Abdullah Awad Al Juhany

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Abdullah Awad Al Juhany
عبدالله عواد الجهني
Religion Islam
Lineage Abdullah Bin Abdul-Awadh Bin Fahad Al-Juhany
Born Madinah, Saudi Arabia
Senior posting
Title Shiekh
Imam of Mosque
Religious career
Post Masjid al-Haram

Sheikh Abdullah Awad Al Juhany (Arabic:عبدالله عواد الجهني ,is one of the Imams of the Grand Mosque (Masjid al-Haram) in Mecca. He holds a doctorate (Ph.D) of Umm al-Qura University in Mecca.

Juhany leads the Taraweeh prayers during Ramadan in Mecca since 2008, and is known for his emotional Quranic recitation style. His voice has been widely recorded and is internationally distributed by various communities.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Juhany's native family is from Jaheenah. He has three brothers (Adil, Lafee and Muhammad) and two sisters. Sheikh Juhany is the youngest son and was born in Madinah, Saudi Arabia in 1976.

He is married, has two sons (Muhammad and Abdul Aziz) and two daughters. He memorized the Quran at a young age, fulfilling his parents wishes/interests and was given the ability from Allah to supervise the teaching (memorization) of Quran at Masjid in the Western part of Madinah.


He studied in the College of Qur'an Al-Kareem in Islamic University. Sheikh Abudullah graduated from the Islamic University with a degree in Qur'anic Studies and became a TA from the Preparation of Teachers [Teaching School] in Madinah. After that, he went to obtain his Masters in Makkah and he is now a graduate student in Umm al-Qura University. At the age of 16, he participated in a competition as a Hafidh of the Book of Allah and he won first prize. Sheikh Juhany did not grow up as an orphan as people say [people claim he is an orphan] His parents are still alive.


Sheikh Juhany led his first salaat in Masjid Al Nabawi in the year 1998. He had been appointed to lead salah in one of the biggest Masjids in Washington but King Abdullah (when he was still crown prince) appointed him to lead Salaat in Masjid Al Nabawi. He was appointed the imam of Masjid Al Haram, Makkah in July 2007. Sheikh Juhany is considered as the only Imam who, by the Grace/Generosity of Allah, has been an Imam in [some] of the biggest masjids of the Muslim world. He has/is been an imam of: Masjid Al Haram in Makkah, Masjid Al Nabawi in Madinah, Masjid Quba and Masjid Qiblatain.[2]