Poetry is by Alijah Alwaiz Ghulam Uddin Ghulam Hunzai who passed away very recently. This is a special tribute in his loving memory.
Alijah Alwaiz Ghulam Uddin Ghulam Hunzai (1924-2020), also known as Ustaad ul Asaatiza, was a renowned multi-lingual poet, scholar, translator of the Holy Quran, linguist, teacher and author of numerous books.
Born in the beautiful valley of Hunza at Altit in 1924, he began to serve humanity only at the age of 14 through self-learning and educating society at the same time. Apart from being one of the foremost teachers of Hunza, the scholar worked extensively on the Burushaski language and has contributed immensely towards its transformation from a non-written language to a written language.
Alijah Alwaiz Ghulam Uddin Ghulam Hunzai authored numerous books on esoteric dimensions of Islam in Burushaski, Persian and Urdu languages. The epitome of his literary and religious services has been the first ever translation of Holy Quran into Burushaski language.