Writer & Spoken Word Artist

Raheel Farooq

Raheel Farooq is a writer and spoken word artist based in Punjab, Pakistan. His first book titled Zaar (a collection of his Urdu poetry) was published in 2010. He takes keen interest in the ongoing dialogue between religion and science. His latest book, Why I Am a Muslim: And a Christian and a Jew, illustrates his approach towards the problem.

He is vociferous in 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.

Currently working as a freelancer, Raheel does voice over, translation and copywriting for a living. He also contributes voluntarily to various Urdu domains, including prosody, translation and spoken word.