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HAMDARD FOUNDATION. The name Hamdard or "companion in pain" was given by Hakim `Abdulmajid to the herb shop he established in Delhi in 19o6. The Greco-Arab system of treating illness with herbs was an established practice among Muslims and was used at Hamdard. When `Abdulmajid died in 1922, his work was continued by his family. Shortly before the partition of India in 1947 Hamdard was given the status of an Islamic waqf (an irrevocable charitable trust) by the family. [caption id="" align="al ...more

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