|Biographical detail : ||Poet, scholar and Seerah writer.
Nae’em Siddiqi was known in the Islamic movement throughout the world and he was a founder member of Jama’at-e-Islami and later Tehreek-e-Islami. He was also instrumental in the launching of Islamic literary movement, Halqa-e-Adab-e-Islami, in answer to the communist inspired ‘progressive’ school in Urdu literature.
By early 1938, Nae’em Siddiqi had started to work as Maulana Mawdudi’s assistant in editing the scholarly monthly Tarjuman ul Qur’an and he became its editor in 1979 after Maulana’s death. However, 12 years later Nae’em Siddiqi quit the prestigious journal because of his differences with the policies of Jama’at’s leadership. Nae’em Siddiqi formed a separate party, Tehreek-e-Islami, and acted briefly as its Ameer but soon left it.
Nae’em Siddiqi carried on writing poetry in Urdu – ghazals and na’ats – and founded and edited the literary monthly Sayyarrah. His poetry was very simple yet powerful – of love and struggle – the love found sublimation in struggle and the struggle sublimated into love. He has left behind a rich and large collection of works of serious writing as well as poetry.
Fazalur Rahman was born in Jhelum, and died in Lahore, Pakistan.