Rahman Al-Sudais [Arabic: عبد الرحمن السديس] is the Grand Imam of the Masjid al Haram
in Makkah in Saudi Arabia. He is known world wide primarily for his
beautiful recitation of the Qur'an (which he memorized at the age of
12). Imam Sudais was born on 10 the femruary 1960 and is a doctor by profession. He comes
from the Anza clan, his lineage is ABU ABDUL AZIZ Ibn ABDUL AZIZ bin
ABDULLAH, bin ABDUL AZIZ bin MUHAMMAD bin ABDULLAH. He is renowned for
his good character and simplicity. He also leads the Taraweeh Prayers
during Ramadan (with the other Imams including Sheikh Saud Al-Shuraim).
attended the Al Mathna Bin Hartha elementry school and also the
Scientific Academy of Riyadh - he is one of the most famous students
from there. He graduated from the Scientific Academy in 1399 with a
grading EXCELLENT and then went on to the Al Sharia College. He
obtained a degree in Sharia from Riyadh University in 1983 and became
an IFK (Islamic Fundemental Knowledge) lecturer after the conclusion of
his study. He obtained his masters in Islamic fundamentals from the
Sharia College of Imam Muhammad Bin Saud Islamic University in 1987 and
received his PhD in Islamic Sharia from Umma Al Qura Universiy in 1995
while working there as an assistant professer after serving at Riyadh
He was also taught the quran by Sheikh Muhammed Abdul Majid Zakir and also various others including Al Sheikh Muhammed Ali Hassan.
After this he became Imam and Khateeb of a mosque in Riyadh called Masjid Al Sheikh Al Allama Abdur Razzaq Al Afifi. At the same time he started teaching in the Academy of Imam Al Dawa Al Almy in 1404 and which time he was also appointed the Imam and Khateeb of Masjidal Haram in Mecca Mukarrama. He started his Imamat in Mecca on the 22/08/1404 leading the Asr salat, and his first Khutba to the people was on the 15/09/1404 which was in ramadhan.
Imam sudais delivering Jumma khutba in Maslid ul Haram
Dubai International Holy Quran Award (DIHQA) Organising Committee as
its 9th annual "Islamic Personality Of the Year" in recognition for his
devotion to the Quran and Islam. When accepting his award in Dubai, he
said: "The message of Islam and Muslims is modesty, fairness, security,
stability, sympathy, harmony and kindness."
memorable pictures of Imam Sudais
Faitful muslims emrbracing Imam Sudais with tears in eyes. An amotional scene indeed.
Leading salat but not in haram
Imam sudais when he was young college student