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Biography of Abdul Wali Al Arkani
Shaykh Abdul Wali Al Arkani who is also called « Abu Muad » in relation to one of his sons; was born in 1983 in the region of Mislafah in Mecca. He is a well-known Quran reciter and is currently the Imam of Khadem Al Haramein Al-Sharefein mosque in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Shaykh Al-Arkani learnt the Quran at the age of 14 first at the hand of his father, then other shaykhs and teachers in different mosques. He then moved to Mecca and was also the student of a number of prominent shaykh such as Shaykh Harun Dahir, the late Shaykh Muhammad Kabir, Shaykh Muhammad Idriss Abbass and others. He is also a friend of Shaykh Ahmed Bin Muhammad Al Shariff; the personal imam of the prince Nawaf Bin Abdul Aziz.
Moreover, he joined the Al Arqam Ibn Abu Al Arqam Institute in the Sacred Mosque (Masjid Al Haram) and graduated in 1997. He performed as an imam for the first time at the age of 13 at the mosque of Shaykh Muhammad Saleh Jamal in Meccah moving to other mosque within the same city before moving to Jeddah.
Given his popularity, Shaykh Al Arkani was invited to perform in different mosques within and outside Saudi Arabia for he was officially invited by the Governor of the Emirate of Ajman from the UAE to perform imamate next to the prominent reciter Mishary Rashid Alafasy.
At last, with his unique and eminent voice, there are audio and visual recordings of Shaykh Al Arkani’s recitations of the Quran available for his admirers. The recordings are also broadcasted in a number of Arab religious channels of Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi and Bahrain.