Salaat Al Khusuf
By Sheikh Abdul Wali Al-Arkani
Born January 19, 1966 (uconfirmed)
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Occupation Imam and Khateeb Masjid Al Haram ,Professor
Shaikh Abu Ibrahim Sa'ud ibn Ibrahim ibn Muhammad ash-Shuraim An-Najdi is one of the imams of the Grand Mosque (Masjid al-Haram) in Mecca. His family is from the Haraqees of the Banu Zayd tribe of Saudi Arabia. He studied elementary at Areen schools, then the middle school at the Modern schools then high school at Al Yarmouk North. During last years of his secondary school he become hafiz of the Quran. He graduated from his high school in 1983. Then went to college of `Usool ud Din` at Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University in Riyadh, in the "Aqeedah and Modern Madhahib" division, from where he graduated in 1988. Then he went on in 1989 to the "Ma'had Al-'aali Lilqadhah" institute and received a Masters degree in 1992.
Sheikh Shuraim was employed as a teacher in "Ma'had Al-'aali Lilqadhah" in 1410 AH (1989). In 1991, he was made Imam and Khateeb of Masjid al-Haram by the order of Custodian of the Two Holy Harams, King Fahad bin AbdulAzeez Al-Saud. In 1992, by Royal order, he was appointed judge in the High court of Mecca. In 1993, the High approval was made for him to teach in the Holy Masjid. In 1995, he pursued the Doctorate degree in the Umm Al-Qura University of Makkah. Sheikh Shuraim is a memorizer of the Qur'an (a Hafiz) and is well known for his deep voice and smooth recitation style. He is Sheikh Sudais cousin as their tribes are related to each other.
==Honors and Appointments==
1989 - Employed as a professor at Ma'had Al-'aali Lilqadhah Institute
1991 - Made Imam and Khateeb of the Holy Mosque by King Fahd bin Abd al-Azeez al-Saud.
1992 - Appointed judge in the High court of Mecca.
1993 - Approved to teach in the Holy Mosque in Mecca (al-Masjid al-Haram)
1995 - Pursued a Doctorate degree in Umm Al-Qura University
Considered among the best Qur'an recitors in the world because of his beautiful voice,his voice is one of the most recognisable in the world.
Sheikh Saud bin Ibrahim al Shuraim is imam and khateeb of Masjid-al-Haram,a very prominent personality of the islamic world, a dignified researcher in fiqh, a judge and a poet. He has many trips in many countries. He is a good writer and has written many books on aqeedah and stuff. He was married in 1992 and he has 2 sons; one is 16 and the other is 7 years old. According to sheikh Saud Ash Shuraim "I can’t forget my mother’s love and mercy for me in my childhood and youth as well; As she raised me in orphanage in childhood...her love is a tonic for me. May Allah shower His mercy upon her as she did with me when i was a child."
Shuraim has been reciting the Taraweeh prayers in Makkah since 1991 during the Holy Month of Ramadan alongside Sheikh Sudais.
Sent by: Sheikh Shuraim 4 ever