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Dargah-e-hakimi, Burhanpur Overview

The Dawoodi Bohra saint, one who is hurried in India, Burhanpur was Syedi Abdul Qadir Hakimuddin. Pilgrims from all around the world go to visit his grave. Dargah-e-Hakimi, Burhanpur is the tomb complex that includes gardens, mosques and other international accommodation facilities for the visitors. He was born on 14th of the Jamadil Awwal in the period of the 34th Dai Syedna

Badruddin Bin Mulla Raj.


Syedi Bava Mulla Khan, his father-daughter, visited Ahmedabad, in the court of Dai Syedna Abdul Taiyed Zakiuddin and there presented Saiyedi Abdul Qadir Hakimuddin in the 'Khumus' (it is one-fifth of the earning which needs to be presented in God’s name as Mulla Khan was about to have the fifth son) on the request of the Dai. Syedna Safiuddin, who was the of Syedna Abdul Tayyib Zakiuddin decided to take all the responsibility of his education.


The 36th Dai Syedna Kalimuddin presented him with the status of a Sheikh. Syedna Noor Mohammed Nooruddin also made him the Mukasir Al Dawat and later it got elevated to a Mazoon Al Dawat's status by the 38th Dai Syedna Ismail Badruddin. Syedi Abdul Qadir Hakimuddin had a son, the 39th Dai Syedna Ibrahim Vajihuddin.

He was a person who had some serious love for literature and also composed treasures of Books of Dawat which included 'Buzazaf' and 'Bulohar'. He also could write amazingly in Sanskrit, Urdu, Arabic, and Persian. There was a book named 'Qalila Wadhima', whose content was translated by him from Sanskrit to Arabic.


The saint of the 17th century was particularly known because of his humility, piety and sheer eruditeness. On the way of preaching Islam, he visited Burhanpur. Since childhood, he could recite the whole Quran from his memory.


He had the entire Quran by heart. A Hafiz-e-Quran since a really young age, he could mesmerize any human with his beautiful Quran recitation. It is said, that one day when he was traveling through some forest, he was even reciting the Quran when a tiger came by. The tiger sat in front of the scholar, and then quietly and also slowly walked away after the recitation was done.


When Syedi Hakimudin died, during the 1730 A.D., his enemies exhumed the body on a pretext after around 22 days. But later shockingly they found the body in an absolutely fresh and fragrant condition. Over the years, there was more belief that started to grow in the powers of Syedi Hakimuddin.


The word hakim means someone who heals or a healer. Therefore, there are thousands of Bohras who flock to his shrine for taking vows or mannats asking for cure or Shifa, from various diseases and also to seek restoration of a healthy soul and body.


It is believed that every dream is fulfilled here, anyone who comes with a prayer on their lips does not go back being disappointed. People go there and they have all their prayers accepted, their sinking businesses came back into health, their sick close ones got cured, and many other problems got solved, and then people return back with a generous amount of offers.


Here in Dargah-e-Hakimi, Burhanpur hundreds and thousands of people are served food, non-vegetarian typically, with dessert, basmati rice, fruits, and tender mutton.


History of the Dargah-e-Hakimi, Burhanpur


There was Syedi Abdul Qadar Hakimuddin who was privileged for being a descendant from such a family which is of all virtuous saints. He took birth during 1142H corresponding to the 1730A.D. at the time of Syedna Ismail Badruddin II and also, had the great honor of serving the five Duat Kiram.


Syedi Abdul Qadar Hakimuddin authored a pretty vast treasure of the Kutub-ud-Dawat which are the religious texts and also wrote many poetic verses praising the Ahle Bait. Amongst the many beneficial and benevolent rituals and traditions which he had established, there was Sabil- ul-Khaire-wal-Barakat that is a full collection of the nominal sums from the Mutineer for spending on their welfare is one out of them.


As unfortunate as it might sound, there were some foes of the Daw at with intentions of deceit approached the local authorities and then unjustly complained about the burial of the Syed Abdul Qatar Hakim Uddin to be conducted in the contrast to Sharia's principles. This eventually led to the forceful digging of the Qatar Mubarak of Syed Abdul Qatar Hakim Uddin by the authorities, even as the Mutineers' pleas were all unheeded deliberately.


Later everyone witnessed that Syed Abdul Qatar Hakim Uddin’s body miraculously held onto a composed posture even after almost 21 days in the Qatar Mubarak. A musky fragrance came from him. Mutineer, then once again hurried the body a little away from the initial place of Qatar Mubarak.


Hakim Uddin as he was birth from his name and also from his virtue, there were many people who attained spiritual enlightenment and physical solace from his guidance and teachings. Even today, there are many people, who gather at the Rosa Mubarak for fulfilling their aspirations and hopes and none of them return disappointed.


Places to visit in Burhanpur


• Dargan-e-hakim- The Dargan-e-hakim, Burhanpur is a very holy place for Dawood Bohra Muslims in Madhya Pradesh. In Burhanpur, it is situated around 3km away from Gandhi Chowk. It is an amazing example of the Mughal Architecture, beautifully maintained and constructed with clean pure white marbles which makes it even more amazing. The compete vicinity is very well maintained, which is the reason why there are locals who refer to it as the 'Chita Amerika'.

• Jama Masjid- in Burhanpur, the Jama masjid is the most beautiful place, as it is both a place of worship and a beautiful monument. In Gandhi Chowk town, their masjid is located in the absolute center.

• Shahe Lila- To the complete east of river Tapti, is located the Badshahi Qila. But unfortunately, like the other monuments present in Burhanpur, this one does not get much attention.


When to visit the Dargah-e-Hakimi, Burhanpur


You can visit the Dargah-e-Hakimi, Burhanpur whenever you want, but in particular, there is a real-time mentioned telling us when the dargah is open and closed. From one Friday to another Friday, the dargah is open. From 12 AM to 11:59 PM.


These were some of the factors which you must know before visiting the Dargah-e-Hakimi, Burhanpur. This was the information that can keep you informed about the place from beforehand, and that will make you enjoy the place even more.

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