Mishary Rashid Alafasy

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Mishary Rashid
الشيخ مشاري بن راشد العفاسي.jpg
Born Mishary Rashid Al-Afasy
(1976-09-05) September 5, 1976 (age 38)
Nationality Kuwaiti
Occupation Qari (Qur'an Reciter)
Known for Abu Rashid (the father of Rashid)
Religion Islam

Mishary bin Rashid Alafasy (Arabic: الشيخ مشاري بن راشد العفاسي‎; born in Kuwait in September 5, 1976) is a Kuwaiti quran reciter, imam and munshid.


Mishary al-ʿAfāsī studied at the College of the Quran and Islamic Studies at the Islamic University of Madinah, and specialized in the ten readings and translations of the Quran. He has been certified by a number of scholars of Quran and recited before several renowned Qaris.[1] They include Ahmed Abdulaziz Al-Zaiat, Ibrahim Ali Shahata Al-Samanodei and Abdurarea Radwan.[2]

On March 24, 2007 Mishary traveled to the United States of America and visited three mosques: Islamic Center of Irvine in California, Islamic Institute of Orange County in California, and the Islamic Center of Detroit in Michigan. The audio tapes of his recitations during his visit to America can be found on his website, and also on YouTube or MukminTV.[citation needed]

On October 25, 2008, Mishary was awarded the first Arab Creativity Oscar by the Arab Creativity Union in Egypt.[3] The event was sponsored by the General Secretary of the League of Arab States Amr Mousa as a recognition of Mishary Alafasy role in promoting Islamic principles and teachings utilizing the modern technology to deliver the peaceful message of Islam. On September 2009, Mishary traveled to the Islamic Center of Irvine, but had to leave early due to family emergency.[citation needed]

There are two satellite channels for Mishary, The first is Alafasy TV and another more recent channel. During the month of Ramadan, in 2010, Al-Afasy returned to the ICOI to lead the taraweeh prayer.[citation needed]

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