Moeen Nizami

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Moeen Nizami
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Native name
معین نظامی
Born
Ghulam Moeen Ud Din

(1965-02-01) February 1, 1965 (age 54)
Sargodha, Pakistan
ResidenceLahore, Pakistan
NationalityPakistani
OccupationWriter, Urdu poet, scholar, professor
Parent(s)Ghulam Nizam Ud Din (Father)
Websitemoeennizami.com

Moeen Nizami (Urdu: معین نظامی‎, born Ghulam Moeen Ud Din on February 1, 1965) is a Pakistani Urdu poet, scholar[1] and writer. 'Moeen' is his pen name, (in Urdu takhalus). He is a Professor of Persian language and literature, Chairman Department of Persian, Head Hujveri Tasawwuf chair, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.[2] Nizami is an author of more than 50 Persian and Urdu (literary and research) books and more than 60 papers published in local and foreign journals. Two of his books were published in Tehran, Iran.[3] He achieved two awards of best manuscript research by the Iran Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance in 2006 and 2007.[citation needed] Tasawwuf Classical and modern Persian, Urdu and Punjabi literature, Islamic Arts and literary translations are his special fields of interest.[4]

Early life[edit]

Nizami was born in Sargodha, Pakistan to a Sufi family of Chishti Order. He learned basic Arabic and Persian language from his grandfather Ghulam Sadeed Ud Din. He matriculated in 1981 and received Intermediate with the Faculty of Arts diploma from BISE Sargodha in 1983. The same year he enrolled at the University of the Punjab Lahore where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Persian, Islamic Studies and Arabic in 1985. In 1986–87, he received his Masters of Arts degree from the same institute and had the first place in Punjab University, Lahore. During his study, he began to write poetry in Urdu and Persian.[citation needed]

Academic career[edit]

Nizami, after completing his Master of Arts degree in 1986–87, began his career as a reader of Persian and Urdu at Cultural Conciliate, Iran Embassy, Islamabad and shortly afterwards was selected as a lecturer of Persian language and Literature at University of the Punjab Lahore, where he had also been a student in the past. He started working as a Professor of Persian and Urdu and as Director Gurmani Centre For Languages and Literature at Lahore University of Management Sciences.[5][clarification needed] He has participated in more than 35 national and international conferences.

Selected publications[edit]

He has authored more than 50 books based on literature and poetry (Ghazal, Nazm). His poetry books include Neend Se Bojhal Aankhen, Istekhara, Talismaat, Tajseem etc. A book written by him named Moeen Farsi, is taught as an allied subject at Bachelor level in Pakistan.[6][7][8]

Poetic books in Urdu and Persian include:

  • Matrook
  • Istekhara
  • Talismaat
  • Iqbaal Shanasi Vol. 1,2,3
  • Moeen al Tareeqat
  • Tajseem
  • Neend Se Bojhal Aankhen
  • Jhalak
  • Dewan-e-Saeed Khan Multani Qasaid, Ghazalyat-o-Maqattat[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prof. Dr. Moin Nizami visited NH&MP Training College, Sheikhupura
  2. ^ "Professor Dr Moeen Nizami Biography". Moeen Nizami. April 28, 2006.
  3. ^ "Book List". Moeen Nizami.
  4. ^ Javed Iqbal's funeral
  5. ^ "Dr. Ghulam Moeenuddin FACULTY PROFILE". lums.edu.pk.
  6. ^ Poetry Books List
  7. ^ Moeen Nizami Poetry
  8. ^ Hamariweb.com
  9. ^ "Book of Persian prose, poetry launched". www.thenews.com. Retrieved September 29, 2017.