Birth 1955 in Damascus. Syria
Occupation Teacher researcher
Core business Quran Reading Specialist
Training Religious studies at the universities of al-Azhar and Oum al Qura in Mecca
Family a sister and 7 children
Aymen Souaïd, full name Aymen ibn Roushdi ibn Mouhammed Amin Souaïd, born in 1955 in Damascus, is one of the Islamic religious personalities. Of Syrian nationality, he currently resides and since 1980 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He is a specialist in the sciences of reading the Koran, Tadjwid, and today represents one of the greatest references in the world in this field.
He is the only son of his parents, his father Roushdi Souaïd died when Aymen was only 14 years old. The last word he said to his son Aymen was "May ALLAH be pleased with you".
Several members of their family were scholars, including his grandfather, Mouhammed Amine Souaïd, who was a scholar in the science of Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh. He died in 1936.
Sheikh Aymen Souaïd is the father of 7 children, 3 boys and 4 girls.
1 His beginnings in the religious sciences
2 His history with the Kaaba
3 His travels
4 His academic degrees
5 His skills in the sciences of the Quran
6 His works
7 External links
His beginnings in religious sciences
As a child, he was like all the others his age, he played, he read Mickey, Superman, Tintin magazines... debates between adults. Then at the age of 12, his life changed. Indeed, his teacher at school saw in him a special intelligence and an aptitude for learning out of the ordinary. He offered to accompany him to salat at-tarawih during Ramadan, at the great mosque of Damascus, because the imam who guided the prayer did not read the Koran with the reading of Hafs, the one that everyone has. used to hear, but read with another reading (which contained "al-imâla"). This marked little Aymen Souaïd deeply, and it was there that the love of the Koran entered his heart and he decided to specialize in it.
As a teenager, he attended the "Zayd ibn Thabit al-Ansâri" mosque on "Khalid ibn al-walid" street in Damascus. It was there that he had his first courses in religious sciences, such as an-Na7ou, as-Sarf, al-Balagha, al-Fiqh, the sirah (biography) of the Prophet, the exegesis of the Koran, the sciences hadith, Usul al-Fiqh, etc. …
At the age of 12 he began learning the Koran. He memorized 3 pages a day, and revised with his comrades, 3 to 5 ajza' of the Koran a day. He finished memorizing the Quran at the age of 15. Then he began to study the science of Tajweed.
When he had his baccalaureate diploma, he enrolled at the university in a mechanical and electrical engineering course, and during the same period he met the scholar Abdil3azziz Ouiyoune Assoud who himself resides in Homs. Our future sheikh then began to go back and forth between Damascus and Homs to study with Sheikh Abdil3aziz.
However, these regular trips influenced his studies. He had to make a choice: either continue studying the Koran with Sheikh Abdil3aziz, or continue his studies in automobile engineering. He then decided to interrupt his university course to continue studying the Koran with the sheikh.
His story with the Kaaba
The sheikh entered the Kaaba in Mecca several times. And he read the Quran inside the Kaaba three times. Each time the Quran was read, he would spend around 10 hours in a row to read it all at once inside the Kaaba.
The Sheikh has traveled to several countries to preach. He went to the United States, to Turkey, as well as to several other countries, and especially to France. Indeed, he had regular visits for several years to the town of Château-Chinon where there is an institute for teaching the Koran and religious sciences.
His academic degrees
Scientific baccalaureate in Damascus in 1979
Idjaza in the science of tadjwid (reading the Koran) at the institute of readings of the Koran in Cairo (Egypt) in 1981
Degree from the Faculty of Arabic Language at "Al-Azhar" University in Cairo (Egypt) in 1982
Master's degree with "Very Good" from the Faculty of Arabic Language at "Oum al-Quoura" University, Mecca (Saudi Arabia) in 1411 Hegira (1990-1991)
Doctorate with honors "Very good" and "Congratulations of the jury" from the faculty of the Arabic language at the university "Oum al-Quoura", in Mecca (Saudi Arabia) in 1419 of the Hegira (1998-1999)
Doctorate with honors "Very Good" and "Congratulations of the Jury" from the Faculty of Islamic and Arabic Studies at "Al-Azhar" University in Cairo (Egypt) in 1420 of the Hegira (1999-2000)
His skills in the sciences of the Quran
Idjaza in the science of Tadjwid, in the reading of Hafs according to Assim, given by the honorable scholar Mou7iy Ad-dine Al-kurdi, in Damascus (Syria)
Idjaza in the science of Tadjwid, in the reading of Hafs according to Assim, given by the honorable scholar Mouhammad Taha Soukkar, in Damascus (Syria)
Idjaza in the science of Tadjwid, in the reading of Hafs according to Assim, given by the honorable scholar Abdil3aziz 3ouyoune As-soud, in Homs (Syria)
Idjaza in the science of Tadjwid, in the 10 great readings, given by the honorable scholar Abdil3aziz 3ouyoune As-soud, in Homs (Syria)
Idjaza in the science of Tadjwid, in the 10 short readings, given by the honorable scholar Abdil3aziz 3ouyoune As-soud, in Homs (Syria)
Idjaza in the science of Tadjwid, in the 10 great readings, given by the honorable scholar Ahmed Abdil3aziz Az-zaiyâti, in Cairo (Egypt)
Idjaza in the science of Tadjwid, in the 10 great readings, given by the honorable scholar Ibrahim Ali Cha7âta As-samannoudi, in Cairo (Egypt)
Idjaza in the science of Tadjwid, in the 10 great readings, given by the honorable scholar Amir As-saiyd Othmen, in Cairo (Egypt)
Several actions carried out within the charity association for learning the Koran, in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia):
The direct teaching of the Koran and its sciences. Many students have thus memorized the Koran and have mastered its reading, and have received an idjaza from the sheikh. Several of them have thus been able to work in the field of education in schools, universities and mosques in Saudi Arabia.
The supervision of several halaquate (sessions) of teaching of the Koran in mosques in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
Conduct Quran Tajweed trainings to raise the level of teachers.
Verification of old manuscripts of Tajid which have never been published, as well as their edition in new books.
Cooperation with the women's section of the association, and teaching Tadjwid to female teachers to raise their level.
Gives several Tadjweed lessons through TV shows, such as "How to read the Quran", "The correct reading" and "Perfection in reading the Quran".
The chairman of the council of the world body for the learning of the Quran.