Mumtaz Mufti is the top name of Urdu writings. He wrote many great books but got famous from his biography and travelogue Labbaik. Moreover, he was the contemporary writer of Ashfaq Ahmad and Quadrat Ullah Shehab.
He got famous for his biography Alkh Nagri, Ali Pur ka Aili and travelogue Labaik. In his life, he was called with the name of Mumtaz Mufti. Even his grandson called him by that name.
Mumtaz Mufti was born on 11 September 1905 in Batala Punjab. His father’s name was Muhammad Hussain. He got his early education in Amartasar, Mianwali, and Multan. Mufti completed his matriculation from DG Khan and Intermediate from Amritsar. He got a graduation degree from Islamia College Lahore.
He wrote his first short story book named “Jhuki Jhuki Ankhain.” This book turned him from Mumtaz Hussain to Mumtaz Mufti.
Mumtaz Mufti Early Thoughts.
In early life, Mumtaz Mufti was much inspired by Sigmund Fried. Before partition, he was also like infamous literature.
In the beginning, He vigorously opposed the creation of Pakistan. But, later, they became true Pakistani and Islamists. It says that his personality changed after his relationship with Hazrat Qudratullah Shahab. He was much impressed with the thoughts, teaching, and nature of Qudratullah.
Mufti also compiled his biographies like Shahab Nama with the name of Ali Pur Ka Aili and Alkh Nagri. Alkh Nagri is the story of a lover who opposed the time’s social taboos. While Alkh Nagri is later in his autobiography, this book describes Mufti’s mysticism, Sufism, and thoughts.
Many people asked about the grave of Mumtaz Mufti. Mumtaz Mufti passed away on 27 October 1995 in Islamabad. He was buried in Islamabad’s grave.
He got the award of Sitara-e-Imtiaz (1986) and Munshi Premchand in 1989. In 2013, Pakistan Post Office also issued a stamped ticket in honor of the legendary writer of Urdu.
Thesis and Books Written on Mumtaz Mufti:
The following books and Ph.D. thesis are written on the life and biography of Mufti.
- Mumtaz Mufti- Hawal o Asaar by Dr. Robina Rafiq
- Ali Pur ka Mufti by Prof. Ahmad Aqeel Rubi
- Mumtaz Mufti- Hayat Aur Adabi Khidmat by Dr. Rehan Hassan
- Mumtaz Mufti ka Fikari Artqa by Dr. Najiba Arif
Mumtaz Mufi books List/ Literary Work
Mufti wrote below mentioned novels, books, and short stories (fiction). You can download or read these books online by clicking their titles.
Mufti’s 1961 autobiography describes the first phase of his life. First, it seems like a love story of a boy who challenges the ordinary laws of society.
Mufti’s autobiography represents the second phase of his life. Alakh Nagri was much impressed by Qudratullah Shahab’s thoughts and teachings. This part deals with Sufism, religion, and mysticism.
- Aukhay Awalray
- Doctor Ka Istemaal
- Ram Din
- Un Kahi
- Aur Okhay Log
- Guria Ghar
- Nizam e Sakka
- Kahi Na Jai
- Piyaaz Ke Chilkay
- Gudi Ki Kahani
- Roughani Putlay
- Samay Ka Bandhan
- Hind Yatra
- Okhay Awallay
Mumtaz also mentioned many quotes. He said great words and passages in his short stories. At last, I hope you liked this biography and book details of the legendary writer in Urdu. For more information, you can also visit his website.
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