Book Review: PEER-E-KAMIL by Umaira Ahmad


This beautiful novel ‘PEER-E-KAMIL’ is written by Umaira Ahmad and it is about eternal love, the love of Allah Almighty, that results from the love of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) . This love changes the whole life, smooths the fidgets in any personality, brings spiritual maturity and leads to eternal satisfaction and success. The main characters of this novel got entangled in this love. How, when, where….etc, this is the actual story.

“Salaar Sikandar” is one of the main characters who belongs to a very affluent and liberal family. He is an astonishing young boy with an extra ordinary I.Q of 150+. He is extremely ungrateful for all of his abilities as he always tries to commit suicide not because he is unhappy with his life but because he wants to commit suicide to taste the most unbearable reality of the world, death….and every time he tries, he fails. Salaar has all types of social evils in him as he is portrayed as one of the most unbearable persons in this book. Then one night, an incident, changes his whole life.

“I will recommend all of you to study this fabulous novel and get yourself enriched with spiritual thoughts. Surely you will fall in love with this novel. All the people who are pessimistic about what is going on in their surroundings, must read it. As this novel will help them to be optimistic about life.”

The other main character is ‘Immama Hashim’. She is a college girl who studies medicine and wants to become a doctor. Her family belongs to a sect called ‘Qadiyani’, and she does not believe that the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) is the last Prophet of Allah. Thus in this novel, she starts studying Islam with the help of her two friends ‘Sabiha’ and ‘Jawairiya’. After finding Islam, she contravenes her family’s religion. Immama also finds the way to eternal success. Then her actual journey starts towards love of Allah and His Prophet with a lot of hardships on her way.

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Jalal Ansar, Sabhiha, Faizan, Saad and Dr.Sabt Ali are some of the other main characters of this novel. How they contributed to this novel, that you can grasp only after a thorough study of this novel. How Immama Hashim and Salaar Sikandar meet each other in this novel? What is their relation? How their purpose of life meets an end? And how the title PEER-E-KAMIL is featured on their lives? This is a mystery for you but after reading this novel, how the mystery makes itself revealed in your minds, that is the actual beauty of this novel and yes, also of the writer’s mental clarity about this concept.

I will recommend all of you to study this fabulous novel and get yourself enriched with spiritual thoughts. Surely you will fall in love with this novel. All the people who are pessimistic about what is going on in their surroundings, must read it. As this novel will help them to be optimistic about life. They will come to know that revolution happens, and this does not demand too much time, it begins and results from only a second’s thought. Individually, if a person just thinks for a while about himself, and about his responsibilities and judges himself and finds the moment -the moment of change – revolution then begins.


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Hareem Zahara is student of B.A (LLB) Part 2 at Pakistan College of Law. She lives in Lahore. Her source of inspiration is her father who is a Senior Advocate of the High Court. She sees herself as a Judge in future as well. She loves to cook and that's why most of her holidays are spent in the kitchen. She also loves to read Urdu literature especially the novels by Umaira Ahmed such as PEER-E-KAMIL,EMAN UMEED MUHABBAT,HASIL,LAHASIL,AMAR BAIL,AKS etc. She's grateful to the Legal Maxim which provided her with a platform to enhance her writing skills. She is proud to be a student at Pakistan College of Law :)


  • Zunaira Arif

    Is peer e kamil story a real story or not?

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