Hacham Abraham Hai Shaki, son of Av Bet Din Raphael Ovadia Shaki, was born in Safed and married to Regina Esther. He was Av Bet Din in Safed. He corresponded with the sages of his day, including Hacham Yaakov Shaul Eliashar and Hacham Yitzhak Moshe Abulafia, and several of his responsa appear in their books.
Hacham Abraham Hai Shaki passed away on 14 Shevat, 5600 (1900) and was buried in a burial cave in Safed, next to his wife. His book of responsa, Sha'ar Kadim, was published after his death by his grandson, Professor Avner Hai Shaki.