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.[1]

Political Life[edit]

Naeem Siddiqui was born on 5th Jun 1916 at Chakwal,[2] he got his early education at home and then got education from Government High School Khanpur.[3] He did his inter from M.A.O college Lahore and then got the degree of Munshi Faazil (that was equivalent to master's degree at that time) in Arabic and Persian literature from university of the Punjab Lahore.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 in 1994.[5] In 1996 Tehreek e Islami split into two groups,[6] 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 based Pakistani friends both the groups were re-united in 1998,he expressed the story of re-uninion in a letter to his friend Khwaja Maqbool Ellahi in 2001[7] by saying that our difference was unique and now our union is also very unique[8].After the unity of both the groups of the tehreek e Islami Naeem Siddiqui became its spiritual and political Qauid(leader)[9].



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.[10]

He was also editor of the monthly magazine Tarjumanul Quran for a long time after the death of Maulana Maududi.[10]


Maulana Naeem Siddiqui is well known for his biographical work on Islamic prophet Muhammad, Muhsin e Insaniyat, or The Benefactor of Humanity.[1][11][12].This book describes and explains various satages of prophetic revolution.Furthermore he is also author of many books dealing with issues related to the socio-politico-economics system of Islam .His famous books are[13] : 1)Taleem Ka Tehzeebi Nazria 2)Ma'reka e Deen wo Siasat 3)Ta'meer e Sirat k Lawazim 4)Communism ya Islam 5)Islami Socialism Q nahi? 6)Shola' Nawai Iqbal 7)Al-Maududi 8)Tehreek eIslami ka ebtedaaye Door 9)Islami Eqtesaadiyaat may ENfiradiat aur Ejtema'yyat 10)Islam aur Mutaaliba e Haq 11)Eqamat e Deen aur Dolat Parast Mua'shera 12)Tehreeki Sha'or 13)Eshq e Rasool K Haqeeqi Taqazay 14)Dawat eFikr wo amal 15)Dawat e Islami k bunyadi Usool 16)Fikr Wo Nazr 17)Ma'roof wo Munkar 18)Tehreek eFikr e Maududi 19)Mojoda Jamat e Islami say Syed Maududi ke Jamat e Islami Tak 20)Tehreek e Islami ka Khaaka 21)Tehreek eIslami ka Ta'aruf 22)Tehreek e Islami ka Qiyaam Q? 23)Pachpan Saala Refaaqat 24)Tehreek e Islami Dosri ejtema'ee Tehreeko k Muqaabil 25)Tehreek e Islami ko Keisay Nojawan Darkaar Hain 26)Islami Tehreekein aur Chand Peechedgiyaa'n[14]

  Along with published books ,Almost his 700 research articles on the matter of  socio-politico-economic system of islam are scattered in various journals such as Monthly Tarjuman Ul Quran,Monthly  Siyaraa,Monthly Cheraagh e Raah, Bimonthly Na'shur, weekly Takbeer,weekly Shahab,Weekly Aisia and Weekly Tasneem[15].Tehreek eIslami Pakistan,Edara Mutali'a wo Tehqeeq and Al.Faisal Naashiraan Urdu Bazar Lahore are now trying  to publish his articles and books[16] [17]


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 Muhammad, former Amir of the Jamaat.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Maulana Naeem Siddiqui passes away". DAWN. 26 September 2002. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Dr.Abdulla Hashmi,Naeem Siddiqui ke Elmi wo Adabi Khidmat(urdu),Matbo'aat e Suleimani Lahor 2011,P34
  3. ^ Ibid,p35
  4. ^ "The curious case of Amira Ehsan". Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  5. ^ Neem Siddiqui,Pachpan Saala Refaqat(urdu),Alfaisal Nashiran Lahore 2010,p.61 & p.119
  6. ^ Ibid p78
  7. ^ Ibid,p128
  8. ^ Ibid,p128
  9. ^ Ibid
  10. ^ a b চরিত্র গঠনের মৌলিক উপাদান (1st ed.). ICS Publications. May 1990. pp. 5–6. 
  11. ^ "Jeddah Group to Launch Biggest Islamic e-Library". Arab News. 29 April 2004. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  12. ^ Muhammad (PBUH): The Benefactor of Humanity. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  13. ^ Dr.Abdullah Hashmi,Naeem Siddiqui:Elmi wo adabi Khidmaat,Adbiyaat Publisher,Rehman Market Ghazni Street Lahore,2011
  14. ^ Dr.Abdullah Hashmi,Naeem Siddiqui:Elmi wo adabi Khidmaat,Adbiyaat Publisher,Rehman Market Ghazni Street Lahore,2011
  15. ^ Dr.Abdullah Hashmi,Naeem Siddiqui:Elmi wo adabi Khidmaat,Adbiyaat Publisher,Rehman Market Ghazni Street Lahore,2011,p.21
  16. ^ Dr.Abdullah Hashmi,Naeem Siddiqui:Elmi wo adabi Khidmaat,Adbiyaat Publisher,Rehman Market Ghazni Street Lahore,2011,p.21
  17. ^ Naeem Siddiqui,Pachpan Saala Refaqat(urdu),Alfaisal Nashiran Lahore 2010,pp2-5