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Services of Hakim Said for revival of Tibb-e-Unani eulogized

KARACHI: Pakistan Association for Eastern Medicine (PAEM) in collaboration with Hamdard Pakistan organized 14th National Symposium titled: “Role of Shaheed Hakim Mohammed Said in the revival of Tibb-e-Unani” on Wednesday (1st of November, 2023).

Pro Vice Chancellor Sindh University Larkana Campus, Professor Dr. Azhar Ali Shah in his keynote speech said the Shaheed Hakim Mohammed Said played a pivotal role and provided valuable contributions in reviving Tibb-e-Unani.

He noted that Hakim Said accepted the challenges and due to his exceptional contributions, the revival of Tibb-e-Unani, he left behind an important cultural and historical heritage.

He stated that modern medicine often focuses on specific parts of the body, whereas Tibb-e-Unani offers a comprehensive alternative treatment approach that addresses a person’s physical, medical, and spiritual well-being.

He added that Shaheed Hakim Mohammed Said worked tirelessly and successfully convinced the World Health Organization of the efficacy of Tibb-e-Unani and that global recognition was a significant achievement.

He urged future generations to follow the principles of Shaheed Hakim Mohammed Said and contribute to the full development and promotion of Unani medicine.

Chief Executive Officer Sindh Healthcare Commission, Dr. Ahsan Qavi Siddiqui talking on this occasion said that Shaheed Hakim Mohammed Said played a significant role in nurturing the mental and intellectual growth of three generations through his editorials “Jaago Jgaao,” in the monthly Hamdard Naunehal.

He further said that a competent physician considers both a patient’s complaints and symptoms when prescribing treatment and Hakim Mohammed Said possessed the quality as a physician.

He mentioned that during his time, Tibb-e-Unani was in decline, and Unani medicine was often seen as a relic of the past in the subcontinent.

Shaheed Hakim Mohammed Said introduced Unani medicine to the public and restored people’s confidence in it.

He added as a Hakim, he conducted medical examinations of patients with warmth and sincerity.

Dr. Siddiqui said that Hakim Mohammed Said did not oppose modern surgery but rather advocated for and promoted the concept of Ittehad-e-Salasa, a revolutionary idea aiming to foster collaboration among ancient wisdom, Unani medicine, Allopathy, and surgical expertise.

As a physician, Shaheed Hakim Mohammed Said transformed Hamdard Pakistan into a research institution and pioneered innovation and research in Tibb-e-Unani, he added

He stated that the rules and regulations established in Shaheed Hakim Mohammed Said’s clinic have now become the industry standard for manufacturing Unani medicine.

President Hamdard Pakistan Sadia Rashid eExpressed her appreciation for the esteemed guest speakers and advised the students to heed the words of Shaheed Hakim Mohammed Said: “Time is a trust from Allah, and using it wisely is an act of worship.”

She mentioned that Hakim Mohammed Said recommended reading books beyond the course materials and encouraged all students to cultivate the habit of reading.

President PAEM Prof. Dr. Hakim Abdul Hannan and Vice Chancellor Hamdard University Prof. Dr. Syed Shabib-ul-Hassan shed light on various qualities of Shaheed Hakim Mohammed Said and his remarkable contributions to the field of Tibb-e-Unani.

Hakims from different cities, who participated in the symposium, paid heartfelt homage and tribute to Shaheed Hakim Mohammed Said and highlighted different aspects of his personality and contributions while presenting their research papers.

The symposium was a valuable opportunity to learn about the life and work of Shaheed Hakim Mohammed Said, and to discuss the role of Tibb-e-Unani in modern medicine.

It was also a reminder of the importance of continuing to research and develop Unani medicine, so that it can continue to benefit people for generations to come.