Shaykh Burhanuddin Herrmann

Shaykh Burhanuddin Herrmann is a contemporary mystic of ancient tradition, called onto the Sufi path at a tender age.

He went through the classic dervish training, which means to keep an intense daily practice of meditation and prayers under the direct guidance of the Master, to accept his instructions for your inner and outer life, to create a family, to go through spiritual extreme retreats in solitude, to be assigned journeys and to be put in your daily life under challenging tests regularly.

He received direct transmission of the Naqshbandi Sufi Order, one of the most ancient and authoritative of the forty existing Sufi Orders, known variously through the ages as the ‘School of the Masters of Wisdom’, the ‘Way of the Scientists of the Soul’, and the ‘Path of Love’.

At 18 years old, Shaykh Burhanuddin invited, – to his hometown, in Germany, the Grand Master and the world guide of the Naqshbandi order, Maulana Shaykh Nazim al Haqqani ar Rabbani, may his secret be sanctified. When he saw him for the first time he fainted in the middle of the street. Meeting a Master, a saint who has gone beyond fears and lived in the freedom of love is an unforgettable and life-changing experience.

Henceforth he was constantly at his beloved master’s side for thirty-five years, accompanying him around the world spreading the particular Sufi touch of grace and love. As a radical lover of the Divine, Shaykh Burhanuddin has an innate capability to convey that longing; he is able to read the souls of people, helping them to remember their own origin, destination, and their task on this Earth.

As an appointed shaykh (spiritual guide), he was trained to develop an eye to detect the expressions of Beauty in Life, whatever shape they may take. He was taught that the love and the respect towards the Creator, through the Creation, and His Creatures is what we are called to practice on this Earth in order to become human beings. He was taught gratitude for everything that he had and that he had not. Maulana replaced in him the need for strife in life, with an unshakable, joyful faith that everything, good or bad is coming from the same Loving Source, and that it carries a message and teaching for your own evolution. He finally provided Shaykh Burhanuddin with the means and the drive to present a life-changing self-realization Method, the Uwaysi System, in a modern and universal key, beyond any belief or requirements.

Shaykh Burhanuddin Herrmann has been over thirty years, leading spiritual growth meetings and retreats all over the world, at the service of people’s spiritual needs. His simple and revolutionary Method, the Uwaysi System, aims to awaken people to the real meaning and purpose of their lives, reminding them of their highest origin and destination and helping them to live a life of the heart, in peace, happiness, creativity, and gratefulness whatever their life circumstances may be.

* Shaykh Burhanuddin is the author of three books:

  • ‘Il Cammello Sul Tetto’ (The Camel On The Roof),
  • ‘Il Derviscio Metropolitano’ (The Metropolitan Dervish)
  • ‘Il Sufismo’ (Sufism).
  • He is also the founder of the Dervish Orchestra