This page is
dedicated to Ibne Safi’s fans. Please send your any suggestions,
criticisms, or other feedback you have about this website. We will be
pleased to publish your comments on this page.
Dr. Ahmad Safi
(Son of Ibne Safi),
Indeed you surprised us
all with such a great web site (www.ibnesafi.info). I would
request you to launch it. I would also like to offer our services
for this. Maybe wherever needed we could later supply you with
Urdu text translation so that you could plug it in on appropriate
pages. Your love is evident from the efforts you have put in and
no one could ever stop you from publishing this. You do have our
(the family's) permission!
Our thanks to you and our
Toronto Canada (Jan 2, 2006)
Dear brother Hanif,
It's a wonderful, good
details, very knowledgeable, very interesting writing about "Ibne
Safi". The missing things are his favorites & habits, like he was
fond of "Paan". You should make CD of your work; I'll be the first
Ziad Mahmood (Jan 1, 2006)
I must congratulate you
for reviving one of the most creative and contributing writers in
Syed Mohsin Naquvi, Princeton
USA (Dec 31, 2005)
But, I am sure, there is a lot more than
go on to this website.
I must say, it was the need of the times.
Jafri, Karachi (Dec 28, 2005)
This website is full of
information. I want to inform you that in 1995 Mr. Khurshid Ahmed
Wattoo has secured M.Phill degree on writing a thesis on
"Ibn-e-Safi ki adabi khidmat". As for as I know, this thesis has
not been published yet. Fortunately I have a copy of this thesis
in my personal library. When this thesis was written, Mr. Khurshid
Ahmed Wattoo was a lecturer in the Urdu department of Government
College, Bhawalnagar. I do not know his current whereabouts.
In New Delhi editor of
Urdu Book Review Mr. Arif Iqbal is also doing research work on
Ahrari (27 Dec 2005)
An excellent website. I
grew up reading Ibn-e-Safi in India. Your website and pictures
brought back memories of my youth! Hope you get a chance to have
his collection of poetry published. If there is such a move,
please drop me a line. Regards.
Copenhagen Denmark (22 Nov 2005)
I just want to make the
inquiry, whether or not you plan to upload e-novels on the great
website. And if yes, when? I suggest if you can arrange to
upload all or some novels, be them paid or with subscription; it
will be definitely a great gift for the fans living outside
Pakistan. I am looking forward to it.... Warm Regards
(Your suggestions are
really worth considering however the copyright of Ibne Safi's
novels is with his family. I have discussed the issue of
availability of printed copies to overseas. There is a plan to
start a commercial website for online purchasing of novels. May
be at that time e-novels subscription can also be considered.)
Sahab (21 Nov 2005)
I love the element of
mystery in the presentation of this website. The pictures,
choice of colors, old photographs, detailed information ... all
of that takes me back quite a few years when I first started
reading Ibn-e-Safi and was getting tremendously excited after
reading each novel. I think Hanif Sahab has paid a very sincere
tribute that our great Ibn-e-Safi has been long overdue for.
I am anxiously waiting
for the "Titles" and "Pictorial" updates. I would love to see
those early titles. My suggestion is to post whatever is
available for now and keep updating these sections as material
continues to come in. Also, once each section is updated, put a
small flashing "updated" sign by it for a week so people know
there is something new in that section.
Again, this very
commendable effort by Hanif Sahab is very appreciated!
Azizur Rahman, Kuwait (19 Nov 2005)
I am speechless! Having
gone through the entire site I can only say that you have done a
great service to Urdu literature by putting together such wealth
of information about this great writer. I can not think of
anything that is missing or could be added to whatever you have
already compiled and put together. Please accept my heartfelt
appreciation and congratulations on this achievement.
So far as I am
concerned, I have read some Ibne Safi. I have not read most of
his works but would like to read them. Please help me find
these. I wonder if they are generally available at bookshops in
Kuwait. I am sure they will be available at Karachi.
Among his immortal
characters I found that I liked Imran and Qasim most. Of course
Col Faridi and Hameed from Jasoosi Duniya and Juliana Fitzwater
from Imran Series also made an impression on me. You must
understand that I read whatever I did of him was about 40 years
ago. So of course whatever I read now will be like new.
Thanks very much for
sharing such wonderful information.
Rehman Murad, Mississauga Canada (17 Nov 2005)
Yes, I am fan of Ibne
Safi. Good try. I surf the site briefly and like it. I will
forward this link to one of my friend, who is a poet, named
Rashid Siddiqui. He has lots of Ibne Safi's books. Good work,
keep it up. Thanks and Wassalam
Sohail (18 Nov 2005)
I have been an ardent
reader of Ibn-e-Safi Imran Series and Jasoosi Duniya. Is there a
way I can purchase complete set of Jasoosi Duniya and Imran
Series from somewhere. Will appreciate if you can guide me in
this respect. Thanks
FAQ Section for further
Sohail Butt, Kuwait (16 Nov 2005)
website. The links are excellent. I need to spend more time on
this and have included this in my favourites.
Ahmed (15 Nov 2005)
I must say you did a
bang-up job by creating a Ibne Safi site. Two thumbs up!!! You
have put lots of efforts and time on this site.
Huge Ibne Safi fan…..Aamir
Hossain Jafri, Kuwait (14 Nov 2005)
I must say it is a
great work, great service, should have been done by someone a
long time back…….Mabrook! All of us who started our reading owe
a great deal to Ibne Safi. Your efforts are highly commendable
and will be appreciated. Regards.
(13 November 2005)
Thank you for sharing
this useful information with me. I remember having read
Ibn-e-Safi during my school and college days. Actually, one of
my aunts had a great collection of his novels and during my
vacations I used to visit her house. I read many of his novels
during my stay at her house. No doubt he was a great mystery
writer. You have put in a lot of effort in designing this
website which is a befitting tribute to the legend. Keep up your
Mohammed Saleem, Kuwait (12 Nov 2005)
I must say you have
done a great job for a great person, like Ibne Safi. He was a
great Spy writer as well as a very witty and humourus person. During his peak period,
many people tried to copy him using names such as An Safi, Eiban
Safi, etc. Thanks for
a very interesting Website. Take care.
Akhtar, Toronto Canada (11 Nov 2005)
This is one of the
nicest websites I have seen as literary as it can be. Off course
his writings have touched many people and created a sense of
suspense, it is also important to note that he had no comparable
writers at that time (not in indo-pak). I will keep looking at
it until I have reviewed it all. Thank you!!
Sheikh, Lahore (09 Nov 2005)
BRAVO. You have really
done justice to your hero. Ibn Safi is fortunate to have an
ardent fan like you. I will try to pass on this site to his
other fans since they are spread all over the world.
Ashraf, Kuwait (09 Nov 2005)
Our good friend and
our own Internet guru, Mohammad Hanif, has done it again! Now
that he is done with setting up the websites for the Pakistani
Embassy, KPFA and PBF, and perhaps a few other community orgs,
he has made one for Ibne Safi, his favourite writer of his
youth days in Hyderabad. Surf it and see for yourself how good
it is. If you are old enough to remember the times of Ibne
Safi and have read his much-anticipated monthly novels at the
time, you will surely enjoy the art work of our friend.
(09 Nov 2005)
i dont even have words
to express my pleasure and gratitude... kafi arsay say is
website ki zaroorat thi....Sherlock Holmes/Doyle, Agatha
Christie etc ki websites daikh ker apnay great writer ki website
ki kami mehsoos hoti thi.... aur ab yeh website daikh ker
appreciation kliay alfaaz hee nahin mill rehay ... is liay bus
itna hee keh paoon gee keh Excellent job!!!
waisay ik suggession
hai....Ibne Safi k paishras bhi classic hotay thay, to ager ho
sakay to please unkay paishras ka bhi ik setion bana dijiay....i
hope keh aap consider zaroor kerain gay. Allah Hafiz
(Your suggestion will
be implemented in due course of time.)
(07 Nov 2005)
It is a tribute richly
deserved by outstanding Ibn-e-Safi. We really became orphans in a
way. With his death famous characters of Faridee, Hameed and Imran
also died. What a treat it was to read his novels. Alas, it is not
possible now-gone for ever. I cannot tell you how eagerly we (our
entire family of brothers, sisters and cousins)used to wait for
Ibn-e-Safi's Jasoosi Dunia or Imran Series each month and that
continued for years.
The website is very nicely
made and arranged by you. Congratulations.
Shoeb, Australia (06 Nov 2005)
Its great effort by you
to have setup this site.
I have a couple of
1) If you could explore
the possibility for your website address to be displayed in
google (within first few displayed addresses) when searched on
2) If you could
coordinate with Ibnesafi's family or the relevant publication to
make purchase of Ibnesafi novels easier, particularly in India,
and generally worldwide. I even got in touch with Asrar
Publications, Lahore on the phone no. published on this site but
they advised that they'll not be able to make arrangements to
courier the books, although I was willing to make the whole
payment beforehand. It is sad that I do not have access to the
novels in spite of trying so much. It will be great if novels
could at least be made available in India..
(We will try to resolve
Safi Fan (06 Nov
I have been writing articles on
Ibn-e-Safi's characters. Some of my articles include commentaries on
characters of Faridi, Hameed, Qasim, and Sing Hee at Wikipedia.com. I am
attaching the commentary on Sing Hee here. I intended to write more but I
think your website covers most of them. Anyways, consider the following
article and post it to your website if found interesting.
(Your contribution on Sing Hee is
included with thanks. Wikipedia.com was a great help and their reference
is included in the Credits
section of this Website.)
Khan_Bhai_Sahab (06 Nov 2005)
This is a wonderful effort that
you have made. I have been thinking about it for a while and started some
work but never completed it. You have brought my dream to life. I would
love to contribute if you think you still need contribution. Again,
(Please do not hesitate to send your contribution
that will be an asset for this Website.)
Muhammad Ameen, Karachi
(05 Nov 2005)
Aap nay buhut bara kaam kia hay
sir. Ibn-e-Safi sahib ki Official website arsay say internet per na
dastiyab thi....Bus ARCHIVE.COM per wo mehfooz thi....Laikin uska address
itna lamba hua kerta hay k aik dafa' bhoolnay k ba'd yaad nahin aasakta. Ibn-e-Safi sahib ki Website ko
dubara say zinda kerna laaiq-e-tehseen hay Aur hum sub aap k Shukr guzaar
hain. Isaar Sahib k inteqal ka perh ker
buhut afsos hua...Allaah unhain Ghareeq-e-Rahmat karay aur Ahl-e-Khana ko
sabr ki naimat ata fermaey...Aur us sabr per Ajr-e-Azeem ata fermaey..!! Waqaiii Ibn-e-Safi ki kia ta'reef
ki jaey....Wo to khud fermaatay hain na....k: " Main bay shak bari
khoobsoorat Almaarion ki zeenat nahin bun saka...Laikin meray novels aapko
Bedsheets k neechay, takion k neechay zaroor milaingay....Yahi meri
kaamyabi aur yahi meray liye sub say bara AWARD hay...." Bay shak....Barr-e-Sagheer k Urdu
adab ka SUB SAY BARA aur Asia k JASOOSI adab ka Pehla aur aakhri aadmi ka
khitab un k ilawa kisi ko zaib nain deta!! Ma'assalaam.
Dr. Zafar Sheikh,
Kuwait (05 Nov
I must congratulate you on
creating a masterpiece. Soul of late Ibne Safi must be feeling very happy
in havens. Unfortunately I did not read him that well as it was considered
to be a waste of time by my strict parents. May be I will read him now.
Kuwait (05 Nov
This is a great venue for all the
IBNE-SAFI fans. I did not know that you were such a great fan of his. I
have just quickly browsed through it and it is a remarkable tribute to the
GREAT ONE who has no parallel in Mystery thriller writing. I will
definitely go through it in detail and see how I can contribute to this
effort of yours for the benefit of all his fans.
Hyderabad Pakistan (05 Nov 2005)
Thank you very much for
intimation. First thing I shall do after this is to brows this website.
How can one forget this great writer who introduce an incomparable taste
in the world of fiction.