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Abdul Qadir Hakimuddin


Syedi Abdul Qadir Hakimuddin (1665-1730 AD) is the dawoodi bohra saint who is buried in Burhanpur, India. His grave is visited by pilgrims from all over the world. The tomb complex 'Dargah-e-Hakimi' includes mosques, gardens, and international class accommodation facilities for visitors.[1]

He was born in the period of 34 th Dai Syedna Badruddin Bin Mulla Raj on 14th of Jamadil Awwal 1077 AH(1665 AD).

His father Saiyedi Bawa Mulla Khan visited the court of 35 th Dai Syedna Abdul Taiyeb Zakiuddin in Ahmedabad and presented Saiyedi Abdul Qadir Hakimuddin in ‘Khumus’( one fifth of earning to be presented in the name of god as Mulla Khan was having five son) on the Dai's request. Syedna Safiuddin, son of Syedna Abdul Tayyib Zakiuddin took the responsibility of his education.[2]

He was presented the status of ‘Haddiyat(sheikh)’ by 36th Dai Syedna Kalimuddin . He was made Mukasir Al Dawat by Syedna Noor Mohammed Nooruddin and further elevated to the status of Mazoon (2nd in command) Al Dawat by 38 th Dai Syedna Ismail Badruddin. The 39th Dai Syedna Ibrahim Vajihuddin is the son of Syedi Abdulquadir Hakimuddin.

He was man of literature and composed treasures of the Books of Dawat including "Bulohar" and "Buzazaf".[3] He was a great writer in Urdu, Sanskrit, Persian and Arabic. He translated the contents of some Sanskrit books into Arabic in a book called "Qalila Wadhima".[4]

The 17th-century saint was known for his piety, humility and extreme eruditeness. He came to Burhanpur in his way of preaching Islam. A Hafiz-e-Quran (he could recite the entire Quran from memory)since childhood, his recitation of the Quran could mesmerise any living being. Legend has it that one day while travelling through a forest, he was reciting the Quran when a tiger walked by. The animal sat before the scholar, and quietly walked away once the recitation was over. When Syedi Hakimudin died in 1730 AD (1142AH,5th Shawwal), his enemies exhumed his body on some pretext after 22 days, but found to their shock a fresh and fragrant body. Over the years, people's faith grew in Syedi Hakimuddin's miraculous powers. The word hakim denotes a healer and thousands of Bohras flock to his shrine, taking a mannat (vow) for shifa (cure) from disease and seeking restoration of the health of both the body and the soul. As in Ajmer, it is said that whoever comes here with a prayer on her/his lips, does not go away disappointed. Those who have their prayers answered, their sick loved ones cured, their sinking businesses nursed back to health, and their other problems solved, come back with a generous offering.

Spread over an area of 125 acre, the Dargah-e-Hakimi complex looks more like a five-star resort than a place of religious significance. The only difference is that you get to enjoy the lush green lawns, the well laid out gardens, immaculate service and delicious, mouth watering food, for a pittance, compared to five star rates. Thousands of people are served non-vegetarian food, complete with dessert, tender mutton and basmati rice, with fruit at times.[5]

Dawoodi Bohra 53rd Dai Syedna Ali Qadr Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS and 52nd Dai Syedna Mohammad Burhanuddin and all other Dai starting from 39th Dai are from his family.

Dawoodi Bohra Dai's are from his generations, family chart are shown below.

Family Tree linking Dawoodi Bohra Dai with some noted Duats

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  1. ^ "Burhanpur". 2003-08-15. Archived from the original on 2013-02-01. Retrieved 2013-08-17.
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  3. ^ "Saiyedi Abdul Qadir Hakimuddin (R.A) - Anjuman-e-Najmi". Retrieved 2013-08-17.
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  5. ^ "Soliloquy: Dargah-e-Hakimi, Burhanpur - A Management Marvel". 2010-01-14. Retrieved 2013-08-17.

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