Talib Jauhari

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Talib Jauhari
طالب جوہری
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Talib Jauhari
Born 27 August 1939
Patna, Bihar, British India
Nationality Pakistan
Religion Shia Islam
Era Modern era
Region Islamic scholar
School Twelver
Main interests
Islamic law, Islamic philosophy, Quranic exegesis, Hadith, Ilm al-Kalam, Falsafah, Mantiq
Notable ideas
interpretation (Tafsir) of Quran

Talib Jauhari (Urdu: طالب جوہری‎) (born 27 August 1939) is a Pakistani Islamic scholar, religious leader, public speaker, Qur'anic interpreter, Urdu poet, historian and philosopher of the Shia Sect of Islam.


Jauhari was born in Patna, Bihar, British India, and has been addressing Majlis-e-Aza for the past 45 years in Pakistan and abroad. His birth name was Abu Talib Jauhar, which during his studies in Iraq turned into Talib Jauhari.[citation needed] His family has produced many[vague] scholars and religious authorities in the past two centuries.

He is the son of Muhammad Mustafa Jauhar, who was himself an Islamic scholar, philosopher and poet. Jauhar wrote books on Islamic philosophy; for example, Tawheed o Adal Nahj al-Balagha ki roshni mein and Saboot-e-Khuda; and on jurisprudence, for example Aqaid-e-Jaafria and Asool-e-Jaafria. Deewan-e-Mehrab was his poetic work.[citation needed]

Hakeem Muhammad Muslim, also a prominent scholar, was his grandfather. He researched on Islamic eschatology and wrote a book on Falsafah-e-Barzakh titled Alam-e-Barzakh me Halchal.[citation needed]

Jauhari's sons Asad Jauhari, Riaz Jauhari and Amjad Jauhari and his daughter Husna Jauhari are also scholars. Among them Asad Jauhari and Amjad Jauhari received religious education from Hawza Ilmia Qom, Iran. Amjad Jauhari has also received Ijaza-e-Riwayah from notable Iranian scholars from Qom.


He received his first education from his father.[citation needed] At the age of 13 he travelled to Najaf, Iraq, to receive religious education at the Hauza Ilmia Najaf-e-Ashraf. There he studied until the age of 26. During this period he wrote a book on Islamic economics. In 1965, he returned from Iraq and completed a Masters degree in Islamic Studies from Karachi University. He began his career as a Principal of Jamia Imamia Nazimabad Karachi.[citation needed]

Islamic orator[edit]

He has been addressing Majlis-e-Aza since he returned from Iran in 1965. He has also delivered speeches in Pakistan and abroad on Islamic themes, particularly on the household of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.


Between 1974 and 2006 he addressed main Muharram majalis in Nishtar Park, Karachi.

Since 1988 he started addressing Majlis-e-Sham-e-Ghareeban on Pakistan State Television PTV every year and received the title of Khateeb-e-Sham-e-Ghareeban. He is the third person after Rasheed Turabi and Naseer Ijtehadi to receive this title for delivering Majlis-e-Sham-e-Ghareeban on state television which is telecasted throughout Pakistan and beyond.

Karachi University Lectures:

He delivered lectures at Karachi University on Islamic philosophy upon the request of the university's vice-chancellor.[citation needed]

Fehm-ul-Quran Lectures:

He also delivered Qur'anic exposition lectures on PTV on a program named "Fehm ul Quran" which became PTV's most popular religious program of the 1980s.[citation needed]

Literary work[edit]

As an author, he has published a variety of literary works. He has written Qur'anic exegesis in Urdu; for example, Ahsan-al-Hadees.[citation needed] He has authored other religious books, including Alamatay Zahooray Mehdi and Khulfa-e-Asna Ashar, and philosophical books including Aqliyat-e-Maasir. His historical books include Hadees-e-Karbala and his poetry includes Harf-e-Namoo and Pas-e-Afaq.[citation needed]



  • Ahsan al Hadees (Qur'anic exegesis)


  • Hadees e Karabala


  • Zikray Masoom
  • Nizaam Hayat-e-Insani
  • Khulafaey Isna A'shr
  • Alamatay Zahooray Mehdi


  • Aqliyat-e-Ma'asir (2005)


  • Harf-e-Namoo (Urdu poetry)
  • Pas-e-Afaq (Urdu poetry)
  • Shakh e Sada (Urdu poetry)


Jauhari has received Sitara-e-Imtiaz from The Government of Pakistan for his contributions to Islamic scholarship.[citation needed]

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