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Khwaja Ghulam Farid
--: Biography of Khwaja Ghulam Farid :--


Khawaja Ghulam Farid (1845-1901) or Khawaja Farid is considered one of the greatest Saraiki poets, Chishti-Nizami mystic and Sajjada nashin (Patron saint) of the Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent. He was born and died at Chacharan Shrif but buried at Kot Mithan.

He was the son of Khwaja Khuda Bakhsh. His mother died when he was five years old and he was orphaned at age twelve when his father died. He was educated by his elder brother, Fakhr Jahan Uhdi.

He was a scholar of that time and wrote several books. He knew Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Sindhi, Panjabi, Braj Bhasha, and Saraiki. He was a poet of Saraiki and Urdu. He also wrote some poems in Sindhi, Persian, and Braj Bhasha. He was an imperialist poet. He opposed British rule in Bahawalpur. He said to ruler of Bahawalpur in his poem, "You rule yourself on your state and finish police station of British from your state." The name of present sajjada nasheen of khawaja farid 'khawaja mazhar farid' (sajjada nasheen of khawaja farid). On 168th birthday Urs in 2008, many Saraiki nationists gathered to call for an independent Saraikistan province in Southern Punjab.

Works by Khawaja Ghulam Farid

. Dewan-e-Farid in 1882. (Saraiki Poetry) 
. Dewan-e-Farid in 1884. (Urdu Poetry) 
. Manaqabe Mehboobia (in Persian prose) 
. Fawaid Faridia (in Persian prose)


Faridiat is new topic about Khawaja Farid's life, poetry and his mysticism.There are several books and hundreds articles on this topic.There are also experts of Khawaja Farid as under 
. Maulana Noor Ahmed Faridi :He translated Dewan-Farid 
. Mehr Abdul Haq :His books are Lughat-Faridi and Piam-Farid and other 
. Christopher Shackle :His book is Teachings of Khaja Farid and other 
. Wahid Bakhish Sial: He translated Maqbees-ul-Majalis 
. Mujahid Jatoi :His book is 'Aa pahntum jeendian makay 
. Saeed Ahmed Sheikh: His book is Ustad Dileen de 
. Aziz-ur-Rahman Khan :He was the first who translated 'Dewan-i-Farid 
. Akram Qureshi :His book is Auzan Dewan-i-Farid 
. Aslam Metala :He wrote several books'one of its is Zauq-i-Farid

There are hundred books on this topic. Name of few books are under 
. Shackle Christopher :Teachings of Khawaja Farid Published : Bazm-i- Saqafat Multan 
. Shackle Christopher: Fifty poems of Khawaja Farid (Translation)Publisher: Bazm-i-Saqafat Multn 
. ''Sheikh'' Muhammad Saeed Ahmed: ''Ustad Deleenday''edition 2000: Publisher: Jhoke Kitab Ghar bazaar Kutub firoshan androon bohar gate Multan 
. ''Metla'' Muhammad Aslam ''Zauq-I-Farid'' edition 2001: Saraiki Adbi Majlis Bahawalpur 
. ''Anwaar Ahmed'' ''Khawaja Farid ke teen Rang'' edition 1985:Bazm-I-Saqafat. Multan 
. ''Qureshi'' Muhammad Akram: ''Auozan Dewan Farid'': edition 2005::Bazm-I-Saqfat Multan 
. ''Jatoi'' Mujahid ''Atwar-I-Farid''edition 2003: Jhoke publisher Multan 
. ''Jatoi'' Mujahid ''Hiat-ul-Mahboob'' edition 2005: Khawaja Farid foundation ''Mithankot'' 
. ''Akhtar'' Shabir Hassan: ''Farid Shanasi'' edition 2001: Bazm-I-Saqafat Multan 
. ''Feroz'' Abu Saeed Muhammad Anwar ''Ghauhar Shab-I-Chiraz'' edition third 1999 Saraiki Adbi Majlis Bahawalpur 
. ''Chadhri'' Hanif: ''Mutalea Farid Ka aik nia Rukh'' edition2002: Saraiki Research center .B, Z.University Multan 
. ''Chandio''Javed:''Khawaja Farid'' edition 1999:Saraiki Adbi Majlis Bahawalpur 
. ''Junejo''Abdul Jabbar'Dr: ''Mera ishq bhi too'': edition 2002 Bazm-I-Saqafat Multan 
. ''Iqbal'' Khalid: ''Bhag Suhag Farid'' edition 2006: Sujak Adbi Sangat Shadan lund Dera Ghazi Khan 
. ''Taunsvi'' Tahir 'Dr: ''Mutalea-Farid ke das saal'' edition 2001: Book man Nila Gunbad Lahore 
. ''Metla''Aslam:''Mahram Raz Deleeday'' edition 2005: Bazm-I-Saqafat: Multan ''Metla'' Aslam ''Zikr-I-Farid'' edition 1994: Metla Publications: Tehsil Jahanian Khaniwal 
. ''Durani""Jamila:''Khawaja Ghulam Farid _Shakhs and Shaer'' edition 1996:Becon Books Gulgasht Multan 
. ''Chandio'' Javed ''Armughan Khawaja Farid'' edition 2001: Bazm-I-Saqafat Multan 
. ''Alam'' Khursheed: ''Pakistan mein Mutalea Farid ki Rewayat'' edition 1999: Saraiki Adbi Board Mult

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