Barkat-Ullah (d. 1960)

This great scholar of Christianity hailed from Narowal (now in Pakistan) and was baptized into Christianity on 7th July 1907. He began his professional life as a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at Edward College. Later on, he was elected a Member of the Royal Asiatic Society. His life commitment to Christianity is borne out by his literary activities. He died in 1960.

Barkat-Ullah authored the following works:
1. Qadamet-o-asleeyat anajeel-e-arba
2. Sehat-e-qutb-e-muqadsa
3. Islam ya Masihiyat
4. Ishterakeeyat aur Masihiyat
5. Aboot-e-Ilahhi
6. Kalmatullah ki taleem
7. Masihiyat ki alalmgeeri
8. Muqadas Ttuma rasoole-e-Hind
9. Saleeb kay harawal
10. Saleeb kay alumbardar
11. Kaleesiya-e-Punjab ka dana meamar-Ehsan Ullah

Injeeli, Dr. Prudent Nasir (b. 1966)

Dr. Prudent Nasir Injeeli, the younger son of Emmanuel Qasar Injeeli, was born in Kot Sohndha village, Sheikhupura District in Pakistan. He completed his basic education at Pakistan Adventist School and College at Farooqabad Mandi, and later was appointed the Head of Language Department of this institution.

He has recently been awarded D.Min from the Open Seminary, California. He holds a Masters degree in English language, but is equally proficient in Urdu. He has contributed numerous articles about religious, social and health-related issues to various Christian magazines. He holds a prominent place among the contemporary Christian writers, primarily for his contributions to Qasid-e-Jadeed and Sehat monthly magazines published in Lahore. He has also translated, from English to Urdu, a health book, The Heart of the Matter by Marylin Johnson. This book, translated Hamara Dil, has been published by the Qasid Publishing House, Lahore.

Injeeli now lives in Cambodia, where he teaches English at various universities. However he continues to write prolifically in Urdu, addressing important issues related to Christianity and social consciousness.

Waiz, Rehmat Masih (1857 - 1935)

Padree Rehmat Masih Waiz was born on May 1857 in Narowal District (now in Pakistan). By birth he was a Muslim and converted to Christianity through the influence and preaching of a Christian missionary, Pastor Roland Batman. On 11 May 1873 Rehmat, along with his father, elder brother and sister accepted Christ. It is claimed, by the people who knew him personally, that Waiz authored seven or eight books. Unfortunately, I have not been able to find the names of these except for one, Rahat-e-Dil. This is a collection of Waiz's songs and poems. During hislifetime, the book became very popular among the local churches and several songs from it became favourites and were often sung during church services. Eventually, twelve editions of this book were published, the last one shortly before his death. Twenty-two of his songs were included in Sialkot Convention*. Waiz was a dedicated Christian. During his life, he was in contact with Sadhu Sundar Singh, Padre Ehssan Ullah and other prominent Christian scholars and preachers. His own ministry extended to various areas including Clarkabad, Montgomery and Chack 424. Rehmat Masih Waiz, having faithfully served his Lord through preaching, singing and writing, died on 10 Feb 1935 in Lahore, where he was laid to rest.
*Sialkot Convention is a book of Christian songs and hymns which has been published many times and is still in wide circulation in Pakistani churches.