Akhtar Moeed Shah Al-Abidi, also known as Shah Ji, was a scholar in ancient Islamic knowledge and dedicated his life to uncover a unique literary collection. The late Shah Ji became known for his spiritual healing abilities through his understanding of ancient Islamic knowledge, numerology and alphabets. He was able to help many people around the world and his efforts were highlighted in many newspapers and local media outlets. We have a collection of letters sent from around the world that can be viewed here. His main objective in life was to spread knowledge from the Quran to a wider audience. He was known as a pioneer of the mystical Tareeqat-e-Ovaisia and was known as the Living Sufi.
Shah Ji’s followers and acquaintances described Shah Ji as tolerant individual who welcomed people of varying backgrounds and religions to join a communal meal preceded by dhiqr. They sat together to enjoy the peaceful milieu, Shah Ji’s affection and his pearls of wisdom. Shah Ji passed away in 2010 and his anniversary is commemorated each year with events similar to the gatherings Shah Ji previously hosted himself.
Shah Ji was born and raised in India and migrated to Pakistan after the partition of the sub continents. After the early sixties he resided in the cities of Manchester and Slough in England. Shah Ji frequently visited Pakistan and travelled widely across the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Celebrated through various international publications and media, his work relevant to faith healing, Tabeeb-e-Islami, and original Islamic writings are just some of his accomplishments. Through each interaction he highlighted his message of compassion and humanity, and its ability to bring peace in the world. He was a courteous, caring and compassionate man, mystic and sufi in the truest sense.
Dr Quraishy followed Shah Ji over the years, as a scientist and practising consultant psychiatrist of long standing in England. Shah Ji’s faith healing defied the normal scientific and medical principles. Dr Quraishy personally witnessed him healing those suffering from chronic disabling, and apparently incurably sick people, in a most astonishing and miraculous manner. Shah Ji always discussed his achievements modestly and stated these to be a blessing from Allah and his prophet.
Shah Ji spent his time quietly, but keeping actively busy with spiritual devotion, wazifa and Islamic ancient writings. His published works can be downloaded on the Sufi Guidance website.
- Manzil 1
- Written 1980, Published 1985
- Manzil 2
- Written 1990, Published 1990
- Divine Prophecy Divine
- Written 1996, Published 1997, 2002
- Manzil 3 (Wahid Asha’at Wahid)
- Written 1997, Published 1997
- Seerat-e-Muhammad (s.a.w.w), Muhammad (s.a.w.w)-e-Arabi
- Published 2005
- Mathematical Mysteries of Alphabets
- Published in 2007
His other uniquely extraordinary compilation includes the Jafr-e-Jama, scripted in 28 volumes based on the knowledge given by the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.w) to Hazrat Ali (a.s.a). This a compendium of the entire universe, thus embracing all which once existed and continues to exist today. The Ark and The Supreme Eleventh Commandment is the result of meticulously numerically encoded Quran, initially as a 100 x 100 naqsh and subsequently its complete version in the form of 1000 x 1000. This unique specimen is a mathematical wonder and is printed on 100 feet x 25 feet wide scroll. When Shah Ji passed away, he entrusted the knowledge he had accumulated over his lifetime with his son Shah Saab.
On rare occasions when this collection was exhibited, he declared humbly for these to have been possible only by the grace of and guidance form Allah and his prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.w). Similarly his biography of the Prophet (s.a.w.w) was created from a ‘flow of the reflection of his thoughts and his ecstatic state’ and the culmination of his lifetime effort. The purpose of this book was to dispel the myths, logic and the rationale of the conventional writings about early aspects of the prophet’s life.
Shah Ji was recognised as a visionary, sufi, scholar, a compassionate and gifted gentlemen. He has given the world knowledge that is unique and of great historical significance which may not have been revealed to the world otherwise.
Further information about Shah Ji is published in Sufism and the ‘Modern’ in Islam, edited by Martin van Bruinessen and Julia Day Howell. The biography above has been adapted from Dr Quraishy’s text in Divine Prophecy Divine.