Muhammad Ibrahim Joyo
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|Muhammad Ibrahim Joyo|
August 12, 1915 |
Terath Laki, District Dadu, British India (now Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan)
Muhammad Ibrahim Joyo (Sindhi: محمد ابراهيم جويو) (born August 12, 1915), son of Muhammad Khan, is a teacher, writer scholar and Sindhi nationalist. He was born in the village of Abad near Laki, Kotri, Dadu, now in Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan.
Muhammad Ibrahim Joyo, a living legend, a great scholar and an enlightened educationist, is one of the most eminent personalities of contemporary Sindhi society, who laid down the lasting foundation of modern thinking- humanism, patriotism and nationalism in Sindh, his homeland, he heartily loves with, and the center of his learned gravity and unshakable commitment. His contributions through his scholarly writings, extensively spread out to the fields of language, pure literature, education and political philosophy/ history and elegant, snave and thought provoking translations, are undoubtedly and unquestionable incredible, conspicuous and highly qualitative in terms of transforming Sindh into a rational, progressive, dynamic and secular society, wherein be no place for any vice and wrong like fatalism, defeatism and obscurantism- the traditional tools historically used for exploitation, slavery and suppression of human-being. One the contrary, he has been the great promoter of the most dignified social values like liberty, fraternity and equality. He has fought a long pen-battle against the forces of retrogressiveness in favor of progressiveness, and for this purpose, he has suffered a lot as well. Ostensibly, he is the Thought-Guru among generations of contemporary Sindh, but at the same while he has got the worth to be counted at par to the great thinkers and scholars of the world, today we live in. He throughout his life has kept in hand preaching a noble cause of goodness, beauty and truth.
Muhammad Ibrahim Joyo got his early education from his village. He got education from Luki[disambiguation needed] and Sann[disambiguation needed]. He passed Matriculation from Sindh Madarsatul Islam in 1934. He passed B.A. in 1938 from DG Sindh College; University of Bombay. He went to Bombay for TP education.
Muhammad Ibrahim Joyo was appointed as a teacher in Sindh Madrasatul Islam in 1941. He wrote a book entitled Save Sindh, Save the Continent. This work angered the administration authorities causing a conflict with Pir Ilahi Bux who ordered Joyo's removal from his job. However, he got a new job in Thatta Municipal High School. Later on he was transferred to Hyderabad in Training College. He was appointed as secretary of Sindhi Adabi Board in 1951. He retired from his job in 1961. Again he was offered the same job a number of times. He was secretary of Sindhi Adabi Board till 1973. He was also involved with Sindh Textbook Board. He also served as Chairman of the Sindhi Adabi Board.
He has translated and written a number of books. He has many translations of famous European books to his credit. He has been writing on Sindh and Sindhi for 70 years.
He has also written many story books and text books for school children, prefaces, debates and a lot of essays.
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