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Biography of Salah Al Hashem

Salah Al Hashem

Sheikh Salah Al Hashem is a Kuwaiti reader and chanter, and is one of the “Imams” in the Grand Mosque in Kuwait.

He was born in 1980, and he memorized the whole Quran at the age of 12 years old only. He is also the creator of the “Calendar of Hashem” application, which is used in mobile phones.

Sheikh Salah Al Hashem began memorizing the Quran from an early age. His mentors and teachers were Sheikh Nasser Al-Othman and Sheikh Adnan Abdul Qadir. Also; the first Surah he learned was Surat “Maryam”; he later on completed the memorization of the Holy Quran and obtained his license from Sheikh Khamis bin Abdel Azim. He read the Koran with several methods and he obtained an assignment connected to the prophet (peace and prayer be upon him).

Sheikh Salah Al Hashem used to listen to senior Egyptian sheikhs of “Tajweed” such as Mahmoud Khalil Al Husary and Mahmud Ali Al Banna and Muhammad Siddiq Al Minshawi. And according to him; this is what helped him to excel in the Tajweed of the Holy Quran.

He later on took the leading (imamat) in numerous different Mosques; most notably the Grand Mosque in Kuwait during the period from 2002 to 2005. He also led the “Tarawih” and “Al Qiyaam” prayers in Maryam Al Qutami Mosque in the “Shuwaikh” region.

Sheikh Salah Al Hashem was behind the "Calendar of Hashem" service; which is a mobile phone private service that is based on multimedia “MMS”. It is considered as a very popular application in both Kuwait and Saudi Arabia and it is regarded as the first acoustic “audio” Islamic calendar in the world.

Sheikh Salah Al Hashem has a full recording of the Holy Quran, alongside with a set of Quranic releases characterized with many different recitation “Tajweed” methods.

As he also released many albums of Islamic “Nasheeds” or “anthems”; such as the album “I am the poor”, the album “I came to you”, and also the album “Labbaik”.


  1. salah al hashem i really love the way you read the quran may allah give you the right path to heavens with you family, relatives, friends and especially you it just make me think about wishes for to go to heaven.
    abdirahman daud

  2. Assalamu'alaikum
    Jazakallaahu khairan katsira to sharing this nice recitation.
    Masyaa Allaah, you recite it pretty slow, clear and nice to listen to.
    I like it.
    This is good for me and my son (9 y/o) to listen and memorize every word. Thank You.
    best regards,
    Ummu Ridho~Indonesia

  3. Assalam.May Allah taallah bless you and your family.I`m very impressed and please by your voice.you recite the quran slowly so I could keep up with you when I`m practicing the quran by listening to you.
    Jazzaallah karan.
    your truly,
    Sumayyah Shajahan

  4. Salam :
    It is great to hear your voice in here ,i am a chinese muslim ,and i am working in kuwait for one kuwaiti company now . and i may leave on coming May to my country , nice to meet you in here .

  5. you read really well and and it's slow enough for us to catch every word and you have a great voice.Mashalah! May Allah take you to paradise and with the rest of your family :) KEEP READING QURAN!!!

  6. asalam
    your voice is is sweet as like you ate honey
    you have been practicing alot i like it!!! i wish i was praying beside you i am 10 my family loves your voice it was nice hearing you

  7. Very nice tajweed. I like it and its very easy to understand. It helps me memorize the Quran, and pronounce better, now i am memorizing better than ever. May Allah give you a place in paradise Thank You.

  8. Mashalah, you are very good at reciting the quran. My brothers and I really like your voice when you read. May Allah give you a place in paradise and your mum and dad plus your family amen. Thank You.