Ilm Shayari

Knowledge is power. Men traverse long distances to enrich themselves with knowledge. Life is meaningful because there is an urge to learn and broaden the frontiers of knowledge. You have a selection of verses here on knowledge that open up new dimensions of this subject.

ilm meñ bhī surūr hai lekin

ye vo jannat hai jis meñ huur nahīñ

ilm mein bhi surur hai lekin

ye wo jannat hai jis mein hur nahin

Allama Iqbal

maz.habī bahs maiñ ne nahīñ

fāltū aql mujh meñ thī nahīñ

from sectarian debate refrained

for I was not so scatter-brained

mazhabi bahs main ne ki hi nahin

faltu aql mujh mein thi hi nahin

from sectarian debate refrained

for I was not so scatter-brained

Akbar Allahabadi

lafz o manzar meñ ma.ānī ko TaTolā na karo

hosh vaale ho to har baat ko samjhā na karo

lafz o manzar mein maani ko TaTola na karo

hosh wale ho to har baat ko samjha na karo

Mahmood Ayaz

aql ko tanqīd se fursat nahīñ

ishq par a.amāl buniyād rakh

aql ko tanqid se fursat nahin

ishq par aamal ki buniyaad rakh

Allama Iqbal

ye ilm saudā ye risāle ye kitābeñ

ik shaḳhs yādoñ ko bhulāne ke liye haiñ

ye ilm ka sauda ye risale ye kitaben

ek shaKHs ki yaadon ko bhulane ke liye hain

Jaan Nisar Akhtar

had se baḌhe jo ilm to hai jahl dosto

sab kuchh jo jānte haiñ vo kuchh jānte nahīñ

knowledge, friends, is poisonous, if its in excess

those who, say, know everything, no knowledge do possess

had se baDhe jo ilm to hai jahl dosto

sab kuchh jo jaante hain wo kuchh jaante nahin

knowledge, friends, is poisonous, if its in excess

those who, say, know everything, no knowledge do possess

Khumar Barabankavi

ilm ibtidā hai hañgāma

ilm intihā hai ḳhāmoshī

ilm ki ibtida hai hangama

ilm ki intiha hai KHamoshi

Firdaus Gayavi

aql kahtī hai dobāra āzmānā jahl hai

dil ye kahtā hai fareb-e-dost khāte jā.iye

aql kahti hai dobara aazmana jahl hai

dil ye kahta hai fareb-e-dost khate jaiye

Mahirul Qadri

aql meñ jo ghir gayā lā-intihā kyūñkar huā

jo samā meñ aa gayā phir vo ḳhudā kyūñkar huā

aql mein jo ghir gaya la-intiha kyunkar hua

jo sama mein aa gaya phir wo KHuda kyunkar hua

Akbar Allahabadi

ādamiyyat aur shai hai ilm hai kuchh aur shai

kitnā tote ko paḌhāyā par vo haivāñ rahā

aadamiyyat aur shai hai ilm hai kuchh aur shai

kitna tote ko paDhaya par wo haiwan hi raha

Sheikh Ibrahim Zauq

adab ta.alīm jauhar hai zevar hai javānī

vahī shāgird haiñ jo ḳhidmat-e-ustād karte haiñ

adab talim ka jauhar hai zewar hai jawani ka

wahi shagird hain jo KHidmat-e-ustad karte hain

Chakbast Brij Narayan

thoḌī aql laa.e the ham bhī magar 'adam'

duniyā ke hādsāt ne dīvāna kar diyā

thoDi si aql lae the hum bhi magar 'adam'

duniya ke hadsat ne diwana kar diya

Abdul Hamid Adam

yahī jaanā ki kuchh na jaanā haa.e

so bhī ik umr meñ huā ma.alūm

yahi jaana ki kuchh na jaana hae

so bhi ek umr mein hua malum

Meer Taqi Meer

ibtidā ye thī ki maiñ thā aur da.avā ilm

intihā ye hai ki is da.ave pe sharmāyā bahut

ibtida ye thi ki main tha aur dawa ilm ka

intiha ye hai ki is dawe pe sharmaya bahut

Jagan Nath Azad

junūñ ko hosh kahāñ ehtimām-e-ġhārat

fasād jo bhī jahāñ meñ huā ḳhirad se huā

junun ko hosh kahan ehtimam-e-ghaarat ka

fasad jo bhi jahan mein hua KHirad se hua

Iqbal Azeem

mire qabīle meñ ta.alīm rivāj na thā

mire buzurg magar taḳhtiyāñ banāte the

mere qabile mein talim ka riwaj na tha

mere buzurg magar taKHtiyan banate the

Liaqat Jafri

vo khaḌā hai ek bāb-e-ilm dahlīz par

maiñ ye kahtā huuñ use is ḳhauf meñ dāḳhil na ho

wo khaDa hai ek bab-e-ilm ki dahliz par

main ye kahta hun use is KHauf mein daKHil na ho

Muneer Niyazi

jaan sarfa ho to ho lekin

sarf karne se ilm baḌhtā hai

jaan ka sarfa ho to ho lekin

sarf karne se ilm baDhta hai

Abdul Aziz Khalid