Hakim Mohammed Said A Time Line

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Born: 9th January 1920 at Delhi, India.
Died: 17th October 1998 (Assassinated in Karachi)
Father: Hakim Abdul Majeed(Founder of Hamdard Dawakhana, Delhi, India) (Died in 1922)
Mother: Rabia Begum
Married in: 1943
Wife: Naimat Begum (Died 18th August 1981)
Children: One daughter (Sadia Rashid, President, Hamdard Foundation Pakistan)
Education: BEMS (Bachelor of Eastern Medicine) from Ayurvedic and Unani Tibbi (Medical) College Delhi, in 1940 and D. Sc. “Medicina Alternative” The International Multidisciplinary Scientific Society on Alternative Medicine, 1984.
Migration: Migrated to Pakistan 9th January, 1948
Professional Life: Established his Clinic in Karachi in 1948. Started manufacturing Herbal Medicines. Served as teacher in “Kotwal Building School”, Karachi. Hamdard Dawakhana was inaugurated on 19th June 1948. This was the beginning of Hamdard in Pakistan. By 1953 Hamdard had gained the status of a fully-fledged pharmaceutical industry. At this stage Hakim Mohammed Said transformed Hamdard into a WAQF (Trust). Today Hamdard is one of the biggest manufacturers of Herbal Medicines in Pakistan.
Establishment of Tibbia College: In 1958 he established Hamdard Tibbia College (now known as Hamdard Al-Majeed College of Eastern Medicine – a constituent faculty of Hamdard University) It is offering five years degree course in Unani Medicine, for the first time in Pakistan. Hundreds of students have completed education from this college.
Publications: Author, Editor and Compiler of about 196 books. 35 books in English on Islam, Pakistan, Medicine, Health and Science 8 books for children in English 46 books in Urdu on Islam, Education, Literature, Sociology, Medicine, Health and Science 12 travelogues in Urdu 45 books in Urdu for youths and travelogues for children. 50 books in Urdu for Naunehal.

Some books have been translated in other languages also.

Beside these he edited some Journals also:

  1. Hamdard Islamicus (Quarterly, English)
  2. Hamdard Medicus (Quarterly, English)
  3. Hamdard Naunehal (Children’s educational magazine in Urdu)
  4. Hamdard Sehat ( Monthly Urdu magazine devoted to health education)
  5. Journal of Pakistan Historical Society (Quarterly-English)
  6. Payami-UNESCO Journal Courier’s Pakistan edition in Urdu.
Madinat al-Hikmah: In 1983 he started building Madinat-al-Hikmah (City of Education, Science and Culture) on the outskirts of Karachi. It is spread over an area of 350 acres of land. It is a vast educational undertaking in private sector. It includes:

  1. Hamdard Public School
  2. Hamdard University (Consisting of various Institutes and Faculties)
  3. Hamdard Medical Complex
  4. Bait al-Hikmah Research Institute
  5. Bait al-Hikmah Library Science Museum,
  6. Sports Stadium, and
  7. Herbal Garden (where herbal medicinal plants are cultivated and grown)
Hamdard University: At present Hamdard University has five faculties with enrolments of 9915 students (in university and its affiliated campuses and institutes) Hamdard Public School: In Hamdard Public School total enrolment is 2020 students.

Bait al-Hikmah Library: Bait al-Hikmah Library is one of the largest Libraries of Pakistan. It has over four lakh books (in Urdu, English, Persian and Arabic). Of these 1827 are rare books. There are 1629 Manuscripts, 360 Translations of Holy-Quran in 64 languages, 2255 Current periodicals, and 28010 back issues of periodicals. Library has Clippings from Newspapers also.

There are over 3.61 million Newspaper Clippings on 1210 subjects, large philatelic collection from 146 countries. Microfilm collection.
International Conferences: Hakim Mohammed Said organized about 30 international conferences in Pakistan. Some of them were:

  1. The Millenary of Ibn-al-Haitham (1969)
  2. Al-Beruni International Congress (1973)
  3. International Congress on Mathematical Sciences (1975)
  4. International Congress on Seerat (1976)
  5. International Conference on Islamic Medicine (1986)
  6. International Quran Congress (1985)
  7. International Youth Congress (1986)
  8. International Congress on History and Philosophy of Science (1979).
  9. International Symposium on Elements in Health & Diseases 1983 and numerous other Conferences.
Besides these he attended around 100 International Conferences as delegate from Pakistan. He was associated with more then 30 international associations and learned bodies.
Sham-i-Hamdard and Bazm-e-Naunehal: Besides these he attended around 100 International Conferences as delegate from Pakistan. He was associated with more then 30 international associations and learned bodies.

Organized Sham-i-Hamdard for the last 30 years, where hundreds of intellectuals delivered speeches on different topics of Islam, Pakistan, Science, Education, Culture and History. Later Sham-i-Hamdard was transformed into Hamdard Shoora (Hamdard Council of Advisors). He also organized Bazm-e-Naunehal and Naunehal Assembly (Children Assembly)
Positions Held:
  1. He was the Advisor/Federal Minister to the President of Pakistan, General Mohammed Zia-ul-Haq 1979-1982.
  2. Governor of Province of Sindh (Pakistan) 1993. During his tenure as Governor he awarded Charters for the establishment of four Universities in Karachi.
  1. Nishan-e-Imtiaz(highest civilian award of Pakistan) awarded by Govt. of Pakistan in 2000
  2. Sitara-e-Imtiaz by Govt. of Pakistan in 1966
  3. Islamic Medicine Award, Kuwait Foundation for the advancement of Science Kuwait 1982
  4. Sadiq Dost Award from people of Bahawalpur (Pakistan)
  5. Certificate of Merit from Institute of History of Science and Technology, Istanbul Technical University 1981.
Clinics: He started his first Clinic in Karachi in 1948. Afterwards he expanded his area of service to the other cities also. He regularly visited his clinics in Karachi, Peshawar, Rawalpindi and Lahore every month. He treated millions of patients but never charged any Consultation Fee. Rather he gave free medicines to many deserving patients.
Some salient Features of His Personality:
  1. He did not believe in accumulation of property or wealth. He never owned any property for himself in Pakistan or elsewhere except one house in which he lived from 1948 till his assassination.
  2. Adopted a distinctive dress of white Sherwani. He occasionally used to wash his Sherwani himself.