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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14 thoughts on “Catalogue of My Home Library;

    Dr. Ata ul Allah Haq said:
    July 31, 2011 at 12:25

    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?

    Raza Mumtaz said:
    July 31, 2011 at 13:40

    ohhh itny sary novel????????? you have read them all??? waoo.
    i have your two books,

    Huda noreen said:
    July 31, 2011 at 13:44

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

    Qurat ul Ain said:
    July 31, 2011 at 14:02

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

    Imram Waseh Ahamd said:
    July 31, 2011 at 15:22

    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.

    Zeeshan Waqas said:
    July 31, 2011 at 15:27

    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.

    khurram said:
    July 31, 2011 at 15:41

    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; 😉

    Shafiq Najam said:
    July 31, 2011 at 15:59

    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.

    Shafiq Najam said:
    July 31, 2011 at 16:01

    ik kaam ker, anarkali k bahir footpath pe theela laga ly. 😀

    Meryam Usman said:
    July 31, 2011 at 20:57

    Ans you really read them all?? You are superb.

    AF. Khan said:
    July 31, 2011 at 23:10

    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.

    qazi haroon said:
    August 1, 2011 at 01:42

    Greatttttttttt collection. I inspired. almost every type of book.

    Moona Najmimi said:
    August 1, 2011 at 05:47

    Wow Nice MashaAllah 🙂

    zainab said:
    August 5, 2011 at 11:43

    nice collection….!!!

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