Faizel Patel, Radio Islam News - 22-09-2019
It’s emerged that the Imam of Masjid-un-Nabawi in Medina, Saudi Arabia Sheikh Ali Abdulrahman Al-Hudhaifi has suffered stroke.
HaramainInfo on Twitter posted a comment saying Sheikh Hudhaify was rushed to hospital and that he is in a stable condition.
No other details were available about the renowned Islamic scholar’s condition.
Sheikh Al-Hudhaifi is considered one of the most distinguished Qur’an reciters in the Kingdom and across the Islamic World.
He has many national and international recordings and certifications for his recitation from many notable sheikhs including Ahmad Abdulaziz Alziyat, Amer Alsaid Uthman, Abdulfattah Alqadi and Hammad Al-Ansari.
Sheikh Al-Hudhaifi became an imam of Masjid-un-Nabawi in 1979.
Except for a brief interval in 1981-82 when he was appointed the imam of the Haram in Makkah, Al-Hudhaifi continued to lead prayers at the Prophet’s Muhammad (PBUH) Masjid since then.
Sheikh Al-Hudhaifi also serves as the head of the committee that reviews copies of the Qur’an printed in Madinah as well as a member of the supervisory committee for audio copies of the Qur’an and the higher committee in the King Fahd Qur’an Printing Complex.