Raheel Farooq

English Aphorist

Known for his pithy aphorisms on different aspects of life.

Urdu Writer

A poet and prose writer with respect and love for tradition.

VO Artist

Classic accent, mellifluous voice and stellar craft.

Raheel-Farooq Photo

Introduction

Raheel Farooq is a teacher, writer and broadcaster based in Punjab, Pakistan. His first, and yet last, book titled Zaar, a collection of his Urdu poetry, was published in 2010. He is a graduate in Urdu language and literature and has associate degrees in education, and sociology and journalism. Currently, he is looking for opportunities to pursue postgraduate studies in social sciences, liberal arts or humanities.

The genius of Raheel Farooq has already been recognized by international academia and intelligentsia. He has been mentioned in four or five research publications as of now, including one from US Office of Science. In 2014, he was quoted in a Manekshaw Paper by Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS), a think tank under the aegis of Indian Army, despite being a citizen of the enemy state, i.e., Pakistan.

Raheel has served as a District Teacher Educator in Directorate of Staff Development, Punjab and has almost a decade's teaching and training experience under his belt. Always keen about communication and conceptualization, he has devised a new scheme of teaching English Tenses after discovering a unique structure underlying the English langue. It has been hailed by a good many teachers as an unprecedented attempt at unifying the rules that govern spoken and written English.

Raheel Farooq is believed to be quite insightful and vociferous in his support of tradition in Urdu ghazal. His poetry is often appreciated for its classic diction, idiomatic excellence and adherence to the legendary tradition of Indo-Iranian ghazal. He has also successfully established himself as a stylish prose writer in the past few years.

Quoted on

Dictionary.com quotes Raheel Farooq

Urdu Writing

Har Taan Hai Deepuck (an Urdu essay by Raheel Farooq)… What a wonderful piece of humour! You look so young in the picture and your audio sounds so fresh that people are trying to dig out the “real author” behind you. I don’t mind if the piece in question is composed by a ghost writer, in fact I salute him… and advise him to come forward and declare his identity…

Arif Waqar - BBC
Arif Waqar Senior Editor/BBC World Service

Ideas

Here are some of some of the thoughts by Raheel Farooq that have created a buzz around the globe.

  • “Wisdom is intelligence in context.”
  • “Predictability is not how things will go, but how they can go.”
  • “Gratitude is more of a compliment to yourself than someone else.”
  • “Conquer yourself; the world is you!”
  • “Misunderstanding is generally simpler than true understanding, and hence has more potential for popularity.”

Skills

Critical Thinking
70%
Creative Writing
80%
Communication
80%
Digital Literacy
70%