Saturday, January 26, 2013

Introduction of the Author

Syed Nadeem Ahmed Jafri is a successful entrepreneur based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. He is the Chief Mentor of a chain of supermarkets called ‘Hearty Mart’, which runs on a unique concept designed by Mr. Jafri that focuses on rural development. His contribution has been acknowledged by leading dailies and magazines like Economic Times, The Hindu Business Line and Forbes India.

Mr. Nadeem Jafri is a native of Dholka taluka in Ahmedabad district of Gujarat State. He is son of late Syed Dilhas Ahmed Jafri & Syeda Masum Fatema Jafri. His father was a well-known wildlife photographer. Due to lack of proper schooling facilities in Dholka his parents sent him to Sidhpur for his basic education.

There he grew under the esteemed care of his uncle Pir Syed Mushahid Husain Jafri Saheb - the Pir of Shia Mashayakhi Momin Community of Gujarat. So the basic religious and spiritual understanding was inculcated right in the childhood years. His uncle has been the strongest influence in his life.

Mr. Jafri completed his BSc (Physics) from St. Xaviers College, Ahmedabad and took his MBA degree from Institute of Management Studies, DAVV, Indore.

Later on in life reading articles written by his uncle Pir Syed Mushahid Husain Jafri, having Quranic discussions with him enhanced his knowledge & helped Mr. Jafri to contemplate & write religious articles. The articles written by him are very lucid and easy to understand. He uses day to day experiences to explain the larger concepts. He supports his arguments with Quranic ayahs, which makes them very enriching for the reader.

Mr. Jafri’s contribution to society can be considered very wholesome. He has not only brought about economic upliftment to a rural segment but has also contributed towards enhancement of religious understanding through the book ‘Pearls of Guidance’.