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Biography of Idriss Abkar

Idriss Abkar

Sheikh Mohammed Ibn Idriss Abkar is considered as one of the best voices in reciting the holy Quran, in the Islamic world, besides his powerful memory and his lovely personality, which got him to be in the list of the greatest Imams and Quran reciters.

Idriss Abkar was born in Jeddah, in 1975. His passion for the Quran started since he was eight, when he started taking courses in Tawhid mosque, then joined the Quran sessions in Qatani mosque at the age of thirteen; his strong memory helped him to learn by heart the whole Quran in four years, and as a result he took the role of Imam for three years.

His sweet voice and wide religious knowledge plus his lovely personality helped him to lead prayers in many mosques such as, Ibn Taymia, Ibn Alqayyim, Assid Ibn Alkhadir, Salim Alharbi and Bajaber.

He was thaught by the greatest preachers, like Yusuf Al Ahmadi who played a huge role in his education, plus other preachers such as, Abelwahab Al Ahmadi, Awda Addahiri, Abdellah Alqarni, Hadi Said, and Mohammed Rafii.

During the period where he was an Imam in Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi for Tarawih prayers, his voice and the way he recited the Quran was admired, and was able to attract thousands of people, as a results, he was nominated the official Imam of this mosque where he led the prayers on Saturday November 23rd, 2013 during the Maghreb Prayers.

In the last few years, he moved into many Islamic countries for leading prayers in Tarawih, such as Jordan, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, UAE, and number of other countries in Africa and Asia.

Idriss Abkar possesses a variety of audio-video recordings, which includes, Quran recitation, and number of prayers and supplications.

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  1. I am somali but lives USA
    MaShallah allah gives voice and brain to memorize quran, first time i listen your it touch my hart, salam calakum jazzakumulah khaire.Masha-Allah.
    I don't have words to praise this great Qari,. Our whole family like it very much. Especially my newborn baby UsaadbinHilal. He is very fond of your voice he likes sure al Fatiha and Ikhlas.He is just 3 years old and he also learn it. May Allah protect you whenever you are. God bless you. May Allah reward you with paradise.
    MAY ALLAH GIVE HIM JANNAT AAAMIN.

  2. Salaam alaekum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh
    May Allaah protect this great Qari and reward him and this site owner abundantly. My family love his recitation. I am just trying to memorise with the help of his recitation. The Qari is such a wonderful reciter that I am really trying to cry like him whenever Allaah mentions His punishment for disbelievers and reward for believers. May Allaam make us fear Him much and help us to worship Him as He deserved to be worshipped.

  3. Masha-Allah.
    I don't have words to praise this great Qari,. Our whole family like it very much. Especially my newborn baby UsaadbinHilal. He is very fond of your voice he likes sure al Fatiha and Ikhlas.He is just 3 years old and he also learn it. May Allah protect you whenever you are. God bless you. May Allah reward you with paradise.
    MAY ALLAH GIVE HIM JANNAT AAAMIN.

  4. Masha-Allah.
    I don't have words to praise this great Qari,. Our whole family like it very much. Especially my newborn baby UsaadbinHilal. He is very fond of your voice he likes sure al Fatiha and Ikhlas.He is just 3 years old and he also learn it. May Allah protect you whenever you are. God bless you. May Allah reward you with paradise.
    MAY ALLAH GIVE HIM JANNAT AAAMIN.

  5. I love listening to Sudais, Alafasy, AlAjmi, Bukhathir, Shatri, but MaashAllah this brother has a very unique and heart warming voice. Surah Mulk is a very powerful surah recited by this brother in a very heart touching manner. May Allah bless him. He really has made my whole body shiver. Its a blessing from Allah (swt) to have brothers like these in our life time.

  6. Asalamu Alaikum warahmatuallahi wabarahkahtuhu,
    I'm from Pakistan but i was born and raised in jeddah . First time i heard sheikh idris abkar was on youtube *emotional recitation of surah zumara* , wallahi since that ive become a big fan of his, May Allaah preserve him Insh'Allaah and guide us all to the right path , Amin!
    good-day, Fi Aman'Allaah!

  7. I am from India.
    Masha Allah,your voice is so nice,your way of recitation is helps us to memorise the Quranic verses.Allah will Insha Allah give you good in here and here after.JASAKALLAH .

  8. I love listening to Idriss Abkar great Qari but I like also Yasin very much. Masha Allah... He has a very good voice and very slow once too. He has a very good pronunciation. His recitation is slow and very clear so that any one can get it very fast.
    Thank you very much mr.Idriss Abkar

  9. I really like how shaikh recite. He always makes my day. May you live long to be able to give the world what you have and what they want from you. Insha Allah may we meet in Janna. And may you live to see the next coming generation. Again the surah isra is very heart worming.

  10. I love listening to shiekh idriss abkar. he has a great recitation and I always want to read like him. Masha,Allah that he could read so great.
    And insha,Allah, if Allah wills I will read like him. I was looking for websites to hear him read and alhamdulilah I found this one.

  11. I am from South Africa and first heard your heart rendering dua for the first time on our local ITV channel before sehri. We have listened to it eceryday Mashallah, may Allah give you the strength to continue rendering the great words of the quran. Inshallah Aameen

  12. I love listening to basfar ,bukhatr ,shuriam, abkar, sudias, alijaber.,and many others specially saudi arabia reciters, and I always ask to Allah to be like them if Allah wills
    So i would like to pray for Allah for my expectation THANKS..........

  13. Subhanallah...The way he reads quran is touching especially when he meets certain verses containing Allah's promise of adzab on those who are disbelievers and HIS promise of jannah on those who are faithful. Thank you for uploading these so valuable contents.

  14. I really appreciate your voice and the way you recite. It's heart touching. And it reminds me the reciting of Hazarat Umar's Sister reciting Quran and listening that recitation He accepted ISLAM. Jazakallah khair. May Allah bless YOU with HIS BEST. Amen.

  15. Your recitation is alhumdolillah very good. Our whole family like it very much. Especially my newborn baby mohd.Hussain. He is very fond of your voice he likes sure al Anam. We are in jeddah and want to pray behind you but we did not find your masjid.

  16. Manshallah this most beautiful recite. I love sheikh recite. May Allah protect you whenever you are. God bless you. Whenever I listen to this sheikh I feel carry. May Allah reward you with paradise. I listen sheikh to learn my quran memorizing.

  17. What a great voice MA. People, do listen to Surah:75 by Idriss Abkar. Allah Ta'ala has rewarded him with a beautiful voice. I wish that I could be his student so that he can teach me the way he recites. Mashallah, he is doing a great thing.

  18. Assalamualaikum.. first time i hear surah Al qiyamah from Imam Idris Akbar, its really touching, and my tears falls..its like wake me up, its like something i know but recently realize it. I Hope Allah always protect and bless him. Aamiin..

  19. MashAllah Idris Abkar has a beautiful voice and his Surah Qiyamah is so powerful Surah No(75)..
    Also his recitation is inspiring to others and makes you feel like you want to recite like him May Allah bless you and give you Jannah Amen

  20. mashallah ihave nothing to say, but this qarii is great always i ask my self why this qarii is not taken in masjid haram makkah to lead people in tarawekh because of his good recitation, always i need to see him leading people in tarawekh

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