LAHORE: A ceremony to launch a translation of Annemarie Schimmel’s book ‘And Muhammad is His Messengers’ was held at Lahore Press Club on Thursday.
Noted journalist Naeemullah Malik translated the book. Former ambassador Tauheed Ahmad presided over while Punjab Archives Secretary Orya Maqbool Jan was the chief guest on the occasion. The speakers included Tajammal Gormani, Tariq Kamran, Parveen Sajal, Ch Mushtaq, Qamar Bhatti, Taseer Mustafa, former Auqaf DG Tahir Raza Bokhari, Shahbaz Mian and others.
Tauheed Ahmad said German woman Schimmel gifted Pakistan with honor but we forgot the prestigious personality who wrote a masterpiece on the life of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). He said that the book speaks volumes of her deep love for the last Prophet.
Orya Maqbool Jan said that he wrote prose in abundance but lacked writings on Seerat. Lucky people like Naeemullah Malik got the gift of doing such a wonderful job.
Nawaz Kharl said that the book speaks deep love of Malik with the Holy Prophet (PBUH). He urged the Punjab government to purchase the book for public sector libraries so that new generation could know about the life of Muhammad (PBUH).
Tahir Raza said that Malik did not translate the book in a traditional manner instead he reflected the true message of the original version.