Posted on: 24 Dec 2011
Tagged by: Habib Kadhim as-Saqqaf
Habib Kadhim Ja‘far Muhammad al-Saqqaf was born in Tarim, Hadramaut. He was
taught the Qur’an and other Islamic disciplines by his eminent teachers at the
famous school of Qur’anic Literacy and Memorisation Abu
Murayyim and the prestigious school of classical learning the Ribat of Tarim.
After graduating from the two aforementioned institutions, he continued his
studies at the hands of some of the most qualified scholars and teachers
He thereafter travelled in search of knowledge to the northern Yemeni city of Bayda, registering at the
famous Ribat of Bayda where he was blessed to study with some of the greatest
scholars of recent times such as al-Habib Muhammad b. Abd-Allah al-Haddar,
al-Habib Ibrahim b. Aqil b. Yahya and al-Habib Zain b. Sumait.
He then returned to Tarim were he continued his studies as well as embarking
upon the continual task of da‘wah. He was appointed the principal and head
teacher of the Ribat of Shihr, occupying that post for the next six years,
thereafter transferring to the Ribat of Mukalla once again as principal and
head teacher for a further two years.
He has taught internationally in countries such as Saudi
the UAE, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.
He currently teaches at the prestigious Islamic institute Dar al-Mustafa in
Tarim as well as sitting on the Council for Legal Verdicts at the same
establishment. He is also extremely active in all parts of Hadramaut, regularly
lecturing and participating in conferences.