Mishary Rashid Alafasy

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Mishary Rashid Alafasy
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Background information
Born (1976-09-05) September 5, 1976 (age 42)
Kuwait City, Kuwait
GenresIslamic, Nasheed, Hamd, Na'at, Qirat
Occupation(s)Qari, Imam, Hafiz
Years active1997–present

Mishary bin Rashid Al-Afasy (in Arabic: مشاري بن راشد العفاسي‎), born in Kuwait on September 5, 1976, is an Imam, Preacher, Qari and Nasheed artist.

Life and career[edit]

He studied the Qur'an in the College of the Holy Qur'an at the Islamic University of Madinah (Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia). He memorized the entire Qur'an in two years from 1992 to 1994 and then studied specializing in the ten-fold reading of the Holy Qur'an. He has impressed a number of great reciters of the Qur'an with his recitation.[citation needed]

He is the Imam of the Grand Mosque of Kuwait where he leads the Taraweeh prayers every Ramadan. He very often leads the Taraweeh prayers in the UAE and other neighboring countries in the Persian Gulf.[citation needed]

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 Arab League, Amr Moussa as a recognition of Mishary Alafasy role in promoting Islamic principles and teachings.[1]

Al-Afasy was voted by readers to be the Best Qur'an Reciter in the 2012 About.com Readers' Choice Awards.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Kuna
  2. ^ "Profile of Quran Reciter Sheikh Mishary Rashed Al-Afasy". About.com. Retrieved 30 March 2015.

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