A mosque is much more than a place of worship for Muslims. Mosques also provide a platform for people to network and communicate with each other, in addition to being beautiful architectural structures adorning the streets of a city.

Riyadh has no dearth of both traditional and contemporary mosques where every Ramadan millions of people come together to pray Taraweeh and Tahajjud, in addition to the five daily prayers. This year, however, there are no congregational prayers in mosques across the Kingdom due to the COVID-19 lockdown. However, we can still enjoy the soulful recitation of some of the famous imams (a person who leads the prayer) of Riyadh mosques from the comfort of our homes.

Here is a list of Riyadh’s top 7 mosques known for their imams’ beautiful recitations of the Holy Qur’an, available on YouTube:

1. At King Khalid Grand Mosque: Sheikh Adel Al-Kalbani and Sheik Khalid Al-Jalil. Here’s their YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/youadelalkalbani and https://www.youtube.com/user/oo2111 

2. At Al-Dakheel Mosque in Ash-Shuhada: Sheikh Yasir Al-Dossary. Here’s his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/shda1016

3. At Muhaisin Mosque in Ishbiliyah: Sheikh Adel Al-Kalbani, the current imam, and Sheikh Zohair Al-Hamadany, the muezzin (who calls out the azan),. You can listen to the beautiful recitation of Sheikh Zohair here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWSI44FcmKc

4.At King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Mosque: Imam Sheikh Nasser Al-Qatami in Al-Orouba. You can check out his recitation on the YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/alqtamiChannelYoutub

5.At Alzamil Mosque in Al-Nakheel District: Imam Sheikh Ibrahim Al-Asiri. Here is his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3lJ-71tpWEjd8P4eBpf-ng

6. At Shaikh Bin Baz Mosque in Ghadir District: Current Imam Sheikh Ahmad Al-Shehri. You can listen to his recitation on his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1iP3VAeKpvFeu7mRc0cxig 

7.At Al-Nimer Mosque in Al-Shifa: Imam Sheikh Ibrahim Al-Dossary. You can enjoy his serene recitation on the YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZnWEMwt6s8

Who is your favorite imam in Riyadh? Do let us know!

The Previous Blog: 

  1. Welcoming the Blessed Month and Our Ramadan Blog Series
  2. 7 Special Najdi Ramadan Dishes