Catalogue of My Home Library;

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Today is Sunday; I have many things to do, as yesterday’s rain disturbed some plans; One main work item is setting and dusting of my bookrack; Daily routine doesn’t permit me to look them regularly so most of the time, I list this task for weekend;

While doing this, I thought I should share my collection with my friends and readers; So here are few of them; Many has been lost as I can’t recall when and who borrowed them; So If you have any of my book, please return to me with late return fine; (:

So here are the different sections of my small home library;

update 16.Oct.2k11: Recently a new book was added to my library named The Islamic Art, The Past and Moderen. This book is a gift from LAFZ media for my first article in their online magazine; Considering my keen interest in muslim history, especially in Mugal architecture, the editor of LAFZ, Mr. Yasser Chaudhary chose this book for me

update 15.Dec.2K12: My friend gifted me two new novels of sidney sheldon; They are

  • Morning, Noon and Night;
  • The Sky Is Falling;

Islamic corner got following books; Some of them are placed at upper shelf of bookrack so couldn’t show them here;

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  • Sahi Bukari, Volume 3
  • Zia-ul-Kalam (A collection of common Hadith from Sahi Bukhari and Sahi Muslim)
  • Muhammad (P.B.U.H) in shadows of swords by Hafiz Muhammad Idrees
  • For Those who has wisdom, by Haroon Yahya
  • Sirat Hazrat Umar ibn Khitab (R.A) by Muhammad Raza
  • Tazkira-tul-Olia by Hazrat Sh. Farid-ud-Din
  • Ideal Muslim by  Dr. Muhammad Ali Hashmi
  • Etiquette of life by Muhammad Yousaf
  • Third world war and Antichrist, by Molana Aasim Umer;
  • The founder of non-sami religions by Altaf Javed

I’m found of history; Historical buildings, places and stories really catch me; In section of history and politics, following books got their place;

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  • The 100 by Michael H. Hart
  • Shahab Nama by Qudrat-ul-Allah Shahab
  • Talaash by Mumtaz Mufti
  • Tareekh-e-Firoon by Khowaja Hassan Naqvi
  • Muslim Governments in Sub Continent by Rauf Ashraf
  • 20 Greatest Philosopher,  translated by Qazi Javed;
  • 100 Greatest Books,  by  Sattar Tahir
  • Tareekh-e-Alam kay Ahem Sang-e-meel by Ikhlaq Ahmad Qadiri;
  • Pakistan History by  Ian Talbot
  • Muhammad Shah Raza Pehalvi, translated by Syed Aasim Mehmood
  • The Indus Saga and Making of Pakistan by Aitaz Hassan
  • Zero Point 1,2,3 by Javed Choudhry;

When I have short span of time and I want to read something, these english novels are best choice for me; In this section, I have following tastes;

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By Shakespeare

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream,
  • Merchant of Venice,
  • Othello

From Paulo Coelho

  • The Alchemist
  • By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
  • The Valkyries
  • The Fifth Mountain

By Sidney Sheldon, I have

Robin Cook inspired me by

  • Acceptable Risk
  • Fatal Cure
  • Vector

I recently started reading Danielle Steel and really liked her work; I have

  • Loving
  • The Ghost

Some others are

  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  • Troll Fell by Katherine Langrish
  • Flash Back by Cait London
  • The Eleventh Hour by Catherine Coulter

There is a collection of urdu novels too; My family is big fan of Umaira Ahmad, so books in this section keep in circulation; Few of them are

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  • Man-o-salwa by Umaira Ahmad
  • Ham kahan k sachy thy by Umaira Ahmad
  • Meri zaat zara-e-byNishan by Umaira Ahmad
  • Peer-e-Kamil by Umaira Ahmad
  • My ny Khowabo’n ka shajer dekha hy by Umaira Ahmad
  • Hasil by Umaira Ahmad
  • La Hasil by Umaira Ahmad
  • Ishq ka ayyn by Aleem-ul-Haq Haqi
  • Afsaany by Intekhab Malik

Poetry is indeed best companion when you are sad, or down, or you really want to spend some peaceful moments; I’ve also composed some poems, you can read them here, but surly they don’t touch the perfection level; Following books are part of this section;

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  • Sad barg by Perveen shaker
  • Khushbo by Perveen Shaker
  • Gumaan by John Aelia
  • Barish ki Awaz by Amjad Islam Amjad
  • Kulyaat-e-Iqbal by Dr. Allama Iqbal
  • Kulyaat-e-Faiz by Faiz Ahmad Faiz
  • Udas hony k din nahi by Noseen Gilani
  • Wo Ishq jo ham se roth gya by Razi-ud-din Razi (collections of Gazals)

Wasif Ali Wasif is my favorite in his domain; He just says one line and covers everything that one may describe in whole story; The conciseness in this writing and his vast thoughts are worth to follow; Following books honor my shelf;

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  • Harf Harf Haqeeqat
  • Dil Darya Samander
  • Qatra Qatra Qulzam
  • Kiran Kiran Soraj
  • Guftago 1
  • Gugtago 2

Ahhh, too much serious talk han; Let have something light; Some comic stuff, some tanz-o-mizah; Ibn-e-Insha is my favorite; Here, one can find following books;

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  • Urdu Ki Aakhri Kitaab by Ibn-e-Insha
  • Khumar e Gandum by Ibn-e-Insha
  • Shutar Murg Riyasat by Mustansir Hussain Tarer
  • Nook Jhok by Dr. Younas Butt
  • Gentalman Astagfirullah by Col. (R) Ashfaaq Hussain

Please suggest me some good books that you read recently; Now a days I’m reading The Indus Saga and Making of Pakistan by Aitaz Hassan; This book covers many aspects of Indus valley civilization and history of this part of world;

Which book you are reading now a days?

Its time to close;
Have good rest of the day;

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Comments 14

  1. Ans you never forget to update your website. Its really appreciable that you find time to read books, writing here and full time job too. i liked shahab nama most.
    and yes no new sketch from many days. why?

  2. Very nice collection Ans bhai. How could you find time to read them all? Well i cant read this much pages; 🙂

  3. umaira ahmad k itny sary novelss or mjy pata b ni. 😛 kal hi sary laa ker dain mujy. 😛
    very nice and huge collection.

  4. very few people has hobby of reading books and you are one of them. good collection. i was not know about this before. surly i will borrow some of them.
    Good work Ans.

  5. i have your one book, random afsaany. i liked “Maa” by qudrat ul allah.
    take it when we meet. this was a good book.
    good hobby Ans.

  6. you have read these all?? tujy coding se itna time mil jata hy ye sab kerny ka? wesy himmat hy teri itny novels digest ker leta hy. wo b itny moty moty; 😉

  7. very good collection Ans. What are you doing in SE yar, you must have in literature side.
    well you SE is not too bad either. 🙂 8 over ten for this.

  8. hahah o bahi bas ker dy, jan chor dy sidney sheldon ki 😀
    beside the jokes its really healthy and great activity. And best thing is you manage this with such busy routine.

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