Sheikh Yasir Ad-Dawsary Excused As Imam, Khateeb of Masjid Al Haram

Sheikh Yasir Ad-Dawsary has been excused from his position as Imam and Khateeb of Masjid Al Haram following the expiration of his 4-year contract with the General Presidency. The Imam is eligible return in the future subject to contract renewal according to Inside the Haramain.

Sheikh Dr Yasir bin Rashid bin Hussein Al-Wadani Ad-Dawsary is one of the famous reciters in the Islamic world, and the former Imam and Khateeb of Masjid Al Haram, Makkah.

Yasser Al Dossari is born in Riyadh in 1981, words will not suffice to list out the accolades and excellent credentials of this gifted Shaykh with a voice that was made to be for Qur’an recitation and Imamat. He is married with two daughters and two sons.

Sheikh Yasir Ad-Dawsary received a bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Sharia at Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University after 7 years he studied for a master’s degree in comparative jurisprudence from the Higher Judicial Institute at the same university and then obtained a doctorate in the Department of Comparative Fiqh from the higher institute of the Judiciary. He worked as the Secretary-General of the Prince Sultan Association for the memorization of the Quran in air defence.

After the Hifdh of the Holy Qur’an at the tender age of 15 under eminent and noted Shaykhs like like Sheikh Bakri Tarabishi, and Sheikh Ibrahim Al Akhdar, Yasser Al-Dosari graduated from Faculty of Sharia Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University which was converted into a successful Doctorate in comparative jurisprudence Institute of the Judiciary at the same university.

He has had the good fortune of receiving support and assistance from like-minded and equally gifted scholars and Shaykhs like Sheikh Dr. Abdullah bin Jibreen, Shaykh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah Al-Sheikh (Mufti in Saudi Arabia), Sheikh Dr. Saleh bin Humaid (Chairman of the Board CSM country), and Sheikh Saad bin Nasser Al Shateri (a member of the senior Preachers).

According to report, Sheikh Yasir al-Dawsary was ranked among the most influential figures in society, according to the magazine Insan.

Meanwhile, he is currently a member of the teaching staff at King Saud University with the rank of Associate Professor and is the founder of Ayat Quranic Media Group with his colleague Sheikh Nasir Al Qatami. He has memberships in several associations such as the Saudi Fiqh Scientific Society, Saudi Scientific Society for the Quran and its Sciences, and the Saudi Society for Dawah Studies and is also a member of the Committee of Europe in the World Assembly of Muslim Youth and a member of the Al-Birr Society in Al-Kharj.

Sheikh Yasir Al-Dawsary has been Imam in many mosques, including Abdullah Al-Khulaifi Mosque, Al-Kawthar Mosque, Imam Abdullah bin Saud Mosque, and Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Baz mosque, then came his appointment to the Fahad Al-Dakheel Mosque in Riyadh in 1426 where he led till his appointment as Imam in Masjid Al Haram in 1441.

In addition, he was also assigned to lead in Masjid Al Haram in the month of Ramadan 1436 (2015 AD) and continued until 1440 when he was appointed as permanent imam by King Salman.

Similarly, in 1444, he was appointed as Khateeb of Masjid Al Haram by Royal Decree issued by King Salman. He retired as Imam and Khateeb of Masjid Al Haram in September 2023 following the completion of his 4 year appointment.

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8 comments on “Sheikh Yasir Ad-Dawsary Excused As Imam, Khateeb of Masjid Al Haram

Fode Mohamed keita

Bon Dieu. Une très belle voix. Salman pour l’amour du tout puissant Allah, renouvelle son contrat.☝
Il me pousse jour à regarder la mecque.


he is an amazing imam i hope he gets his position back

Salisu Hamisu Umar

I really enjoyed his qur’an voice. and I like him to return back to his position

Mohammad lunat

Please come back sheikh, we miss you a lot


We want imam back in haram and Madina also.

Shazia khan

Please come back 😢

Yunus Ibrahim

I even wanted to come and study him so please let him take his position back please we beg. Am from Ghana I always enjoy his recitation


I even wanted to come and study him so please let him tak he’s position back please we beg
We love shiek yassir dosary
What ‘s wrong
Shiek sudais

Just tak


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