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Wasif Ali Wasif

1929 - 1993 | Lahore, Pakistan

Pakistan's famous spiritual personality and an eminent writer.

Pakistan's famous spiritual personality and an eminent writer.

Sufi Quotes of Wasif Ali Wasif

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An anguish that awakens is far, far better than an amusement that leads to ignorance.

An anguish that awakens is far, far better than an amusement that leads to ignorance.

If you are looking for evil, look within yourself; if you are looking for good, look for it in others.

If you are looking for evil, look within yourself; if you are looking for good, look for it in others.

People leave a friend, but never an argument.

People leave a friend, but never an argument.

He who does not obey Allah does not believe in Allah.

He who does not obey Allah does not believe in Allah.

The world is archaic but its inventiveness never ceases.

The world is archaic but its inventiveness never ceases.

The finest literature is one that has few words and more meaning.

The finest literature is one that has few words and more meaning.

Meeting good people is the key to a good future.

Meeting good people is the key to a good future.

We only utter 'Allah-Allah', without ever understanding that Allah is not merely a word or a sound, it is the Holy Spirit, sacred and transcendent, with which our heart shares its essence. If the heart becomes one with Allah, then all of creation would unify in one religion, inevitably.

We only utter 'Allah-Allah', without ever understanding that Allah is not merely a word or a sound, it is the Holy Spirit, sacred and transcendent, with which our heart shares its essence. If the heart becomes one with Allah, then all of creation would unify in one religion, inevitably.

After us, the world will remain the same as it was before we came.

After us, the world will remain the same as it was before we came.

For all that He bestows, keep uttering Alhamdulillah. For all that you err, keep uttering Astaghfir-Ullah.

For all that He bestows, keep uttering Alhamdulillah. For all that you err, keep uttering Astaghfir-Ullah.

Stretch so far that you don't mind giving space. Attain so much that you don't regret renouncing.

Stretch so far that you don't mind giving space. Attain so much that you don't regret renouncing.

Cleanse your heart of hatred, you'll attain peace.

Cleanse your heart of hatred, you'll attain peace.

We want our life to be like that of the Pharaohs and afterlife like that of Moses.

We want our life to be like that of the Pharaohs and afterlife like that of Moses.

One who breaks another man's heart cannot seek Allah.

One who breaks another man's heart cannot seek Allah.

The faults of others cannot become your qualities.

The faults of others cannot become your qualities.

When the child is sick, a mother instinctively picks up on how to pray.

When the child is sick, a mother instinctively picks up on how to pray.

A man can't love deeds, creeds, or sects. A man can only love another Human.

A man can't love deeds, creeds, or sects. A man can only love another Human.

We can be a great nation if we start forgiving and seeking forgiveness.

We can be a great nation if we start forgiving and seeking forgiveness.

Your real companion and your true identity is the self within, that inner-self is the pivot of devotion and rebellion, this world and the afterworld, reward and recompense, affection and enmity; all your contradictions. If the one within is well guarded, you, up at front, will be safe.

Your real companion and your true identity is the self within, that inner-self is the pivot of devotion and rebellion, this world and the afterworld, reward and recompense, affection and enmity; all your contradictions. If the one within is well guarded, you, up at front, will be safe.

An opinion can change but a fact cannot.

An opinion can change but a fact cannot.

What is a sin when confronted by one forgiving? What is vice to a virtuous one?

What is a sin when confronted by one forgiving? What is vice to a virtuous one?

The person whose wife and children side with him, his world is perfect. The person whose parents are pleased with him, his belief is perfect.

The person whose wife and children side with him, his world is perfect. The person whose parents are pleased with him, his belief is perfect.

Giving precedence to the sermons of another over the sermons of the Holy Prophet is equal to Shirk (polytheism).

Giving precedence to the sermons of another over the sermons of the Holy Prophet is equal to Shirk (polytheism).

Never consider anyone's favor your right.

Never consider anyone's favor your right.

The sound coming from afar also acts as light in the darkness.

The sound coming from afar also acts as light in the darkness.

Ascension is the state that gives way to descent.

Ascension is the state that gives way to descent.

It is unfair to use something against its very essence.

It is unfair to use something against its very essence.

Love the person you don't like, his character will change.

Love the person you don't like, his character will change.

It is better to attain the one praying, than praying itself.

It is better to attain the one praying, than praying itself.

It is the eagerness of the listener that drives the will to speak in a speaker.

It is the eagerness of the listener that drives the will to speak in a speaker.

Heaven becomes valuable when it has been taken away.

Heaven becomes valuable when it has been taken away.

Believe in the word of the Guru as an innocent child believes in the word of his parents. In this age of uncertainty, attaining faith is no less than a miracle.

Believe in the word of the Guru as an innocent child believes in the word of his parents. In this age of uncertainty, attaining faith is no less than a miracle.

A person who is reforming himself so that the world may praise and honor him, will far be from becoming a better version of himself. Such a person is known as Riya-Kaar, or a hypocrite, who wants to impress upon those around him, his reformed self.

A person who is reforming himself so that the world may praise and honor him, will far be from becoming a better version of himself. Such a person is known as Riya-Kaar, or a hypocrite, who wants to impress upon those around him, his reformed self.

The craving for praise in a person is an indication of depravity. Praise, whether self-acclaimed or done by others, is punishment.

The craving for praise in a person is an indication of depravity. Praise, whether self-acclaimed or done by others, is punishment.

Don't spread your name more than you can do, otherwise you will end up disturbed.

Don't spread your name more than you can do, otherwise you will end up disturbed.

Students are society's scions.

Students are society's scions.

If an unrighteous man utters even the word of God, the most Truthful of all, it will produce no effect. Only a righteous person can speak of the Truth. Further, Truth is but the utterance of a truthful man. Over and above, the more righteous a person is the greater the gravity of Truth.

If an unrighteous man utters even the word of God, the most Truthful of all, it will produce no effect. Only a righteous person can speak of the Truth. Further, Truth is but the utterance of a truthful man. Over and above, the more righteous a person is the greater the gravity of Truth.

That man is fortunate who is pleased with his fortune.

That man is fortunate who is pleased with his fortune.

Today's man dwells in his house, his home has ceased to exist.

Today's man dwells in his house, his home has ceased to exist.

A most pleasing person is one seeing whom the heart says, I have seen him before, too.

A most pleasing person is one seeing whom the heart says, I have seen him before, too.

There is no moon in the moonlight and there is no moonlight on the moon.

There is no moon in the moonlight and there is no moonlight on the moon.

When repentance is accepted, the memory of sin is also forgotten.

When repentance is accepted, the memory of sin is also forgotten.

He who has accepted his life as it is, has affirmed God.

He who has accepted his life as it is, has affirmed God.

Negation is nothing but an estranged state of affirmation itself. To bring one's denial to acceptance is the task of a learned man. Similarly, bringing non-belief to Islam should be the desire of a believer.

Negation is nothing but an estranged state of affirmation itself. To bring one's denial to acceptance is the task of a learned man. Similarly, bringing non-belief to Islam should be the desire of a believer.

An inquest after affirmation misleads.

An inquest after affirmation misleads.

Be in the company of Holy men, you'll attain peace.

Be in the company of Holy men, you'll attain peace.

Remembering sin after repentance is also a sin.

Remembering sin after repentance is also a sin.

Life can't be cut short owing to all the uncertainities around it. Life can't be made long owing to all the cautions observed.

Life can't be cut short owing to all the uncertainities around it. Life can't be made long owing to all the cautions observed.

A beggar arrives to make the miser generous.

A beggar arrives to make the miser generous.

The most unfortunate person is the one who is needy yet stone-hearted.

The most unfortunate person is the one who is needy yet stone-hearted.

aaj ik aur baras biit gayā us ke baġhair

jis ke hote hue hote the zamāne mere

Recitation

Jashn-e-Rekhta | 8-9-10 December 2023 - Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, Near India Gate - New Delhi

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