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318. Hakim Abdul Majeed

Hakim Hafiz Abdul Majeed was born in Pelivet of India in 1883, His father Sheikh Rahim Bakhsh. Hakim Hafiz Abdul Majeed learnt the full Holy Quran Sharif by heart. Then he learnt about the origin of Urdu and Persian language. After having the knowledge on language he acquired the highest degree on unani system of medicine.
Because of having the pursuit of knowledge Hakim Hafiz Abdul Majeed could get in touch with Hakim Zamal khan. He had a keen interest on herbs. He was famous in identifying medicinal plants. Having consultation with his wife set up an herbal shop at House Qazi in Delhi in 1906, After few days he started to product herbal medicine there. In 1920 the small herbs shops turned into a full pledged production house.
Hakim Hafiz Abdul Majeed dide on 22 March 1922 by 40 years. He before died, suggested his wife and offspring to waqf the Handard. His offspring are: Hamidi Begum, Hakim Abdul Hameed, Mahmuda khatun , Abdul Wahid and Hakim Mohammed Said.
The history of Jamia Hamdard begins with the establishment of a small Unani clinic in the year 1906 by Hakeem Hafiz Abdul Majeed, one of the well-known practitioners of Unani System of Medicine of his time. Hakeem Hafiz Abdul Majeed had a vision of making the practice of Unani Medicine into a scientific discipline so that Unani medicines could be dispensed in a more efficacious manner to patients. He gave the name "Hamdard" to his venture which means "sympathy for all and sharing of pain". His illustrious son, Hakeem Abdul Hameed, carried forward the philosophy and objectives of Hamdard in independent India. Even at the time of partition of India in 1947, Hakeem Abdul Hameed was dreaming of setting up a complex of educational institutions which would concentrate on highlighting the contribution of Islam and Islamic culture to Indian civilization and development of Unani medicines for curing diseases
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