Mawiya al Ghassaniyya
578 AD, Ha'il, Saudi Arabia
Abdellah ibn Sa'ad at-Ta'iy
Adi ibn Hatim, Abdellah ibn Hatim, Safana bint Hatem
Antarah ibn Shaddad, Hatim Ammor, J B H Wadia, Babubhai Mistri, Homi Wadia
Hatim Tai Real Story in Urdu - History and Biography in Urdu
Hatim Altaaey (Arabic: حاتم الطائي; also Hatemtai i.e. Hatim of the Tayy tribe; died 578), formally Hatem ibn Abdellah ibn Sa'ad at-Ta'iy (Arabic: حاتم بن عبد الله بن سعد الطائي ) was a famous Arab poet who belonged to the Ta'i Arabian tribe, and the father of the Sahabi Adi ibn Hatim RadiAllahu 'Anhu. Stories about his extreme generosity have made him an icon to Arabs up till the present day, as in the proverbial phrase "more generous than Hatem" (Arabic: أكرم من حاتم).
- Hatim Tai Real Story in Urdu History and Biography in Urdu
- Hatim Al Tai Legendary Generousity
- Qissa e Hatem Taiy
- TV series
Hatim Al Tai Legendary Generousity
Al-Taee lived in Ha'il (Arabian Peninsula). He was mentioned in some Hadiths by the Islamic prophet Muhammad. He died in 578. He was buried in Towaren, Ha'il. The tomb is described in the Arabian Nights.
He lived in the sixth century CE. He also figures in The Arabian Nights. The celebrated Persian poet Saadi, in his work Gulistan (1259 CE) writes: "Hatim Taï no longer exists but his exalted name will remain famous for virtue to eternity. Distribute the tithe of your wealth in alms; for when the husbandman lops off the exuberant branches from the vine, it produces an increase of grapes". He is also mentioned in Saadi's Bostan (1257 CE). According to legends in various books and stories, he was a famous personality in Tai (Ha'il province in the central part and of the Arabian Peninsula). He is also a well-known figure in the rest of the Middle East as well as India & Pakistan.
Many books have been written about him in different countries and languages. Several movies and TV Series have been produced about his adventures.
Rozat-ul-Sufa mentions that "In the eighth year after the birth of his eminence the Prophet, died Noushirwan the Just, and Hatem Tai the generous, both famous for their virtues.", around 579 CE. According to 17th-century Orientalist D'Herbelot, his tomb was located at a small village called Anwarz, in Arabia.
Qissa-e-Hatem Tai (The adventures of Hatim Tai) is very popular in South Asia. Multiple movies (see below) about Hatem Tai are based on this story.
It consists of a short introduction describing his ancestors and his own virtues. In seven chapters, seven of his adventures are given.
The stories are based on seven questions, asked by a beautiful and rich woman Husn Banu, who will marry only the person who will obtain answers to these questions:
- ' What I saw once, I long for a second time.'
- ' Do good, and cast it upon the waters.'
- ' Do no evil; if you do, such shall you meet with.'
- ' He who speaks the truth is always tranquil.'
- ' Let him bring an account of the mountain of Nida.'
- ' Let him produce a pearl of the size of a duck's egg'
- ' Let him bring an account of the bath of Bad-gard.'
A king falls in love with her and wanders around, not knowing where to go or what to do. By chance he meets Hatem Tai, to whom he tells his story. Hatem undertakes to find the answers to the questions.