Hacham Bougid Hanina Saadon was born circa 1916 on the island of Djerba, Tunisia. Hacham Bougid Hanina Saadon was the most prominent student of Hacham Rahamim Hai Hawita Hacohen. He served as Head of the Djerba Rabbinic Court until 1991, when he left for Paris, where he led a community of Tunisian Jews in Paris' 19th quarter and established the Torah ve'Rahamim yeshiva, named after Hacham Rahamim Hai Hawita Hacohen.
Hacham Bougid Hanina Saadon passed away on the morning of 20 Nissan 5766 (2006), the seventh day of Passover, and was buried in Jerusalem.
Hacham Bougid Hanina Saadon authored many books featuring his innovative Torah thought, some dating back to 1930. Among his published works are Magid Teshuva, in 8 volumes – Responsa and Magid Hadashot, in 6 volumes – on the Talmud. Additional books, on the Haggadah and on commentary include Derishat Rachamim, Higgid le'Amo, and Higgid le'Mordercai.