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Saturday, June 14, 2008

Sheikh Saud As-Shuraim

Dr. Shaikh Abu Ibrahim Sa'ud ibn Ibrahim ibn Muhammad as-Shuraim an-Najdi PhD Arabic: سعود بن ابراهيم بن محمد بن ابراهيم بن ناصر بن ابراهيم بن محمد بن شريم (born 1965 C.E.) is one of the imams of the Grand Mosque (Masjid al-Haraam) 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. 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.

Shaikh Sa'ud received knowledge directly from many pious Ulema such as Shaikh Abd-al-Aziz ibn Abd-Allah ibn Baaz and Sheikh Abdullah Jibreen and many others.

Shaikh Shuraim was employed as a teacher in "Ma'had Al-'aali Lilqadhah" in 1410 AH. 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 Aal-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. Shaykh Shuraim is a memorizer of the Qur'an (a Hafiz) and is well known for his deep voice and smooth recitation.

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