Monday, April 18, 2011
Speaker: Sheikh Abd.Rahman Ibn Abdul Aziz As-Sudais
Head of Imam, Masjidil Haram, Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
Date: Wednesday, 20th April 2011
Time: 09:45 am - 12:00 pm
Venue: IAIS Malaysia (http://www.iais.org.my/en/map.html), Jalan Elmu, Off Jalan Universiti, 59100 Kuala Lumpur.
Organised by IAIS Malaysia & Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM)
FREE Admission (regisration required) at http://www.iais.org.my/en/events/upcoming-events/324-the-future-of-islamic-civilisation-al-hadarah-al-islamiyyah-in-the-21st-century.html
**** Note: This lecture will be delivered in Arabic with English translation ****
About the Speaker
Sheikh Abdul Rahman Ibn Abdul Aziz as-Sudais, a Saudi world renown qari, is the Chief Imam of the Masjidil Haram (Grand mosque), Mecca. Born in Saudi Arabia, Imam as-Sudais belongs to the Anza clan. At the age of 12, he memorized the Holy Quran and studied in the Al Muthana Bin Harith Elementary School. He graduated in 1979 with excellence from the Riyadh Scientific Institution.
He studied in Riyadh University and received a Bachelor’s degree in Sharia in 1983 and a Master’s degree from the Sharia College of Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University in 1987. In 1995, he obtained a Ph.D in Islamic Sharia from Umm al-Qura University while working there as an assistant professor after serving at Riyadh University. Sheikh As-Sudais is known for his excellent Quranic recitation.
In 2005, he was the recipient of the 'Islamic Personality of the year' award at the 9th Annual Dubai International Holy Quran Award in recognition of his devotion to the Quran and Islam. When accepting the award in Dubai, he said: "The message of Islam and Muslims is modesty, fairness, security, stability, sympathy, harmony and kindness."