Words of Wisdom by Wasif Ali Wasif

Wasif Ali Wasif was a poet and a Mystic Scholar (an inner mystical dimension of Islam).

Some of the wise sayings of Wasif.

  • جتلایا ہوا احسان ضائع ہو جاتا ہے۔
  • Translation: (After doing the deed, if someone repeats it with taunting sound, it diminishes its value.)

Another beautiful saying from his book “Dil, Darya, Samandar” about how the purification of intentions and desires frees us from fear.

  • نتیجے سے بے نیازی ہی خوف سے بے نیازی ہے۔ اندیشہ ہماری خواہش کے برعکس کسی نتیجے کا امکان ہے۔ جب خواہش خوش نیت ہو تو کسی بھی قسم کا نتیجہ خوف پیدا نہیں کر سکتا۔ جب خواہش بدنیت ہو تو کسی بھی قسم کا نتیجہ خوف سے نہیں بچا سکتا۔ (دل، دریا،سمندر)
  • Translation: (Abundance from the consequesnces ultimately [happens to be ] result in the abundance of fear.
    Fear is a likely contrary consequence to our desires. It depends on what type of wishes we hold. When desire has good intention, any consequesnce resulting from it can not create any type of fear. But if one has desire with any kind of bad inetention,  there is no way to escape fear, no matter what type of result is acquired [there is simply no escape]. So, the main point in this quote lies to purify our desires and wishes. Once our intentions are purified, anything out of it will have good results. Intensions matter.)

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Muhammad asad
    May 08, 2011 @ 01:50:53

    The days in which I used to study at the University Of Punjab Located within the city of Lahore.. I often walked past a grave yard in which an engraved stone of a great poet called Wasif Ali Wasif ..caught my eyes and had a great impact on my heart.. till this day I have not forgotten those lines written by the genius poet.. each word drew even more closer to spiritualiy..

    “The Difference Between The Happiness Of The Creator And His Creation Is Merely Grief And Nothing More”

    Wasif Ali Wasif in my opinion was no more nor less than a genius in his field of poetry it was a great passion of his which lead him to utter such words of brilliance which I believe one should implement in every day life


  2. The Knowledge Quest
    May 08, 2011 @ 02:01:23

    Hmm yea I heard his body rests in Lahore somewhere but haven’t gotten a chance to visit. Thank you for letting me know of your introduction to one of my favorite personalities and for stating the engraved quote. Great words written there… such an inspiration he was, he is and In sha Allah he will be till the end of the world.


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