Qari Shaykh Saad Nomani, also known as Sheikh Muhammad Saad Nomani Madani son of Shahid Khalil Nomani, is a reciter of the Qur’an who is known for his imitations of various reciters, or Qaris, of the world. A Qari is one who recites verses or chapters from the Qur’an in a rhythmic manner under strict rules of articulation and recitation. Nomani has the ability to imitate more than 99 Qaris and imams including the imams of the two Holy Mosques of the Muslim world in Makkah and Madinah.
Among his tutors are Sheikh Shafiq, Sheikh Muhammad Ayub (ex-guest Imam of Al-Masjid al-Nabawi),Sheikh Ali Al Huzaifi ( Imam of Al-Masjid al-Nabawi), Sheikh Bilal Ahmad and Sheikh Muhammad Khalil (Imam of Masjid-e-Quba) Madinah Munawwarah.
He is of Pakistani descent and was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Later, he migrated to Jeddah and then to Madinah. Currently he is in (Madina) Saudi Arabia . He has completed his M.A. in Islamic Studies from Darul uloom Karachi under the aegis of Justice (retired) Sheikh Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani.
Qari Saad Nomani is from the progeny of Imam Abu Hanifah, one of the four Imams of Ahlussunnah waljama’ah, and is the 26th in the generation. Abu Hanifah R.A.’s real name was Noman (Numan or Nauman) hence the surname of Nomani / Numani.
Saad S/o Shahid S/o Khalil-ur-Rahman S/o Fazl-ur-Rahman S/o Badr-ud-Din S/o Imam-ud-Din S/o Elahi Bakhsh S/o Imam Ali S/o Mahar Ali S/o Fazal Ali S/o Musharraf Ali S/o Ashraf Ali S/o Muzaffar S/o Khan Muhammad S/o Fathullah S/o Sadr-ud-Din S/o Hameed-ud-Din S/o Najeeb-ud-Din S/o Muhammad S/o Sultan Muzaffar S/o Ibrahim S/o Abo Bakr S/o Abd-ur-Rasheed S/o Abdullah S/o Abd-us-Samad S/o Abo Hayyan Abdullah S/o Hammad S/o Imam Abu Hanifa NO’MAN S/o THABIT,(rahimahu’Allah).
Awards and Honours
• His Highness Prince Maajid Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud (Governor of Makkah Al Mukarrama) 1997
• His Highness Prince Abdul Majeed Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud (Governor of Al Madina Al Munawwara) 1999
• Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ibad Khan (Governor of Sindh, Pakistan) 2004
• Mr. Muhammad Joosub (Chairman of Radio Al-Ansaar, South African Islamic Radio Station) 2007
• Mr. Jawaid Ali Khan (President of the Islamic Foundation of Toronto, Canada) 2008
• Honorable Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives) 2011
• Honorable Rashid Al-Jabri President of Al-Jabri Foundation Dubia, UAE.
4th August 2013
• Honorable Sheikh Abdullah Bin Muhammad Al-Qasmi Deputy Chairman Department of Islamic Affiars. Sharjah UAE.
16 July 2015
• Honorable Sheikh Saleh Al Maghamsi Imam & Khateeb Masjid Quba Madina 3rd September 2015
• Honorable Sheikh Saqr Bin Muhammad Al-Qasmi Chairman of Sharjah Department of Islamic Affiars
1st July 2016
• Honorable Lorne Coe, Member Provincial Parliament (MPP), Canada 28 December 2016
• Awarded by Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques Shiekh Abdul Rehman As Sudais Imam & Khateeb Kaba 2017
• Honorary award by Imams association of Western Canada December 2017
• Honorary award by President of Australian National Imams Council Imam Shiekh Shady Alsuleiman 2nd of April 2018.
He has performed the Qira’at (recitation of the Qur’an) in many mosques and venues throughout the USA including Houston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Jose, New York, New Jersey.
He has also travelled and performed extensively in other parts of the world including Canada, UK, Australia, France, Netherland, Belgium, Italy, South Africa, Zambia, Kenya, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei and other Gulf States.
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