Sheikh Al-Sudais completes 40 years as Imam of Masjid Al Haram, Makkah

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The esteemed President of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, Abdul Rahman Ibn Abdul Aziz al-Sudais, commonly known as H.E Al-Sudais, completed an incredible milestone – 40 years as the Imam of the Holy Haram in Makkah..

Taking to Twitter, Saudi Embassy Press Attaché Dr Naif Alotaibi shared a videotape of Sheikh Al Sudais’s first Salah as an Imam of Masjid Al Haram.

Sharing details, he informed that Sheikh Al Su-dais was appointed as an Imam of Masjid Al Haram, Makkah by a Royal Decree issued by the late custo-dian of the two Holy Mosques King Fahad bin Ab-dulaziz in 1984 (1404 AH) at the age of 22 years.

Sheikh Al Sudais led his first Salah on Shaban 22, 1404 AH corresponding to May 1984 and his first Salah in the Masjid Al Haram was the Asr prayer. According to Arab News, Dr Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais has been president, at ministerial rank, of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques since May 2012.

Grand Mosque Imam and prominent Islamic scholar Al-Sudais — who was born in 1962 in Riyad — is known for his melodious Quran recitations that have inspired Muslims around the world. He attended Riyadh Scientific Institute, graduat-ing from there with excellence in 1979.—Agencies