Sh. Mishary b. Rashid b. Gharib b. Muhammad Alafasy (popularly known as Mishary Alafasy), is a Kuwaiti preacher, imam, Qur’an reciter and nasheed artist.
Mishary Alafasy is recognized for his unique voice and style of recitation of the Qur’an. The Sheikh studied the Qur’an in the College of the Holy Qur’an at the Islamic University of Madinah (Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia). He memorized the whole Qur’an in two years from 1992 to 1994 and then studied specializing in the ten-fold reading of the Holy Qur’an. He has impressed a number of great reciters of the Qur’an with his recitation.
On October 25, 2008, Mishary was awarded the first Arab Creativity Oscar by the Arab Creativity Union in Egypt as a recognition of his role in promoting Islamic principles and teachings. The Sheikh is currently the Imam at the Grand Mosque of Kuwait.