Ghulam Mustafa Khan
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|Dr.Ghulam Mustafa Khan
ڈاکٹر غلام مصطفیٰ خان
|Born||23 September 1912
|Died||25 September 2005
|Known for||Islam and Sufism, Urdu literature and Linguistics|
|Alma mater||Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh|
|Institutions||University of Sindh|
Dr. Ghulam Mustafa Khan, PhD, D.Litt, SI (Urdu: ڈاکٹر غلام مصطفیٰ خان) (23 September 1912 – 25 September 2005) was a researcher, critic, linguist, author, scholar of Urdu literature and linguistics, educationist and religious and spiritual leader belonging to Naqshbandi order of Sufism.
Life and services
He was born in Jabalpur, India on 23 September 1912. In 1928 he passed ninth grade from Anjuman Islamia High School, Jabalpur and went to Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh for the rest of his education. He received his higher education at the Aligarh Muslim University. He held LLB and M.A. in Urdu literature & Persian and in 1947 completed his PhD on 12th-century Persian poet Syed Ashruddin Hassan Ghaznavi. In 1959 he was awarded D.Litt by Nagpur University, India.
During his life he was appointed as a lecturer at the King Edward College, Amrawati and after migration to Pakistan from India he was appointed in Urdu College, Karachi. Later in his life he also performed the duties of head of the department of Urdu in Sindh University. For his academic services he was honoured with various level of awards, including the Presidential award Sitara-i-Imtiaz, Naqoosh award, Iqbal award and Nishan-i-Sipas.
He published a number of research papers and a quantity of books, translations and compilations, numbering about ninety three. His book on "Iqbal & Quran" was awarded as the best book ever written on this subject and was awarded gold medal by Idara e Adbiat Pakistan[who?].
Ghulam Mustafa was a renowned religious and spiritual leader. His students included scholars of fame such as Ibn-e-Insha, Jameel Jalibi, Abul Lais Siddiqui, Aslam Farrukhi, Farman Fatehpuri, Moinuddin Aqeel, and Abul Khair Kashfi.
His one of written topic "Nazariye-e-Pakistan" is also included in course of class X of Sindh Text Book Board Jamshoro. He concluded the reasons and hypothesis behind formation of Pakistan and its impact on Muslims.
- Official Website of Hazrat Dr Ghulam Mustafa Khan
- DAWN-Pakistan English Newspaper. Article Issue dated:26 September 2005
- on YouTube by Muhammad Arif Ayaz Sahib, 7 min video, uploaded on 7 October 2009
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