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Ghulam Mustafa Khan

Dr.Ghulam Mustafa Khan
ڈاکٹر غلام مصطفیٰ خان
Born September 23, 1912
Died September 25, 2005
Residence Hyderabad
Citizenship Pakistani
Nationality Pakistani
Fields Sufism, Urdu literature and Linguistics
Institutions University of Sindh
Alma mater Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
Known for Islam and Sufism, Urdu literature and Linguistics
Notable awards Sitara-e-Imtiaz

Dr. Ghulam Mustafa Khan, PhD, D.Litt, SI (September 23, 1912 – September 25, 2005) was a researcher, critic, linguist, author, scholar of Urdu literature and linguistics, educationist and religious and spiritual leader belonging to Naqshbandi order of Sufism. He was one of most notable people of Hyderabad, Sindh Pakistan.


In 1928 he passed ninth grade from Anjuman Islamia High School, Jabalpur and went to Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh for the rest of his education. He received his higher education at the Aligarh Muslim University. He held LLB and M.A. in Urdu literature & Persian and in 1947 completed his PhD on Hassan Ghaznavi. In 1959 he was awarded D.Litt by Nagpur University, India.

Life and services

He was born in Jabalpur, India on September 23, 1912. During his life he was appointed as a lecturer at the King Edward College, Amrawati and after migration to Pakistan from India he was appointed in Urdu College, Karachi. Later in his life he also performed the duties of head of the department of Urdu in Sindh University. For his academic services he was honoured with various level of awards like the Presidential award Sitara-i-Imtiaz, Naqoosh award, Iqbal award and Nishan-i-Sipas.

He published a large number of Research Papers and a large number of books, translations, compilations, numbering about ninety three. His book on "Iqbal & Quran" was awarded as the best book ever written on this subject and was awarded gold medal by Idara e Adbiat Pakistan.

Dr Ghulam Mustafa was also a famous religious and spiritual leader. His students include scholars of fame such as Ibn-e-Insha, Jameel Jalibi, Abul Lais Siddiqui, Aslam Farrukhi, Farman Fatehpuri, Moinuddin Aqeel, Abul Khair Kashfi and Syed Waqar Ahmed Rizvi etc.

Al-Mustafa Trust


He was author of more than 100 books in Arabic, Persian, Urdu and English.


  • Official Website of Hazrat Dr Ghulam Mustafa Khan
  • Slam-ul-Momineen Trust Website
  • DAWN-Leading Pakistan English Newspaper. Article Issue dated:September 26, 2005

External links

  • )Dour-e-GuzishtaMarifkhi (Hazrat Dr. Ghulam Mustafa khan R.A) ( on YouTube by Muhammad Arif Ayaz Sahib, 7 min video, uploaded on Oct 7, 2009
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