Shamsul-hasan Shams Barelvi

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Shamsul-hasan Shams Barelvi (born Bareilly, British India, 1917 - died Karachi 12 March 1997) was a Pakistani Islamic scholar and a translator of classical Islamic texts from Persian and Arabic into Urdu. He was the professor of Persian and Arabic at Manzar-e-Islam in Bareilly, prior to his migration to Karachi, Pakistan. He also wrote Nizam-e-Mustufa, a treatise on the economic and cultural aspects of the prophets of Islam.[citation needed]

He lived and died in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan where he migrated from British India.[citation needed] The later years of his life were plagued by health problems. He had nine children in various countries and his wife died before him. He received the Sitara-i-Imtiaz for his academic work in 1995. He also received the literary award Hilal-e-Quaid-i-Azam.[citation needed]



  1. ^ Aditya Behl, Love's Subtle Magic: An Indian Islamic Literary Tradition, 1379-1545, pg. 377. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. ISBN 9780195146707