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21-11-2011, 10:07 AM
Sheikh Hussayn Ali Sheikh Biography

English Translation using Google Translater

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21-11-2011, 10:08 AM
Sheikh Maahir Bin Hamad Al-Mu'ayqali

Sheikh Maahir's mom and dad moved to Madinah of Nabi (SAW) and he was born there aswell. He memorized the whole quran in Madinah and he was taught in the class of many scholars who are respected worldwide in Madinah. He began his Sheikh career in the North of The Kingdom Of Saudia. He was taught extensivley in mathematics until he began teaching it aswell. At this point he stopped preaching and started working as a math teacher. He went back to Makkah to become a scholar and taught in the school of balaat. In Makkah he became a reknowed speaker and began preaching once again.After becoming loved by the people he was chosen to become an advisor to Prince Abdul-Majid in Makkah.The sheikh is married and has 4 children, 2 boys and two girls. He began to teach Quran in Makkah before he began teaching at King Abdullah Saood University. He was promised before ramadan the he would lead taraweeh prayers in Madinah for the year 1426 and 1427, so he did. After that he was moved to Makkah and began to lead taraweeh from the first day of 1428 Ramadan in Masjid Al- Haram with Sheikh Abdur-Rahman As-Sudais.

21-11-2011, 10:12 AM
Sheikh Khalid Al Ghamdi Interview

Is it possible to tell us about yourself? About your studies? And about your appointment as Imam of Masjid ul-Haram? And when did that happen?
First of all, I would like to thank you my dear brother for this favour and this meeting and I ask Allah swt to make this meeting full of barakah.
As for me, My name is Khalid bin Ali Al-Ghamdi. I was born in Makka tul Mukarrama Allah honour it and guard it. My elementary, middle, secondary as well as university studies were all in Makkah All praises be to Allah.

And I graduated from the University of Ummul Qurra from college of Dawah and Usool Ad-Deen in the department of writers and sunnah. I obtained a masters in recitation and a doctorate in tafseer All praises be to Allah.

I was appointed as President of the department of recitation from a long time, then I was appointed as a judge in the college of usool ad-deen til now and this is the third position for me; a judge of the college.
As for my appointment as Imam of Masjid ul-Haram, it was in 25th dhul-Hijjah 1428 with the help of Allah azza wa jall. And this is the greatest honour, the honour Allah alone gave me and that is leading the Muslims in the Sacred Place in Makkah (i.e. Masjid ul-Haram)

Among those whom I thank, firstly and lastly I thank Allah subhanu waTala for this great favour. Then I want to thank the leaders of the Affairs, May Allah reward them abundtandly) for this confidence which they placed in me and thought the best of me, InshAllah I will not fail everyone. As I thanked them, I must thank my parents who have had a significant impact in the processes/stages of my life. As I must thank my wife, my children and those who have had an impact in what I have and this is all from the blessings of Allah.

From the Imam of Masjid Al-Amerra, Sheikha Al-Khalidiyya to the Imam of Masjid ul-Haram, what was your feeling when you heard the news?
I am not able to describe my feelings because it is something indescribable. Truly it is a great command because I was the Imam of a small masjid with a limited number of Musalleen. As for now, I have become the leader, leading salaat for a hundred thousand muslims. And in the days of Hajj, I have lead salaat for a million people. This command is not believable and is not describable which is why I am not able to describe this feeling. And I am confident that this is a bounty from Allah azza wa jall and I can not thank him enough. And I thank Allah for what I performed; this great blessing which is the leading of the Muslims in this place which is the most sacred place, the most pure place on the surface of this earth. All praises are to the Lord of the Universe and there is nothing like Him.

Was being the Imam of Masjid-ul-Haram a desire for you? Yes, this was my desire and there is no doubt that I wanted to be in this place, leading the people, leading a million people in salaat. But this gift came to me from Allah without me being asked, or questioned or long sought. This was the qismat of from Allah, the destiny which Allah subhanu waTala had written for me.

Before I was the Imam of Haram, I lead people in a small Masjid for about 5 years. And (then) I led people in the hajj season and you know that the small masjid was a thumbnail image in comparison to Haram in the hajj season. All praises be to Allah, when I was appointed in the Haram, I had experience in leading lots of Musalleen (those who pray)

What was the first salaat that you led in the Haram? When was it? What was your feeling when you led the first salaat in the haram? The first salaat was salaat Adh-Dhuhr was on Wednesday the 23rd of Dhul-Hajjah 1428. As for the first jahriyya salaat, it was Salaat ul-Ishaa on Sunday 27th of Dhul-Hajjah 1428.
It was a strange setting that I read in Salaat ul-Ishaa in the first salaat for me the words of Alalh in Surat Yunus (58. Say: “In the Bounty of Allah, and in His Mercy (i.e. Islam and the Qur’an); - therein let them rejoice.” That is better than what (the wealth) they amass.) and this was a strange setting but I did not purposely choose it; it came from Allah swt

As for my feelings, it was scary, strange and wonderful; I felt my heart will come out of its place but the firmness of Allah subhanu waTala kept me firm. Because this was the first salaat when a thousand hujjaj (pilgrims) prayed behind me. When I gave the first takbeer, I felt a strange feeling of fear and dreadfulness but when I began the recitation of Fatiha and verses from Surat Yunus I felt that things began to calm down All praises be to Allah and this is all from Allah subhanu waTala.

What is the reason for your visit to South Africa?It is an invitation from the Muslims in South Africa, especially in Durban from the Establishment of the Helpers and from all the Muslims in Johannesburg and in Cape Town. And these cities are the ones which I will be visiting with the permission of Allah and I will visit the Muslims in it. Where an invitation has been presented to all the Muslims and they have accepted it. I was nominated by the General Presidency of the Affairs of the Haramain Alhamdulillah so I came here for Dawah and I ask Allah to produce its fruits InshaAllah.

21-11-2011, 10:14 AM
Sheikh Thubaiti

He is Abudalbary Awa'ad bin Ali Al-thubaity.He was born in Makkah in 1380 AH , grew up and received his primary and secondary schools,then continued his undergraduate and graduate.He got a Bachelor of Science from King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah in 1405 HA and Higher Diploma in Legislation"Sharea'a" with honors from Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah in 1409 AH.Then a master's degree from the Faculty of Legislation"Sharea'a"from Cairo University with honors in 1415 AH.
"Right now time of writing this translation (1418) he prepares to the degree of PhD from the World Islamic University of Madinah Almonawarah .
Also , he worked as a teacher for teaching the Qura'an at evening time in Makkah in early age which did not exceed the age of nine.Inaddition , he supervised some of the workshop teaching the Qura'an in Jeddah.
He sent in 1397 by a group of memorizing Holy Qura'an in Makkah to be imam and led Taraweeh prayer in Ramadan in an Islamic center in the UK..He won first place in the international competition for the memorization of the Qura'an and read and recite in its first year which was held in Makkah in 1399 AH..
He has various activities in the field of teaching the Qura'an and social services and he was a member of several boards and charitable committees, including:
-Board of Directors of the charity for Memorizing the Holy Qura'an in Jeddah .
-Society for Memorizing the Holy Quran in Jeddah.
-Charitable Organization for Memorizing Holy Qura'an.
-Charitable Organization for Society for Social Services in Jeddah.
-Commission on the local contest to recite the Holy Quran and recite the Holy Qura'an.
-Director of the Cooperative Office for Call and Guidance in Jeddah.
Since late 1414 and he's participating in the Imamat and the rhetoric of the Prophet's Mosque in Al-Madinah Almonawrah.

21-11-2011, 10:15 AM
Sheikh Ali bin Abdul Rehman bin Ali bin Ahmed Al Hudhaify

Sheikh Ali Al Hudhaify May Allah bless him with good health Ameen
He is Ali bin Abdul Rehman bin Ali bin Ahmed Al Hudhaify has his roots from the Hudhaify tribe from Al Awamir which are from bani Khatha’m. The Awamirs dwell in northern Areedah south of Makkah by 360 kilometers. The Hudhaify family has been chosen as the leaders of Al Awamirs centuries ago and until present day remain so. Sheikh Ali Al Hudhaify was born 1366 in the village of Al Qarn Al Mustaqeem in the Awamir area into a religious family his father was the imam and khateeb of the saudi army.

He first took his education from the knowledgeable in his village and completed reading the Qur’an by reading at the hand of Sheikh Mohammad bin Ibrahim Al Hudhaify Al Amry while memorized some part of it. He studied and memorized some different learning mutoon(poems)in the Sharee’ah sciences also in 1381h he attended Al Salafiyyah Al Ahliyyah school in Baljurashi and granted from it at the equivalency of middle school level. He then attended the science institute in Baljurashi and graduated from it in 1388H with completing high school. He continued his studies and entered the Sharee’ah college in Riyadh in 1388H and graduated from the same school in 1392h.

After graduating he was employed as the teacher at the science institute in Baljurashi. He taught Tafseer, Tawheed, Nahu and sarf (arabic grammar) and hand writing in addition to being imam an khateeb of the grand mosque in Baljurashi. He received his masters degree from Al Azhar university in 1395 and then received a doctoral degree from the same university in fiqh in Sharee’ah politics division. He worked at the Islamic university from 1397 and taught Tawhid and Fiqh in the Shaee’ah college. He also taught the Hadeeeth college as well as Dawah and Usool al Din college. At the time of the writing of the biography ,1418h, he was teaching the Qirra'aat in the Qur’an al Kareem college Qirra’aat division in addition to teaching at the university.

He became imam and khateeb of the Quba Mosque than was appointed imam and khateeb of the Prophets Mosque in1399. He then became imam of the Haram Mosque at the beginning of Ramadhan 1401h, and then returned to be imam and khateeb of the Prophets Mosque in 1402h and continues in this capacity. Sheikh Ali Al Hudhaify is considered one of the Qurraa of Saudi Arabia and Islamic world. He has many recordings that are used and broadcast all over the world.

The Sheikh was given an Ijazzah in the Qirrat by many of top Qurraa they are:
Sheikh Ahmed Abdul Aziz Al Zayyat in the ten Qirrat
Sheikh Aamir Al Sayed Uthman Ijazzah in the way of Hafs and read to him the seven
Qirra but did not complete surat Al Baqarah due to the death of sheikh Uthman.
Sheikh Abdul Fattah Al Qadhi he read to him the complete Qur’an In the way of Hafs.
He also has an Ijazzah in Hadeeth from Sheikh Hammad Al Ansari.

He has a learning circle (halaqa)at the Prophts Mosque wherein he teaches Hadeeth and Fiqh and there are books written by him in his hand writing.

21-11-2011, 10:16 AM
Sheikh Abdullah bin Muhammad bin Abdullah al-Khulaifi

Sheikh Abdullah bin Muhammad bin Abdullah al-Khulaifi (may Allah have mercy on him) was imam and khateeb (one who gives khutbah) of Masjidul Haraam. He was born in the city of al-Bukairiya in 1333H, and was brought up in a household full of knowledge and deen. His father was a sheikh, a great scholar and a judge in the city.

Sheikh Abdullah Khulaifi was no more than fifteen years old when he memorised the Qur'an by heart. He started his duties as an imam by being assistant to his father in a mosque in al-Bukairiya, and then he transferred to the al-Namlah mosque in the same city, where his reputation became famous amongst the boys who wanted to pray behind him.

Some of the close to the late King Faisal bin Abdul Aziz (may Allah have mercy on him) have mentioned that the king ordered for Sheikh Khulaifi to be sent for, so that he could pray with him and so that he could have him as his special imam in Ta'if. That was in the early 1360's (Hijri). He continued as imam in the palace for a period of two years, and then in 1365H king Faisal (may Allah have mercy on his soul) ordered his appointment as imam and khateeb of Masjidul Haraam. That was the first time that Salaatul Tahajjud was performed in congregation in Masjidul Haraam, in the last part of the night in the last ten days of Ramadhan, behind one imam. He continued like that until his death in 1414H.

As for his last hours, his son Abdur-Rahman bin Abdullah al-Khulaifi tells us: "We were in the al-Radf suburb of Ta'if after salaatul Asr on Monday 28th Safar 1414H. My father appeared normal and wasn't complaining of any illness and didn't have any symptoms. He sent me to the nearby market to get some supplies, and when I returned I found him straining and stressed. I asked him to come to the hospital with me, or at least to go and see a doctor, but he refused, and asked me to put out a mattress for him so that he could rest a little. He rested for about half an hour, then I asked him to come home with me, which he agreed to. He stood up, performed wudhu, and then sat with me in the car. As we were on the road heading home, the straining and stress returned and he vomited a number of times. While that was happening, he was reciting his daily supplications/recitations in a very faint voice, as it seemed like he was really wanting to. All of a sudden, he stopped saying anything, his breathing became shallow, his chest started to rattle and his eyes became fixed as if in a gaze, so I took him to king Faisal's hospital in Ta'if, where the doctors informed me that he had died in the car before arriving at the hospital, i.e. before the Maghrib adhaan. That was the time he had frequently got ready for salaat with the congregation in Masjidul Haraam."

He adds, "The following day Tuesday 29th Safar 1414H, his funeral prayer was performed after salaatul Asr in Masjidul Haraam by the door of the ka'bah - the same place he had led the people in prayer for nearly fifty years. He was buried in the al-Adl graveyard and his funeral prayer was performed one more time for those who were not able to perform the first prayer in Masjidul Haraam. We still remember him much, especially in Ramadhan, and especially when we hear Surah an-Noor (Allaahu noorus-samaawaati wal ard) which he frequently used to recite in salaatul Maghrib in the Haram. May Allah Ta'aala have mercy on him with His vast mercy."

25-11-2011, 12:12 AM
Sheikh Usaamah Khayyaat

Usaamah Abdullah Abdulghani Khayyaat was born in Mekkah 1375 Al-Hijari and memorized the Qur’an at the hands of his father. He took knowledge from many of the scholars of hadeeth and received an ijaazah from them in the six books. In the year 141 h he was selected as a member of the Shoura council and in the year 1418 he was appointed as imam and khateeb of the Masjid Haram.

09-05-2012, 10:37 AM
Sheikh Sudais

Born in 1382H in Riyadh, Al-Sudais memorized the whole Qur’an when he was 12 under the supervision of Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Firyan. He graduated from the Faculty of Shariah in Riyadh in 1403H.

Sheikh Saleh Al-Nasser, Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh (present mufti), Sheikh Saleh Al-Atram, Sheikh Abdullah Al-Jibrin and Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Dawood are some of his teachers. He was also closely associated with former mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Binbaz.

In 1404H, Sheikh Al-Sudais was appointed imam and khateeb of the Grand Mosque. In 1408H he received his master’s degree from Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University in Riyadh. He worked as a lecturer at the College of Shariah in Umm Al-Qura University, which awarded him a doctorate degree in 1416H.

Sheikh Al-Sudais used to deliver lectures on various Islamic topics such as Islamic faith, jurisprudence, Qur’an commentary and Hadith at the Grand Mosque. He also gave Islamic rulings on various issues presented by pilgrims during the Haj season.

He has delivered several lectures inside and outside the Kingdom. During the past two years he visited India, Pakistan, Malaysia and Britain. He has published several research papers on various topics including a message to Muslim women.

Last year, Al-Sudais visited the Higher Institute for Advanced Islamic Studies in Malaysia where he gave a lecture on Islamic civilization in the backdrop of modern challenges. He said Islam was facing challenges from within and outside the Muslim community.