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Blaft Publications, India

 

TimeOut Mumbai

 

19 May 2011

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Comments from a fan of Ibne Safi

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 Imran"

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 opinion:

"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 opinion.

"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 righteous Man.

Excerpt from the both novels can be read in this link:

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.212693108752258.54869.100000347115039

Amin Sadruddin Bhayani
Atlanta,
USA

 


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