He is al-Shaykh, al-'Allaamah, al-Muhaddith, al-Haafidh : Haafidh ibn Ahmad ibn 'Alee ibn Ahmad ibn 'Alee al-Hakamee.
He was born on the year 1342 H | 1924 C.E. in the village of Salam which falls south west of Jazan.
He was raised by his parents and grew up herding goats and sheep for them as was the custom at that time and place. Al-Haafidh, however, exceeded his peers; he memorized the Quran while herding goats at the age of twelve.
His Shaykh; 'Abdullah al-Qar'aawi – may Allah have mercy upon him – used to travel to him and his brother; Muhammad ibn Ahmad in their village to give them classes because their parents did not register them into schools, and Haafidh was a student who quickly grasped what was being taught to him. He remained as such until his father passed away in the year 1360 H. He then freed himself to study under Shaykh 'Abdullah al-Qar'aawi.
He was, as his Shaykh described him; "There is no equal at this time in this area to him, in studying, authoring, teaching and managing." He married his daughter to him and he fathered righteous students of knowledge.
He died after he made Hajj on the eighteenth of Dhul Hijjah 1377 H in Makkah al-Mukarramah while he was still a young man. He was buried in Makkah and was a great loss to the Muslim Ummah. May Allah grant him an expansive abode in Jannah.
He authored numerous books numbering up to fifteen, some were printed and others remain in manuscript. He authored them even though he was occupied with teaching and managing schools.
- 'Alaam as-Sunnah al-Manshoorah
- Subul as-Sawiyyah
- Al-Lu-Lu al-Maknoon
- Al-Jawharah al-Fareedah fee Tahqeeq al-'Aqeedah
- Sulum al-Wusool
- Nayl ar-Rasoul
- Ma'arij al-Qabool
- Amaanee fee as-Sayr
- Miftaah Dar as-Salaam
- Dawabit Masaa_il al-Fiqh
- Talkhees Mufeed li Masaa_il fee al-Istilaah
- Mukhtasar Daleel Arbaah al-Falaah
- Al-Amru bil Ma'roof wan Nahee 'an al-Munkar
- Sharh al-Waraqaat fee Usool al-Fiqh
- Qa’idah li Ma'rifat anwaa’ ar-Ribaa
- Sharh al Bayqoniyyah
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