Imam of Prophet's Holy Mosque named Islamic Personality of the Year

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Filed on June 1, 2018 | Last updated on June 2, 2018 at 12.05 am

The imam and preacher of the Prophet's Holy Mosque, Sheikh Dr. Ali bin Abdurrahman Al Huzaifi is the Islamic Personality of the Year of the 22nd edition of the Dubai International Holy Quran Award (DIHQA), 1439H/2018.

Ibrahim Mohamed Bu Melha, Adviser to the Ruler of Dubai for Cultural and Humanitarian Affairs and Head of DIHQA Organising Committee, made the announcement in a press conference late Thursday evening at the Dubai Chamber.

"The Award has honoured a long list of esteemed Islamic characters and entities over its 22 years in appreciation to their records in serving Islam, Muslims and holy Quran worldwide."

The Imam and Preacher of the Prophet's Holy Mosque, Sheikh Dr. Ali bin Abdurrahman Al Huzaifi has been leading Muslims in prayers and teaching them Islam in one of the most sacred spots on earth, the Prophet's Holy Mosque.

"He has been leading prayers and preaching at the Prophet's Mosque for years that his name has been attached with these great services in the hearts and minds of Muslims everywhere."

His beautiful, slow and deep recitation of the holy Quran is so appealing and inspiring that worshippers listen carefully, think deeply, and spiritually interact with the verses he recites, Bu Melha added.

"He is one of leading imams of the Prophet's Holy Mosque and his name is always remembered when talking about this holy mosque. His smooth and humble recitation of the holy Quran touches the hearts and souls of Muslims everywhere."

Sheikh Dr. Al Huzaifi has a PhD from Al Azhar University. "He teaches several Sharia sciences, mainly the Qiraat 'Schools of Quran recitation' at the Islamic University in Madinah."

He also chairs the scientific committee that revises the Quran copy of the Madinah Mus'haf, Bu Melha said. "He is also a member of committee in charge of recording the recited Mus'hafs at the King Fahd Holy Quran Printing Complex."

The Award, for these reasons and many others, is granted to Sheikh Dr. Al Huzaifi, he said. "This honour will definitely give pleasure to all Muslims who follow him in prayer, listen to his tuneful recitation of the Quran, or taught by him."

Ali bin Abdurrahman Al Huzaifi Ameri was born in 1366H at the village of Al-Qarn Al-Mustaqim of Al-Awamer. He is the imam and preacher of the Prophet's Holy Mosque, and the Chairman of the Scientific Committee for the Review of the holy Quran "Madinah Mus'haf'".