Mishari bin Rashid Alafasy

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Mishari Rashed Alafasy
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Background information
Born (1976-09-05) September 5, 1976 (age 46)
Kuwait City, Kuwait
GenresIslamic, Nasheed, Hamd, Na'at, Qirat
Occupation(s)Qari, imam
Years active1997–present

Mishari bin Rashed 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 sings in Arabic, English, and French with only his voice, without any accompanying musical instruments.[5]

Awards and recognition[edit]

On 25 October 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.[6]

Alafasy was also voted by readers to be the Best Qur'an Reciter in the 2012 About.com Readers' Choice Awards.[7]

See also[edit]


  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.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "Mishary Bin Rashid Alafasy - Biography, Age, Facts, Family, Son, Wife". The Cognate. 30 March 2021. Retrieved 31 March 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "كونا : اتحاد المبدعين العرب يكرم الشيخ مشاري العفاسي لدوره في المجال الديني - عام - 21/10/2008".
  7. ^ "Profile of Quran Reciter Sheikh Mishary Rashed Al-Afasy". About.com. Retrieved 30 March 2015.

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