The story is when an old woman comes to Hatim. He wants to consult with Hatim about religious matters. But suddenly a loud voice came from the woman. Apparently, he farted, until heard by Hatim. The look on her face seemed to contain shame. His face turned red. The woman felt disrespectful towards the great ulema with a high position in society.
Hearing the sound of the fart, Hatim did nothing. This scholar understood the feelings of the woman in front of him. He continued to behave properly. His expression did not seem to change in the slightest.
The woman was surprised to see Hatim's attitude, and with a feeling of shame, the woman said: "Actually I want to ask something." Then Hatim pretended not to hear and spoke in a loud voice, "What's wrong mom?"
"I want to ask something," the woman answered in a louder voice
"What's wrong mom?" Hatim asked the question again.
"Sorry, I have something to ask!" Answered the woman in a very loud voice.
"Oh, you want to ask. Sorry if you speak please amplify the sound because my hearing is not good. I am deaf, "replied Hatim in a loud voice. Hearing Hatim's words, the woman was relieved. He thinks Hatim is truly deaf.
Since then, Hatim has been a man who pretended to be deaf to protect the old woman's feelings. This is the basis on which Hatim has the nickname "Al-Asham" or the deaf. This title was given to Hatim for 15 years to protect the dignity of the old woman. Hatim pretended to be deaf until the old woman died.
Hatim who was born in Balkh was a pupil of Syaqiq al-Balkhi. Hujjah al-Islam, Imam Al Ghazali also narrated Hatim in one of his books. He died in Baghdad, Iraq, in 852 AD or 237 H. This is the story of Hatim ulama who is very protective of dignity and respect for women.