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Ism-e-Arzoo – A Beautiful Gift!

As I sit down to compose this eulogy to Ism-e-Arzoo, I struggle to find adequate words to express my profound gratitude for this extraordinary gesture!

A few years ago, I was a voracious reader of Urdu poetry and shared my favorite verses with my social media audience. I had no idea that one of my esteemed readers and contacts had been quietly compiling my selected verses into a book and one day would present it to me as a gift!

I met Shahzad Niaz five years ago while working on a project with him. He is a native of Bahawalpur. He possesses a Master of Law from the University of Karachi and has been practicing law as a Freelance Attorney. His literary and cultural interests were what drew me to him most. He has a passion for poetry and excels at “Haiku,” a Japanese poetic form consisting of three lines with few syllables. Since 2006, he has participated as a poet in the Annual Urdu Haiku Mushaira hosted by the Pakistan Japan Cultural Association, Sindh under the auspices of the Consulate of Japan in Karachi. In addition, he is a member of the Management Committee of a Karachi-based literary group called “Halqa Ahbab-e-Zauq” and has been organizing weekly literary events since 2021. Additionally, he is involved with the Pakistan-Japan Cultural Association, Sindh. 2016 saw the release of his Haiku collection (ڈھلتی جائے رین ).

He meticulously compiled my heartfelt selection of poems into a literary treasure trove, as evidenced by the pages of this book. His foresight and diligence have transformed my disorganized reflections into a cohesive and invaluable collection, a gift I will always treasure.

The overwhelming emotions I experience while reading this book leave me awestruck and profoundly moved. This extraordinary initiative has afforded me the opportunity to spread this poetry throughout the readers’ souls and minds. This book’s reach and influence are evidence of the power of collaboration and the enchantment that results from harmonious creative cooperation.

Shahzad has contributed innumerable hours, meticulous editing, and unwavering commitment to this endeavor, for which I am profoundly grateful. Not only has the praise for my selection immortalized these words, but it has also reaffirmed my belief in the profound impact of sincere encouragement and support. Thank you so much.

I hope you will enjoy reading it too. Click to follow the flipbook version of Ism-e-Aarzoo (fliphtml5.com)

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Author’s Bio:

Asma Jan Muhammad is a finance specialist by day and a writer by night. Her extensive exposure to corporate financial management has honed her analytical skills which she aspires to use to inspire others. Her publications include “Reflections” and co-authored books “She Dares” and “She is Remarkable”.  Asma believes in enabling others and in promoting tolerance, diversity, and equality through her writings. He online address is https://www.linkedin.com/company/asma-jan-muhammad-author/

 

18 Comments

  • Muhammad Moin Khan
    July 30, 2023

    It is a notable work of Shahzad Niaz to preserve your 4 to 5 years efforts of sharing verses of urdu poetry on poetry group.

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    • asma
      July 31, 2023

      Absolutely.

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    • Rani Shabana
      August 1, 2023

      Really Mr.Shahzad Niaz is a genius & dedicated person. I like his beautiful and valuable poetry specially in Urdu.

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  • Dawood Ahmad
    July 30, 2023

    Shahzad Niaz sb has done commendable work in current era for preservance of literary values.

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    • asma
      July 31, 2023

      Indeed.

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  • M. A. Ghazali Marghoob
    July 31, 2023

    It’s a novel idea. I would like to get this book

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    • asma
      July 31, 2023

      Thank you for your thoughts. At the moment it is available digitally, however I am open for proposals on print and publishing.

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      • Sobia Niaz
        August 1, 2023

        Brother!
        I have not enough words to compliment your great effort. Such a unique collection of poetry also title Ism e Arzoo by Asma Jan Muhammad.

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  • Rani Shabana
    August 1, 2023

    I would like to say some word for Ms. Asma Jan Muhammad. She is a talented & gorgeous Lady. I am also thankful for her choice.

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  • Rani Shabana
    August 1, 2023

    I would like to say some word for Ms. Asma Jan Muhammad. She is a talented & gorgeous Lady. I am also thankful for her choice and like her publication also.

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  • Ahmad
    August 1, 2023

    Great effort.

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  • Azmat Rafique
    August 1, 2023

    A beautiful selection indeed. Meticulous compilation that speaks itself of Shahzad’s love of Urdu poetry.

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  • Humaira Niaz
    August 2, 2023

    Asma jaan Muhammad is really a great personality.she is very talented

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  • Samina Rasul
    August 2, 2023

    “Ism e Arzoo” is a literary bouquet that blooms with the fragrant essence of creativity, making it a delightful exploration for any poetry enthusiast.

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  • Syed Rahil Ahmed
    August 2, 2023

    I extend my heartfelt gratitude to Mr. Shahzad Niaz for his invaluable contributions to preserving the legacy of Ms. Asma Jan Muhammad. He has become a torchbearer, lighting the way for future enthusiasts, researchers, and lovers of poetry to delve into the riches she left behind.

    May his dedication and passion inspire others to embark on similar journeys of preserving the timeless works of our literary luminaries. For in safeguarding the past, we enrich the present and pave the way for a more vibrant and enriched poetic future. Thank you Shahzad Sb. & Thank you Ms. Asma Jan Muhammad for all this.

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  • Sangeeth
    August 3, 2023

    This is a fantastic news.

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  • Muhammad Aamer Rasul
    August 4, 2023

    The selected poettry is a celestial melody that resonates in hearts and heavens alike

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  • Jam Allah Ditta
    August 5, 2023

    I think it all shows on once devotion, honesty and hard working. My point of view all these achievements ànd other hidden qualities are gifted him by God.I pray him for more success .

    Reply

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