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Mishari bin Rashid Alafasy

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Mishary bin Rashid Alafasy
Background information
Born (1976-09-05) September 5, 1976 (age 47)
Kuwait City, Kuwait
GenresIslamic, Nasheed, Hamd, Na'at
Occupation(s)Qari, Imam
Instrument(s)Vocals
Years active1997–present

Mishary bin Rashid Alafasy (Arabic: مشاري بن راشد العفاسي) is a Kuwaiti qāriʾ (reciter of the Quran), imam, preacher, and nasheed artist.[1][2][3] He studied in the Islamic University of Madinah's College of Qur'an, specializing in the ten qira'at and tafsir.[4] Alafasy has released nasheed albums. He usually recites in Arabic, but he has also recited nasheeds in Japanese, English and French.[5][6]

Awards and recognition

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On October 25 2008, Alafasy 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 Alafasy's role in promoting Islamic principles and teachings.[7]

References

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  1. ^ Staff. "Sheikh Mishary leads over 60,000 worshippers - News - Emirates - Emirates24|7". emirates247.com. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Kuwaiti imam to lead Taraweeh prayers on Friday". Khaleej Times. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  3. ^ "News Details". iacad.gov.ae. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  4. ^ إسلام ويب (15 April 2009). "نبذة عن حياة الشيخ مشاري العفاسي". Islamweb. Retrieved 23 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Mishary Bin Rashid Alafasy - Biography, Age, Facts, Family, Son, Wife". The Cognate. 30 March 2021. Retrieved 31 March 2021.
  6. ^ "Mishary Alafasy - Hal Laka Serrun (Japanese)". YouTube. 18 June 2024. Retrieved 18 June 2024.
  7. ^ "كونا : اتحاد المبدعين العرب يكرم الشيخ مشاري العفاسي لدوره في المجال الديني - عام - 21/10/2008".
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