Imam Shuraim resigns from Masjid Al Haram – Reports
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Makkah – Sheikh Saud bin Ibrahim Shuraim, Imam, and Khateeb of Masjid Al Haram has resigned from his role after 32 years of service.

According to local media, he decided not to renew his 4 year contract with the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques in December last year citing personal reasons.

The cleric may, however, return temporarily to lead tarawih during the upcoming month of Ramadhan.

“It is pertinent to mention that the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques has not released an official statement confirming the resignation however the Presidency has not commented or confirmed previous resignations in the past,” Haramain Sharifain, a media outlet noted.

Sheikh Saud al Shuraim, born on October 15, 1966, in Riyadh, the Capital of Saudi Arabia was appointed as the Imam of Masjid Al Haram, Makkah on February 07, 1992.

He graduated from Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University in Riyadh.

He received his doctorate from Umm al Qura University Makkah where he also served first as a Professor and later as Dean of the Department of Shariah and Islamic Studies.

He was appointed a judge at the Makkah Grand Court in 1992 by a Royal decree and served for three years.

In addition to his duties as an Imam, Sheikh Shuraim lectured at the Grand Mosque.

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