Ibne Safi Imran Series

Ibne Safi (1928-1980) is the pen name of Asrar Ahmad, the best-selling and most popular author of mystery and detective novels in the history of the Indian Subcontinent’s Urdu literature. His initial works date back to the early 1940s, when he wrote from India. After the partition in 1947, he migrated to Pakistan, and penned his later novels there. So strong was Ibne Safi’s impact on the Subcontinent’s literary scene that his novels were translated into several regional languages. It was not unusual for Safi's books to be sold at black market prices in Pakistan and India, where they were originally published every month.



The Imran Series is Ibne Safi’s second best-selling Urdu spy novel series, the first novel, Khaufnaak Imarat, was pulished in August 1955. Following in the footsteps on the earlier Jasoosi Duniya, this series is centered around the adventures of one main hero, Ali Imran – a playful yet deceptive personality. A bright young graduate with both M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Oxford, his comical and seemingly incompetent persona is a façade for his true identity as head of the Secret Service. This series has been widely acclaimed for its high literary quality and strong character development.



Imran Series No. 1 � Khaufnak Imarat (The Fearful Building) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 2 � Chatanon Mein Fire (Gunfire in Rocks) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 3 � Pur-asaar cheekhein (Mysterious Screams) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 4 � Bhayanak Aadmi (The Frightful Man) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 5 � Jahannum ki Raqqasah (Dancer from Hell) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 6 � Neelay Parinday (The Blue Birds) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 7 � Saanpon ke Shikari (Snake Hunters) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 8 � Raat ka Shahzadah (The Night Prince) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 9 � Dhuaein ki Tehreer (Smoke Composition) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 10 � Larrkiyon ka Jazeerah (Women Island) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 11 � Patthar ka Khuun (Stone Blood) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 12 � Lashon ka Bazaar (Corpses All Over) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 13 � Qabr aur Khanjar (The Grave and The Dagger) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 14 � Aahni Darwazah (The Iron Door) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 15 � Kalay Charagh (Black Lamps) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 16 � Khuun ke Piyasay (Blood-thirsty) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 17 � Al Fansay (Al Fansay) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 18 � Darindon ki Basti (Town of the Beasts) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 19 � Gum-shudah Shahzadi (The Lost Princess) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 20 � Hamaqat ka Jaal (Trap of Foolishness) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 21 � Shafaq ke Pujaari (Worshippers of Twilight) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 22 � Qaasid Ki Talash (Courier Search) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 23 � Raaie Ka Parbat (Mountain of Mole-hill) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 24 � Pagal Kuttay (Mad Dogs) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 25 � Piyasa Samandar (Thirsty Ocean) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 26 � Kaali Tasveer (Black Photograph) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 27 � Sawaliyah Nishan (Question Mark) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 28 � Khatarnak Lashein (Dangerous Corpses) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 29 � Gaind Ki Tabah-kaari (Destruction by the Ball) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 30 � Chaar Lakeerein (Four Stripes) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 31 � Chalees Aik Bawan (Forty and One, Fifty-two) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 32 � Aatishdaan Ka But (Statue at the Fireplace) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 33 � Jarron Ki Talash (Search for the Roots) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 34 � Imran Ka Ighwa (Imran Abduction) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 35 � Jazeeron Ki Ruuh (Spirit of the Islands) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 36 � Cheekhti Ruuhein (Screaming Spirits) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 37 � Khatarnak Juari (Dangerous Gambler) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 38 � Zulmat Ka Devata (Lord of the Darkness) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 39 � Heeron Ka Faraib (Fraud of the Pearls) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 40 � Dil-chasp Hadisah (Pleasant Accident) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 41 � Bay-aawaz Sayyarah (Soundless Satellite) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 42 � Dairh Matwaalay (One and a half Drunks) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 43 � Billi Cheekhti Hai (The Cat Cries) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 44 � Lo-Bo Li-La (Lo-Bo Li-La) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 45 � Seh-ranga Shula (Tri-coloured Flame) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 46 � Aatishi Badal (Fiery Cloud) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 47 � Geet Aur Khuun (Song and Blood) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 48 � Doosri Aankh (The Other Eye) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 49 � Aankh Shula Bani (Eye becomes Flame) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 50 � Sugar Bank (Sugar Bank) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 51 � Taabuut Mein Cheekh (Scream in the Coffin) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 52 � Fazai Hangamah (Aerial Assault) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 53 � Tasveer ki Urran (Flight of the Painting) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 54 � Giyarah November (11th November) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 55 � Manaron Waliyan (Fashionable Women) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 56 � Sabz Lahu (Green Blood) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 57 � Behri Yateem Khana (Naval Orphanage) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 58 � Pagalon ki Anjuman (Association of Lunatics) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 59 � Halaku and Co � (Halaku and Co) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 60 � Paharron ke Peechay (Behind the Mountains) by Ibn-e-Safi


Imran Series No. 61 � Buzdil Suurma (Coward Hero) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 62 � Dast-e-Qaza (Hand of Death) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 63 � Ashtray House (Ashtray House) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 64 � Uqabon ke Hamlay (Attacks of the Eagles) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 65 � Phir Wohi Aawaz (That Voice Again) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 66 � Khuun-raiz Tasadum (Bloody Conflict) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 67 � Tasveer ki Maut (Death of the Painting) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 68 � King Chaang (King Chaang) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 69 � Dhuaein ka Hisaar (Smoke Barrier) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 70 � Samandar ka Shigaf (Crack in the Ocean) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 71 � Zalzalay ka Safar (Earthquake Journey) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 72 � Black and White (Black and White) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 73 � Na-deedah Hamdard (Unseen Sympathizer) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 74 � Adhora Aadmi (The Partial Man) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 75 � Operation Double Cross (Operation Double Cross) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 76 � Khair Andaish (Well-wisher) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 77 � Point Number Barah (Point No � 12) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 78 � Ad-Lava (Ad-Lava) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 79 � Bamboo Castle (Bamboo Castle) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 80 � Maasum Darindah (Innocent Beast) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 81 � Begum X-2 (Mrs � X-2) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 82 � Shahbaz ka Basaira (Shahbaz Abode) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 83 � Raishon ki Yalghaar (Attack of Threads) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 84 � Khatarnak Dhalaan (Dangerous Slope) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 85 � Jungle mein Mungle (Feast in the Forest) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 86 � Teen Sanaki (Three Lunatics) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 87 � Aadha Teetar (Half Partridge) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 88 � Aadha Bater (Half Quail) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 89 � Allama Dehshatnaak (Sir Dreadful) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 90 � Farishtay ka Dushman (Angel Foe) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 91 � Be-chara Shahzor (Poor Shahzor) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 92 � Kali Kehkashan (Dark Galaxy) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 93 � Seh-rangi Maut (Tri-colored Death) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 94 � Mutaharrik Dhariyan (Animated Stripes) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 95 � Jonk aur Naagan (Leech and Serpent) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 96 � Laash Gati Rahi (The Corpse kept Singing) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 97 � Khushbu ka Hamlah (Attack of the Perfume) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 98 � Baba Sag Parast by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 99 � Mehektay Muhafiz (Fragrant Guards) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 100 � Halakat Khez (Deadly) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 101 � Zebra-Man (Zebra-Man) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 102 � Jungle ki Shehriyat (Citizenship of the Jungle) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 103 � Mona Lisa ki Nawasi (Mona Lisa Granddaughter) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 104 � Khuuni Fankar (Bloody Artist) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 105 � Maut ki Aahat (Sound of Death) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 106 � Doosra Rukh (The Other Side) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 107 � Chatanon ka Raaz (Secret of the Rocks) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 108 � Thanda Suraj (The Cold Sun) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 109 � Talash-e-Gumshudah (Search for the Lost) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 110 � Aag ka Daira (Circle of Fire) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 111 � Larazti Lakeerein (Trembling Stripes) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 112 � Pathar ka Aadmi (Stone Man) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 113 � Doosra Pathar (Second Stone) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 114 � Khatarnak Ungliyan (Dangerous Fingers) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 115 � Raat ka Bhikari (The Night Beggar) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 116 � Aakhri Aadmi (The Last Man) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 117 � Doctor Dua-go (Doctor Well-wisher) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 118 � Jonk Ki Wapsi (The Leech Returns) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 119 � Zehrili Tasveer (Poisonous Painting) by Ibn-e-Safi
Imran Series No. 120 � Bebakon Ki Talash (Search of The Braves) by Ibn-e-Safi