Mishary bin Rashid Al-Afasy (Arabic: مشاري بن راشد العفاسي‎), born in Kuwait, is a Qari, imam, preacher, and Nasheed artist.On October 25, 2008, Mishary was awarded the first Arab Creativity Oscar by the Arab Creativity Union in Egypt. The event was sponsored by the Secretary-General of the Arab League, Amr Moussa as a recognition of Mishary Alafasy role in promoting Islamic principles and teachings.Al-Afasy was voted by readers to be the Best Qur’an Reciter in the 2012 About.com Readers’ Choice Awards.