Abdul-Rahman Al-Sudais

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Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais
عبد الرحمن السديس
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Sudais during a trip to India in 2011
General President for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques
Assumed office
8 May 2011
MonarchKing Abdullah
King Salman
DeputySaad Al Mahameed
Imam of Masjid Al Haram
Assumed office
1984
MonarchKing Fahd
King Abdullah
King Salman
Personal
Born1962 (age 59–60)
ReligionIslam
DenominationSunni Islam
JurisprudenceQuran and Sunnah
CreedAthari/Salafi
Alma materUmm al-Qura University
King Saud University
Senior posting
Websitewww.gph.gov.sa

Abdul Rahman Ibn Abdul Aziz al-Sudais was born in the city of Qassim, Saudi Arabia in the year 1961, is a Saudi world renown Qari. In addition to being the Chief Imam and Khateeb of Masjid Al Haram in Makkah, he is also the President of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques.

At the tender age of 12, Al Sudais had memorized the Holy Qur’an, and completed his preliminary education in the ‘Al Muthana Bin Harith Elementary School ‘ and graduated in 1979 with excellent grades.

The renowned Imam studied in Riyadh University – presently known as King Saud University, received a degree in Sharia in 1983, and a Master from the Sharia College of Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University in 1987. In 1995 he was awarded a Ph.D. in Islamic Sharia from Umm al-Qura University and he is one of the senior teachers in the Faculty of Sharia at the same place.

Sheikh Al Sudais is known for his magnanimous voice and for his emotional, overwhelming recitation of the Quran in accordance with Tajweed. Every believer of the Muslim Ummah is not alien to this voice, so much so that Sheikh Abdul Rehman Al Sudais was even appointed by King Salman to deliver Hajj Khutbah in the year 2016/1437.

In 2005, he received the prize of the ‘ Islamic Personality Of the year’ in the 9th annual Dubai International Holy Quran Award.

Sheikh Sudais is currently overlooking the progress of the much talked about expansion of both Masjids in Makkah and Madinah, as the expansion in Masjid Al Haram targets completion at the earliest.

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