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Hakeem Abdul Hamid: Hayaat-o-Khidmaat ke Chand Goshe

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Hakeem Abdul Hamid (1908-1999), the eminent Unani physician and founder of  Hamdard Dawakhana and Jamia Hamdard in Delhi, was great patron of knowledge. He is well-known for his contribution to the development of Unani medicines, Islamic sciences and modern education. This new book, authored by Dr. Ziauddin of the Department of Islamic Studies, AMU offers a good account of his life and achievements with special reference to his simple life, helping nature, farsightedness and devotion to the cause of education.
The book consists of six chapters dealing with his contribution to the development of scientific learning, efforts for the promotion of modern education among Muslims,  dedication for the uplift of the Muslim community and his concern for the development of a sense of unity among Indians. The work is a tribute to the late Hakeem Sahib who was the Chancellor of AMU during 1996-1999. The book, available from the Department of Islamic Studies, AMU, Aligarh, consists of 195 pages and is priced at Rs 113.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 March 2016 on page no. 21

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