Hakim (title)

This article is about the formal title or honorific. For use as a name, see Hakim (name). For other uses, see Hakim (disambiguation).

Ḥakīm and Ḥākim are two Arabic titles derived from the same triliteral root Ḥ-K-M "appoint, choose, judge". Compare the Hebrew title hakham.

Hakīm (حكيم)

This title is one of the 99 names of Allah.

Hakīm (alternative transcription Hakeem) indicates a "wise man" or "physician", or in general, a practitioner of herbal medicine, especially of Unani and Islamic medicine, like Hakim Ajmal Khan, Hakim Said, Hakim Syed Zillur Rahman, etc.

Hakīm was also used more generally during the Islamic Golden Age to refer to polymath scholars who were knowledgeable in religion, medicine, the sciences, and Islamic philosophy.

Some Examples of Hakīm are:


Hākim (حاكم)

Hākim (alternative transcription Hakem) means a ruler, governor or judge. As with many titles, it also occurs as a part of the names of many individuals.

In Arab countries



As with many titles, the word also occurs in many personal names, without any noble or political significance.


  1. Philip Carl Salzman, Politics and Change among the Baluch in Iran, June 20, 2008.
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