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Sheikh Saud Al Shuraim

Sheikh Saud bin Ibrahim bin Muhammad Ibrahim Al Shuraim was born in Riyadh in the year 1386 AH (1966 C.E).

He finished his elementary education at the Areen School, continued his studies at the model school, and then enrolled in the Yarmuk Shamilah school, from where he received his diploma in 1404 AH.

He continued his education at the University of Muhammad Bin Saud, where he earned his degree in 1409 AH from the Department of Contemporary Creed and Doctrines. The next year, 1410 AH, he enrolled at the higher Institute of Judiciary, where he later earned his Master’s degree in 1412 AH.
He earned a distinction upon completing his PhD at Umm Al-Quraa University in the year 1416AH. In the year 1430AH, he subsequently earned a chair in Comparative Jurisprudence.

He was a well-known Imam in Riyadh before King Fahd appointed him as Imam and Khateeb of Masjid Al Haram in the year 1412H. He was chosen to serve as a judge on Makkah’s Supreme Court in the year 1413 AH.
The year 1416 AH marked his departure from the judiciary (on his request)

He accepted a position as a teacher at Masjid Al Haram in the year 1414 AH.
In the year 1419 AH, he was hired as a lecturer in the Faculty of Sharia and Islamic studies at Umm Al-Quraa University, where he also earned his doctorate.
In the same year, he was later hired as an assistant professor.

In Umm Al-Quraa University, he held a number of posts, including that of Dean of the College of Sharia and Islamic Studies. Additionally, he served as the College of Judicial Studies and Regulations’ Dean until the year 1441 AH.
Sheikh bin Baaz, Sheikh In Jibreen, Sheikh Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz bin Aqeel, Sheikh Abdullah bin Abdulrahman Al Ghadyaan, Sheikh Sale Al Fawzaan, and Sheikh Fahad Al Hassan are among the sheikhs from whom Sheikh Saud learned.

In 1444, Sheikh Saud Al Shuraim retired as Imam and Khateeb of Masjid Al Haram after 32 years of service.

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