The Book "Shahabnama" and the Author Qudratullah Shahab

I started reading a book back in June and finished it reading a few days back but still i m not able to get out of its attached feelings that comes with the book which was first published in 1986 just a few days after weeks or probably few days after his death

The Book Shahabnama is an autobiography of Qudratullah shahab and is written himself by Q.U. Shahab, it is filled with sweet and real story that touches the heart, there are many invaluable lessons on life, the book teaches us that life is fragile and should be treated as such where every moment needs to be cherished and every relationship savourd, for those who sometimes get busy and neglect the simple, more beautiful meaningful things in life, Shahabnama would be a wakeup call.

It is a wonderful book in its simplicity, in the main its a memoir of Qudratullah Shahab, this book allows one to think and contemplate about what should be important in our lives and to relive those things before its too late, his words and insights have a simple clarity, which would for sure live on in the hearts of the readers

i think each and every young Pakistani should read the book, whether he/she is a medical student or an Arts student, this book is written on life as whole, i dont want to reveal the charm and deep insights of the book by reviewing it like this. All i would like to say is that goto a book store near you and get your copy of Shahabnama without any hassle and tussle. There are chapters filled with laughs, cries and inspirations, futrue of Pakistan in the mirror of past and present, it has its dealing with the corruption of bureaucrats, civil servants, ministers and rulers, chapters on english rulling time, Hindus and their dual personalities, real face of J.L. Nehru and Sikh's so called Good Intentions and deeds towards Muslim during the time of partition and prior to it, His short but intresting meetings with some great personalities Like "The Quaid-e-Azam" a night in Masjid-e-Aqsa, Marshall laws and their web of corruptions and in the the end the most important chapter about his connection with mysticism which belongs to Owaisiah chain of sufism.

Dr. Iffat Shahab (Q.U. Shahab's Wife) And Qudaratullah Shahab in their Younger years

for me the Author is indeed a sufi of modern time as his last chapter is true sign and proof of him being a sufi, i am deeply touch and inspired by his personality and his life, he was born in 1917 in Giglgit, most of his early schooling was done in Kashmir later after Partition he work as Bureaucrat of Pakistan, he breath his last in 1986 and is resting in peace in a grave yard in Islamabad, his is wife Dr. Iffat Shahab was indeed another great human and proves to be authors great support throughout his life, she died in England and is resting in peace in Canterburry Grave Yard not so far from London, she was a great human being too like his Husband, May Allah bless them both by his greatest blessing (Amen)

Q.U. Shahab's Final resting place in Islamabad Grave yard

P.S: If anyone knows the address of Iffat Shahabs final Resting place please share it with me, thanks


2:47 PM pakspeaker said...

thanks for such a nice post about him and his book. I finished it last year and it was really an eye openor for me for many things in my life...
esp pak politics

3:18 PM NaVeed said...

thanks for you comment and yes indeed he is and eye opener for alot of things, he continues to be an inspiration

4:27 PM KKK said...

wats up wid saqib shahab any idea where is he etc reply @

4:59 PM NaVeed said...

he is a doctor thats the least i know about him

9:19 AM Sikandar said...

AslamAlaikum Bhai.

Its a great effort by you ! The way you discuss him was impresive.

Indeed he was great Saint of his time.
I am a big fan of him .
I wan a discuss another thing, have any body ever been to "LABAIK" of Mumtaz Mufti , this Book entail QU Shahab ( Rehmatullah ) in a fabtastic way, from that i came to know more about him.
Please go through this book and let us pray that Allah should guide us true as he did with QU Shahab and Mumtaz Mufti .
I also wish to meet Saqib Shahab to just examine How Saint's are!!!!

12:26 PM NaVeed said...

thanks sikandar for such a sweet comment i m really honored :) well about the book labiak i just got it through a friend of mine and as soon i m done with it ill be posting my views about it :)


7:39 PM irfan said...

Hello Naveed

If you really want to know the place where Dr. Iffat Shahab is resting, please read the book "Alakh Nagry" written by Mr. Mumtaz Mufti, a closed friend of Qudratullah Shahab and well know writter.
The grave of Dr. Iffat Shahab is situated somewhere in suburbs of London, I forgot the name of that town i read in Alakh Nagry.

5:41 PM Muhammad said...

The place where Dr.Iffat Shahab is burried is Kintbury which is a village and civil parish in West Berkshire,England.

10:58 PM aliya nazir said...

this book was a turning point in my life , through it i discovered the power of darood sharif and the importance of a murshid in a ones life , iv been blessed with the Haqeeqat of ALLAH PAK , i think its just the beggining of the life ahead , truley a soul searching experience