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Who was Sheikh Muhammad bin Khalil Al-Qari? Former Imam of Masjid e Nabawi Passed Away

, a former imam of Masjid e Nabawi, passed away on Monday.

How Did Sheikh Muhammad bin Khalil Al-Qari Die?

Sheikh Muhammad bin Khalil Al-Qari, a Saudi national of Kashmiri descent, had been ill for some time. Unfortunately, he passed away on 18th Shawwal 1444/ May 08, 2023.

The Islamic world is in grief following the death of Al-Sheikh Qari Muhammad Khalil, a famous Imam of Masjid al-Nabawi. His supporters have expressed their sorrow and grief over his departure, and the news of his death has shocked the neighborhood.

The Holy Mosques announced this sad news on Twitter by sharing the following statement,

“Sheikh Muhammad Khaleel Al Qari, May Allah have mercy on him and grant him the highest place in Jannah.”

Haramain info also shared this news on their Twitter page.

Who was Sheikh Muhammad bin Khalil Al-Qari?

Al-Sheikh Qari Muhammad Khalil was the Imam of Masjid al-Quba, the first mosque of Islam, in addition to his long tenure as an imam at Masjid al-Nabawi.

He was appointed as Imam of Masjid-e-Nabwi by Saudi King in 2019. He was from Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir.

In Saudi Arabia, his father, Sheikh Khalil Al-Qari, was also a well-known reciter, and several Imams of Haramain were his students.

In the Islamic community, he was revered and respected for his profound understanding of the Quran and his fluent recitation.

Sheikh Muhammad is the brother of Sheikh Mahmoud bin Khalil Al-Qari, who died last year and was also the Imam of the Prophet's Mosque in the Sualat of Tarawih and the Imam of the Two Quiblas Mosque in Madinah.

The late Sheikh's family is referred to as the “Family of Quran Reciters” because his father, Sheikh Khalil Al-Qari, who was born in Muzaffarabad, Pakistan.

Sheikh Khalil Al-Qari was a great reciter who produced three Imams of the Prophet's Mosque in Madinah (his sons), as well as other notable reciters like the also-late Sheikh Muhammad Ayyub.

The father, together with his three children, died in just six years.

Sheikh Muhammad bin Khalil Al-Qari Cause of Death

The former imam of Masjid al Nabawi has passed away. He had been ill for some time before passing away on Monday.

His funeral prayers will be conducted today (Monday) after Maghrib prayers at Masjid al-Nabawi, where he spent the majority of his life.

As soon as his passing was confirmed, prominent leaders from the Islamic world, including His Excellency Sheikh Mishary Al Afasy of Kuwait, Sheikh Nabil Al-Audhi of Kuwait, Sheikh Ahmad Issa Al Ma'ssarawy of Egypt, and others, expressed their sorrow on social media this morning.

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