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Undoubtedly, becoming the Imam of Masjid al Nabawi is the most respected profession on the planet earth. Here is a list of all Imams of Madina.
How to be an Imam of Masjid al Nabawi?
Although the Saudi government appoints Imams, the following 4 conditions must be met to be an Imam of the Prophet’s Mosque.
- To have Saudi Citizenship.
- To be 30 or older.
- To have a Magister degree from a Saudi university.
- To memorize the Quran and have a good recitation.
- Source: Argaam.
Sheikh Abdul Mohsen Al Qasim
Sheikh Abdul Mohsen bin Muhammad bin Abdul Rahman bin Muhammad bin Abdullah bin Qasim was born in 1968 and memorized Quran at a tender age.
He took a doctorate degree in Islamic jurisprudence and was appointed as an Imam of Masjid al Nabawi in 1997.
Sheikh Saleh Al Badir
Sheikh Saleh Al Badir was born in 1970 in Hofuf. He took a bachelor’s degree in Shariah from Muhammad Bin Saud Islamic University.
He was appointed as an Imam and preacher in Masjid al Nabawi in 1998. He has been leading the Taraweeh prayers in the Prophet’s Mosque since 2005.
Sheikh Ahmed Bin Talib
Sheikh Ahmed Bin Talib bin Abdul Hamid bin Al Muzaffar Khan was born in 1980 in Riyadh. He obtained his doctorate degree in the field of comparative jurisprudence from the Higher Judicial Institute.
He was appointed in Ramadan 1434 to lead Taraweeh and Tahhajud prayers in Masjid al Nabawi and was later appointed as the Imam on 9 October 2013.
Sheikh Abdullah bin Abdul Rahman
Abdullah bin Abdul Rahman bin Suleiman Al-Baijan is currently an Imam of Masjid al Nabawi and a faculty member at the Islamic University, of Madinah.
He was appointed the Imam of Prophet’s Mosque in 2013 and completed his doctorate degree in the Department of Sharia Politics from Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University in 2015.
Sheikh Khaled Al Muhanna
Khalid bin Suleiman bin Abdullah bin Suleiman bin Muhanna Al-Shammari was born in Al Ahsa in 1976. He took a doctorate degree from the Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University in 2010.
Sheikh Khalid Al Muhanna was appointed as the Imam of Masjid al Nabawi on 13 October 2019.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Ali Al-Hudhaifi
Sheikh Dr. Ahmed bin Ali Al-Hudhaifi is the Imam and the advisor and agent supervising the guidance and intellectual affairs of the General Presidency for the Affairs of Prophet’s Mosque.
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