Abdul Hakim (poet)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Abdul Hakim
Native name
আব্দুল হাকিম
Died1690 (aged 69–70)

Abdul Hakim (Bengali: আব্দুল হাকিম; c. 1620 – c. 1690) was a poet in medieval Bengal. He wrote several epics verses in Bengali and also translated some from Persian manuscript.[1]

Early life[edit]

Hakim was born in the village of Sudharampur of Sandwip island in 1620.


Hakim is well known for his patriotism and specially his love for the Bengali language. In Hakim's day, elite Bengali Muslims looked down upon it. Instead they favored Arabic, Persian, and Urdu. Hakim criticized their disdainful attitude towards the local tongue.[2]

Hakim's most notable work was Nur Nama (Story of Light), a depiction of the life of Muhammad. Other books he wrote are Shihabuddin Nama, Karbala, Lalmati Saifulmulk, Nasihat Nama, Chari Mokam Bhedh, Shahar Nama, Hanifar Ladai, and Durre Majlish.[4] He translated the Persian romance Yusuf Wa Zulekha (1483 AD) in Bengali.[1]


  1. ^ a b Sultana, Razia (2012). "Hakim, Abdul". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  2. ^ Rokeya, Begama (2013). Quayum, Mohammad A. (ed.). The essential Rokeya : selected works of Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain (1880-1932). Leiden: Brill. pp. xvii–xviii. ISBN 90-04-25587-7.
  3. ^ a b Quasem, Mohammed Abul (2002). Aronowitz, Stanley (ed.). Bangladesh: A Land of Beautiful Traditions & Cultures (PDF). Chittagong: Chattagram Sangskriti Kendra. p. 142. ISBN 9848208046. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-11-23. Retrieved 2016-11-22.
  4. ^ Khan, Nurul Islam, ed. (1977). Bangladesh District Gazetteers: Noakhali (PDF). Dacca: Bangladesh Government Press. pp. 230–231. OCLC 85190093. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-11-23. Retrieved 2016-11-22.