Sheikh Dr Yasir bin Rashid bin Hussein Al-Wadani Ad-Dawsary is one of the famous reciters in the Islamic world, and the former Imam and Khateeb of Masjid Al Haram, Makkah. Sheikh Yasir Ad-Dawsary was born in Al-Kharj province in 1980 CE 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 for 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 defence.
Sheikh Yasir al-Dawsary 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 the 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-Dawsary has been Imam in many mosques, including Abdullah Al-Khulaifi Mosque, Al-Kawthar Mosque, Imam Abdullah bin Saud Mosque, and 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 when he was appointed as permanent imam by King Salman.
In 1444, he was appointed as Khateeb of Masjid Al Haram by Royal Decree issued by King Salman.
He retired as Imam and Khateeb of Masjid Al Haram in September 2023 following the completion of his 4 year appointment.