Sufi Order (Silsila-e-Azeemia) is named after its founder, Hassan Ukhra
Sayyed Muhammed Azeem Burkhia, commonly known as Hazoor Qalandar Baba
Auliya. It was established in July 1960 in Karachi (Pakistan) after being
granted acceptance spiritually by the Holy Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon
him). Hazoor Qalandar Baba Auliya's life history can be studied in more detail
in his biography “Tazkira-e-Qalandar Baba Auliya”.
head of the Azeemia Sufi Order (khanwada of Silsila-e-Azeemia) is the
Sufi Master Al Shaikh Khawaja Shamsuddin Azeemi. He was born on 17th
October 1927 in Qasba-e-pirzaadgan in the district of Saharunpur, (UP) India.
His lineage goes back to Hazrat Abu Ayub Ansari, the famous host of
Prophet Muhammad. He lived with and served his spiritual master Hazoor Qalandar
Baba Auliya for sixteen years until Hazoor Qalandar Baba Auliya departed from
this physical world. During this long companionship Hazoor Qalandar Baba Auliya
prepared his able student, both at conscious and subconscious levels, to enable
transference of his spiritual knowledge to him.
student of the founder (Imam) of a Sufi Order is transferred to that complete
mental framework (pattern of thinking) which the founder spiritually inherited
from the Holy Prophet Muhammad he is called the Khanwada of that Sufi
Qalandar Baba Auliya was about to pass away he blew three times at Khawaja
Shamsuddin Azeemi’s head and uttered… “You are to take my place and run my
Silsila (Sufi Order) after me…the people who run a mission work obsessively”.
Khawaja Shamsuddin Azeemi acted upon the advice of his spiritual master and
worked day and night to promote his mission to all corners of the world. As a
result, the Azeemia Sufi Order is now a well-known and respected Silsila across
that particularly stands out in Khawaja Shamsudsdin Azeemi’s teachings is the
way he tries to arouse feelings of love for Allah in people’s hearts. He has
unveiled the mysteries surrounding spiritual knowledge and taken it out from an
unrealistic and imaginary traditional image introduced and taught it as a
science to the satisfaction of the modern scientific mind.
there are more than seventy Azeemia Centres (Muraqba Halls) throughout the world
working under his patronage to promote and spread spiritual knowledge and to
serve humanity by offering solutions to their physical, mental, marital and
Shamsuddin Azeemi is also the Chief Editor of Roohani Digest International. He
has been writing columns for various newspapers and magazines for the past
thirty-seven years, which cover a variety of spiritual subjects. Hundreds and
thousands of people have benefited from the advice and solutions he has offered
to their social, financial, psychological and health problems. He has answered
numerous questions on paranormal manifestations and spiritual phenomena to the
satisfaction of curious minds.
authored sixty booklets and twenty-nine books on
metaphysical science, some of which have been translated into English, Sindhi,
Arabic, Persian, Pushto, and Russian languages. In his latest book Muhammad
the Messenger of Allah (Volume 1), he has portrayed, in a unique way, the
Holy Prophet’s struggle and efforts to spread his mission. Volume 2 of the same
book presents scientific explanations of the miracles performed by him. Light
and Colour Therapy is another field which he has introduced in Pakistan and
abroad in his unique scientific style. This book presents, from theory to
practice, a healing method using Light and Colour based on his decades of
experience in this field.
In order to
encourage reading and to promote the learning of inner knowledge he has
established more than ninety spiritual libraries throughout the world. His
books are taught not only in the Qalandar Conscious Academy but also in colleges
and universities in Pakistan and abroad.
He has been
invited to give lectures at several universities and other educational
establishments in Pakistan and abroad, which include Glasgow University, Arthur
Findley College in London, Karachi University, Faisalabad Agricultural
University, Lahore Bar Council, and King Edward Medical College. He was also
presented with the shield of Walthamstow Town, London by the Lord Mayor of
appeared in several talk shows, live programmes on various radio and television
stations in Pakistan, UAE, UK< Europe, Canada and USA. He was especially
invited to enlighten viewers or the audience on Inner Knowledge and to answer
any questions or queries they might have on the subject.
Shamsuddin Azeemi Society”, an organisation named after him has established a
public school in the remote area of Surjani Town in Pakistan especially for the
benefit of children from low earning families. This Society aims to promote the
education of modern science aw well as the Holy Qur’an and Islam in general, and
is planning is planning to establish high standard educational institutes,
libraries and research bodies. It also has a separate Islamic School (Madrasa),
Behr-ul-Noor (The Sea of Light), wholly devoted to Qur’anic education e.g
Memorisation of the Qur’an (Hifz) and Arabic text reading (Nazrah).
service is also in operation, both within Pakistan and at some Azeemia centres
outside Pakistan, to present solutions to people's social, marital, family and
spiritual problems, free of charge.
Up to eleven
thousand letters addressed to Al-Shaikh Azeemi are replied to every month by the
Azeemia World Centre (Markazi Muraqba Hall), Karachi. Nearly two million people
have benefited from this service up to now, which is again totally free of
to the above, Surjani Welfare Clinic, blood transfusion service, and a free
medical complex are also busy providing free health services to the people of
Surjani Town i.e. those living within the vicinity of the Markazi Muraqba Hall,
Karachi. Al-Shaikh Azeemi is personally supervising all this.
Shamsuddin Azeemi is a staunch supporter of women’s rights and sex-equality. In
his words, “the same soul (Ruh) is operating in both men and women, and
they are therefore both equally capable of progressing in the field of
spiritualism”. In his view it is mere male bigotry to consider women as
inferior or less intelligent.
Al-Shaikh Azeemi’s mission and his invitation to
the whole of mankind is that they should learn the Inner Knowledge and realise
their latent potential so that they may get to know the Lord Creator of the
universe, and hence enjoy a blissful life both here and in the hereafter.