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
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
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
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."