Writers

Nasir, Dr. Timothius

Dr. Timothius Nasir was (ڈاکٹر ٹیموتھیس ناصر  ) was born on 10th  December 1947, to Dr. Kundan Lal Nasir, the renowned Christian Scholar and the founder of  Qalam-e Haq (کلام حق ), the flagship magazine of the Faith Theological Seminary, Gujranwala, Pakistan. In addition to studying religion and gaining deep theological insights from his father Timotheos Nasir developed many other facets of his personality.

From early childhood he expressed his desire to serve his country as a soldier. To this end, in 1971, Nasir joined military service with the armed forces of his beloved Pakistan. His  dedication and devotion helped him rise in  the ranks. He retired from the armed forces in 1986 as a Major. In the same year he joined the Faith Theological Seminary of Gujranwala as the Principal. He served as  the Moderator for The United Presbyterian Church of Pakistan  from 1997  to 2001 and was appointed a Presbyterian Bishop of Pakistan in October 2001, a position he held for the remaining days of his life. Following his father's footsteps he proudly defended the orthodox Christian faith through his lectures and articles which appeared in various national and international magazines. He also served as the Managing Editor of the monthly magazine Qlam-e Haq from 1995 until his death in 2011. Almost all his writings have appeared under his preferred title Major T. Nasir.

Major T. Nasir was a widely read man with an insatiable hunger for knowledge and a huge  love for books. He enjoyed reading and writing books about religious philosophy as well as military strategy.

He has authored the following books in Urdu.

1. Faham ul Kitab I ( I  فہم الکتاب  )

2. Faham ul Kitab II ( II فہم الکتاب )

3. Tafseer ul Kalam I ( I  تفسیر الکلام  )

4. Tafseer ul Kalam II ( II تفسیر الکلام )

5. Tafseer ul Kalam III ( III تفسیر الکلام )

6. Fahm uk Kalam I ( I  فہم الکلام )

7. Fahm uk Kalam II (II فہم الکلم )

8.Fahm uk Kalam III ( III فہم الکلام )

9. Jawab hazar hai ( جواب حاضر ہے )

10. Akash Bail ( آکاش بیل )

11. UP Church ka almiya ( یو - پی  چرچ کا المیہ  )

He also published the following three works in English: Sun in the EastMy days in Uniform, and The General. The last mentioned book is about his military hero General George S. Patton.

Even though the above listed works would have been enough to earn anyone an enduring place  among the highly respected Christian Urdu writers, Major T. Nasir also published over two thousand articles on irreligious, ecclesiastical, national and international issues. Nearly two hundred of these articles were apologetic and or polemical in nature, penned to answer critics of various aspects of Christian faith. 

James, Dr. Arthur

Professor Dr. Arthur James ( ڈاکٹر آرتھر جیمس ) is the current principal of the Gujranwala Theological Seminary Gurjanwala (GTS), Pakistan. He was born in 1949 to God-fearing Christian parents, who had ditcated him to  His serivce even before his birth. He graduated from Gordon College Rawalpindi in 1968 and proceeded to a teaching career in Christian High School Martinpur. However this turned out to be a short venture, as after only a few months he joined the GTS as a student where he completed his graduation in theological studies in 1972. This led to his ordination as a pastor in the same year.  The following year his thesis  earned him Master in Divinity degree. In 1979 he started teaching at his alma mater. Between 1983-84 he attended Princeton Theological Seminary in USA  and returned home after successfully receiving MTh degree. In 1990 he was appointed the Principal of GTS, a position he still holds.

 

Professor Dr. Arthur James

He has authored the following books and pamphlets:

1. Khudawand Yassu al-Masih main nai aur masroor zindgi ( خداوند یسوع میں نئی اور مسرور زندگی  )

2. Hamara azeem aur afzal sardar kahen ( ہمارا عظیم اور افضل سردار کاھن  )

3. Taaraf ul-Kitab ( تعارف الکتاب  )

4. Tareeq mutal'a o tehrir (طریق مطالعہ  و تحریر  )

5. Maujzatul Masih ( معجزات المسیح  )

6. Masihi qayadat ( مسیحی قیادت  )

7. Ehd-e jadeed ka taaraf (عہد جدید کا تعارف )

8. Tamseelat Masih (  تمثیلات  مسیح )

9. Ilmul waiz, swalan jawaban ( علم ال واعظ سوالنجواباً  )

10. Ehd-e Jadeed ka sarsari mutal'a ( عہد جدید کا سرسری معطلی  )

11. Rahnama-e ibadat (رہنما عبادت   )

12. Taaraf ilm-e illahi (  تعارف علم الہی )

13. Talemat ul-Masih ( تعلیمات المسیح  )

14. Hayat al-Masih (  حیات المسیح )

15. Masihi mukhtari (  مسیحی مختاری )

16. Filmoon kay nam Pauloos Rassol kay khat ka tafseeri mutal'a  (فیلمؤن کے نام پولوس رسول کے خط کا تفسیری مطالہ )

17. Masihi pasban ( مسیحی پاسبان )

18. Yehoda kay am khat ka tafseeri mutal'a (  یہودہ کے عام خط کا تفسیری مطالہ  )

19. Masihi taleem-o-tarbeeyat ( مسیحی تعلیم و تربیت  )

20. Dukhoon main umeed ( دکھوں میں امید  )

21. Khuda ka haqeeqi urfan ( خدا کا حقیقی عرفان  )

22. Baray ki fatah (برے کی فتحہ   )

23. Khuda ki rastbazi ( خدا کی راستبازی  )

24. Khudawand hamari azadi ( خداوند ہماری آزادی  )

25. Alamgir masihi eman ki tozih ( عالمگیر مسیحی ایمان کی توضیح  )

26. Masihi ikhlaqiyat kay bunyadi usool ( مسیحی اخلاقیات کے بنیادی اصول  )

27. Khidmat ( خدمت  )

28. Yasu Masih ehd-e eteeq main ( یسوع مسیح عہد عتیق میں )

29. Baibely mushawarat (بائبلی مشاورت   )

30. Masihi ebadat ( مسیحی عبادت  )

31. Dua-e rabbani ( دعا ربانی  )

32. Sacraments ( سا کرامنٹس  )

33. Ehd-e jadeed ki Yunani-Urdu lughat ( عہد جدید کی یونانی اردو لغات  )

34. Biblely namoon ki lughat ( بائبلی ناموں کی لوغات  )

35. Masihi ilm-e illahi kay lazoom ( مسیحی علم الہی کے لزوم  )

36. Kaliseeya'ee rasalat ( کلیسیائی رسالت  )

37. Shagirdat (  شاگردت )

38. Bibley taswar shifa ( بائیبلی تصور شفا  )

39. Hameysha ki zindgi ( ہمیشہ کی زندگی  )

40. Masih main Masihi zindgi ( مسیح میں مسیحی زندگی  )

41. Khuda ki badshahi ( خدا کی بادشاہی  )

42. Bibley ilm-ul tashreeh ( بائبلی علم الٹشریح  )

43. Dua ( دعا  )

Rahi, Manzoor

Manzoor Jallal, son of Jallal Gill has been carving his place in the difficult world of literature by  writing, TV dramas and short stories. All his work appears under the pen-name Manzoor Rahi.

He has a BA (honours) degree in Urdu from The University of the Punjab. And building on that academic foundation he has  published extensively in various nationally circulated magazines and newspapers like HamzukhanNaqeebShalomeTehrirJang and Nawa-e Waqt among others. He was first recognized for his TV drama Series, Such da samundar.*

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*(a complete list of his published short stories and dramas will be published here, hopefully, in the near future.

Roomal Shah, Archdeacon Inayat

Padri Inayat Roomal Shah's ancestors, an agricultural clan,  originally from the Eastern Punjab migrated to the Western Punjab and were relatively prosperous. He received his elementary education from the local government high school and continued his theological studies first, between 1930 -34, in Amritsar, India,  then  at Calrckabad Bible School (now in Pakistan).  

In 1937 Bishop George Barnar ordained  him to Church ministry following which he served as a chaplain in the British army. After retiring from service he served in Essa Nagri and later on the staff of Lahore Cathedral. He served Karachi Dioceses as an archdeacon for long time. Between 1994 - to 1997 he served the Christian community in the Oxford Dioceses in England. 

According to the well-known Church historian, Dr. Yousaf Masih Yad, he was proud of the honour of having studied under the guidance of Qaziullah, the father of  F.S. Khairulllah who became recognized by his monumental work Qamus-ul Kitab. 

Roomal Shah was a religious leader, thinker, exegete  and a very convincing writer. In UK he wrote continually in Tajali (monthly), Kalisiya International (quarterly) magazines.  His published books are: Haqiqat-e HayatHaqiqat-e Taslees, and Hamara Virsa.

The Archdecan Inayat Roomal Shah fell ill in the beginning of 1997 and slept in the mercy of his Lord on 11 January 1997. 

Aadarwi, Yaqoob Gill

Born on 12th  October 1937 in Aadar, a small village near Rawalpindi, in the house of  Karam Din Joseph and Alice Bibi, Yaqoob Gill was the eldest among the siblings. He started his  education at the local village school  and passed his primary grades at St. Joseph's Primary school and continued his studies at St. Patrick High School, Muree Road, Rawalpindi. His initial employment was as as a musician in the band  platoon of the Pakistan Army.  He resigned this post to to train and work as a medical lab technician  in the Railway Hospital of Rawalpindi.  A man driven by intense desire to educate himself, he went on to complete a course in homeopathy in 1967.

Among his God-given qualities were poetry, singing  and music.  For over four decades he created good literature and  served the Christian literary community  in various ways.  It is claimed that his poetry has appeared in the national and international Urdu magazines and Newspapers*.

 

His services and accomplishments were repeatedly affirmed, as is evidenced by  long list of awards given to him. Following is only a selection: 

Saint Thomas Medal (1988)

Masihi Besharti Committee Award (1991)

United Christian Welfare Society Award (1993)

Pakistan Writers Guild (Markz), Best Performance Award (1995)

Pakistan Writers Guild Gulzar Chuhan Award (1997)

Christian Social Society AC Wah,  Best poet Award (2000)

Qaid-e Azam Gold Medal for the New melinium (2000)

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* Anybody who has samples of his poetry please contact me or any of theCUWAP representatives. The name of person/persons supplying such matter will be acknowledged on this site with a note of appreciation. 

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