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Biography of Ali Jaber

Ali Jaber

Ali Jaber, born Ali Ibn Abdullah Ibn Ali Jaber, was an eminent reciter from Saudi Arabia. He was born in Jeddah in 1373 Hijri. While he was five, Ali moved with his parents to Madinah where he had memorized the Holy Qur’an at the age of 15.

In 1396 HIjri, Ali Jaber joined the Sharia’s Faculty of the Islamic University and graduated in 1365. Fresh out, he enrolled in the High Institute of Magistracy and prepared a thesis he supported in 1400. His research was carried out in the “Abullah Ibn Omar’s Fiqh and its impact on the Madinah’s School”. Graduated with honors, Ali Jaber was proposed to be judge in Mayssane but he preferred the position of Adminstrative Inspector and shortly became professor of Arab Language and Islamic studies in the Education Faculty of Madinah Monawara relevant to King Fahd Abdul Aziz University.

Later on, Ali Jaber, who was imam and reciter in many Saudi mosque, was nominated Imam of the private mosque of the late King Khalid Ibn Abdul Aziz. While the Custodian of the two holy mosques moved to Jeddah, Ali Jaber was nominated Imam of the Holy mosque of Makkah. In 1403, Ali Jaber asked to be exempted from his functions of imam and took them back to lead evening-prayers in Ramadan’s and then as an official imam of the Holy Mosque in the same year he got his doctorate certificate in 1407 Hijri.

Ali Jaber died in 1426 Hijri in Jeddah.

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  1. Alhamduli'Allaah wasalaamu Alaa Muhammad Alayhiwasallaam.
    To proceed I beg for Allaah's mercy and assistance in all of our affairs.
    I've studied Quran for many years, and have been helped much by Sheikh Ali Jaber's voice. Ramatu'Allaahi alayhi..
    My recitation sound like his very easily, yet I could not see his face. Thanks to this site, after more than twenty years listening to him, I get to see his picture. And now after being able to recite like him and others, I simply choose to sound like him when I read Holy Quran sitting and in my salaat. Allaah reward this effort. Aameen
    As for the students I teach Quran to, I also recite their lessons to them in the voice of Cheikh Ali Jaber rahimahu'Allaah, and encourage them to review as well as recite with Ali Jaber on this site..So more blessings for all of us. Insha'Allaah. And we pray Allaah unites us with the prophets, the righteous ones, and Ashuhadaa on the day of judgment. Aameen
    May Allaah give the light of the Quran and the Islam to Cheikh Ali jaber rahimahu'Allaah as he lays where he is. Aameen
    These statements are to say the very least of how his voice affects my Quranic career. Ahamduli'Allaah
    His voice is very much alive, and reminds me of the Quranic verses."they are not dead but alive with Allaah's blessings". And Allaah knows best..
    Wasalaam

  2. May Allah shower His Mercy upon our Shaikh. Shaikh Ali Abdullah Jaber... “Whoever loves to meet Allah subhaanahu wa ta'aala, Allah loves to meet them!" Shaikh Ali Jabir left us early. We wished we prayed behind him more and more in the Masjidul Haram. He is someone whose recitation make you forget everything else. You don't want him to finish his recitation.. wish to continue on and on standing before the Kaaba and listening his rectiation...in Taraweeh. In fact Ali Jaber was the best Qari of his time as said by Shaikh Mashari Rashid al-Afasy. Those who realized and knew him, loved him deep in their hearts. There are many who tries to imitate this Shaikh,,, but they may do with closeness of their voice and style. But Ali Jabir was unique. He stood in the garden of Glorious Quran while reciting, those who listened to it, also felt some breeze from the taste he felt in his heart. Irresistible. May Allah Azzawajal bestow him the highest of Paradise. Insha-Allah one day we shall meet him. The day the reciter of the Quran will be said,,, Keep reciting and keep climbing the heights of paradise,, Your place in Jannah is at the last verse you recite. May Allah make us amongst the People of Quran...Ameen.

  3. Masha'allah to the creators of this website, and Masha'allah to ALI JABER ,. May Allah make him happier in Jannah than the way he makes me happy in this Dunya. May Allah guide his family in the path of the Sunnah. It is sad that the younger generation do not know much about him. The time that he was Imam in the Haram, in those days satellite TV was a luxury and was not common for all to get. When he makes Dua for Qunoot you would not want him to stop. My dear brother Awais, Being Imam of Makkah is an honour that comes from Allah, May be the services Ali Jaber delivered after being removed from the post of Imam of Haram Makki were more important in eyes of Allah. More important thing is to understand islam, understand quran and applying it in your daily life... May Allah help us with that... inshallah Asalamalikum May Allah grant you entrance to Jannah, and to all the mumineen that have passed on, may Allah forgive them their sins and those before them till the begining. AMEEN.

  4. I love the recitation of Sheikh Ali Abdullah Jabir (RA). My only regret is not being able to see him live. His recitation makes me so happy and his voice is so golden that I feel like seeing gold when he recites. May Allah make him happier in Jannah than the way he makes me happy in this Dunya. May Allah guide his family in the path of the Sunnah. It is sad that the younger generation do not know much about him. The time that he was Imam in the Haram, in those days satellite TV was a luxury and was not common for all to get. When he makes Dua for Qunoot you would not want him to stop.

  5. I love the recitation of Sheikh Ali Abdullah Jabir.I love this sheikh, may Allah bless him and his family paradise. One day I was reading quran in tahfiz class, my teacher said to me " Mashallah Abubakar you read like sheikh Huzaifi (5%) and sheikh Ali Jaber (95%)"Which I didn't even knew!
    Then I came to this website and I read sheik Ali Jaber's biography and heard his beautiful, magnificent and I can't stop listening to it. May Allah bless him with no punishments and for him to live with the wives of paradise inshallah.

  6. if someone had every desired to see Ali Abdullah jabir in the haram reciting, i am the first...since before i was sent to learn the holy coran i used to listen to his recitacion on cassets in my workman. since then till the actuall date almost every day i listen to him its as if am seeing him. up to a certain level am able to imitate his voice but wallah of course i cant get his voice..i really love him i love his voice..his death was a grief for me and all my family and friends..may Allah reward him the janna al firdaws

  7. Well, for me I just brought up in Azare,(my hometown) Bauchi State, Nigeria (West Africa) listening and trying to imitate The Late Sheik's GOLDEN Voice. Sheik Ali Jabir will continue to play a vital role in my life and also will be my mentor or role model especially when comes to the Recitation of The Holy Qur'an. I love him very much,cI always listen to his recitation,cespecially the one he recited in 1980s. May Allah in His infinite mercy grand him an internal rest in Aljannatul Firdausi, Ameen. Saleh Salihu.

  8. In 1984, when I join a refinery, first time I hear the voice of Sheikh Ali Abdullah Bin Jabir, in Haram shreef, his voice grab my mind and I can not explain the emotion of mine. I did not see him (I mean picture)just few Days AGO I saw him on this site, I really Love his voice when he recite the Quran. It's my deep wishes that he should be again in Haram Makki shareef in Taraveeh pray, and Tahajjud pray, someone tell me why they sap rate him from Immam-e-Kaaba shreef?

  9. Salam, May Allah(s.w.t)have may mercy on shek ali jaber.Actualy i love the recitation Of Ali jaber to the extent that i feel to cry when ever heard his recitation.His golden voice is really a blessing from Allah to His rare servant.His golden voice igntes my intrest in recitating the holy quran when ever i heard it.iam trying to imitate his voice and Alhamdullilah am succesful in achieving so. i hope Almighty Allah grant him jannatul firdous Ameen

  10. The imam at my local mosque, Ustaz Fahmi Hamdan Ali, can recite exactly like him and he never fails to amaze me. First heard of Sheikh Ali Jaber in 2007/2008 and instantaneously felt in love with his recitations ever since.. I ever tried to imitate him, at times successful and at times not. Some sheikhs that I'm comfortable imitating are Sheikh Sudais, Sheikh Shuraim, Sheikh Mahir and Sheikh Juhani.
    ~ A slave of Allah from Singapore

  11. Masha Allah, Subhan Allah, Allahu Akbar... A Great Reciter, and Servant of Allah Shaikh Ali Jabir (RA) is!!! Any Person who believe and heard his voice for Qur'an can never forget him. Many people miss him dearly. Allah Subhan watalah grant him High Degree of Jannah and make him the neighbour of Prophet Muhammed pbuh and His Companions... Ameen.
    He will be remembered for his voice and service till the Day of Judgement.

  12. My dear brother Awais, Being Imam of Makkah is an honour that comes from Allah, May be the services Ali Jaber delivered after being removed from the post of Imam of Haram Makki were more important in eyes of Allah. more important thing is to understand islam, understand quran and applying it in ur daily life... may allah help us with that... inshallah

  13. I wish ali jabiri a good life in his afterlife mashallah, my favorite qiraah. Sheikh Ali jaber is my all time best reciter, I am filled with so much emotions when I hear him recite the glorious quran. May Allah SWT continue to have mercy on his soul and increase his rank in paradise. May Allah have peace and mercy upon this sheikh. When I hear him I feel asking Allah to put him into jannah.

  14. masha allah, jazallahu kheyran for sh. Ali Jaber, i used listen his recitaion since i was child, i have learned lot of Quran from his voice, when ever i listen my heart start crying, i love him so much, and i pray for him Jannatul firdowsa, he is the best reciter i have ever listened. may Allah bless you and reward ajar untill the doomsday amin amin amin ya Allah.

  15. My dear brother Awais, Being Imam of Makkah is an honor that comes from Allah, May be the services Ali Jaber delivered after being removed from the post of Imam of Haram Makki were more important in eyes of Allah. More important thing is to understand islam, understand quran and applying it in your daily life... May Allah help us with that... Insha'Allah.

  16. Asalamalikum,
    May God bless you SHEIK ALI JABER, I love you for ever and I always listen to his quran, I'm trying be like him, I love his voice so much, I want to ask guys why they removed our sheik ALI JABER from masjid haraam, I mean kabbeh? I would like to know that, really when I hear his voice it make something in my mine. I will not forget him.

  17. MashaAllah, MashaAllah. What a beautiful recitation from Sheikh Ali Jaber (O Allah grant him Jannatul Firdows). It was through search that i found this links and my prayers goes to those who choose to post this kind of scholars on line for people to benefit. May Allah forgive your sins and make us all to gain from this important link. Allahuma Ameen!

  18. I love him, May God bless you SHEIK ALI JABER, I love you for ever and I always listen to his quran, I'm trying be like him, I love his voice so much, I want to ask guys why they removed our sheik ALI JABER from masjid haraam, I mean kabbeh? I would like to know that, really when I hear his voice it make something in my mind. I will not forget him.

  19. Assalam Alikum,
    Ya Ikhwan,
    MashaAllah. A very soothing and peaceful voice. The message it carries is much more sooting and peaceful. May Allah make us of those who understand it and follow its matters with our life and not of those who recite it but it does not go beyond the throat. Ameen

  20. Please I am asking the Question on behalf of thousands of Muslims; "Why was Ali Jaber removed from Masjid ul Haraam"? Ali Jaber was the best I still miss his recitation what about his family his sons do they also recite like him?
    Please give more info about his life and his family.

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