Shamim Hashimi born Syed Muhammad Shamimuddin on 14 August 1947, is an Urdu and Persian poet. He is basically a poet of Ghazal. He has also written poems of other forms of poetry in different meters
Hashimi was born in Sasaram, Bihar, India. He received his primary education in Madrasa Khanqaah kabeeriya. He obtained "Aalim" (Graduation) at the age of 15. He pursued Fazil (Persian and Urdu) from Madrasa Shams-ul-Huda, Patna. After completing his studies from madrasa he joined Patna University and obtaned Master's degree in Urdu language & literature and Dip. in Ed.. He received the degree of Ph.D for his research thesis on the life of a poet Mahjoor Shamsi. He is from the Daagh Dehlvi school of Urdu poetry and is one of the disciples of Abr Ahsani Gunnauri. His pen name is Shamim Hashimi.
Hashimi began writing poems at the age of 9. His poems and prose were published in national magazines of Urdu literature like Funoon, Shair, Aaj kal and subh-e-naw-patna etc. He has written many books in Urdu, Persian and English, including collections of his Urdu and Persian Ghazals. His major literary work was published in 1970s. One of his best books Toot tay patton ka dukh was published in 2005 which has widely been appreciated. He has also received Sahitya Bhushan and Bihar Urdu academy award.
- Collection of Persian Ghazals.
- "Farsi ki pahli kitab" The course text book for inter college (Bihar board) and Magadh University 1973.
- Taaleef “Faryaad-e-raghib”.
- Sahsaraam me Urdu shayari ki ibtada-o-irtiqaa (evolution of Urdu poetry in Sahsaraam.).
- Insaniyat ka Islami Tasawwur. (Meaning of humanity in Islam).