Query on Abdul Hakim Kashmiri Khwaja

February 16, 2010

Salaam to you,
Where did Abdul Hakim Kashmiri Khwaja lived in syhlet and where was he buried in sylhet do you know? I come from sylhet and I live in London now.
Thats all for now.
Mostab {mostab.ali@hotmail.com}

5 Responses to “Query on Abdul Hakim Kashmiri Khwaja”

  1. Anas Khwaja Says:

    Near Sylhet collectorate building.
    Please refer to Glimpses of Bengal by A. Claude Campbell-Chapter 8 published in 1907.

    “Khajeh Abdul Hakim was the first member of the family who migrated from Kashmir, where he had been Governor. The Emperor, Muhmud Shah, wishing to depose him, sent an-army from Delhi against him. But Hakim, collecting the forces at his disposal, defeated this army, which was led by the new governor elect. The Emperor, however, sent a second and larger force against him, before which Abdul-Hakim had to rly to Delhi. But when Nadir Shah conquered the Moguls, the fortune of Abdul Hakim suffered-with those of others, and he determined to retrieve his losses in other parts of he country, Collecting what remained to him of his former wealth, he, with his family, took what was at that lime the long and perilous journey to Sylhet, Finding that matters prospered with him in the new home, he built houses on the spot where the Collector’s Office now stands, and resolved to make that station the home of his family. The tomb of Addul Hakim is to be seen in Sylhet to this date. Meanwhile, to avoid the persecutions of the new Governor of Kashmir Abdul Kadir determined to follow the example of his kinsman, Abdul Hakim. Setting out with his- two sons; Moulvie Abdala and Moulvie Wahab, be first settled in Sylhet and afterwards, moved to Dacca.”

  2. khawaja ershad moinuddin Says:

    Very informative Anas,keep it up.

  3. Khawja Waqar Azim Says:

    Good info came to know through Anas, very nice.

  4. Iftekhar Hassan Says:

    Good job Anas, very scholarly essay. Jeetay raho bayta,

    Iftekhar Hassan

  5. Gun Says:

    Anas mia-
    Nice Posting….21 Gun Salute! Ya-hoo!

    BTW: if there were 21 gun salutes in the 20th century….wouldnt it be 22 gun salute for the 21st century?
    Just a question.


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