Hassan Ukhra is the title of His Divine Grace Qalander Baba Auliya that was conferred upon him by Holy Prophet (PBUH) in the Owasian Style. Mohammad Azeem is the name that his parents gave him. He belongs to the progeny of Imam Hassan Askari therefore Syed is the family title, Burkhiya is the pen name which he used as a poet. Qalander Baba Auliya is the name by which he is known and recognized in the angelic world and he is famous by the same in the public at large. Qalander Baba Auliya (RA) was born in the town of Khorja, District Buland Shehr, Utter Pradesh, India in 1898 AD. He studied in a primary school of the town, where he was also made to learn the holy Quran. He was very intelligent and very well behaved. He used to pay attention to his studies and was very social with his class fellows and mates. For higher education he studied in a high school of Buland Shehr and then sought admission in Muslim University, Aligarh in intermediate.
During his stay in Aligarh he developed an aptitude towards mysticism and started spending much of his time with Maulana Kabli at his place in a graveyard. He used to go there in the morning and would return late in the night. In the mean while he happened to visit his maternal grandfather Tajjuddin Baba Auliya Nagpuri, who ordered him to stay with him. When his father came to know about this, he went to Nagpur and requested Tajjuddin Baba to let him go to Aligarh to complete his education. Tajuddin Baba said that if he studied anymore he would not be of any use to him. Like a kind father he tried to make his understand but when he observed that his son was also inclined towards Sufism, he left saying, “I hope you know what you are doing.” Qalander Baba Auliya stayed with Nana Tajjuddin Baba Auliya Nagpuri for nine years and he imparted spiritual training to him.
After the partition of the subcontinent he migrated to Karachi with his father and the family and started living in an old house, which he had on rent.
After sometime Khan Bahadur Abdul Latif Commissioner Rehabilitation, who was an ardent devotee of Tajjuddin Baba Auliya, asked him to apply for allotment of a house but he did not pay any heed to it and continued living in the same old house. During the teachings of Ilm-e-Ladunni and after that he never slept for more than 3 hours in a day. He had complete control over his sleep: He was also very careful in his diets. He would eat only two loaves of bread at the most in 24 hours. In 1956, Qutab-e-Irshad Abul Faiz Qalander Ali Suharwardi visited Karachi. Qalander Baba Auliya requested him to get him inducted into his Silsila. Abul Faiz Qalander Ali Suharwardi asked him to come at 3 o’clock in the morning. It was a chilly winter. Qalander Baba Auliya reached the Grand Hotel, Mac Lode Road at 2 am and sat in the stairs. Exactly at 3 o’clock, Abul Faiz Qalander Ali Suharwardi opened the door of his room, where he was staying and asked him to get in. After making him to sit in front of him, Abul Faiz Qalander Ali Suharwardi blew upon his forehead three times. The first blow transpired the Realm of the Souls, the second one reveal the Angelic Realm and the third one caused him to witness the High Throne. Abul Faiz Qalander Ali Suharwandi completed the teachings of Qutab-e-Irshad in three weeks and conferred upon him the august position of his vice. After this, the exalted soul of Sheikh Najumuddin Kubra (RA) started his teachings and this concluded upon bestowal of Ilm-e-Ladunni from Holy Prophet (PBUH). Then, making use of his correlation with Holy Prophet (PBUH), he was admitted in the most sublime presence of the Lord Creator, where he was taught about the secrets and policies of God