Comments from a fan of Ibne
First of all I would like to convey my
sincere gratitude to Mahmood Farooqui Sahib for writing this
wonderful article on my most favorite writer Ibne Safi.
I would also like to indicate some
inaccuracies included in this article like at one place, Author
Mahmood Farooqui Sahib has mentioned:
"Imranís friend Qasim is a rich
businessman, obese and gigantic, who has a stutter and is mortally
afraid of his wife but is always trying to find a girlfriend through
Actually "Qasim" is a permanent character
of "Jasoosi Duniya" and has nothing to do with "Imran", the main
character of "Imran Series" and in reality "Qasim" is the friend of
"Captain Hameed", not "Imran".
At once place Author has also mentioned his
"Safiís books are secular and sometimes
even anti-religious. One hardly ever comes across a religious
reference in his bestsellers."
I think that the author Mahmood Farooqui
Sahib is right that:
"Safiís books are secular", but in my
humble opinion, rest of the statement is not true at all.
In Ibne Safi's Jasoosi Duniya's 1st Novel "Dilaer
Mujrim", the characters of "Sabita Davi" and "Dr. Shaukat" defines
how Ibne Safi viewed this concept of Secularism in which a Hindu
Lady "Sabita Davi" raised a Muslim Child "Shaukat" like the way a
Muslim child should raised.
Whereas, in his "Jasoosi Duniya" novel # 71
"DushmanoN ka Shehr", the character of "Nadir" strongly support my
"Nadir" how was an educated but a criminal
person, once just accidentally listen to a religious speech in which
speaker repeats the announcement made by the Prophet
Mohammad(PBUH)as he was entering in Makkah as a conqueror and this
was the turning point in the life of Nadir, the criminal. Nadir
decides to change the course of his life and becomes an honest and
Excerpt from the both novels can be read in
Amin Sadruddin Bhayani