URDU 5 THE SCHOLARS OF DIR & THEIR SERVICES OF FIQA IN URDU LANGUAGE: AN ANALYSES
اردو زبان میں علمائے دیر کی فقہی خدمات کاتجزیاتی مطالعہ
Keywords:The Scholars of Dir, Fiqa, Urdu Language, Services.
The word Dir is derived from Sanskrit language, which means a place of worship or a monastery. The Greek would call Dir as "Goraaye". At some point in the past the word "yaghestᾱn" was used as the name for Dir, Bajaur and Gilgit areas. Dir is comprised of beautiful valleys in the high peaked Hamalyas mountains in the province of Khyber pakhtunkhwa. It was a princely state. It is bounded by Chitral to the northe west, swat to the east, Malakand to the south, Bajaur and Afghanistan to its south west. At the time of independence of Pakistan, the state of Dir was ruled by Nawab shah jehan. Dir was acceded to Pakistan in 1969. It was given the status of district in 1970 and in 1996 it was devided into two districts ,i.e lower and upper Dir. Dir has produced many renowned personalities in the politcs as well as in the religious field. This article belonges to the religious scholars ('ulamᾱ) of District Dir and their remarkable contributions in the field of Fiqa, specially in the Urdu language. Some of these scholars are; Maulana Abdul Ghani, Qazi wali Ur Rahman,Qazi Adusalam, Maulana Hzrat Said, Dr Izaz Ali, Shaikh Abdul haleem,Qazi Hazrat Mahmood,Mulana Abdullah and Mulana Zia Ul Haq. In this research paper introduction of the Ulamᾱ-e-Dir and their services of Fiqa in Urdu language have been mentioned which will help inculcate the readers their outlook and will be an advantageous adition to the research endeavors.
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