Saturday, October 19, 2019

Sheikh Yasir Al Dossary

Sheikh Dr. Yasir bin Rashid bin Hussein Al-Wadani Al-Dossary is one of the famous reciters in the Islamic world, and the Imam of the Masjid Al Haram, Makkah

Sheikh Yasir Al-Dossary was born in Al-Kharj province in 1980 AD and is married with two daughters and two sons.
He received a bachelor's degree from the Faculty of Sharia at Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University after 7 years he studied a master's degree in comparative jurisprudence from the Higher Judicial Institute at the same university, and then obtained a doctorate in the Department of Comparative Fiqh from the higher institute of the Judiciary. He worked as the Secretary General of the Prince Sultan Association for the memorization of the Quran in air defense.

Sheikh Yasir al-Dossary was ranked among the most influential figures in society, according to the magazine Insan.

He is currently a member of the teaching staff at King Saud University with the rank of Associate Professor, and is the founder of Ayat Quranic Media Group with his colleague Sheikh Nasir Al Qatami. He has memberships in several associations such as: Saudi Fiqh Scientific Society, Saudi Scientific Society for the Quran and its Sciences, and the Saudi society for Dawah Studies and is also a member of the Committee of Europe in the World Assembly of Muslim Youth, and a member of the Al Birr Society in Al-Kharj.

Sheikh Yasir Al-Dosarry has been Imam in many mosques, including Abdullah Al-Khulaifi Mosque, Al-Kawthar Mosque, Imam Abdullah bin Saud Mosque, Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Baz mosque, then came his appointment to the Fahad Al-Dakheel Mosque in Riyadh in 1426 where he led till his appointment as Imam in Masjid Al Haram in 1441.

He was also assigned to lead in Masjid Al Haram in the month of Ramadan 1436 (2015 AD)  and continued until 1440.

First Salah led by Sheikh Yasir as guest Imam of Masjid Al Haram in Ramadan in 1436.

First Salah led by Sheikh Yasir as permanent Imam of Masjid Al Haram in 1441.

Last Edited: 19 October 2019

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Imams and Khateebs appointed in the Haramain by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman approved a number of appointments of  Imams and Khateebs in the Haramain.

Among those who were appointed in Masjid Al Haram are:

1- Sheikh Yasir Al Dossary, who has been leading Taraweeh during Ramadan in Masjid Al Haram was appointed as a permanent Imam.

2- Sheikh Abdullah Awad Al Juhany, who has been an Imam for 10 years was appointed as Khateeb.

3- Sheikh Bandar Baleelah, who has been Imam for 5 years was appointed as Khateeb.

Among those who were appointed in Masjid Al Nabawi are:

1- Sheikh Ahmed Talib Hameed, who was already an Imam of Masjid Al Nabawi was appointed as Khateeb.

2- Sheikh Ahmed Hudaify, guest Imam for Taraweeh was appointed as permanent Imam

3- Sheikh Khalid Muhanna, guest Imam for Taraweeh was appointed as permanent Imam

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Crescent not seen, Ramadan likely on Monday

The Crescent for the month of Ramadan was not seen in any parts of Saudi Arabia today, prompting the Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia to look for the crescent again on 5th May.

It is likely to be announced on the evening of 5th May that Ramadan will begin the following night

Taraweeh Salats in the Haramain to begin from tomorrow, after Isha Salat. Sheikh Shuraim will begin in Makkah while Sheikh Abdullah Buay'jan will start in Masjid Al Nabawi

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Procedure of Registration for I'tikaf in Masjid Al Haram, Makkah

The Registration for I'tikaf in Masjid Al Haram will begin from 25 Sha'ban 1440 (30 April 2019) and and will end on 10 Ramadan 1440 (16 May 2019). We have explained the procedure of registration in this article. For further questions and queries email at 

Step 1- Visit ( and create your profile

Fill up the information as following:

1- Select your appropriate identification document (جواز السفر for Passport)
2- Enter your Passport number or ID
3- Select your Nationality
4- Select your current city
5- Enter your First Name (As per your Passport or or ID)
6- Enter Last Name
7- Select your gender (ذكر for male)
8- Select your Education level
9- Enter your Mobile Number
10- Enter your Date of Birth (Hijri Calender)
11- Make up and enter a password
12- Re-confirm your password
13- Press the Green button to save and proceed

Step 2- Scroll over and select the option highlighted in yellow

Step 3- Read the terms and conditions, tick the option that says you agree and proceed

Step 4-  Fill up the final phase of the form

1- Upload your Passport size photo
2- Select the language you speak
3- Enter your Mobile Number
4- Enter your email adress

Press the Green button to send your Request

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

New Rules limit Imams Appointment to at least 4 years

The Council of Ministers headed by King Salman passed new rules and regulations regarding the appointment of Imams and Muadhins in Masjid Al Haram and Masjid Al Nabawi

Previously the appointments were made on either direct Royal Decree or were based on hereditary.

The decision of appointments will be made by a council of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Haramain headed by the President of GPH who is currently Sheikh Abdul Rehman Al Sudais.

Imams and Muadhins will be appointed on four years contracts which can be renewed, with the exception of Taraweeh Imams whose appointment to lead Jahrih Salat will be made the council at the conclusion of Ramadan.

According to the new rules for appointment of an Imam, an individual has to be a Saudi National, who has full capacity and experience of being an Imam , has a distinctive and good voice and holds at least one master's degree from one of the faculties of forensic sciences in the Kingdom, and is a guardian of the Holy Quran (Hafiz)

For appointment of Muadhins, the individual has to be a Saudi National, have a good voice, experience, and the need to obtain a scientific degree not less than a bachelor degree from one of the faculties of Islamic sciences in the Kingdom.

New Restrictions have been imposed on Imams such as they cannot attend or hold public speaking events without and travel abroad to attend an event without permission, have social media accounts.

Imams and Muadhins can be terminated if they fail to perform their duties or be relieved of their duties at the expiration of their contracts at the behest of the council.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Umrah Season 1440: 3.45 Million Pilgrims performed Umrah so far

The number of Umrah visas issued this year has reached 3,896,580, of which 3,454,398 pilgrims have arrived in the Kingdom, according to data provided by the Hajj Ministry. 

There are 431,293 pilgrims still in the Kingdom, with 297,147 in Makkah and 134,146 in Madinah. 

Most pilgrims — 3,069,062 came to the Kingdom by air, while 357,165 entered by land and 28,171 arrived by sea. 

The largest number of pilgrims are from Pakistan (863,317) followed by Indonesia (564,273), India (373,781), Yemen (191,214), Malaysia (185,716), Egypt (177,695), Turkey (143,074), Algeria (119,545) and Bangladesh (86,476).

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Imams of the Haramain met with King Salman

Imams of the Haramain and other prominent Scholars met the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman in Riyadh on Monday.

Imams and Scholars meeting King Salman

Among the Imams were Sheikh Bandar Baleelah and Sheikh Khalid Al Ghamdi who were reportedly suspended from leading Salats at Masjid Al Haram since September of this year. Many are speculating that the Imams might return to lead prayers at Masjid Al Haram from next week.

Sheikh Saud Al Shuraim, Sheikh Faisal Gazzawi and other Imams of Masjid Al Nabawi did not visit as they were on duty leading prayers in the respective Masjids

Sheikh Baleelah meeting King Salman on Monday, 5th November 2018

Sheikh Khalid Al Ghamdi also present during the event