn, is possible only by the propagation of the Qur'anic teachings and presenting the everlasting wisdom of the Book of Allah (SWT) in contemporary idiom and at the highest level of scholarship. This undertaking is essential in order to remove the existing dichotomy between modern physical and social sciences on the one hand and the knowledge revealed by Almighty Allah (SWT) on the other. This tract is available in English as “Islamic Renaissance: The Real Task Ahead”.


Dr. Israr Ahmad gave up his thriving medical practice in 1971 in order to launch a full-fledged and vigorous movement for the revival of Islam. As a result of his efforts, the Markazi Anjuman Khuddam-ul-Qur'an Lahore was established in 1972, Tanzeem-e-Islami was founded in 1975, and Tahreek-e-Khilafat Pakistan was launched in 1991.

Dr. Israr Ahmad first appeared on Pakistan Television in 1978 in a program called Al-Kitab; this was followed by other programs, known as Alif Lam Meem, Rasool-e-Kamil, Umm-ul-Kitab and the most popular of all religious programs in the history of Pakistan Television, the Al-Huda, which made him a household name throughout the country. Although he did not like to receive it personally, Dr. Israr Ahmad was awarded Sitara-e-Imtiaz in 1981. He has to his credit over 60 Urdu books on topics related to Islam and Pakistan, 9 of which have been translated into English and other languages.

In the context of Qur'anic exegesis and understanding, Dr. Israr Ahmad is a firm traditionalist of the genre of Maulana Mehmood Hassan Deobandi and Allama Shabeer Ahmad Usmani; yet he presents Qur'anic teachings in a scientific and enlightened way, being also a disciple of Allama Iqbal and Dr. Muhammad Rafiuddin, and also because of his own background in science and medicine. Concerning the internal coherence of and the principles of deep reflection in the Qur'an, he has essentially followed the thinking of Maulana Hameed Uddin Farahi and Maulana Ameen Ahsan Islahi, though even here he has further developed their line of argument. Dr. Israr Ahmad believes in a dynamic and revolutionary conception of Islam, and in this regard he is a disciple of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad and Maulana Sayyid Abul A`la Maududi.

For the last forty years or so, Dr. Israr Ahmad has been actively engaged not only in reviving the Qur'an-centered Islamic perennial philosophy and world-view but also reforming the society in a practical way with the ultimate objective of establishing a true Islamic State, or the System of Khilafah. He has widely traveled abroad and the audio and video tapes of his Qur'anic discourses in Urdu and English languages have circulated in thousands throughout the world.

A master's thesis, entitled Dr. Israr Ahmad's Political Thought and Activities, was written by Ms. Shagufta Ahmad in the Islamic Studies department of Canada's Mac Gill University. This thesis is available from Markazi Anjuman Khuddam-ul-Qur'an Lahore.

Dr. Israr Ahmed relinquished the leadership of Tanzeem-e-Islami in October, 2002 on grounds of bad health and Hafiz Aakif Saeed is the present Ameer of the Tanzeem to whom all rufaqaa of Tanzeem renewed their pledge of Baiyah.

Some Books By Doctor Israr Ahmad:

Tauheed-e-amli
Rah-e-nijaat
azmat-e-som
the call of tanzeem-e-islami
The genesis of tanzeem-e-islami
istehkam-e-pakistan aur Muslim sindh
Islam may aurat ka muqam
Islam may ikhlaqi-o-rohani nizam
 
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