Sayyed Alawammi (b. 1924) was born in Qatif, Saudi Arabia, in 1924, and, in his early life, he studied Qur'an, Arabic language, mathematics and Arab literature. He moved to Najaf, Iraq, and stayed there for five years through which he studied Islamic jurisprudence, logic and rhetoric.
He worked as a lawyer since his return to Qatif. Alawammi has many historical and literary writings in AlWaha and AlKalimah magazines which are published in Qatif, as well as many articles published in national and international newspapers.
He was appointed as a secretary of the municipal council for five years, and has many social contributions in establishing and encouraging many charitable and social institutions in Qatif such as opening the first elementary school for girls in Qatif, in 1958.
He was and still presenting memorandums and claims to officials over economical and religious conditions, and he is considered one of the most prominent Shiite representatives.
He has several writing in social issues such as "The Lost People" and "The World of Arabs and Muslims".