This is the Official website for Shaykh Abu Bakr Shatri. The honourable Qari (reciter), Shaykh Abu Bakr Shatri, is a world renowned Qur’an reciter and is celebrated for his breathtaking and soothing oratory. He is originally of Yemeni descent, and is privileged to have his lineage connected to the family of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him). He is married with five children. He is a qualified chartered accountant by profession and currently resides in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He also holds an Imamate position at the al Furqan Masjid in the same vicinity.
The Shaykh received his Ijazaat (certification) in Qur’an from Shaykh Dr Ayman Rochdi Suwaid, and he also holds further Ijazaat on spiritual therapy (Ruqya Shar’iah).
Shaykh Abu Bakr Shatri is an avid global traveller, and has participated in numerous conferences and events in various countries around the world including the U.A.E, Egypt, South Africa, Kuwait, Turkey, Jordan, Malaysia, Australia, Qatar, Bahrain, as well as the United Kingdom.
The Shaykh is loved and revered by millions around the world for his blessed and enriching recitation of the Qur’an; bringing solace, peace and tranquillity to many from among them. He has immensely contributed towards inspiring people globally to recite the Qur’an and to preserve it in their hearts. His audio are widely available on Youtube.
He is extremely passionate about helping others and trying his level best to alleviate the suffering of others, particularly in the realm of spirituality. This can be clearly seen in his consistency and commitment for almost two decades; dedicating his life for the recitation of the Qur’an and using it as a cure.
He ardently advocates unifying the hearts of people for the greater good of humanity. He is extremely tolerant, and strongly believes in community cohesion regardless of background, faith, creed or Madhhab (juristic inclination). He is very enthusiastic and encouraging of facilitating interfaith dialogue, and advancing human relationship through education.
The Shatri Group is a non-political and non-partisan organisation directed by Shaykh Abu Bakr Shatri himself, with the sole aim of inspiring people to become close to the Qur’an through its recitation and preservation.
The Group - seeking to spiritually develop individuals and communities through the recitation of Qur’an – will be responsible for and seeks to deliver its vision through the establishment of many pioneering and innovative projects mainly Qur’an learning centres across the country named ‘The Shaykh Shatri Centres’.