Imam of Prophet’s Mosque Passes Away

CAIRO – Sheikh Mohammed Ayub, the imam of Prophet’s mosque in Madinah passed away on Saturday after a long struggle with illness and was buried in Baqi Cemetery.

The sad news was announced by scholar’s son on Twitter early on Saturday. Thousands of people attended his funeral prayer after the Dhur prayer at the Prophet’s Mosque, Arab News reported on Sunday, April 17.

A renowned Holy Qur’an scholar, Sheikh Ayub was born in Makkah in 1372 AH (after Hijrah).

In 1410 AH, 1990, he was appointed as an imam of Al-Masjid an-Nabawi. He held this post until 1417AH, 1997.

He spent few years as an Imam in Masjid Quba and other Masajids. He was appointed back as an Imam of Al-Masjid an-Nabawi in 2015, 1436AH.

He studied the Qur’an, the interpretation of its verses and Qur’an sciences by several sheikhs including Sheikh Muhammad Sayyid Tantawi, Sheikh Abdulaziz Muhammad Othman, Sheikh Akram Dhiya Al-Amri, Sheikh Muhammad Al-Amin Al-Shiqiti and Sheikh Abdulmuhsin Al-Abbad.

The late Sheikh Muhammad Ayoubis survived by five sons.