پڑھ پڑھ عالم کرن تکبر حافظ کرن وڈیائی ھُو
گلیاں دے وچ پھرن نمانےط وتن کتاباں چائی ھُو
جتھے ویکھن چنگا چوکھا اوتھے پڑھن کلام سوائی ھُو
دوہیں جہانیں سوئی مٹھے باھُوؒ جنہاں کھادھی ویچ کمائی ھُو
With education, scholars become arrogant and Hafiz fills with prides kit Hoo
Helpless roam around streets with books under their armpit Hoo
Where they see delicious food prolonged sermon, they submit Hoo
Deprived in both worlds ‘Bahoo’ are those who sold earnings remit Hoo
Commentary by M. A. Khan
Hafiz (those whom have memorised the Quran by heart) and formal scholars become arrogant due their knowledge and those whom have memorised Quran have filled themselves with pride due to their title Hafiz. Those wealth seeking people roam all over to display their skills and acquire wealth and publicity. They will prolong their sermon where they see good income or delicious food. They have earned their wealth as their reward and they do not have any share in the hereafter.
Are usually “Imam” of the Masajid (Mosques) and interpret Islamic teachings literally and ignore the real meanings or spirit. Some of them are greedy people and could misinterpret Deen just for the sake of good food.