Hazrat Sayyid Nafees Al-Hussaini was born at village Gadiala, district Sialkot, on 11 March 1933. After elementary education Shah Sahib shifted to Lahore and studied Urdu and Persian languages at Oriental College Lahore.
His family name was “Sayyid Anwar Hussain” and “Nafees Raqam” was his pen name, as a calligrapher. He also got famous by the name “Nafees Shah Sahib”.
Hzarat Shah Sahib belonged to a very noble family of famous Sufi Saint of the subcontinent, Hazrat Khawaja Sayyid Muhammad Gesu-Daraz. Also the art of Islamic Calligraphy, specially that of Holy Quran, was the hallmark of this family. Hazrat Shah Sahib learnt this art from his father Sayyid Ashraf Ali, who was a renowned calligrapher of Holy Quran.
Hazrat Shah Sahib was a Calligrapher, a Sufi Saint, a literary person and above all a beloved person with many qualities, which are hard to express in words. His life was so versatile and diverse that it is hard to summarize it here. Many people are working on the Life History of Hazrat and as soon as they will be finished, we will present it here also, Inshallah.
Although his books are available in print format too, but he showed keen interest in spreading the knowledge to masses, and hence didn’t copyrighted most (if not all) of his work. This website was created after his humble desire and the purpose is to make his work accessible to all, free of cost. You are free to benefit from this site as you wish, but do not use this for commercial purposes solely.
Hazrat Shah Sahib passed away on Februrau 5th, 2008. This project started in the last year of His life and is now “A memoir of that great personality.”
A detailed article about Hazrat Shah Sahib can be found at Wikipedia: