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The novel Ibn ul Waqt consists of 128 chapters. The division of chapters is different from the stories of past times. The division of different chapters of the novel is ideal. Where ever Deputy Nazir Ahmed leads an idea he creates a new character there. This division is commonly objected that it stops the continuity of the novel. But this fact cannot be neglected that the aim of the novel of Deputy Nazir Ahmed is not story telling but preaching. The medium chosen by him, its nature and all others things are according to his aim (Ahmed, Ibn ul Waqt, 1980). From the technical point o f view Ibn ul Waqt falls in the category of character novel. The building of novel gets shape from the character of a personality. From his action and reaction the events of different nature are created and make their effect for the others. The topic of the novel is the gradual progress of a personality. The first chapter of the novel is informative and in it the writer has presented the circumstances quite after 1857and has criticized them. The situation of the novel is old city of Dehli and the social panorama of the old city of Dehliin which new aptitudes and ideas are being promoted due to English rule and the education in Madrasas. Under the influence of some new educational curriculums and under psychological disposition Ibn ul Waqt began to like the foreign civilization. There were the feelings of criticism in his nature from the very beginning but at the time of freedom fight when Ibn ul Waqt saves the life of a Noble, he gets a high position in the first five chapters of the novel. There are so many examples of artistic beauty, storytelling and study of society. At the time of freedom fight of 1857 the depiction of panic, anxiety and helplessness by him is a forceful epic of the revolution of a civilization. In this background the characters of Ibn ul Waqt and Noble expose the artistic beauty of Deputy Nazir Ahmed. The foundation of novel is put on the change in the character of Ibn ul Waqt. All the other circumstances and events take birth from the same one event. By separating imaginative part of the novel from its emotional part continuity is achieved. But its imagination is affected very much. The common objection on Ibn ul Waqtis that it is an incomplete novel and the events do no t reaches a destination. From the talk of Hujat ul Islam it seems that the novel is still incomplete. In this connection the last sentence of the novel creates this misunderstanding. Hujatul Islam debating with Ibn ul Waqt divides Islam in two parts. After describing the nature of first part as for as the other part is concerned that is a choice of a particular sect from all the other sects of Islam postpones it to another time. We understand form this sentence that Deputy Nazir Ahmed wanted to write something more but he postponed it and it is a misunderstanding (Sarmast, 1973). It should not be neglected during the study of Ibn ul Waqt that all the efforts in writing Ibn ul Waqt were for the national reformation and betterment instead of individual betterment. To save the life of noble in 1857 was mare an accident. He was liberal from the very beginning. His companionship was a human need but common people think the relations between Ibn ul Waqt and Noble make him a non-Muslim. In the reformatory program of Ibn ul Waqt, it was the aim at first place to make religious reforms to finish prejudices, to spread modern knowledge, to create scientific interest and to finish misunderstandings before the rulers and ruled ones so that the Muslims may get once again their honourable and high position in the world.