Top 10 Best Quran Reciters In The World

As the Holy Quran is one and only one book for the guides of the Muslims & the whole world. Many people read and recite the Quran. The people who recite something from memory is called reciter.
There are many reciters in the world but here we are going to tell you the top 10 best Quran reciters in the world. It's pretty much difficult to select which one is better but I have to make a details list of the top 10 best Quran reciters in the world. We have also added an audio clip of Surat ar-Rahman of each reciter.

top 10 best Quran reciters in the world
Top 10 Best Quran Reciters In The World


Top 10 Best Quran Reciters In The World




    1. Mishary Rashid Alafasay

    Mishary Rashid Alafasay
    Mishary Rashid Alafasay

    FULL NAME:

    Mishary bin Rashid bin Gharib bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al-afasy.

    AGE:
    44 years

    Birth:
    He was born in western Asia country KUWAIT on September 5, 1976.

    SOCIAL STATUS:
    He is married and has five children including 3 daughters ( NORA, Al-Jazi, Award ) and 2 sons ( Rashid and Muhammad ).

    HOBBIES:
    He is interested in Arabic calligraphy and also a nasheed artist.

    JOBS:

    • He is the Imam of the Masjid Al-Kabir (the grand mosque of Kuwait) where he leads the Taraweeh prayer every year in Ramadan and he very often leads the Taraweeh prayers in the United Arab Emirates and many other countries in the Persian Gulf.
    • He is also a well-known preacher at the ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs in Kuwait.


    MESHARY Education:
    He memorized the HOLY QURAN in two years from 1992 to 1994 and then he specialized in the ten readings and translations of the Holy Quran from the College of the Holy Quran in UAE and complete his Islamic Studies at the Islamic University of Madinah.


    ALAFASY SERVICES TO QURAN:

    1. He introduced AL-AFASY mobile service where you daily receive the audio clips of the Holy Quran, prophet sayings, zikar, and lagal paper supplications.
    2. Alafasy has two space channels specialized for the holy Quran recitation, one is Alafasy TV and the other is Alafasy Q.
    3. He has several programs that are broadcasted on his CHANNELS:
    •  "Program With Us" where he teaches the recitation of the Holy Quran to children with proper tajweed.
    •  "Al-Murtal program" on Sama Dubai channel where talents are shown of the people to recite the Holy Quran and compete with each other.
    •  He also contributed to his cause from his lectures and also supervising several projects.

    Al-AFASAY AWARDS AND HONORS:
    •  The UNION OF ARAB CREATORS has held a ceremony in the honor of Sheikh al-afasay for the recognization of the effective support he is doing for the religious and Islamic causes.
    •  Sheikh Al-Afasy has become the first gulf personality to receive an Oscar Award and has also awarded with the certificate of uniqueness in creativity.
    Surat ar-Rahman Recite By Mishary Rashid AL-AFASAY:



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    2. Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais

    Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais
    Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais

    FULL NAME:
    Abdul Rahman Ibn Abdul Aziz as-Sudais

    BIRTH:
    He was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on February 10, 1960.

    AGE:
    60 years

    SOCIAL STATUS:
    He is married and has 9 children including five daughters and four sons.

    JOBS:
    •  Abdul Rehman Sudais is well renowned Qari and also the Imam of the Grand Mosque of Makkah. 
    •  He has been the partner with Saud Al-Shuraim the Taraweeh prayer from 1991 till 2006 and again in 2014.
    •  He is also the general president for the affairs of the Two Holy Mosques.

    AL-SUDAIS EDUCATION:

    • He memorized the Quran at the age of twelve.
    • ● Al-Sudais had his early education from the Al Muthanna bin Harith Elementary School, and afterward, he graduated from the Riyadh Scientific Institution in 1979 with a grade of excellent.
    • He obtained a degree in Sharia from Riyadh University in 1983, also done his Master’s from the Sharia College of Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University in 1987 in the Islamic fundamentals. In 1995 he was working as an assistant professor at the Umm al-Qura University and completed his Ph.D. in Islamic Sharia.

    AL-SUDAIS SERVICES:

    • Al-Sudais has resolved many conflicts among the Muslims by teaching them Islamic law and he also vehemently supports that Isam denies extremism and sectarianism and it only teaches us the moderate path.
    • Sudais is also known for speaking against the persecution of Palestinians by the state of Israel.
    • In 2002, in his sermon he prayed to God for the destruction and termination of the jews and in June of 2004 he led the prayers in London for the inter-faith peace and harmony, but he has been called out several times for berating non-Muslims especially the jews.
    • In 2016, Al-Sudais delivered the very important Hajj sermon to millions of Muslims that were gathered at the Arafat.

    AL-SUDAIS AWARDS AND HONORS:
    In 2005, Al-Sudais was named as the “Islamic personality of the year” by the Dubai International Holy Quran award Organising Committee for the recognization of his work and devotion to the Quran and Islam.

    Surat ar-Rahman Recite By Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais:


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    3. Abdur Rahman Al-Ossi

    Abdur Rahman Al-Ossi
    Abdur Rahman Al-Ossi
    FUL NAME:
    Sheikh Abdul Rahman Bin Jamal Bin Abdur Rahman Al Ossi is the most emotional Quran reciter of the Muslim world.

    BIRTH:
    He was born in Saudi Arabia on August 05, 1981.

    AGE:
    38 years

    JOBS:
    Abdur Rahman Al-Ossi has the most heartful voice that touches your heart and he is Imam in the Al Khabar city in Saudi Arabia and he also led the Taraweeh prayer during Ramadan in other countries like the UK as well.

    AL-OSSI EDUCATION:
    He learned the methods of the Holy Quran Qiraat and got a certificate for his recitation method which is  Hafs A'n Assem's method, this is the most popular recitation method as it was the official recitation style of the Ottoman Empire.

    Surat ar-Rahman Recite By AL-OSSI:

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    4. QARI ABDUL BASIT

    QARI ABDUL BASIT
    QARI ABDUL BASIT

    FULL NAME:
    Sheikh Abdul Basit Muhammad Abdus Samad

    BIRTH:
    He was born in 1927 in Armant, Egypt and died on November 30, 1988, at the age of 61.

    SOCIAL STATUS:
    He was married and had three sons named, Hisham Abdus Samad, Tarek Abdus Samad, and Yasser Abdus Samad.

    HOBBIES:
    In his early childhood, Abdul Basit was greatly influenced by the famous reciter Muhammad Rifat and he used to walk miles to listen to his recitation on the radio.

    JOBS:

    • Qari Abdul Basit has the most melodious voice and is regarded as one of the best Quran reciters of the world. He is a well renowned Qari, Sheikh, and Imam.
    • His voice has always touched the hearts of the Muslims all over the world and he recited many times at the Holy Mosque of Makkah and also in 1961, he recited at the Badshahi Mosque in Pakistan.
    • In 1952, he was appointed as the officer reciter of the Imam Ash-Shafi Mosque and in 1985, he became an official reciter at the Imam al- Hussain Mosque.
    • He became the first president of the Reciters’ Union in Egypt.

    ABDUL-BASIT EDUCATION:

    • Abdul Basit got a great love for the Holy Quran and he memorized the whole Quran by heart at the age of 10.
    • He learned seven methods of Quran recitation by the age of 12 from his Sheikh and completed the ten by the age of 14.

    ABDUL-BASIT AWARDS AND HONORS:

    • Abdul-Basit had won three world Qiraat competitions in the early 1970s.
    • He was one of the first Qaris to make commercial recordings of his recitations and earned the title of “Voice of Heaven” and “The Golden Throat” due to his soothing and soulful voice.
    • Qari Abdul-Basit has been honored in several countries including Egypt, Syrian, Iraq, Makkah, Medinah, United States, London, India and all over the world.
    Surat ar-Rahman Recite By ABDUL-BASIT:


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    5. Saad Al-Ghamdi

    Saad Al-Ghamdi
    Saad Al-Ghamdi

    FULL NAME:
    Saad Al-Ghamdi is considered as one of the best Quran reciters around the globe.

    BIRTH:
    He was born in Dammam, Saudi Arabia in 1968.

    AGE:
    52 years.

    SOCIAL STATUS:
    He is married and has three children.

    HOBBIES:
    1n 1985, he adopted a career as a religious singer and got a huge success through a piece of nasheed like Gharbane.

    JOBS:

    •  He was appointed as an Imam of the Kanoo Masjid in Dammam and also previously served as an Imam in various countries like the United Kingdom, United States, Austria and also in various Muslim communities around the globe.
    •  In Ramadan 2009, Al-Ghamdi got the privilege to lead the Taraweeh prayers in the Masjid-e-Nabwi, Madina.

    AL-GHAMDI EDUCATION:

    •  He memorized the HOLY QURAN in 1990 when he was 22 years old.
    •  He obtained a degree from the University of Sharia in the discipline of Oussoul Din.
    •  He also procured the coveted degree of Al-Isnad in the recitation method of Hafs by Assem.

    AL-GHAMDI SERVICES TO QURAN:

    • Al-Ghamdi has rendered his services to the Holy Quran through his teaching, guiding towards the Islamic Sciences and also supervising various projects.
    • Al-Ghamdi is currently conducting Imamat at the Yusuf Bin Ahmed Mosque, Dammam.
    • Al-Ghamdi has several soulful recordings of the Holy Quran verses that are broadcasted on the TV channels, radio stations and can also be found on the internet.
    Surat ar-Rahman Recite By AL-Ghamdi:


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    6. BANDAR BALEELA

    BANDAR BALEELA
    BANDAR BALEELA

    FULL NAME:
    Bandar Bin Abdul Aziz Baleela

    BIRTH:
    He was born in Makkah, Saudi Arabia in 1975.

    AGE:
    44 years.

    JOBS:
    • Bandar Baleela is an Imam of the Grand Mosque of Makkah and was officially appointed on this sacred post in 2013 where he led his first prayer on 15th of Ramadan during the Taraweeh prayer.
    •  He also served as an Imam of several other mosques in Makkah which includes the Nouf Al Saoud Mosque and the Abdul Aziz Bin Baz mosque in Al Aziziyah.
    •  He is currently serving as an assistant professor at the University Of Taif.
    • Bandar Baleela also worked as a teacher of fiqh at the Haram Al-Sharif higher section.

    BALEELA EDUCATION:
    •  At a very young age, Bandar Baleela memorized the Holy Quran by heart.
    •  In 2001, Bandar Baleela obtained a Master’s degree in Fiqh ( Islamic jurisprudence ) from the Faculty of “Sharia and Islamic Studies” from the Umm Al Qura University in Makkah.
    •  He earned his doctorate in 2008 in Fiqh from the Islamic University of Madinah.
    Surat ar-Rahman Recite By Bandar Baleela:


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    7. RAAD AL-KURDI

    RAAD AL-KURDI
    RAAD AL-KURDI

    FULL NAME:
    Raad bin Muhammad bin Al-Kurdi.

    BIRTH:
    He was born on 16 April 1991, in Kurdistan, Iraq.

    AGE:
    28 years.

    JOBS:
    Raad Al-Kurdi was appointed the noble position of the Imam at the Imam Al-Shafi Mosque in Kirkuk, Iraq and Ahmed Al-Habbai Mosque in Dubai.

    AL-KURDI EDUCATION:
    He graduated from the Institute of Preaching and Preachers in Kirkuk, Iraq.

    AL-KURDI HONORS:

    •  The cause of the fame of Muhammad Al-Kurdi is his attractive and pure voice of reciting the Noble Quran, which was very well appreciated in the Arab countries as well as the whole world.
    •  Al-Kurdi has a YouTube channel through which his recordings and heartwarming clips of recitation have spread all over the world and it has crossed over 146 million views.
    Surat ar-Rahman Recite By AL-KURDI:

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    8. SAUD AL-SHURAIM

    SAUD AL-SHURAIM
    SAUD AL-SHURAIM

    FULL NAME:
    Saud ibn Ibrahim ibn Muhammad Al-Shuraim

    BIRTH:
    He was born on January 19, 1964, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

    AGE:
    56 years

    SOCIAL STATUS:
    Saud Al-Shuraim family is from the Haraqees of the Banu Zayd tribe of Saudi Arabia.
    He is married and has two sons, one is 16 and the other is 7 years old.

    HOBBIES:
    Al-Shuraim is one of the very dignified personalities of the Muslim world. He is a well renowned Qari and Imam. He is also a poet and a writer and he wrote several books on Aqeedah.

    JOBS:

    •  In 1991, Al-Shuraim was appointed at the prestigious post of the Imam and Khatib of the Holy Mosque, Makkah by the royal order of King Fahd.
    •  In 1992, he was granted the position of the judge in the Saudi High Court.
    •  In 1993, he was mandated to teach in the Grand Mosque of Makkah.
    •  Al-Shuraim is currently appointed as the Dean of the faculty of “Shariah and Islamic studies” and the Specialist Professor in Fiqh at the Umm Al-Qura University.


    AL-SHURAIM EDUCATION:

    •  When he was in the last year of his secondary school he memorized the Holy Quran by heart and become the Hafiz of the Quran.
    •  In 1995, Al-Shuraim obtained a doctorate degree from the Umm Al-Qura University.


    AL-SHURAIM HONORS:
    Al-Shuraim has been reciting the Taraweeh prayer during Ramadan in the Masjid Al-Haram since 1991.

    Surat ar-Rahman Recite By AL-SHURAIM:

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    9. Yaseer Al-Dossari

    Yaseer Al-Dossari
    Yaseer Al-Dossari

    FULL NAME:
    Yasser Ibn Rashed Ibn Houseine Al Ouadaani Al Dossari

    BIRTH:
    He was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 1981.

    AGE:
    38 years

    SOCIAL STATUS:
    Al-Dossari is married and is a father of two boys and two girls.

    JOBS:

    •  Yasser Al-Dosari is one of the well-renowned preacher and Imam of the Muslim world, he is currently rendered his services as the coveted position of Imam at the Dakhil Mosque in Riyadh.
    • He was also invited to lead the prayers in several other countries like UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, and Switzerland.
    •  At present, he is appointed as the General Secretary of the Prince Sultan University for teaching the Holy Quran to the Defence forces of the Arab.


    AL-DOSSARI EDUCATION:

    •  Al-Dossari completed memorizing the Holy Quran at the only age of 15.
    •  He completed his graduation from the "Faculty of Sharia Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University" and then obtained a doctorate degree in comparative jurisprudence from the same University.


    AL-DOSSARI SERVICES TO QURAN:


    •  Al-Dosari has recorded various audiotapes of Quranic recitation and also of the Taraweeh prayers.
    •  He has also introduced the offline Quranic App.


    Al-DOSSARI AWARDS AND HONORS:

    Yasser Al-Dossari has also taken several other responsibilities as he is a member of the Global Europe Symposium of Muslim Youth and many other Islamic associations.
    In the recognition of his efforts, he is nominated as one of the most influential figures of the Islamic community.
    Surat ar-Rahman Recite By YASEER AL-DOSSARI:

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    10. Maher Al-Muaiqly

    Maher Al-Muaiqly
    Maher Al-Muaiqly

    FULL NAME:
    Maher Ibn Hamd Ibn Mueaql Al Mueaqly Al Baloui

    BIRTH:
    He was born in Medina, Saudi Arabia on January 7, 1969.

    AGE:
    51 years

    JOBS:

    • He is served as an Imam of the Masjid Al-Nabwi, Medinah in 2006 and 2007.
    • He was given the permanent coveted position of Imamat at the Masjid Al-Haram where he also led the Taraweeh prayers during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
    • Al-Mueaqly is now serving as the Khateeb of the Holy Mosque of Makkah.


    AL-MUEAQLY EDUCATION:

    • He was the mastermind in mathematics but he changed his discipline and memorized the Holy Quran.
    • He obtained a master's and a doctorate degree from the "Umm Al-Qura University" from the faculty of Sharia.

    AL-MUEAQLY SERVICES TO QURAN:
    Al-Mueaqly is one of the famous readers of the Muslim world due to his beautiful and heart touching voice and he has several recordings of the recitation of the Holy Quran that has been sold all over the world.

    Surat ar-Rahman Recite By AL-MUEAQLY:

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