Ghulam Mustafa Qasmi: The Renowned Scholar and Sindhologist of Sindh

Allama Ghulam Mustafa Qasmi (Sindhi: علامه غلام مصطفيٰ قاسمي‎) was a famous scholar, Sindhi language writer and Sindhologist.

Education and early life

Allama Ghulam Mustafa Qasmi was born on the day of 24th June 1924 at the Village of Rais Banbho Khan Chandio Taluko Miro Khan Larkana District. He completed his early education from Maulana Khusi Mohammad Miro Khani and Maulana Fateh Mohammad Serani, and then after he went to the Darul Uloom Deoband where he met with Maulana Ubaid-ullah Sindhi and Maulana Hussain Ahmed Madani. He was expert in Tafseer, Fiqah, Hadith, and Logic (Mantaq).

Career of Ghulam Mustafa Qasmi

He then taught in the institute of Sindh Muslim College, Karachi, University of Sindh and Madarisa Mazhar-e-ullom, Karachi. He was appointed as the director of Shah Wali-ullah academy, Hyderabad, chairman of Sindhi Adabi Board, Chairman of Ruet-e-Hilal Committee from the time period of 1977 to 1989.

He instructed young scholars in their research-oriented work and more than fifty PhD scholars completed their research under his supervision.

Work

He initiated his literary journey from the prestigious book of Shah Jo Risalo of Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai. He wrote, compiled and translated books of several subjects regarding religion and Islamix culture of Arabic and Persian in the Sindhi language He wrote a book Mufeed al taliba regarding the Logic during his educational years, which is being yet taught at the several Madarassah. He wrote a book Social justice and Collectivism (Sindhi: سماجي انصاف ۽ اجتماعيت‎) (Roman-Sindhi name (Samaji Insaf aeen ijtamaayat)) in the light of Shah Wali Ullah and a book on Features of the Quran . Ghulam Mustafa Qasmi also edited Farsi-translated Quran and Tafsir Surah Saba.

Recognition and Awards

He was honored with Sitara-i-Imtiaz by the Government of Pakistan.

Death

He passed away on the day of December 9, 2003 and was buried near the tomb of Ghulam Nabi Kalhoro.

Legacy

Allama Ghulam Mustafa Qasimi Chair was developed at University of Sindh in his honor.

 

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