With his TV show ‘Khawatir’, which ran from 2005 to 2015, the multitalented Al Shugair found success. For taking a moderate message of Islam to audiences, the presenter, author, lecturer, and educator is respected, and he co-won the $1 m Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum Awareness Award in 2015.
Al Shugair is also the CEO of the non-profit organization dedicated to education and growth, ARAM Production House. More than 40 million followers across different social media have this influential number.
Ahmad Mazin Alshugairi is a Saudi activist and media figure. He is best known for his program Khawatir that spanned from 2005 to 2015, which was a critical and a commercial success within Saudi Arabia. He has notable social media exposure with 18.2 million followers (as of October 2019), ranked in the world top 100 as well as #1 in Saudi Arabia in 2015 on Twitter.
Alshugairi was born in the city of Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. After graduating from Manarat high school in Jeddah he moved to the United States where he received his B.A. in Management Systems, and an MBA at California State University-Long Beach.
In 1996, he returned to Saudi Arabia and started working in his father’s business.
His father is Mazen Alshugairi, his mother Affaf Ali. Ahmad Alshugairi married twice; upon divorcing his first wife Yasmine, he married his second, Rola Dashisha, who is also his costume designer in khawatir 5 & 6. The couple has two boys named Yousof and Ibrahim.
Starting his media career in 2002, in the TV program, Yallab ya Shabab, if he were among us, and Travel with Sheikh Hamza Yusuf on MBC. He is the host of Khawatir, an annual TV show that aired during Ramadan from 2005 to 2015.
He is currently hosts a new program called Qomrah which airs on MBC during Ramadan. He won the US$1 million Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Award in 2015.
He has many publications such as:
Khawatir Books, which essentially encompass the contents of the Khawatir television series in a published book.
Khawatir from Japan, in reference to season 5 of Khawatir that was from Japan.
My Trip with Gandhi, he talks in this book about his own experience in this life.
Forty is a book that isn’t yet released talks about Ahmad’s 40 top favorite things like 40 favorite books 40 favorite verses in Quran so on.
(El shabab 20 )magazine in Emirates placed him the first in its list as the most influential in the Arab world.
He also won the Best youth media personality in the third youth media forum in Jordan, and he was placed 143 in a list of 500 of the most influential Arab figures in the Arab world according to a survey published by Arabian Business magazine.
Ahmad Alshugairi received a quarter million US dollars, being one of the most influential and motivating persons for the Arab youth, 12 million following him on Twitter.
Shugairi is a very popular Saudi media personality he Created the idea and presented the Famous Saudi Arabian television program “Khawater” for 11 successful seasons.
He published several books, including “Khawater from Japan” which was about the fifth season of his popular television show.
In recognition of his achievements, he won the Best youth media personality in the third youth media forum in Jordan, and he was placed 143 in a list of 500 of the most influential Arab figures in the Arab world according to a survey published by Arabian Business magazine.