8 facts about Imam Sheikh Saud Al Shuraim

Sheikh Saud Al Shuraim is the Imam of the Masjid al-Haram in Makkah. Here are some facts about the wife, children, mother, family, and age of Imam Sheikh Saud Al Shuraim.

Imam Sheikh Saud Al Shuraim

What is the Salary of Imam Shuraim?

It is said that the Saudi Government has told all the Imams Masjid al-Haram and Masjid al Nabawi that they cannot pay them any salary for their services.

Services provided by the Imams of Masjid al-Haram and Masjid al Nabwi cannot be quantified in terms of money. The Saudi government just pays them a blank cheque every month and asks them to fill it as per their needs. Subhan Allah! This is the positive side of Saudi Arabia that no one tells you about.

Sheikh Saud Al Shuraim Wife

Imam Sheikh Saud Al Shuraim married only once as he has only one wife. He believes that his wife is proved to be his best companion.

Once Imam Sheikh Saud Al Shuraim said in an interview “My wife has proven herself to be the best companion for me in happiness and sorrow. She is there when I need her, cheers me up, and tries her best to lighten my sorrows. May Allah includes this in her good deeds.”

Sheikh Saud Al Shuraim Children

There is not much public information about the number of children of Imam Sheikh Saud Al Shuraim. As per our information, he has only one daughter who got married in 2014.

In 2014 Imam Sheikh Saud Al Shuraim celebrated his daughter’s marriage with Abdul Rahman bin Abdul Mohsen Al Al-Sheikh in the Sultan’s Hall at the InterContinental Hotel in Jeddah, in the presence of many dignitaries and the Imams of Masjid al-Haram.

Sheikh and his Mother

Once Imam Sheikh Saud Al Shuraim said in an interview “I lost my father in the early childhood. I can’t forget my mother’s love and mercy for me in my childhood and youth as well. As she raised me in an orphanage in childhood, her love has remained a tonic for me. May Allah shower His mercy upon her as she did with me when I was a child.”

8 facts about Imam Sheikh Saud Al Shuraim

1- His full name is Saud ibn Ibrahim ibn Muhammad Al-Shuraim.

2- His family is from the Haraqees of the BanuZayd clan of Saudi Arabia.

3- He memorized the Quran in the last years of his secondary school.

4- He completed his school firstly from Areen elementary school, then for secondary schooling from Modern schools, and for high schooling he went to Al Yarmouk North high school in 1983

5- He graduated in the year 1988 from Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University.

  • In 1992 he did his masters degree.
  • In 1995 he got a Ph.D. degree from the Umm al-Quran University of Makkah.

6- In the year 1992, he was appointed as the Imam of Masjid al-Haram.

7- He has served at Umm ulQura University as a Professor since 1995, Later he was appointed as the dean of the department of “Shariah and Islamic Studies”.

8- He is not only the Imam of the Holy Mosque but also a deep researcher in fiqh, a judge, and an author who has written many books on Aqedah, Fiqh, and Arabic poetry.

He is one of the most much-admired reciters of the Holy Qur’an. He is also famous for his heart-touching style of recitation of the Holy Quran and his voice.

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.