Muhammad Naveed Ahmed

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A piece of good news to my friends here especially those who understand, appreciate, admire and most importantly CAN FATHOM ALL THAT I WRITE, without bias, prejudice and envy. I have been adjudged twice as "LEGENDARY POET OF THE WORLD" by another poetry organization of the USA. I have won two gold medals and even invited to a convention of international poets to be held soon in the USA.
Well, now more about me. It has been a part of my life till now: Reading good books especially The Holy Quran. Listening to good music (Eastern and Western) especially jazz, instrumental and Indian classical/semi-classical and old film songs. Writing poetry. Travelling. Chess. Practicing Jeet Kune Do (Bruce Lee's style) and Nun Chakus. Contemplating and meditating. Enjoying good company and meaningful talk. Singing (When I am alone or in the company of those who want to listen to my songs).


In the Name of Allah, most compassionate, most merciful. ___________________________________________________________________ AUTHOR, AWARD WINNING INTERNATIONAL POET, RESEARCHER AND JOURNALIST, Muhammad Naveed Ahmed was born on the 16th of December. He was the first son born to Muzaffar Ahmed and Fatima Qudsia Ahmed and is the eldest of five children. He got his early education at two different schools in Rawalpindi notably the P.A.F. Model School, Chaklala, which is now known as the P.A.F. College, Chaklala. He passed his matriculation exams from the school with a slot among the top three positions. He was declared as the 'Best Student' of the school as well as the 'Best Debator' and the 'Best Speaker'(English and Urdu). He was also in the school's hockey, cricket and judo teams; and Secretary of the P.A.F. Amateur Drama Society. Muhammad NAVEED Ahmed passed his F.Sc. and B.A. exams from the distinguished F.G. Sir Syed College, Rawalpindi and then got his Masters degree in English Literature from the University of Punjab in Lahore, Pakistan -- securing First Divisions in all. He won the All Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Centenary Celebrations Speech Contest with an extempore speech "The Quaid As I See Him" in 1976. He then sat for the tough Central Superior Services (CSS)Competitive Examination of the Federal Public Service Commission, Islamabad and passed the written, pyschological tests and final interview and passed with an aggregate of 75 per cent marks. He has worked in almost all the major English language newspapers of Pakistan starting with 'The Muslim' in 1982. He also worked in 'Dawn' and 'The News International' holding senior editorial positions in both. He has been writing editorials, articles, short stories, poems and features from 1980 onwards on topics ranging from national politics and international affairs to sports, films and culture. He has also written film, drama and book reviews for 'The Nation', 'The Muslim', 'The Frontier Post', 'Dawn' and 'The News International'. He has also worked in the 'Gulf News' newspaper and the 'Gulf Weekly' in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He edited the firs 'Dubai Airshow' journal at the time of the first airshow in 1993. When contacted by well known journalist and politician Mushahid Hussain Sayed in the 1990s and offered a job as Senior Research Fellow in the Islamabad Policy Research Institute, Naveed opted to join the government's psy-warfare campaign aimed at supporting the freedom struggle of the Kashmiris in the occupied Indian territory. He spoke and wrote on the Kashmir issue at the Stimson Center's South Asia Internet Forum (SAIF), the Brookings Institution, the Asia Study Circle and the Dale Carnegie Institute for Peace, USA, during his stint as Senior Research Fellow affiliated with the Pakistan government's Ministry of Information in Islamabad. He also worked with well known social worker and gifted orator, Javed Jabbar, when he replaced Mushahid Hussain as the federal information minister in 1999-2000. Naveed is mostly known for his poetry in English, his horror/detective short stories and his column "The Hindu-Jewish Conspiracy" published in 'The News International' in 2002. Naveed is the author of two books. One is a selected compilation of his poems titled "Unheard Melodies". The other is a informative research-oriented book: "Kashmir the Vailing Valley." Both the books were published from Islamabad, Pakistan, in 1999. The International Library of Poetry based in Maryland, Baltimore (USA), has published his poems in all its anthologies starting from 1997. His poems have also been brought out in the audio-CD format by the International Library of Poetry. He has been invited by the ILP to officiate as judge in the Annual Poetry Bash at New York's Radio City Hall starting 2000 onwards. He is featured in the International Poetry Hall of Fame of Maryland, Baltimore (USA). Naveed (Whose name is also spelt as NAVID) has collaborated in several haiku competitions with acclaimed U.S. poetess Deborah Russell and poet Michael Rehling since 2001. He is also a member of another well known American poet Michael Rehling's Haikuhut (www.haikuhut.com) and the Ameen Rihani International Foundation (USA). Naveed had a personal rapport with the well-known Pakistani poetess Parveen Shakir during and after his training at the Civil Services Academy in Lahore. He was also a long-distance friend of the late English poet Daud Kamal of Peshawar. Naveed believes in human values, virtues, tolerance, friendship, love and the mystical significance of religion in leading an upright life. His poetry and prose reflect his approach on life and living. Naveed's role model is Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). He also holds the fourth Caliph of Islam, known as Hazrat Ali bin Abu Talib in high esteem. Among personalities of the 20th-21st century, he admires Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Nelson Mandela, Fidel Castro, John F. Kennedy and the heavyweight boxer Muhammad Ali (formerly known as Cassius Clay). His favourite sports heroes, apart from Muhammad Ali, are former Pakistani hockey players Islahuddin, Samiullah, Hassan Sardar; former cricketer Imran Khan, squash players Geoff Hunt and Jehangir Khan and former Middleweight boxer Sugar Ray Leonard. Naveed's favourite literary personalities are Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib (Urdu poet of international acclaim), Allama Iqbal (Urdu poet of the 20th century); English poets William Shakespeare, John Keats, Emily Bronte, Alexander Pope, Thomas Gray William Wordsworth, Shelley, T.S. Eliott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Elizabeth Browning and Sylvia Plath. Among newspaper reporters and columnists he reads Art Buchwald, Suzanne Goldberg, Miles Kington and Robert Fisk. His favourite TV talkshow personalities/interviewers are Larry King (CNN), Tim Sebastian (BBC), anchor Sonia Russler (CNN), Zia Mohiuddin and Tariq Aziz (PTV). Among prose writers his favourites are the French novelist Victor Hugo, Charles Dickens, Emily Bronte, Somerset Maugham, Jerome K. Jerome, Maxim Gorky, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Daphne du Maurier, Nadine Godimer and Jeffrey Archer. Topping his list of favourites in the film and stage worlds of the Western side are actor Clark Gable, Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone, Johnny Weissumuller, Sir Alec Guinness, Buster Keaton, Danny Kaye, Michael Landon, Clint Eastwood, Hedy Lamarr, Olivia de Havilland, Rosalind Russell, Ingrid Bergman, Ava Gardner, Michael Landon, David Jansen, Lindsay Wagner, Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Mel Gibson, Whoopi Goldberg, Al Pacino, Roger Moore, Audrey Hepburn, Julie Andrews and Bruce Lee. He also holds singers K.L. Saigal, Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammad Rafi, Ustad Amanat Ali Khan, Roshan Ara Begum, Dilip Kumar and Madhubala in high regard. His favourites in the pop genre are Al Stewart, Chris de Burgh, Kenny Rogers, the bands America, Abba, Moody Blues and Pink Floyd. The poet's favourite English poems are Alexander Pope's "Ode to Solitude"; Thomas Gray's "Elegy written in a country churchyard" and all of John Keats odes. His favourite novels are Les Miserables, Great Expectations, Wuthering Heights, The Hound of the Baskervilles, To Kill a Mockingbird and Jack Schaefer's western classic, Shane. He also has a penchant for Tuzk-e-Babri, Socrates works and the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Naveed is also a martial arts practitioner with a leaning toward Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do and the use of the Chinese nun-chakus. His hobbies are reading good books, photography, music and singing, amateur astronomy and watching movies especially the oldies. Naveed believes in living for others especially his loved ones. NAVEED IS EVER THANKFUL GRATEFUL TO ALLAH (GOD) ALMIGHTY FOR HIS GUIDANCE, DIVINE LOVE AND MANY MANY MERCIES AND FAVOURS.... He adds further to his bio in his own words: "Only Allah, Lord of all worlds is worthy of praise." "Thanks to my mother and father for bringing me up properly, educating me and teaching me about life itself. Thanks to the land wherein I grew and prospered. Thanks to my brother and sisters with whom I spent my carefree childhood days. Thanks to my friends for standing by my side whenever the need arose. Thanks to loved ones for giving me joy and a purpose to live (Without which I would have become a hermit or a rebel). I have no particular name. You may call me Muhammad, Ahmed, Naveed/Navid or Emmenay, S. Jee, Jarod (The Pretender), Captain, Sir Jee, Bhai, or whatever you like (but nothing obscene or vulgar -- mind it! I would like to lead my life the way a good human being does. I wish I spend those days "when I am old and grey and full of sleep" in the way that was summarised by Alexander Pope in his "Ode to Solitude": "How happy he, who free from care The rage of courts, and noise of towns; Contented breaths his native air, In his own grounds. "Whose herds with milk, whose fields with bread, Whose flocks supply him with attire, Whose trees in summer yield him shade, In winter fire. "Blest! who can unconcern'dly find Hours, days, and years slide swift away, In health of body, peace of mind, Quiet by day "Sound sleep by night; study and ease Together mix'd; sweet recreation, And innocence, which most does please, With meditation. "Thus let me live, unheard, unknown; Thus unlamented let me die; Steal from the world, and not a stone Tell where I lie." READ MY E-BOOKS AT 1)

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Favorite Stuff (poets, poems, quotes, hobbies, etc.)

1) ''Truth is beauty; beauty truth'' - That is all ye know and all ye ever need to know, attributed to English poet John Keats.

2) "When truth comes falsehood perishesfor falsehood is bound to perish" (The Glorious Qur'an).

3 "A thing of beauty is a joy forever." -- John Keats.

4. The more I see of men, the more I love dogs (Anonymous).

5. "The quality of mercy is not strained, it droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven upon the place beneath...." -- William Shakespeare in The Merchant of Venice.

6. "Happy the man whose wish and care, a  few paternal acres bound/ Content to breathe his native air, in his own ground" -- Alexander Pope in his famous Ode to Solitude.

7. "No man is superior to any other man in terms of race, culture, nation, caste or creed. All are the children of Adam and Eve and Adam was made from clay/dust". (Prophet Muhammad -- Peace be upon him.

8. Do not oppress and do not be oppressed.  -- Prophet Muhammad -- Peace be upon him.

9. Desire is the root cause of all evils.   --- Buddha.

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