Adel Al Kalbani
Sheikh Adel Al Kalbani is a Quran reciter from Saudi Arabia. He is also a popular and impressive preacher who has a strong presence in the media beside the active involvement in the social work and volunteerism. He was born in the city of Riyadh in 1959- 1378 and his rise was ordinary far away from attention of Quran and sharia; he said about his childhood that he spent it keen on Storyboards, songs and music and he wasn't keep on prayer . Sheikh Adel's interest in Quran started by coincidence after hearing Voice of sheikh El-Menshawy reading Ayat talking about the death on radio. He started from this time memorizing Quran and attending Quran lessons at mosques. Sheikh Adel learned at Riyadh till secondary school and he didn't have any university degree, He preferred learning Islamic sharia from famous sheikhs instead of studying at university. His plan has fully succeeded as he completed memorization of Quran and he learned the ten recitations perfectly so his reputation spread throughout the kingdom as a reader of good voice and impressive preacher. Sheikh Adel Al Kalbani worked as an imam in a number of mosques in the city of Riyadh one of them was King Khalid mosque where he took its Imamat and prayer for 25 years. In 1429 / 2008 royal decree was issued appointing Sheikh Adel Al Kalbani as imam of Al Masjid Al Haram (The holy mosque of Mecca) where he led Tarawih prayer in the month of Ramadan. He had been exempt from that position after a short period because of the statements of sheikh and his controversial opinions. He works now As Imam of Muhayssin mosque in Riyadh. More ...