Shamsul-hasan Shams Barelvi

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Shamsul-hasan Shams Barelvi (b. Bareilly, British India, 1917 d. Karachi 12 March 1997) was a Pakistani Islamic scholar and a prolific 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.

He lived and died in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan where he migrated from British India. 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.



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