WATCH: Sheikh Al-Sudais first prayer as Imam Masjid Al Haram after 40 years

Sheikh Abdul Rehman Al Sudais earlier than and after image. — APP/File

ISLAMABAD: Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais on Wednesday accomplished 40 years of his appointment as Imam of Masjid Al Haram, Makkah.

Taking to Twitter, Saudi Embassy Press Attaché Dr Naif Alotaibi shared a videotape of Sheikh Al Sudais’s first Salah as an Imam of Masjid Al Haram.

Sharing particulars, he knowledgeable that Sheikh Al Sudais was appointed as an Imam of Masjid Al Haram, Makkah by a Royal Decree issued by the late custodian of the 2 Holy Mosques King Fahad bin Abdulaziz in 1984 (1404 AH) on the age of twenty-two years.

Sheikh Al Sudais led his first Salah on Shaban 22, 1404 AH equivalent to Might 1984 and his first Salah within the Masjid Al Haram was the Asr prayer.

Who’s Sheikh Al Sudais?

In keeping with Arab Information, Dr Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais has been president, at ministerial rank, of the Normal Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques since Might 2012.

Grand Mosque Imam and distinguished Islamic scholar Al-Sudais — who was born in 1962 in Riyad — is thought for his melodious Quran recitations which have impressed Muslims world wide. 

He attended Riyadh Scientific Institute, graduating from there with excellence in 1979. 4 years later, he gained a bachelor’s diploma from the Riyadh-based Faculty of Shariah, the place he was additionally appointed a lecturer within the division of the basics of Islamic jurisprudence.

In 1988, he obtained a with-excellence grasp’s diploma in Islamic jurisprudence from the faculty at Imam Mohammed bin Saud Islamic College, after which a PhD with excellence from Makkah’s Umm Al-Qura College. In 1996, he was promoted to assistant professor on the college’s faculty of Shariah.

In 2004, Al-Sudais turned an affiliate professor and member of the instructing employees in Umm Al-Qura College’s increased Shariah research division. 5 years later, he was made professor of Islamic jurisprudence on the identical college.

Al-Sudais, who had memorised the entire of the Quran by the age of 12, is an skilled in each the Hafs bin Asim methodology of studying the Quran and the “Six Books,” which comprise Prophetic Hadith and acts compiled by six Muslim students.

A yr after his commencement from the Faculty of Shariah, he was appointed an imam on the Grand Mosque in Makkah, starting his new responsibility by main the Asr prayer eight days earlier than Ramadan. On June 15, 1984, he delivered his first Friday sermon on the Grand Mosque.

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