Naeem Siddiqui

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Maulana Naeem Siddiqui (1916 - 25 September 2002) was a Pakistani Islamic scholar, writer and politician. He was among the founder-members of the Jamaat-e-Islami and a close associate of Maulana Abul A'la Maududi and Maulana Amin Ahsan Islahi.[1]

Early life and career[edit]

Naeem Siddiqui was born on 5th June 1916 at Chakwal, Punjab, British India,[2] he got his early education at home and then from Government High School, Khanpur. He did his intermediate level education(Molvi Faazil) from M.A.O college (Muhammadan Anglo-Indian Oriental College) Lahore and then got the degrees of "Munshi"(Graduation) and of Munshi Faazil (that was equivalent to master's degree at that time) in Arabic and Persian literature from the University of Punjab, Lahore[3]. Naeem Siddiqui was among the founder members of Jamaat-e-Islami along with its founder Maulana Abul A'la Maududi. However, due to irreconcilable differences with its leadership, he quit Jamaat in 1994[1][4] and founded the Islamic religious and political party Tehreek-e-Islami along with his fellows in 1994.[5] In 1996, Tehreek-e-Islami split into two groups,[5] one group was led by Naeem Siddiqui himself while the coordinator of the other group was Hafeez-ur-Rehman Ahsan. Due to the endavour and mediation of some Arab-countries-based Pakistani friends, both groups were re-united in 1998, he explained the story of the reunion in a letter to his friend Khwaja Maqbool Ellahi in 2001[5] by saying that our difference was unique and now our union is also very unique[5]. After the unity of both the groups of the Tehreek-e-Islami, Naeem Siddiqui became its spiritual and political Quaid (leader)[5] but he refused to become the Ameer of the Tehreek-e-Islami due to his illness.

Contributions[edit]

Literature[edit]

He started his literary career by joining biweekly magazine, Kausar, from Karachi under the editorship of Maulana Nasrullah Khan Aziz. Later, he joined the monthly Charagh-i-Rah and remained its editor for nine years,[1] he was instrumental in using the above outlets to disseminate Islamic knowledge and raise awareness on Islamic culture.

He was credited as a poet of a unique style and wrote verses on religious, political and social issues. Through his short stories, poetry and articles in magazines such as the Charagh-i-Rah, he helped in creating a wide audience for Islamic literature and poetry in Pakistan and the Muslim world.[6]

He was also editor of the monthly magazine Tarjuman-ul-Quran for a long time after the death of Maulana Maududi.[6]

Books[edit]

Maulana Naeem Siddiqui is well-known for his biographical work on Islamic prophet Muhammad, Muhsin-e-Insaniyat, or The Benefactor of Humanity.[1][7][8] This book describes and explains various stages of prophetic revolution. Furthermore, he is also the author of many books dealing with issues related to the socio-politico-economics system of Islam.

His famous books in Urdu language are:[2]

  • Taleem Ka Tehzeebi Nazria
  • Aworat Ma'raz e Kashmakash Mein
  • Ma'reka-e-Deen-o-Siasat
  • Ta'meer e Sirat ke Lawazim
  • Communism ya Islam
  • Islami Socialism ke Nahin?
  • Shola' Nawai Iqbal
  • Al-Maududi
  • Tehreek-e-Islami ka ebtedaaye Daur
  • Islami Eqtesaadiyaat mein Enfiradiat aur Ejtema'yyat
  • Islam aur Mutaaliba-e-Haq
  • Eqamat e Deen aur Dolat Parast Mua'shera
  • Tehreeki Sha'or
  • Eshq e Rasool ke Haqeeqi Taqazay
  • Daawat-e-Fikr-o-Amal
  • Daawat-e-Islami ke Bunyadi Usool
  • Fikr-o-Nazr
  • Ma'roof-o-Munkar
  • Tehreek-e-Fikr-e-Maududi
  • Maujooda Jamat-e-Islami se Syed Maududi ke Jamat-e-Islami tak
  • Tehreek e Islami ka Khaaka
  • Tehreek eIslami ka Ta'aruf
  • Tehreek e Islami ka Qiyaam Kiyuun?
  • Pachpan Saala Rafaaqat
  • Tehreek e Islami - Doosri ejtema'ee Tehreekon ke Muqaabil
  • Tehreek e Islami ko Kaisay Nojawan Darkaar Hain
  • Islami Tehreekein aur Chund Paecheedgiyaa'n[2]

Along with his published books, almost all his more than 700 research articles on the matter of socio-politico-economic system of Islam are published in various journals such as the monthly Tarjuman-ul-Quran, monthly Siyaraa, monthly Chiraagh-e-Raah, bimonthly Na'shur, weekly Takbeer, weekly Shahab, weekly Asia and weekly Tasneem.[2] Tehreek-e-Islami Pakistan[9], Edara Mutali'a wo Tehqeeq[10] and Al-Faisal Naashiraan[11], Urdu Bazar, Lahore are now trying to publish his articles and books[2][5]

Death[edit]

He died on September 25, 2002 in Lahore due to ill health at the age of 86, his funeral prayers were offered at the Mansoora Ground. It was led by Mian Tufail Mohammad, former Emir of the Jamaat-e-Islami.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Maulana Naeem Siddiqui passes away". DAWN (newspaper). 26 September 2002. Retrieved 19 November 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Dr.Abdulla Hashmi, Naeem Siddiqui ke Ilmi wa Adabi Khidmat (Urdu), Matboo'aat-e-Suleimani, Lahore 2011, p.21, p.34, p.35
  3. ^ Dr.Abdulla Hashmi, Naeem Siddiqui ke Ilmi wa Adabi Khidmat (Urdu), Matboo'aat-e-Suleimani, Lahore 2011, p.38
  4. ^ "The curious case of Amira Ehsan". The Friday Times (newspaper). Retrieved 19 November 2017. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f Naeem Siddiqui, Pachpan Saala Refaqat (Urdu), Alfaisal Nashiran, Lahore 2010, pp.2-5, p.61, p.71, p.78, p.119, p.128
  6. ^ a b চরিত্র গঠনের মৌলিক উপাদান (1st ed.). ICS Publications. May 1990. pp. 5–6. 
  7. ^ "Jeddah Group to Launch Biggest Islamic e-Library". Arab News. 29 April 2004. Retrieved 19 November 2017. 
  8. ^ Muhammad (PBUH): The Benefactor of Humanity. Retrieved 19 November 2017. 
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  10. ^ for contact,03024660618,03205419508
  11. ^ 042-37231387,042-37230777,email: alfaisalpublisher@yahoo.com