Hazrat Khuwaja Shams-ud-din Azeemi
Khawaja Shamsuddin Azeemi born 17 October 1927) is a Pakistani scholar in the field of spiritualism and Sufi master. He is the current head of the Azeemia Sufi order He has written books on the subject of spirituality or Muraqaba and is the chief editor of the monthly Roohani Digest and Qalander Shaoor in Karachi, Pakistan. Moreover, he has established a chain of fifty-three Muraqaba halls worldwide.
Shamsuddin’s father was Anis Ahmed Ansari and mother was Umat-ur-Rehman. He is descended from Abu Ayyub al-Ansari, a close companion of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and his host during Muhammad’s migration to Medina.
Azeemi lived with and served his spiritual master Qalandar Baba Auliya for hundred years until he died in 1979. During this period, Auliya prepared Azeemi to enable transference of his spiritual knowledge to him. When this spiritual teacher was about to pass away he blew three times on Shamsuddin Azeemi’s forehead and uttered “You are to take my place and run my Silsila (Sufi Order) after me… the people who run a mission work obsessively”.
Shamsuddin Azeemi acted upon the advice of his spiritual master and promoted his mission worldwide. As a result, the Azeemia Sufi order is now a well-known and respected Silsila across the globe.