Syedna Hatim (RA), 3rd Dai

Akhbaaro Hudaatil Yemen

Wafaat: 16th Moharramul haraam 596 H/ 6th November 1199 AD, Al-Hutaib al-Mubarak, The Yemen

Al-Da`il ajal Syedna Hatim (RA) was a saheb of glorious m`ujezaat (miracles) and “karamaat zaheraat” (shining virtues). Molana Hatim recounted many of the glories and miracles of Amirul Mumineen (Mowlana Ali (AS)) and of A’immat Tahereen (AS).

Many people entered the D`awat in response to his virtue, his w`aaz, bayaan and ‘hujjat’ (argument) and he became the king of Hisne Kowkabaan. Sultan Ali Alyaami became jealous of Mowlana and by giving material inducements turned many towards him and took control of Hisne Kowkabaan.

At this point Mowlana left the Hisn (fort) and by way of Lu’lu’a, Shi`aaf and Al-Zahra reached Al-Hutaib al-Mubarak where he remained. Mowlana’s objective was to safeguard the D`awat and propogate `ilm.

Mumineen would come to Mowlana from all over Hiraaz and just below Hutaib is a cave known as Al-Kahf ul-N`eem where Mowlana would conduct sabaq.

Amongst his many works of literature are:
Al-Majaalis al Hatimiyyah, Risalato Tohfatil Quluub, Tanbeehul Ghafileen and Al-Shumuus ul- Zaherah.

Syedna Hatim’s collation of the virtues, glories and judgements of Mowlana Ali (AS) is especially unique.

Syedna sent Aamils to all parts of the Yemen; his Mazoon – Syedna Mohammed bin Taher (qs) (writer of the “Baaweesaa” du`a) – was sent to Sa`aa. After his passing Syedna Ali bin Mohammedinil Waleed (RA) was instituted as Mazoon and he too lived in San`aa.

Of his many miracles one is particularly renowned. Al-Shaikh Ali bin Sa`eed al-Y`aburi (qs) relates, “I had become destitute. Desperately worried I went to Syedna Hatim’s qabr mubarak (grave) and made my plea. I took some mitti (soil/dust granules) from the tomb and tied it in a handkerchief. When I arrived home and opened the kerchief the dust had turned to pure dinaars.”


Akhbaaro Hudaatil Yemen
Translated by: Shk Mustafa Feeroz