Mishary Rashid Alafasy

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Mishary Rashid Alafasy
Birth name Mishary Bin Rashid Alafasy
Born (1976-09-05) September 5, 1976 (age 38)
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Origin Kuwait
Genres Islamic, Nasheed, Hamd, Na'at, Qirat
Occupation(s) Qari, Imam
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2000–present
Website www.alafasy.me

Mishary Bin Rashid Alafasy (Arabic: الشيخ مشاري بن راشد العفاسي‎; born in Kuwait in September 5, 1976) is a Kuwaiti preacher, imam[1] quran reciter and nasheed singer.


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 Qari.[2] They include Ahmed Abdulaziz Al-Zaiat, Ibrahim Ali Shahata Al-Samanodei and Abdurarea Radwan. He currently serves as the imam of the Grand Mosque of Kuwait.[1][3]

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 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.

In 2012, he lead over 60,000 worshipers in Friday prayers at the Dubai World Trade Centre, as part of the proceedings of the Dubai International Peace Convention.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Mishary Alafasy is married and has two daughters and two sons. He is also known as Abu Nora[2] and "Abu Rashid" (the father of Rashid).[3]

Awards and recognition[edit]

On October 25, 2008, Mishary was awarded the first Arab Creativity Oscar by the Arab Creativity Union in Egypt. The event was sponsored by the Secretary-General of the of Arab League, Amr Moussa as a recognition of Mishary Alafasy role in promoting Islamic principles and teachings.[4]

Sheikh Al-Afasy was voted by readers to be the Best Quran Reciter in the 2012 About.com Readers' Choice Awards.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Sheikh Mishary leads over 60,000 worshippers". Emirates 247 News. Emirates 247 News. 14 April 2012. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Mishary Rashid Alafasy". Assabile. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c "Profile of Quran Reciter Sheikh Mishary Rashed Al-Afasy". About.com. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  4. ^ Kuna

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