Assim al-Hakeem

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Assim al-Hakeem
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Born (1962-11-26) November 26, 1962 (age 59)
Khobar, Saudi Arabia (present-day Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)
Nationality Saudi Arabian
Children2 (daughters)
EthnicityIndonesian [1]
Main interest(s)Qur'an, Sharia, Fiqh, Hadith
  • King Abdulaziz University (1986-1996)
  • KFUPM (?-1980)[2]
  • Umm al-Qura University (1996-1998)
OccupationImam, Ulama, Preacher, Motivational speaker, University teacher
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Years active14 February 2009–present
Subscribers4.46 thousands
Total views91.8 million
Associated actsHuda TV
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Updated 12 September 2021
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Assim bin Luqman al-Hakeem (Arabic: عاصم بن لقمان الحكيم‎, romanized: ʿāṣm bn lqmān ālḥkym), also known as Assim al-Hakeem (born: 23 November, 1962), is a Muslim cleric[4] from Saudi Arabia.[5][6] He has also been a host on Huda Tv since 2005[7], as well as on Peace TV.[8]


Early life[edit]

Hakeem was born in the city of Khobar in Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia in 1962. He was raised there until the age of 12, when he moved to Jeddah with his family. His father, Luqman al-Hakeem, was an Indonesian from Medan. Assim's grandfather sent Luqman from Indonesia to Saudi Arabia in 1928 in order to study Islam. Assim's grandfather was a Qādhi (judge) in an Islamic court in Indonesia at the time and wished for his son to study Islamic Law in Saudi Arabia. At the time, Saudi Arabia would give out citizenship to many people due to the need for foreigners to help grow the economy. Assim was born and was raised in Saudi Arabia and thus never had the chance to learn Bahasa Indonesia or Malay. [9]


He was admitted to King Abdulaziz University in 1986, where he obtained his B.A in Linguistics. He later went to Umm al-Qura University in 1996 to complete another diploma in Islamic studies. He was heavily influenced by Muhammad ibn al-Uthaymeen, a widely regarded Muslim scholar.[8]


After moving between a few jobs, Sheikh al-Hakeem began a career in Dawah. He was able to begin his career by preaching Friday sermons. He has been the full-time imam of Jeddah's Aziz Mall Mosque for many years.[10] His journey of preaching Islam started from presenting a program in Iqraa Television in Arabic.[11][12]

Notable Fatwa[edit]

  • He has said that the use of Bitcoin is Haram. He has further said that Bitcoin is nothing but a vague means of money laundering.[13][14]
  • In 2014, he disapproved to taking selfies during the time of Hajj, saying that it is nothing but form of self-broadcasting and showing off.[15][16]
  • In 2020, he gave a fatwa saying that "Protest and Demonstration are forbidden in Islam"[17], which created large controversies, especially on social media.[18]
  • According to him, Democracy is against Islamic Sharia.[19][20]
  • He has explained of ways to perform Ruqyah (Exorcism in Islam). Most popular among them is to recite Al-Fatiha, the last two ayats of Al-Baqara, Ayatal Kursi and the last three surahs in the Quran; then to blow into your hand and to wipe the place where you were haunted.[21]


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  4. "Hajj 'selfie craze' bemuses Islamic clerics". BBC News. 2014-09-30. Retrieved 2021-08-24.
  5. Faisol, Amir (2020-06-06). "Ada Unjuk Rasa Besar-besaran Suarakan Antirasial di AS, Ulama Arab: Dilarang Demo dalam Islam - Pikiran Rakyat Bogor". (in Bahasa Indonesia). Retrieved 2021-08-24.
  6. "World's first completely Islamic set of router, app and tablet launches". Al Bawaba. Retrieved 2021-08-24.
  7. "Shaikh. Assim L. Alhakeem | Huda TV Channel". Retrieved 2021-08-24.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Assim al-Hakeem – International Open University". Retrieved 2021-08-24.
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  11. "Biography of Sheikh Assim al-Hakeem (Interview 2010) | ASSIM AL-HAKEEM". Retrieved 2021-08-25.
  12. "Islam Events - Sheikh Assim Al-Hakeem Biography". Retrieved 2021-08-25.
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  15. "Say no to Haj selfie!". Arab News. 2014-09-30. Retrieved 2021-08-25.
  16. "'Hajj selfie fever' on Muslim pilgrimage criticised by Islamic". The Independent. 2014-10-04. Retrieved 2021-08-25.
  17. "Saudi Cleric Criticised After Claiming Protesting Is Forbidden in Islam". Urban Muslimz. Retrieved 2021-08-25.
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  20. "Government accused of using radical preachers 'to justify injustice'". Retrieved 2021-08-25.
  21. Rassool, G. Hussein (2015-07-16). Islamic Counselling: An Introduction to theory and practice. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-317-44125-0. Search this book on Logo.png

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