• UPDATED: Masajid and Quraa' in Riyadh

    Alhamdulilah Riyadh is blessed with some beautiful Masajid and some of my all-time favourite Qur'an reciters!  During the few months I've been here, I've compiled a small but growing list of where some of my favourite and some known Imaams lead salaah.  In the hope that it helps others, I am sharing this list below with my comments insha'Allah:

    UPDATE: I've created a mega list of some of the most amazing reciters in Riyadh, that list is the most up-to-date so please do check it out HERE

    Masjid Rajhi 
    Address: Google Coordinates: 24.676999,46.77824 - https://goo.gl/maps/xHQFrMFVuU22

    One of the most beautiful Masajid masha'Allah.  This is also where a lot of the funerals in Riyadh take place.

    Masjid Nasr - Sheikh Muhammad Luhaidan - CONFIRMED
    Address: Al Andalus, Riyadh 13212 - https://goo.gl/maps/e1kBNZ1MUfT2 

    Sheikh Luhaidan is one of my all-time fav Qur'an reciters and after missing him many times in UK, I just had to catch him in Riyadh!  The masjid is beautiful and I believe he's usually there for Isha salah.  Sadly the sound system is pretty bad… too much echo but khair, it's not intolerable.  Do visit if you can, you won't regret it :)

    Masjid  - Sheikh Yasser Ad-Dosari - Moved to Masjid Al-Haram Now
    Address: Masjid Dakheel, Ushba, Ash Shuhada Riyadh 13241 - https://goo.gl/maps/jrLAq256s2o

    One of the closest Masajid to me in this list.  Beautiful masjid and an amazing reciter.  Sheikh Yasser holds a special place in my heart as not only is he one of my fav's, but, he was also a favourite of my dearest beloved brother: Tehseen Khan (RH).  I've been there on a couple of occasions but only managed to catch Sheikh Yasser once at Isha.  I was told he's usually there for Isha.

    Al-Muhaini Masjid  - Sheikh Nasser Al-Qatami
    Address: https://goo.gl/maps/UviFYBcL5ZrbrZh6A 

    A new Masjid with Sheikh Nasser Al-Qattami as the Imaam.

    Masjid Ameera Lateefa - SHeikh Nasser As-Salim in the style of Sheikh Maher Al-Mueaqly
    Address:  Princess Latifa Bint Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Mosque, Sabta, Ar Rahmaniyah Riyadh 12343 - https://goo.gl/maps/Up8U2WohYQG2

    This is one of the newer and most beautiful masajid.  Located opposite Al-Habib Takhussasi Hospital, you can't miss the masjid.  From the beautiful exterior to the striking chandelier inside, there is beauty all around this Masjid masha'Allah.  This used to be the masjid of Sheikh Nasser Qattami..  However, he has been replaced by someone who almost perfectly imitates Sheikh Maher al-Mueaqly.  Have a listen:  HERE 

    King Abdullah Masjid  - Sheikh Abdulaziz Baleelah (Son of Sh. Bandar Baleelah)
    Address: King Abdullah District - https://goo.gl/maps/KMnGcz5Dc8B2 

    This is a new masjid opened in 2015 in the brand new King Abdullah area of Riyadh.  Sheikh Nasser Qatami was appointed the imaam here in Ramadan 2017 but has since moved on.

    Masjid King Khalid - Sheikh Khalid Julayl and Sheikh Mohammad Mohanna - CONFIRMED
    Address: King Khalid Grand Mosque, 4289 Umm Al Hamam, Umm Al Hamam Algharbi Riyadh 12326 - https://goo.gl/maps/i21WkCPtzFk

    Another beautiful and BIG masjid masha'Allah.  Sheikh Khaled Julayl is/was supposed to be the regular Imaam here but the times I've been, I haven't caught him so not sure if that's still the case. However, I did catch somebody else: Sheikh Mohammad Mohanna!  What a voice masha'Allah :)  I had not heard of the sheikh prior to reading behind him here and subhanAllah you really have to listen to his recitation.  Insha'Allah will soon post some live recordings.

    Masjid Sheikh Abdul-Mohsin Al-Muhaisen  - Sheikh Adel Kalbani - CONFIRMED
    Address:  Ishbiliyah, Riyadh 13225 ‎- https://goo.gl/maps/j1END8vbqJ12

    Another new and beautiful masjid.  Sheikh Adel Kalbani lead Taraweeh salaah in Masjid Al-Haram back in 2009.  

    Masjid Al-Hamra - Sheikh Belal Fares
    Address: Al-Hamra, Riyadh - https://goo.gl/maps/W3pe3iLqYDr

    Well, this is/was my local Masjid.  Pretty big, has Quran classes, lessons, etc.  The Imaam, whose name I still don't know sadly, has a beautiful voice masha'Allah.  His Fajr recitations are just superb!  They can get pretty emotional.  Worth a visit, especially for Fajr.  He's usually there most week days.

    Sheikh Salman Utaybi - CONFIRMED!
    جامع الشيخ حمدان البلوي
    Google Coordinates: 24.806043851200535,46.764657405326005 - https://goo.gl/maps/cvskghgrZMv

    OK, I am super happy to confirm that this is indeed where Sheikh Salman Utaibi leads!  Prayed Maghrib and Isha behind the sheikh.  Also spoke to him for a while.  Genuinely nice guy masha'Allah.

    Masjid Sulaiman Abdulaziz Al-Bassam - Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Mohammad al-Ahmed

    Sheikh Abdulaziz Al-Ahmad's new Masjid.  This is definitely one of the most beautiful Masajid in Riyadh.  The sheikh here has an absolutely amazing voice masha'Allah.  He's very young too.  I highly recommend you visit this masjid.  Have a listen to his recitation: HERE

    Masjid Ibrahim Bin Muhammad bin Saeedan - جامع إبراهيم بن محمد بن سعيدان

    Many of you may have seen this Masjid a number of times, especially if you travel on the Northern Ringroad often.  It is one of the most beautiful Masajid in Riyadh.  A very nice and serene place just off King Fahd branch road.  The location also means that it is pretty quiet outside of work hours.

    Masjid Jawhra bin Taweel - Sheikh: Abdulaziz Al-Asiri

    So this one was a recommendation from a couple of people so I decided to go check it out.  The reciter is pretty good masha'Allah.  The Masjid is also really nice.  Worth a visit.

    Masjid Awadh Al-Harbi - Sheikh: Khalid al-Harbi

    Sheikh Khalid has a beautiful voice masha'Allah.  He sounds a bit like Sheikh Budair and at times also has a hint of Sheikh Ali Jaber (RH).  Be warned: he's not there often.  You'll most likely catch him at Isha if you do manage to catch him.  A sample of his recitation: HERE

    Masjid Fahd Al-Uwaidah

    This is a very popular Masjid in Riyadh.  Many people would have driven past it but never visited it.  It is the famous Masjid next to the palaces.  It's actually pretty nice inside.

    Prince Sultan bin Fahd Masjid 
    Address: https://goo.gl/maps/ipc9kwZJ8Tz

    OK, this one isn't about the reciter.  If you find yourself missing Masjid an-Nabawi too much, pay this masjid a visit.  The interior is an almost replica of Masjid an-Nabawi :)

    Masjid Babtain - Sheikh Hadi Al-Askari

    Once upon a time, this used to be another one of my local Masajid.  Really beautiful masjid with an equally beautiful voice as the reciter.  Have a listen: HERE

    Sheikh Ibraheem Jibreen - UNCONFIRMED - He was the former imaam here
    مسجد الاميرة العنود بنت عبدالعزيز
    مبنى رقم 3687 شارع محمد المقدمي - حي الغدير ، الرياض 13311 - 7494

    Sheikh Ibraheem Al-Jibreen no longer leads in any Masjid due to various commitments.  He usually leads in a Masjid during Ramadan, however, this year, he has not released his timetable.

    King Abdulaziz Masjid
    جامع الملك عبد العزيز

    Google Coordinates: 24.645714, 46.709211 - https://goo.gl/maps/rdR7zeaKiV12

    Riyadh Airport Masjid
    جامع مطار الملك خالد الدولي

    Google Coordinates: 24.958640, 46.701200 - https://goo.gl/maps/19FBsnx5uhJ2

    A beautiful masjid located next to the National Museum.

    If you're near the airport, check it out.  You can get to it from the second floor of the car park.

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    1. AsSalaamu Alaikum waRahmatullahi waBarakatuh, InshaAllah all is well on your side! I wanted to ask if you found out which masjid Sheikh Salman al-Utaybi prays at? And are women allowed to pray at the masajid in Riyadh? One of my duas is to be able to pray behind him, inshaAllah, thuma inshaAllah! Please answer either way!
      - Jazakallahul khair!

      1. W'alaikum Salaam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakattuhu, Apologies, I got really tied down after posting this and haven't had a chance to visit any more masajid. However, I plan on doing so in the next week or two and will confirm insha'Allah. Every masjid I've been to on this list does indeed have women's area so more than likely this one will also. Will confirm insha'Allah. JazakAllah Khair for your comment.

      2. Not a problem, I definitely understand. ..Ok inshaAllah, I will check back soon!
        May Allah swt reward you immensely! -Ma'aSalaam

      3. Salaam Zidah, I'm happy to confirm he does lead there. I just prayed maghrib and isha at the masjid. Beautiful masjid and it does have women's prayer area too :)

      4. Salaam.
        can any please tell me the current location of Shiekh Muhammad Luhaidan?
        The Mosque where he leads prayer now?

      5. Same mosque. He will be in Canada next week though. Back for Ramadan insha'Allah

    2. Just curious, in the masajid that Sheikh Luhaydan and Sheikh Dosari lead, how come they only lead 'Isha? Is it because of their schedules? And who leads the other salaah at those masajid? :)

      1. Sheikh Luhaidan is there for Fajr too I'm being told. Sheikh Yasser I'm not too sure but that masjid does have another Imaam too. It is possible they have other commitments. When they are not there, usually it's either the muedhin or a second Imaam who leads.

      2. They have other occupations. Yasser Al-Dosary is a lecturer in King Saud University (if I'm not wrong) He is also the Vice President of the Ayat channel, where Nasser Al-Qatamy is the president. These are just some of their work.

    3. Assalamulaikum sister!ramadhan kareem amd jazakillah khair for sharing this useful blog may Allah reward you!the al hamra masjid does it allow woman and children to attend for taraweeh in ramadhan?

      1. wsalaam. brother* not sister. It has a women's section I'm not sure whether there's a kids section though.

    4. AssalamuLikum brothers can u please confirm regarding sheikh ibrahim jibreen.Can you please share coordinates of masjid as there are multiple masnids in name of princess alanoud. Or can you tell me any office who can precisely tell me the masjid in ahic ibrahim jibreen leads salah. By the way i have visite alanoud masjid which comes on makkah road after wadi labn. Jazakkallah khair

    5. AssalamuLikum brothers can u please confirm regarding sheikh ibrahim jibreen.Can you please share coordinates of masjid as there are multiple masnids in name of princess alanoud. Or can you tell me any office who can precisely tell me the masjid in ahic ibrahim jibreen leads salah. By the way i have visite alanoud masjid which comes on makkah road after wadi labn. Jazakkallah khair

    6. If anyone wants to see Nasser Al-Qatamy's amazing Isha Prayers from his new Moaque( or old) just subscribe to this amazing YouTube channel:
      They are amazing. They post every Isha prayers of Nasser Al-Qatamy and other recitors everyday. You can see their video recorders if you visit their mosque. Other similar YouTube channels are:

    7. Sheikh Nasser Al-Qatamy leads Fajr and Isha prayers in his new King Abdullah Mosque (amazing, built without a single pillar, exterior and interior just amazing) EVERYDAY!
      He didn't lead the prayers for 3-4 months after Ramadan but now you will find him everyday for Isha or Fajr prayers Insha Allah (CONFIRMED).
      The Mosque is located on the Urubah Road intersecting with Takhassusi road ( near Sofitel Hotel )

    8. asalamualaikum wa rahmatuallahi wa barakatuhu,wow what a blog, which others can benefit from,visiting Riyadh for only 2-3 days and wanted to pray fajr behind one of these imams. And googled and came across this amazing site. Jazakallahu khair to the fullest.

    9. asalamualaikum wa rahmatuallahi wa barakatuhu. Just want to ask if Sheikh Salman Al Utaybi has a contactable address.Jazakallahu khair

      1. W'alaikum Salaam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakattuhu, his Masjid is the best place to catch him.

    10. AsSalamAlaikum, Brother. Thank you for your efforts and your hard work. I'm notice that all of the famous imaam you already listed down. And I'm the one who is really2 melted down by his great recitation, Sheikh D.Abdullah Muhammad AlMatrood.(if I'm not wrong) These amazing imaam is in Riyadh too, King Abdullah Abdul Aziz Masajid. Do you know any news about these my most favorite imaam? I wish I'm like you, to be behind him as Jammaah..pls help me to searching for this Sheikh Dr.abdullah Muhammad almatrood. Because you know all the Masajid and the world most famous there. Thank you for updating. WaSalam..

    11. Assalamu'alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh brother. JazakAllah khair for all the info. Do you know if Sheikh Nasser Al Qatami is still leading the taraweeh prayers at King Abdullah masjid? Please do let me know. JazakAllah khair.

      1. He is indeed. Prayed behind him yesterday. Get there early for Taraweeh, it gets really really busy and parking is limited too. There's a women's section too.

      2. Here's the recording from yesterday: https://facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10210010220159962&id=1469651653

      3. I went there today. Always been a great fan of him. His recitation is so soothing and peaceful Ma shaa Allah. Jazakallah khair for the info brother. :)

    12. Can anyone share the location of masjid or name of masjid where ibrahim jibreen is leading traveeh prayers

      1. Sheikh Ibraheem Al-Jibreen no longer leads in any Masjid due to various commitments. He usually leads in a Masjid during Ramadan, however, this year, he has not released his timetable.

    13. Assalamualikum Plz share the masjid and location of sheikh ibrahim jibreen

      1. Sheikh Ibraheem Al-Jibreen no longer leads in any Masjid due to various commitments. He usually leads in a Masjid during Ramadan, however, this year, he has not released his timetable.

    14. Assalamu alaikum,

      Do you know where qari Salman Al utaybi will be reciting taraweeh prayers from tomorrow to the end of Ramadan?

      Jazakallahu khairan.

      1. Wsalaam, should be in his own masjid, however, I know in the past he's traveled in the last 10 nights so can't be certain.

    15. Assalaamu Alaikkum,
      Do you know if this imam is in Riyadh?

      Abdur Rahman Al Ossi


      1. Wsalaam. He's based in the Eastern Province. Doesn't have a permanent masjid but recites in various masajid. All schedules are posted on his FB page.

    16. Asalamualaikum, jazakallahu khair for this info. Planning to visit Riyadh in December InshaAllah. Would you know if sheik Luhaidan and Sheik Utaybi will lead prayers at the masjid during the end of December period.

    17. I would like to ask if that nasser al qatamy... does he still lead prayers in the same masjid as given here for taraweeh prayer and is there womens side too??please reply soon

    18. In 2011, I was staying near masjid Nuwaiser Kaab Ibn Malik, العليا، Riyadh 11543 at Olaya street. Lattitude and longitude: 24.67502,46.6926509,
      At that time, the Quran recitation was sooo beautiful. I never heard that style of recitation before.
      I think, now that imam not there. Any one remember his name or link to his recitation. Please... really missing that recitation.
      Jazakallah khair.

    19. You spoke to Sheikh Salman al utaybi, does he speak in English? Or only Arabic?
      Also he seems to be quite young, any idea of his age ...I have seen the bio data of almost every qaari I searched on net but only sheikh Salman utaybi’s age is not mentioned .