HO SHAH-E-WAQT KOI BHI MAGAR HAIN YE SARDAR
YAHAN SAY CHALTA HAI HINDOSTAN KA KAROBAR
JAHAN JHUKATA HA SAR HAR KOI YE WO DAR HAI
HAREEM-E-FAIZ HAI KHWAJA MOEEN KA DARBAR
By Muslim Saleem
He believes in service to the community without making a bid to take credit and seek popularity. He has been making great efforts for welfare and upliftment of community people overtly and covertly. Apart from political arena, he has also opened a number of educational institutions for community’s educational, social and economic empowerment.
This great but lesser known Muslim leader of UP is none other Khwaja Haleem. He was born to Mr Khwaja M. Masood and Mohtarma Ayesha Khatoon at Aligarh on August 28, 1944. Leadership skills of Khwaja Haleem came to the fore during studies at Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh where he rose to prestigious post of Senior Proctorly Monitor. After completing MSc Statistics, Khwaja Haleem joined mainstream politics and was elected as Member of Uttar Pradesh Assembly in 1980. Before that, he took part in many political movements and was imprisoned in 1978 and 1979 in jails of Aligarh and Jhansi. In the meantime, he held posts of President of District Congress Committee, General Secretary of State Lok Dal and National Secretary of Samajwadi Party.
Khwaja Haleem became Chairman of state Minorities Commission in 1989-90, Member and later Chairman of Sunni Waqf Board, Uttar Pradesh, Member of Uttar Pradesh Haj Committees and Member or Aligarh Muslim University Court.
On May 6, 2000, Khwaja Haleem was elected as Member of Legislative Council of Uttar Pradesh from Vidhan Sabha constituency on the ticket of Samajwadi Party. This tenure ended after 6 years on May 8, 2006.
In year 2000-2001, Khwaja Haleem was nominated as member of Finance and Administrative Delay Committee of Vidhan Parishad, Member of Legislative Empowerment Committee, Member of Medical and Public Health Standing Committee and Member of Appeal Committee of Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Parishad.
In year 2003-04, Khwaja Haleem was nominated as Member of Assurance Committee of Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Parishad.
In year 2004-05, he was nominated as Chairman of Revision Committee of Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Parishad,
On September 8, 2005, Khwaja Haleem was inducted as Cabinet Minister for Industrial Development in the ministry of Chief Minister Shri Mulayam Singh Yadav.
AT PRESENT, KHAWAJA HALEEM IS ADVISOR TO UTTAR PRADESH GOVERNMENT’S TOURISM DEPARTMENT. HE HAS UNDERTAKEN VARIOUS IMPORTANT DECISIONS DURING THIS TENURE. ONE OF HIS MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS IS THAT HE HAS BROUGHT ALIGAR ON WORLD TOURISM MAP BY GETTING SHEKHA LAKE DECLARED ASAS BIRD SANCTUARY.
HE IS FOUNDER-CHAIRMAN OF ALIGHAR TEACHERS TRAINING COLLEGE (B ED. BTC, BA, B.COM). 2- KHWAJA INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE AND 3. MADARSA AL-EHRAR.
Khwaja Haleem has been a member of UP Haj Committee for the last 20 years. dhan Parishad) and also its Deputy Chairman. He is also a member of Samajwadi Party’s National Executive. He has undertaken visits to Russie, Uzbekistan, Czechoslovakia and Saudi Arabia. He has penchant for studies and sports. Address: Khowaja Haleem, Bargad House, Civil Lines, Aligarh.
Khowaja Haleem is a highly educated politician of Uttar Pradesh. Despite being a politician, he has an impeccable mage, kept corruption at a bay and come out clean while essaying various responsibilities including those of Minister in Uttar Pradesh. May Allah give him a long and healthy life to continue community welfare. (Muslim Saleem, after return from Aligarh at Bhopal on February 22, 2016).
UAA DETE HAIN JO SCHOOL KE MASOOM BACHCHON KO
FANAA KAR DETE HAIN TAYYARAY JIN KE ASPATALON KO
JINHON NE MAAR DALA HAI KARORON BAY GUNAAHO KO
BILAD E MAGHRIBI AB RO RAHAY HAIN APNI JAANUN KO
BATAYEN MASHRIQ E WASTAA MEIN UN KA KAAM HI KYA HAI
BANAYA HAI WAHAN KA MUNTAZIM AUR MUHTASIB KIS NE
YEH BEHTAR HAI KE BAZ AAJAYEN BAYJA DAKHAL DAY NE SE
YEH SAB SHAITAN KE CHELE YEH ISRAEL KE CHAMCHAY
WOH KHUSH HUA THA MERI TARAF TEER CHHORE KAR
AB PHIR RAHA HAI IZZAT O TOUQEER CHHORE KAR
ACHCHA HAI HABS-E ZAAT HI DAAM JAHAN SE
JATAY NAHEEN HAIN IS LE Y ZANJEER CHHORE KAR
HO DOOBNA HI JIN KA MUQADDAR WOH BADNASEEB
TINKE KO THAAM LETAY HAIN SHEHTEER CHHORE KAR
HERAT HO KE A JO QIL’A-E- UMMAT HAI MUNHADIM
TAKHREEB MEIN LAGEY RAHAY TAAMEER CHHORE KAR
PESHA MULAZMAT HAI, GHULAMI NA USKO JAAN
DAFTAR SE US KE AGAY GAYE TEHREER CHHORE KAR
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Muslim Saleem aaj kal ke aam shuara ki rawish se thora hatt kar apne ashhab-e-qalam ki jaulaniyan dikhata hain. kuch nasri tkhliqat bhi hain. woh naat, nazmein, qata’at waghaira bhi kehte hain magar woh mamlikat-e-ghazal ke badshah hain. Aisay badshah jo apni sarhadoon ki hifazat par hi nazar nahi rakhtay balkay is ki tausee mein bhi yaqeen rakhtay hain. Un ki ghazal bilaa mubaligha ghazal mein izafah hai. Un ka taair-e-fikr jab parwaaz karta hai to us ki nazar main daur ke manzar hotay hain jo aisay khayalaat ko janam dete hain jin mein qaari ko chaunka dainay wala kucch naya pan hota hai. Nein us shayar ko bara shayar samjhta hon jisay parh kar doosray shayar ke dimagh mein yeh khayaal sir uthaye ke kash mein bhi aisi shairi kar sakta. Muslim Saleem ki shairi ( ghazal ) is tareef par khari utarti hai .
Allama Kausar Siddiqui, bhopal
NAZRANA-E-AQEEDAT BARAI MUSLIM SALEEM SB
JEDDA, SAUDI ARABAI
HUSN-E-SUKHAN MAIN JO YE TIRAY INSIJAAM HAI
SHAHID HAI, KOI BHI NA TIRAA HAM-MAQAAM HAI
SAARE FUSOON-NIGAAR YE KARTE HAIN AITIRAAF
AB REEKHTE KA TOO HI JAHAAN MAIN IMAAM HAI
BARQ-E-SUKHAN HAI TERI ZIYAA-BAAR HAR TARAF
DAANISH MAIN TERI MEHR-E-SUKHAN TEZ-GAAM HAI
AHL-E-ADAB NAY TUJHKO WO MANSAB ATAA KIYA
SHE’RAA KO JO NUJOOM MAIN HAASIL MAQAAM HAI
TERAY SUKHAN KI FIKR SAY HAM PAR AYAAN HAI YEH
BAAM-E-FALAK KO CHOOMTA TERAA KALAAM HAI
MUSLIM SALEEM SAHIB-E-QALB-E-SALEEM HAIN
UNKA RUKH-E-HASEEN BHI MAAH-E-TAMAAM HAI
MERI DUA HAI HAR KOI HO US SAY MUSTAFEED
URDU ZABAAN PAY AAP KA JO FAIZ-E-AAM HAI
TERAY MURASHSHAHAAT-E-QALAM HAMARA DIL
DAST-E-NAZAR SAY CHOOM KAY KARTA SALAAM HAI
SHE’RAA= NORTH STAR
Whenever I have not been understood
It has been regarded as my own fault
Muslim Saleem reciting his ghazals at Jashn-e-Muslim Saleem at MP Urdu Academy, Bhopal on December 30, 2010.
Bhopal, December 30, 2012 (Abdul Ahad Farhan): Bhopal, December 30, 2012 (Abdul Ahad Farhan): Jashn-e-Muslim Saleem was organised here on Sunday to felicitate great Urdu poet, writer, journalist and creator of massive directories of Urdu poets and writers on his 14 websites and blogs. The function was presided over by Dr. Ahmad Ali Barqi Azmi from Delhi while former Chairman of MP Urdu Academy and Allama Iqbal Markaz Prof. Afaq Ahmad was the chief guest. Present MP Urdu Academy Chairman Saleem Qureshi was also present on the dais along with Dr. Qasim Niazi and Zafar Naseemi on the dais. Dr. Barqi Azmi inaugurated the function by lighting a ‘shama’.
Dr Barqi Azmi lighting ‘shama’ to open the function,
In his paper, Zafar Naseemi described Muslim Saleem as a seasoned Urdu poet who has brought a new whiff of air in Urdu poetry. Quoting Muslim Saleem’s couplet lavishly, the veteran poet and writer Zafar Naseemi said that Muslim Saleem’s has his unique style of understanding and expressing things in an attractive way which enchants his readers and listeners. Bhopal is fortunate that Muslim Saleem has made the city his home for last 32 years. He said that Muslim Saleem has put in yeoman’s service for the cause of Urdu through this websites. He said that no doubt Muslim Saleem can be counted among big poets.
Dr Qasim Nizai being felicitated by Shariq Niazi.
Zafar Naseemi being felicitated by Shariq Niazi.
In his paper, Dr. Qasim Niazi lauded Muslim Saleem as a poet, writer, journalist and servant of Urdu, who has served Urdu through his websites selflessly. The octogenarian poet and writer Dr. Niazi said that whatever Muslim Saleem has said in his ghazals is novel since no one else has touched the subjects covered by Muslim Saleem in his ghazals before him. This is a sign of great poetry, which will be remembered for years to come.
Prof. Afaq Ahmad said that Muslim Saleem deserves the honour bestowed on him today. For this, he congratulated members of Urdu Youth Forum. Prof. Afaq read out a number of couplets of Muslim Saleem adding these can be described as additions to Urdu poetry. Dr. Afaq Ahmad also hailed Muslim Saleem’s service to Urdu through internet. He said that several of his old friends were reunited with him after finding his address and telephone number of Muslim Saleem’s directory Urdu Poets and Writers of Madhya Pradesh. He said Muslim Saleem has developed scores of directories of Urdu poets and writers of various cities and countries. This is a great work, which
Dr Afaq Ahmad being felicitated by President of Urdu Youth Forum Ataullah Faizan.
he has done alone.
Presiding over the function, Dr. Ahmad Ali Barqi Azmi from Delhi congratulated Urdu Youth Forum for organising such a grand-scale function in honour of Muslim Saleem who really deserves it for being a great Urdu poet as well as servant of Urdu. He said that before this day, he had never met Muslim Saleem. Dr. Barqi Azmi said that he was so impressed by seeing Muslim Saleem’s web directories and his kalam on various sites that he wrote over 7 poems in honour of Muslim Saleem before meeting him in person. He said that it is due to Muslim Saleem’s tireless efforts through his web directors that scores of sidelined poets, including himself, came to world limelight. It is a great contribution of Muslim Saleem, he added. On the occasion, Dr. Barqi recited his pomes in praise of Muslim Saleem, Bhopal and Urdu Youth Forum which were widely appreciated.
At the outset, general secretary of Urdu Youth Forum, Bhopal Shariq Ali delivered a brief speech in which he enumerated reasons behind honouring Muslim Saleem. He said that he and other members of the orgnisation have developed penchant for Urdu poetry and literature through internet. Shariq said that whenever he search for an Urdu poet or writer on google, one or other directory developed Muslim Saleem came to the fore. This made him and his young friends fans of Muslim Saleem. According to Shariq Ali, this function was held due to this reason.
The function was conducted by upcoming poet and theatreperson Badr Wasti in a very enchanting and pleasing manner. He described Muslim Saleem as a very good poet and human being. Urdu Youth Forum secretary Mohammad Ali proposed a vote of thanks.
Earlier, note ghazal singer Yaqub Malik sang Muslim Saleem’s numerous ghazals and was asked by the audience to repeat a number couplets. His rendition, which continued for 45 minutes in the beginning of the function was well received and clapped.
Dr Barqi Azmi being felicitated by President of Urdu Youth Forum Ataullah Faizan.
Muslim Saleem being felicitated by Azam khan.
Faizan Ali conducting proceedings.
From Left) Zafar Naseemi, MP Urdu Academy Chairman Saleem Qureshi, Dr. (Barqi Azmi, Prof Afaq Ahmad, Dr. Qasim Niazi, Muslim Saleem.
Ghazal singer Yaqub Malik being felicitated by Shariq Ali.
Mohammad Ali proposing vote of thanks.
Muslim Saleem wiith Barqi Azmi and Urdu Youth Club Members.
Muslim Saleem with Urdu Youth Forum Members
Muslim Saleem wiith Parveen Kaif, daughter of Kaif Bhopali.
Jashn-e-Muslim Saleem Memento
Ek Sham Barqi Azmi Ke Naam was held in the night of December 30, 2012 at the residence of Muslim Saleem in Bhopal. Here is a poetic report of the event by Dr. Ahmad Ali Barqi Azmi. Continue reading
Ek Sham Barqi Azmi Ke Naam was held in the night of December 30, 2012 at the residence of Muslim Saleem in Bhopal. Here is a report of the event in Urdu Continue reading
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