Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al Sudais, on Sunday, completed 38 years of his appointment as Imam of Masjid-al-Haram, Makkah, in Saudi Arabia.
Accordine to HaramainSharifain.com, Sheikh Sudais was appointed as Imam of Masjid-al-Haram, Makkah by Royal Decree issued by the Late Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Fahad bin-Abdulaziz in 1984/1404, at the age of 22 years.
Sheikh Sudais led his first Salah on 22 Sha’ban, 1404, corresponding to May, 1984. His First Salah in the Haram was the Asr prayer.
Since then, Sheikh Sudais became beloved by Muslims around the world for his Qir’ah.
Sheikh Sudais was appointed as Khateeb and then Chief Imam of Masjid-al-Haram.
In 2012/1433, Sheikh Sudais was appointed the President of the General Presidency which oversees the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques.
As President Sheikh Sudais led his first Salah in Masjid Al Nabawi, Madinah in 2014/1435.
In 2020/1441, Sheikh Sudais also had the honor of completing the Quran during Ramadan for 30th consecutive year and delivering the completion of Quran Dua.