Dr. Khalifa Abdul Hakim was inclined towards writing poetry since his
student life. According to some recognized poets of that period he showed a
lot of promise in this field. Later in life he did engage in producing
standard poetic works from time to time, however, he did not consider poetry
as the sole medium through which he could express his thoughts effectively
in later life. However, a selection of his poetic works do express a deep
imprint of his philosophical bent of mind and tendency towards spirituality.
His appreciation of the universal values and truth as expressed in other
faiths is exemplified in the poetic Urdu translation of Bhagvad Geeta. This
has been acclaimed by many as an excellent rendition of this holy book in
Devnagri script in India.
Dr. Hakim presided over several “Mushairas” where he was given due
recognition in literary gatherings in Indo-Pakistan both as a philosopher
A selected edition of his poems is available entitled "Kalaam-e-Hakim"
(Institute of Islamic Culture, Lahore)
Bhagvad Gita (poetic translation) --- Sang-e-Meel "Aay Khitta-e-Kashmir".