• UPDATED: Where to Pray Taraweeh in Riyadh - Masajid, Qaaris and locations - Ramadan 2019

    Salaam! Ramadan Kareem! So here’s my Ramadan gift to you all.  Riyadh has been blessed with some of the best reciters around today.  I kid you not, almost every corner of Riyadh, you will find an awesome voice.  Here is a list of my recommendations for this Ramadan:

    Qiyaam/Tahajjud Times:  Have added for some Masajid.  Please do comment if you visit the rest.

    Qari: Sheikh Muhammad Luhaidan
    Masjid: Jam3 Nasser, Khurais Road, Al-Andalus
    Women's Area: Yes 
    Other Comments: Plenty of parking available in and around the Masjid.  However, plan accordingly as roads around the Masjid can get very busy.
    Tahajjud/Qiyam-ul-Layl: 12:30am

    Qari: Sheikh Abdulaziz Al-Ahmed
    Masjid: Masjid Sulaiman Abdulaziz Al-Bassam, Qurtubah
    Women's Area: Yes
    Other Comments: This is sheikh Abdulaziz's new Masjid.  Beautiful Masjid, well worth a visit.
    Tahajjud/Qiyam-ul-Layl: 1:00am

    Qari: Salman Al-Utaybi
    Masjid: Sheikh Hamdan Albalawi, Yarmouk
    Location: https://goo.gl/maps/cvskghgrZMv 
    Women's Area: Yes
    Tahajjud/Qiyam-ul-Layl: 1:00am

    Qari: Sheikh Nasser Al-Qatami
    Masjid: Jam3 Abdullah Bin Nasir Al-Muhini, King Abdulaziz Road
    Location: https://goo.gl/maps/7ccReypP9ABo98YH7
    Tahajjud/Qiyam-ul-Layl: 12:30am

    Qari: Sheikh Barrak Al-Shammari
    Masjid: Masjid Abdullah Al-Luhaidan, Khurais Road, Al-Andalus
    Women's Area: TBC

    Qari: Sheikh Nasir As-Salim - The best imitation of Sheikh Maher’s voice
    Masjid: Masjid Ameera Latifa, Takhassusi Street, Rahmaniyah
    Women's Area: Yes
    Tahajjud/Qiyam-ul-Layl: 12:45am

    Qari: Zayid Al-Attiya
    Masjid: Al-Hussain, Al-Aziziyah
    Location: https://goo.gl/maps/CDVo6satSjm 
    Women's Area: TBC

    Qari: Sheikh Khalid Jaleel
    Masjid: King Khalid Grand Masjid, Umm Al-Hammam
    Women's Area: Yes

    Qari: Sheikh Turki Al-Khailawi (Imitation of Sheikh Ali Jaber)
    Masjid: Masjid Hayy’ Ad-Dhubbat
    Women's Area: TBC

    Qari: Sheikh Khalaf Zahrani (Imitation of Sheikh Ahmed Al-Ajmi)
    Masjid: Al-Noor, Aziziyah
    Women's Area: TBC

    Qari: Sheikh Abdulaziz Bin Bandar Al-Baleela (Son of Sheikh Bandar Baleela)
    Masjid: King Abdullah Mosque, Ar-Rahmaniya
    Women's Area: Yes but no young children

    Qari: Sheikh Nasir Al-Ahmed
    Sample Recitation: https://youtu.be/SR_gYD7UKGs 
    Masjid: Masjid Al-Qaffari, An-Nasim
    Women's Area: TBC

    Qari: Sheikh Belal al-Fares
    Masjid: Jam3 Al-Hamra, Khalid Bin Waleed, Al-Hamra
    Location: https://goo.gl/maps/W3pe3iLqYDr 
    Women's Area: Yes

    Qari: Yusuf Ad-Daws
    Masjid: Ath-Thunyan Masjid, Al-Nakheel

    Location: https://goo.gl/maps/zo5s9z3PQWcjo1H99
    Women's Area: Yes

    Qari: Sheikh Abdulaziz Al-Asiri
    Sample Recitation: http://a.top4top.net/m_90f9rb0.mp3 
    Masjid: Jawhra Bint Taweel, Hittin
    Location: https://goo.gl/maps/Uh7KWQrnXZF2 
    Women's Area: Yes

    Qari: Sheikh Muhammad Al-Matrafi (Does a decent imitation of Sh Yasser Dossari)
    Masjid: Dakheel, Al-Fayha

    Qari: Sheikh Ahmed Al-Obaid 
    Masjid: Abdullah Bin Sa’ad Masjid, Al-Uraija
    Location: https://goo.gl/maps/RvkPErQEB972 
    Women's Area: Yes

    Qari: Sheikh Maajid Zamil
    Masjid: Tayyar, Al-Khuzami
    Location: https://goo.gl/maps/UzMdUpieUVM2 
    Women's Area: Yes

    Qari: Sheikh Nasr Al-Hamd
    Masjid: Al-Qifari, An-Nasim
    Women's Area: TBC

    Qari: Sheikh Khalid Al-Harbi
    Masjid: Awadh Al-Harbi, Al-Hamra

    Qari: Sheikh Hadi Al-Askari
    Masjid: Babtain, Qurtubah
    Location: https://goo.gl/maps/s8ntQNuKxc52  
    Women's Area: Yes

    Qari: Sheikh Ali Al-Askari
    Sample Recitation: https://youtu.be/NG-70aHfybM
    Masjid: Masjid of the mother of Abdulrahman Al-Obailan, Qurtubah

    Qari: Sheikh Ahmed Ash-Shahri
    Masjid: Masjid Sheikh Bin Baz, An-Nafal

    Qari: Sheikh Hatem Al-Maliki
    Masjid: Ghada al-Ibrahim, Imam Saud bin Faisal

    Qari: Sheikh Thamer Al-Zeer
    Mosque: Masjid Saad Al-Musa, Ash-Shifa

    Qari: Sheikh Abdurrahman Muhayee - hint of Sheikh Shuraim
    Masjid: Mohammad bin Fahd, An-Nakhil

    Qari: Ibrahim Al-Asiri
    Masjid: Zamil, An-Nakhil
    Location: https://goo.gl/maps/PWSSVyVKZv42 
    Women's Area: Yes

    Qari: Ahmed Suwaylem
    Masjid: Hittin Masjid, Hittin

    Qari: Fahad Al-Bawardi
    Masjid: Al-Awdah, Tareeq Ibn Taymiyyah

    Qari: Abdullah Musa
    Masjid: Al-Wahaybi, An-Nafl

    My Top 5:

    Below are my top 5 must-visits for Ramadan:

    1. Sheikh Luhaidan
    2. Sheikh Abdulaziz Al-Ahmed
    3. Sheikh Utaybi
    4. Sheikh Nasser As-Salim
    5. Sheikh Khalid Julayl

    Previous Live Streams from some of the above Masajid:
    Sheikh Abdulaziz Al-Ahmed - First Night:

    Sheikh Majid Zamil:

    Qaari Salman Al-Utaybi:

    Sheikh Nasser Qattami:

    Qaari Nasser Salim, aka: Maher Mueaqly:

    Sheikh Muhammad Luhaidan:

    Sheikh Mohammad al-Mohaisany:

    Sheikh Abdulaziz Al-Ahmed:

    Sheikh Muhammad Luhaidan:

    Sheikh Khalid Jaleel:

    Qaari Salman Al-Utaybi:

    Qaari Abdulaziz Al-Assiri:

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    1. Jazak Allah..!! Great work..!!!

      1. As Salam Alikum Sir millions thanks for all your efforts

      2. W'alaikum Salaam. JazakAllah Khair.

    2. Do any of this majid complete full Quran in ramadan

    3. Common question I've been getting asked since this was sent out: which Masajid complete a Juzz' per night? I honestly don't know but based on last year, if memory serves me right, Sheikh Luhaidan, Abdulaziz Al-Ahmed and Nasser Qattami. If anyone visits any of the Masajid please do contribute by commenting.

      1. Taraweeh at King Khalid Grand Masjid, Umm Al-Hammam is going at a good pace- 7th Juzz on the 7th of Ramadhan. Looks like the Quran will be completed there in-sha-Allah.
        CAUTION: Parking space is very limited and fills up quickly.

    4. Assalaam mu alaikum,

      can any one confirm where is Sheikh Nasser al Qatami, as last year 2018 he was recieting quran at Abdullah Foundation Mosque intersection of urobah and turki al awal.

      here its say "Masjid: Jam3 Abdullah Bin Nasir Al-Muhini, King Abdulaziz Road"

      Jazak Allah khair if any1 can confirm for the above.

      1. The Masjid in this post is correct. Please see Sheikh's official twitter account: https://mobile.twitter.com/nasseralqtami

        Abdulaziz Baleela is leading in King Abdullah Masjid this year.

      2. Jazaka allah khair for your input appreciated.

    5. Assalaam mu alaikum,

      MASAJID, QAARIS AND LOCATIONS from Dammam please

      Jazak Allah Khair

      1. Wsalaam, from last year, most should be the same:


    6. salam.
      will imam utaybi and luhaidan be leading this ramadan?

      i plan to be in riyadh around the 9th of May...