Former Grand Mosque imam Al-Subail buried

Former Grand Mosque imam Al-Subail buried
Updated 19 December 2012

Former Grand Mosque imam Al-Subail buried

Former Grand Mosque imam Al-Subail buried

Saudi Arabia mourned the passing of Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Subail, imam and preacher of the Grand Mosque in Makkah. Prayers took place for him yesterday following afternoon prayers and he was buried in Al-Adel graveyard.
At the age of 92, he drew his last breath in the afternoon of Monday, Dec. 17 at the National Guard Hospital in the city of Jeddah after a period of illness in which he suffered complications in the heart and lungs.
His departure leaves great sadness in the hearts of his devotees who rushed to his bedside at hospital to bid him a final farewell.
For more than 34 years, Sheikh Mohammed Al-Subial’s melodious pious voice captured the eager hearts of millions of Muslims when reciting the Holy Qur’an whose language he mastered brilliantly.
He spent his life in the service of Islam, the king and the country as a former preacher and imam of the Grand Mosque in Makkah, President General of the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet's Mosque, member of the Council of Senior Religious Scholars and as a member of the Islamic jurisprudence complex as well as many other achievements.
The current president-general of the Two Holy Mosques, Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais, offered his condolences to the people, prayed for his soul and praised the tireless efforts of the deceased for more than 30 years in the service of the Two Holy Mosques.
The eldest son of the late Imam Abdul Aziz Al-Subail, key adviser to the Minister of Education, described his father as someone who is gone after having accomplished many good deeds including books he had written that were of great value and benefit to many scholars around the Islamic world.