DIMENTIONS OF SĪRAH LITERATURE IN BRAHWĪ LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

براہوئی زبان و ادب میں تذکرہ سیرت کی جہات

Authors

  • Abdul Fareed Brohi Assistant Professor, Dawah Academy, International Islamic University, Islamabad

Keywords:

Keywords: Brahwī, Sīrah, Baluchistan, Pakisan, Islam

Abstract

The tradition of Sīrah in Brahwī started in the eight/fourteenth century in the form of verse or poetry along with the inception of Brahwī language itself. A series of Sīrah booklets in the form of poetry appeared as an expression of the deep effect of the kindhearted and sympathetic personality of the Prophet peace be on him on the conscience of the Muslims as well as on the social essence of the society. The early prose works on the subject of Sīrah appeared by the end of the twelfth/eighteenth century and shared the same subject matter as presented in the form of poetry. Most of these writings on the subject matter of these Sīrah works represented the deep and profound love of Muslims with the Prophet peace be on him as well as served to keep it alive in their hearts. Sīrah literature in Brahwī language went through a drastic change after 1883 CE in which a new era of writings in Brahwī language began. As a result of the Christian Missions in Baluchistan, after the annexation of Baluchistan by the British Rule, and the Western education, doubts were raised about the religious conventions and a new approach for re-evaluation of the old traditions was introduced. In response, Brahwī writers and religious scholars adopted an intellectual and rational approach in their comprehensive works. Nonetheless, a more balanced and confidant approach appeared in the post-colonial period especially after the creation of Pakistan in 1947 CE. Its most prominent feature was the writings of Sīrah in the perspective of contemporary period.

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Published

2020-05-02