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
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.
Imam Shuram leading salat (prayer) in Mutaf near Kabba
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.
Imam shuraim delivering jumma khutna in Masjid ul Haram
Shuraim has been reciting
the Taraweeh prayers in Makkah since
1991 during the Holy Month of Ramadan alongside Sheikh Sudais.
some other memorable pictures of Imam Shuraim