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Nisar Ahmed Faruqi

June 29, 1934 - November 28, 2004 (14th Shawwal 1425)

Professor of Arabic,
University of Delhi, Delhi [Retired - 2001]

(Head Deptt. of Arabic: 1984-86, 1989-92,1994- 96)

Academic Qualifications:

Ph.D. (Early Muslim Historiography), (University of Delhi, 1977).

M.A. (Arabic Language & Literature, 1964),

Honours in Urdu (Jamia Urdu, Aligarh)

Honours in Persian, (Punjab University)

Teaching Experience:

Lecturer in Arabic, Delhi University, 1964-66,

Lecturer in Arabic Delhi College, 1966-77

Reader in Modern Arabic- Delhi University 1977-85

Professor of Arabic-1985—2001

Teaching Graduate classes:1964-77

Post Graduate classes:1967—2001

Guiding research students:1977—2002

Lectures Delivered:

Mysore University,
Aligarh Muslim University,
Barkatullah University (Bhopal),
Baroda University,
Bombay University,
Calicut University, (Kerala),
C.I.E.F.L. Hyderabad
Devi Ahilya University (Indore),
Gujarat University (Ahmedabad),
Hyderabad Central University
Jammu University,
Karnataka University Dharwar,
Kashmir University
JawaharLal Nehru University, (New Delhi),
Iran Culture House, (New Delhi),
Jamia Millia Islamia, (New Delhi),
Lucknow University,
Madras University,
Nadwatul Ulema (Lucknow),
Osmania University (Hyderabad),
Patna University,
Rajasthan University (Jaipur).
Oriental College (Lahore),
Karachi Univ. Etc


President’s Certificate of Honour for Eminence (1985).

Abul Kalam Azad Award (U.P. Urdu Academy)-1995.

International Award for Enrichment of Urdu Literature.

Anjuman Farogh e Adab, Doha, Qatar, Arabian Gulf-2004.

Nuqoosh Award, Lahore (Pakistan) 1987.

Delhi Urdu Academy Award for Research & Critisism-1982.

Delhi Urdu Academy Award for Research.

Bihar Urdu Academy’s Award for Research.

Seven Books received UP Urdu Academy’s awards during 1959-92.

Two Books received Bihar Urdu Academy’s Awards during 1985-90.

Three Books received awards from All India Meer Academy Lucknow during 1985-93.

Qazi Abdul Wodood Award for Research and Criticism1989.

Ghalib Memorial welfare Society Award 1980.

Ghalib Award for best Prose Writing, Ghalib Institute, Delhi 1999.

Baba-e Urdu Dr. Abdul Haq Award.

Firaq Gorakhpuri Award, by Alami Urdu Conference, Delhi.

Lamhe Lamhe Budaun Award 2001.

Maikash Akbarabadi Award, Agra, 2002.

Association with Academic and Cultural Institutions:

Life Member of Iqbal Academy Pakistan.

Member All India Allama Iqbal Adabi Markaz Bhopal (M.P.).

Member Rampur Raza Library Board-1985-97 (Deptt. of Culture, Min. of Human Resource Development Govt. of India).

Secretary Islam & The Modern Age Society, New Delhi.

Founder Member Haryana Urdu Academy, Panchkola, Haryana.

Founder General Secy. Oriental Society Amroha.

Founder General Secretary, Baba Farid Educational Society (Regd.) Amroha U.P.

Secretary All India Arabic Teachers Associastion-1985-1990, & 1996-2004.

Member of the Executive Body of All India Oriental Conference, Pune.

Extra Academic Activities:

Editor: Delhi College Magazine 1962-64.

Associate Editor, Islam & The Modern Age (English) Quarterly, 1971-77.

Founder Editor Ghalibnama Research Journal, Ghalib Institute, New Delhi 1975-76.

Chief Editor Thaqafatul Hind Arabic Quarterly, ICCR, New Delhi 1985-95.

Founder Chief Editor Rampur Raza Library Research Journal 1989-96.

A Senior Broadcaster of All India Radio since 1953.

Associated with more than 20 Indian Universities as Member of Board of Studies, as Examiner and Paper setter or as Member of Board of Research Studies.

Participated in more than 100 National and International seminars and conferences
Organized more than 35 seminars of national and international levels.

Contributed Chapters to:

Aligarh History of Urdu Literature,
Comprehensive History of India,
Encyclopedia of Indian Literature,
Encyclopedia Iranica (USA),
Encyclopedia of Islam (Turkey),
Encyclopedia of Persian Language & Literature in the Indian Subcontinent,
Hindi Vishwakosh Varanasi,),
Encyclopedia of Indian Literature,
Sahitya Academy, New Delhi,
Urdu Encyclopedia of National
Council for Promotion of Urdu Language, Govt. of India, New Delhi
Nuqoosh Lahore Aap Biti Number, Rasool Number etc.

Published Works:

•Ahammiyat al. Sirah al. Tayyiba lil ‘Alam al. Bashari (Arabic), Benaras 1991, Riyadh 1997

•Al Risalat al Nabawiyyah (Letters of the Prophet Mohammed, tr. & Intro.) 1982

•Alam e Bashariyyat ke liye Sirat e Tayyiba Ki Ahammiyat:, Bombay 1988, Benaras.
--Amn aur shanti ka Mazhab Islam (Urdu tr.) 1975

•Anwaar-e Qur’an (Sufi understanding of the Qur’an) Delhi 1995, 2nd ed. 2002

•Arbon ki Tareekh Naweesi (Dr. Margolioth) Urdu tr., Aligarh 1972

•Chishti Talimat aur ‘Asr-e Hazir mein unki Ma’nawiyyat, Delhi 1981, Lahore 1983, 2nd ed. 2001

•Deed -o Daryaft (Research and criticism) 1964

•Delhi College Magazine, Special Issue on Mir Taqi Mir (1963)

•Dirasat, (Research Papers) Delhi, 1979

•Diwan -e Ghalib (Holograph copy) Introduction, Lahore 1969

•Early Muslim Historiography, English Delhi 1979

•Faw’id al Fu’ad (Introduction to the conversations of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya) Delhi 1990

•(Ghalib ki Aap Biti, Delhi 1969, 2nd Ed. Urdu & Hindi, 1998

•Ghalib Numa (Bibliography of Ghalib) 1969

•Haft Tamasha (Introduction) Delhi 1974

•Hidayat al Qulub (Urdu tr.) Delhi 1996

•Imdad al-Mushtaq ed. Delhi 1980

•Khulasat al-Fawa’id (tr. From Persian) Delhi 1999

•Khwaja Hasan Nizami ed. Delhi 1994

•Kulliyat-e Mus’hafi vol. .I, Delhi 1968, second ed. 2003

•Kulliyat-e Mus’hafi vol. II Delhi 1968. second ed. 2003

•Mahboob Husain Jigar (ed.) Delhi 1997

•Maktubat e Syed Al –‘Ulama (Introduction) Amroha 1989

•Maqalat al- Shu’ara (Qayam al-Din Hairat) ed. Delhi, 1968

•Marqumat-e Imdadiya, Delhi, 1979

•Maqasid al- Arifin (Persian) ed. Tonk 1984

•Miftah al khaza’in (Persian) ed. Delhi 1989

•Miftah al khaza’in (Urdu tr.) Delhi 1997

•Mir Ki Aap Biti, Delhi 1957. Delhi & Lahore IInd edition 1996

•Mir Taqi Mir, Bureau for Promotion of Urdu, Delhi 1995

•Naqd-e Malfuzat, Delhi & Lahore 1989

•Nawadir-e Imdadiya, Gulbarga, 1996

•Qiwam al-‘Aqa’id (Persian text) ed. 1994

•Qiwam al-‘Aqa’id (Urdu tr.) Rampur, 1994

•Rauzat al- Auliya (Persian text with Urdu tr. & Introduction) Rampur 199

•Shah Waliullah Dehlavi ke Nadir Maktubat (Intr.) Delhi & Lahore, 1998

•Shaikh Sadr al-Din Mohammad Yaqub Jihinda Shaheed, Delhi, 2002

•Shawamil al-Jumal der Shama’il al-Kummal (tr. From Persian) Delhi 2001

•Shifa al-‘Aleel (Arabic) by Ghulam Ali Azad Bilgrami, ed. 1990

•Sirat-e Nabawi ki Awwalin Kitabein aur unke Mu’allifin, Delhi 1974, 2nd ed. 1998

•Tabaqat al-Shu’ara: ed. Lahore 1965

•Tadhkira-e Hazrat Khwaja Nizamuddin Auliya, Delhi & Lahore 1980

•Talash-e Ghalib (Research papers) Delhi & Lahore1969 2nd ed. Delhi 1998

•Talash-e Meer Delhi 1974 2nd ed. Delhi 1994

•Tarikh-e- Mohammadi vol.2, pt. 7, Rampur 1996, part 5, 2003

•Tarikh-e Tabari ke Ma’akhiz ka Tehqiqi wa Tanqidi Mutala’a, tr. Delhi 1980 Lahore 1998

•Teen Tadhkarey: Delhi 1968

•Thaqafat al-Hind (Arabic Quarterly of ICCR Delhi), Special issue on Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Two volumes (750 pp.) 1990

• The Qur’an, the Hadith & the Sirah as the Sources of Islamic History, New York 1997

•Yadgari Khutbat (ed.) Delhi 1980

•Yaqzat al Na’imin (Persian) ed. Rampur, 1996

•Zikr-e Mir (Persian Text & Urdu tr.) Lahore, 1990

Research Papers:
Has contributed more than 450 articles to standard journals of the Sub-Continent right from 1952.

Visits Abroad:
Visited Afghanistan, Egypt, England, Iran, Jordan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, UAE, and USA.

Languages Known:
Arabic, English, Hindi, Persian, Urdu,

Personal Interests:

He was a Prolific Writer and reader, used to Read or Write almost 16 to 18 Hours every day, was very fond of Books, had a beautiful collection which had gems from the whole globe, his personal collection of books is around 45000 strong, apart from this he has donated thousands of books to different libraries of India and Abroad.

Social Work:
Established two Urdu Calligraphy Training Centers for boys and girls at Amroha U.P. sponsored by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, followed by a Faridi Computer Training Center and a Graphic Design Training Center.

Personal Details: -

Father’s Name: (Late) Maulvi Tasleem Ahmed Faruqi
Date of Birth: June 29th 1934
Place of Birth:Amroha (U.P)

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