Once it so happened that while our Saint was the guest of Justice Maulvi Syed Sharaf‐ud‐Din at
BANKIPUR, Maulvi Lutfullah Hussein Sahib, resident of Sheikhpura MANGHYR district, a well
known literary expert of literature and philosophy recited to our Saint Waris‐e‐Pak a lengthy
encomium Ode couched in high flown Arabic language decked with metaphors and similes.Hardly had he finished reciting two or three couplets when our Saint took it from his hand
read it fluently, explained the difficult words and figures of language saying, “You have taken
great pains which shows your competence and ability otherwise such idioms are used by those
who are experts of the mother tongue.” From this one can estimate our Saint’s literary, ability
of Arabic language, as such eloquent style to Arabic language.
Whenever a reference was made about various verses of the Quran he would translate them
into idiomatic language along with their circumstances of revelation and explain their
symbolic utterances and subtle points. There are many instances of his knowledge of Quran
and God inspired ability to throw light on enigmatic passages in verses of Quran. He had
perfect knowledge of recitation of Quran and its verses exegesis. The power of his memory was
so sharp that what was taught to him at the age of 12 or 14 he would recollect at the age of
eighty. Regarding discussion on Hadhis, without any reference he would compare and contrast
with other Hadhis; convincing all assembled.
It has also been noticed that Our Saint conversed fluently with the Arabs and Persians in their
respective languages. From his scholarly and pithy, sayings one dan estimate depth of his
learning. Hence, he was a graduate of external knowledge, a seeker of truth and a broad
minded instructor as well as profound research scholar.
Any how there is no use discussing deeply how far he studied. It is the universal opinion of
great mystics and eminent Saints that favourites and trusted devotees of Almighty acquired of
mundane knowledge of mind and heart which in Sufic terms is called Divine favour and eternal
exaltation. Such people do not need acquisition of worldly knowledge, neither teaching nor
instruction but without it acquire knowledge of art and sciences. They are fit to answer any
question about then and appear as if they are experts of art and sciences. They also receive
knowledge of mind and soul. Learned men of external knowledge are like the human body and
experts of inner knowledge of heart and soul resemble their bountiful Beloved.
Thus Maulana Rumi declares:‐
INTUITIVE KNOWLEDGE GAINS THE LOVER OUTWARD KNOWLEDGE IS A BURDEN ON THE
BODY PEOPLE OF INTUITIVE KNOWLEDGE CARRY THE BURDEN OF THE LOVER
The eminent mystics of exalted stature have clearly clarified different kinds of knowledge and
Knowledge is of three kinds.
1. Knowledge of Divine Law: rules and regulations of which are recorded. Its attainment
depends on practice and effort. By its completion religious affairs and worldly
necessities become obvious. The difference between instruction and deviation from the
path of rectitude is emphasised. Its beauty and perfection can be deduced from their sayings and activities. Its beauty and perfection can be deduced from their sayings and
2. Knowledge of Mysticism; which is concerned with the elimination of sensual qualities
and cultivation of spiritual attributes. Its teacher is a learned mentor. It is taught neither
by writing or verbal instruction. Such people learn to understand without the help of
eye and ear.
3. Knowledge of facts and truth of God; through this the beginner learns of God and sees
glimpses of God. These are achieved in two ways:‐
a) Without arguing or proof but by observation and eyesight. It is called the
knowledge of taste or revelation.
b) The other way is acquiring without hesitation and informalities and without any
intermediary from Omnipotent Lord. This is called the Divine knowledge.
The mystics are the learned people and through the blessings and efforts of this knowledge
acquire a command and control over arts and sciences. Therefore, it is seen that our Saint
Sarkar Waris in addition to having knowledge of Divine Law which was learnt apparently, was
also an adept of other arts and sciences. Whenever a reference is made about these arts he
used to describe clearly their principles and regulations and experts of these arts
acknowledged his ability and experience. He imbibed this knowledge from Divine medium
which is the basis of all arts and sciences. From this point of view there is no need to
investigate whether our Saint received external knowledge or not.
For six years Our Saint’s relatives tried to impart external education to him but as much as he
learnt this knowledge at this period so much time he spent in meditation, thinking about God
and His love for Him increased so much that he was subject to fits of religious frenzy. He was
inclined to lead a life of loneliness, frequenting uninhabited places, repeatedly invoking God’s
name day and night. When Hazrat Haji Khadim Ali Shah noticed Our Saint’s inclination towards
love for mendicant way of life, according to tradition of exalted Saints, initiated him in the
Saintly line of Qadriya and Chishtiya.
Our Saint’s heart from the outset was a treasure of truth and field of knowledge, by the
bounties of Saints of mysticism was still more clarified and became bright and burnished. The
effects of separation from the Beloved of Truth became unbearable and gained momentum; as
such he become restless day night.