||Hazrat Khwaja Shamsuddin Azeemi
Any discussion regarding spiritual or occult sciences, interpretation of dreams, telepathy, spiritual healing, color therapy and institutionalization of mysticism remains incomplete if the august name of Khawaja Shamsuddin Azeemi is not mentioned.
Khawaja Shamsuddin Azeemi, chief editor of monthly Roohani Digest Karachi and Rohani Digest International, is a Pakistani scholar of international repute in the field of spiritualism. He has presented spiritualism, that used to be considered something mysterious and hard-to-learn, in the most modern and scientific way bringing it out of the dark shadows of myths and lore. His contribution in scientifisizing and institutionalizing the most ancient body of knowledge according to the needs of the people of modern age will be remembered for times to come.
Khwaja Shamsuddin Azeemi, an able student of His Divine Grace Qalander Baba Auliya, was born on Monday 17th October 1927, in the town of Anbaith Pirzadgan, District Saharanpur (UP), India. He belongs to the lineage of Hazrat Abu Ayub Ansari, the famous Companion and the host of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).
Most of people know Khwaja Shamsuddin Azeemi because of his unique style of writing. He has authored forty-two books so far besides eighty pamphlets and articles covering almost every aspect of metaphysical sciences. Most of his authored books have been translated into English, Thai, Russian, Arabic, Persian, Pashto, and Sindhi.
He has also authored a remarkable book on the life history of the Holy Prophet titled as Mohammad (PBUH), The Prophet of God. In the first volume of this work he has given a detailed account of the struggles and strivings of the Holy Prophet for spreading the Islamic Teachings. In the second volume of this work he has explained the Miracles of the Holy Prophet in the light of Spiritual Science and in the third volume he has explained the underlying meanings of the events of the lives of the prophets of God. He has also explained the contents of his mentor’s Book Loh-o-Qalum. These two have also been translated into English.
Introduction of Color Therapy, a therapeutic system based upon the treatment of diseases by using colors and colorful lights, nationally and internationally, is yet another feather in his cap. He also guided and supervised a PhD thesis on the subject of Chromopathy. The International University of Colombo has conferred a PhD degree on that work.
His articles in spite of the uniqueness of their subject matter remain within comprehension of the common man. Presentation of a divine body of knowledge that has reached him in disciplic succession in the most simple and understandable way is an incredible success and achievement of Khwaja Shamsuddin Azeemi.
His column ROOHANI DAAK has become a legend through which millions of people have been advised for their socio-economic, psychological and spiritual problems over the past thirty years. Besides suggesting solutions for the problems of the people, questions and queries about the most complicated and enigmatic phenomena of nature are also replied comprehensively in the light of the spiritual sciences. Every month more than eleven thousand letters seeking his guidance are received and replied as a free service.
In addition to these literary contributions to develop the mental faculties of the young generation he has established a chain of fifty-three Muraqba Halls across the length & breadth of Pakistan and 26 in major cities of other countries i.e., 13 in Europe, 4 in America, 1 in Canada, 2 in U.A.E, 1 in Bahrain, 1 in Thailand, 1 in Russia, 1 in Denmark, 1 in Holland, 1 in Norway. These Muraqba Halls have been established to teach spiritual sciences and to train and prepare that lot of people who could carry the torch of the Divine mission of spreading peace and harmony after enlightening their own souls. Muraqba hall is a center operating under his direct supervision and guidance where the students of spiritual sciences are taught the art of meditation, spiritual healing, color therapy and learn to serve others without any distinction of caste, color or creed, as a free service to the humanity.
Khwaja Shamsuddin Azeemi, a mission oriented person, trained by his able teacher His Divine Grace Qalander Baba Auliya, is striving really very hard to spread this message that cognition of the soul is the only way to cognize our Lord God and the cognition of the hidden potentialities of the soul are essential for a peaceful living. For this purpose he has evolved that branch of knowledge, which has been termed as Parapsychology and deals with the laws of nature operative at the preternatural level.
Seminars, conferences, lectures, public meeting, symposia and workshops arranged on the subject of Spiritualism and his appearance in many TV programs in USA, participation in various programs of BBC, private channels of Radio and TVs in England and other European Countries and UAE have played a vital role in introducing this sublime body of knowledge.
He is invited to the Universities and Educational Institutes of Pakistan and abroad for Lectures. He has addressed and lectured the audience in Glasgow University, Arthur Finley College, Karachi University, Faisalabad Agriculture University, The Punjab University, Lahore; Lahore Bar Council, King Edward Medical College, Lahore, Nishtar Medical College, Multan, Islamic Centre Peshawar University, Town Hall Waltham Stow and students and teachers of many other institutes.
Through addressing people and affording a chance to them for direct counseling he is rendering such a service for his fellow beings, which cannot be ignored by any chance. All these seemingly Herculean tasks have the only motive of enabling the man to be acquainted with his Cherishing Lord after equipping himself with insight and vision through that sacred knowledge, which are the heritage of mankind and a legacy of the prophets of God.
Three of his books have been included in the syllabus of the Sal Ford University, Manchester UK. His book Ehsan-o-Tasawaf has been included in the syllabus of M.A. Islamiyat at the Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan. He has been appointed the Faculty Member and an Associate Professor of Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, as a token of acknowledgement of his achievements and contributions.
Spiritual Training Workshops are arranged in Markazi Muraqba Hall, Karachi every year. Distinguished delegates also participate and patronize these workshops. Zil-e-Ahmad, Chancellor of Sir Syed University, Dr. Zafar Saeed Saifi, the Vice Chancellor of Karachi University, Dr. Ghulam Mustafa Chaudhri, Vice Chancellor of Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan and many other distinguished delegates have participated in these workshops. These workshops are attended by a large number of people from the country and abroad.
Azeemi Public School has been established to impart quality education to the children of low-income group, in Surjani Town, Karachi by Khwaja Shamsudin Azeemi Educational Society. Objective of this society is to strive for teaching Spiritual and Modern Sciences. Libraries, Research Centers and Educational Institutes for quality Education will also be established by this Society.
In order to promote the reading habits in the people, 85 Spiritual Libraries in the country and 90 libraries in the different parts of the world have been established. For teaching the spiritual knowledge curriculum based upon theory and practical have been prepared and the students of Qalander Shaoor Academy are taught the books written by Khwaja Shamsuddin Azeemi. In these classes they are made to perform the exercises of concentration to develop their latent potentials.
He advocates the removal of gender discrimination and suggests that women should strive to equip themselves with insight and vision by learning the material and spiritual sciences. He has elaborated that the spiritual potentials of man and woman are equal. He has authored a book 101 Auliya Allah Khawateen (101 Lady Saints), in which he has described and dealt with the teachings and the wonder-workings of the Lady Saints.
Khwaja Shamsuddin Azeemi says, “The main objective of life, for the men and women, is to get acquainted with the spiritual knowledge; the legacy of the prophets of God for having a deeper realization of the latent potential of their souls so that they could get closer to the Lord Creator and man could live a peaceful life."