When you feel like giving up, remember why you started.
The Indian capital city of Delhi has a long history, and an imminent part of that history was a small Unani clinic. Born in 1906, the clinic was a modest effort aimed at reviving, invigorating and improving the ancient system of Unani medicine and therapeutics.
The brain behind it was Hakeem Hafiz Abdul Majeed, one of the most renowned Unani practitioners of his day. A famous philanthropist, the Hakeem’s main intention was to break away from the old tradition and bring in a new way of practice.
The charitable Hakeem Abdul Majeed showed the world that humanity is indeed capable of great good. He wanted the masses to benefit from the time-tested efficacy of Unani medicines and thought it necessary to manufacture Unani drugs on a larger scale to achieve his end.
No wonder, then that the name he gave to his new venture was “Hamdard”, meaning ‘sympathy for all and sharing of pain’.
True to its name and the originator’s intentions, Hamdard was fully committed to quality and compliance and met the highest quality standards. It began to thrive and grow totally driven by quality and perfection.
Unfortunately Hakeem Hafiz Abdul Majeed passed away in 1922 and could not see his efforts take a multidimensional shape under the able leadership of his illustrious son- Hakeem Abdul Hameed.
Old and traditional yet warm and friendly, energetic yet sensitive, Hamdard is the reflection of the exemplary life of Hakeem Abdul Hameed. Through unending perseverance, imagination, innovation and a strong will to adapt to the times, he brought the dynamism of a new age to the philosophy and operation of Hamdard. Their pool of medical experts with extreme caliber pushed the organization forward with ever evolving innovations. As a result not only did Hamdard become a premier pharmaceutical house but also today represents our nation on a global medicinal platform.
Hakeem Abdul Hameed revived Unani at a time when it had stagnated beyond belief. Not restricting himself to innumerable contributions to the field of Unani medicine, he is also credited with preparing a definitive edition of IbnSina’s al-Qanum fi ’ l-tibb and translating it into English. This work advanced under his supervision for over 4 decades. For his contribution, he won accolades from all over the globe. He is also the recipient of the Padma Shri & the Padma Bhushan.
Today Hamdard Laboratories India takes the crown as one of India’s leading Health and Wellness company, with a portfolio of over 600 natural and herb based products, this organization still rules Indian hearts.
As pioneers amongst Indian companies, Hamdard sees tremendous value in investing in research & development (R&D). Our early investments in R&D, enabled us to become a key differentiator and develop a basket of robust products for diverse markets across the world. Hamdard constantly undertakes pharmacological studies on herbs to revive, test and make old formulations more effective.
With three manufacturing units located in India at Manesar (Haryana), Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh) and Okhla (Delhi); Hamdard has one of the largest Unani, ISO 9001-2008, HACCP and GMP certified facilities in the world. RoohAfza manufacturing unit at Manesar Haryana has successfully been audited for compliance by USFDA. Hamdard markets its products across India with a 300 strong sales team and a network that covers over 5,00,000 outlets.
Hamdard has an unwavering belief that man's quest for knowledge would one day, result in man's conquest of nature promising to the mankind a happier world and a society, free of disease, infirmity, superstition, illiteracy and poverty. All the people at Hamdard believe that doing good not only feels good, it also leads to more good.
Gaining health is a matter of time, but sometimes it is also a matter of opportunity.
Over the years, we have learnt and relearnt and achieved quite a few feats.
Hakeem Hafiz Abdul Majeed established a small Unani clinic in the historic Old Delhi to provide access of Unani medicines to a large number of people .His fledgling venture was named “Hamdard”, meaning ‘sympathy for all and sharing of pain’.
Hamdarde-e-Sehat, a journal to create health awareness launched
All-India Unani Tibbi Conference founded to promote Unani system
Institute of History of Medicine and Medical Research(IHMMR) set up to promote research in Unani
"Hamdard National Foundation, India" founded to drive CSR initiatives of Hamdard
"Padma Shree" Awarded to Hakeem Saheb by Govt. of India
HAMDARD RESEARCH CLINIC & NURSNG HOME inaugrated by Prime Minister, Lal Bahdur Shastri, at Asaf Ali Road to provide quality healthcare to masses
Hakeem Abdul Hameed appointed Member - Governing body of Central Council for Research in Indian Medicine and Homeopathy
Ghalib Academy, the sociocultural center inaugrated by Vice-President, Dr. Zakir Hussain
Institute of History of Medicine and Medical Research (IHMMR) is inaugrated by Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi
Modern production facility commissioned at Ghaziabad
HAMDARD COLLEGE OF PHARMACY set up at IHMMR campus
Hamdard Education Society set up to promote education amongst marginalized sections of society
Majeedia Hospital inaugrated & dedicated by Finance Minister, Dr. Pranab Mukherjee to the nation to provide quality OPD & IPD care.
Jamia Hamdard University set up and got a' Deeemed University' status
"Padma Bhushan" awarded to Hakeem Abdul Hameed in recognition of his exemplary service to mankind
Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences and Research(HIMSR) founded by Mr Abdul Mueed in Jamia Hamdard University to offer quality medical education
Hamdard's manufacturing facility at Manesar gets US FDA certification
On independence from British rule, the newly created country of Pakistan beckoned Hakim Mohmmed Said, and he migrated to it. A fledgling country and lack of means both posed challenges to him, but his dedication stiffened his resolve to overcome all difficulties.
His was a life lived for others. He was the reason for many smiles in Pakistan. Using his innate talents, Hakim Said raised Hamdard in Pakistan from two small rented rooms and some rented furniture to the level of an Eastern Medicine industry. In 1953, he converted Hamdard into a waqf (Islamic irrevocable trust) in which almost all – and in 1985 the entire – profits of Hamdard Pakistan were made over to the trust, for use in the development of health, education, and similar nation building and philanthropic fields. Hamdard Foundation Pakistan was created to manage these funds.
Hakim Mohmmed Said believed that he could not build his own future without helping others to build theirs.
In Dhaka, Bangladesh Hamdard was established in 1953. The development of Hamdard Bangladesh was taking baby steps. Hakim Md. Yousuf Harun Bhuiyan, a legendary personality took over the responsibility of Hamdard Bangladesh in 1982. By virtue of his versatile personality, the organization showed tremendous growth and development.
A new dynamism came into the organization within a short time and Hamdard became very popular in the country as well as overseas for its manifold humanitarian activities.
Hakim Md. Yousuf Harun Bhuiyan made a breakthrough in the history of medical science in Bangladesh. He triumphed against all odds and won official recognition for herbal medicine in Bangladesh. His utmost efforts made it possible to reintroduce Eastern Medicine as the bridge between traditional medicine and modern medicine. In today’s day and age, both modern physicians & traditional physicians prescribe Hamdard medicine in their routine practice. Harun Bhuiyan believed that immortality was to live your life doing good things, and leaving your mark behind.
To maintain the highest standards of production Hamdard Bangladesh has setup laboratories with modern scientific equipments, run by qualified experts. Hamdard has established Holistic Quality Management System to check each and every step of production & marketing, right from the procurement of raw materials, to process quality control, finished goods quality assurance & post delivery customer service.
Hamdard has established about 200 medical centers all over the country. At medical centers no fees are charged to anyone for consultation, examination, tests and services. The patient only pays for medicine. Indigent patients are given treatment and medicine absolutely free.