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Sheikh Ali Abdurrahman bin Ali bin Ahmed Al-Huthayfee is looked upon as a scholar and teacher of recitation, and he was involved in the Medinah prints of the musshafs in the transmissions of Hafs (al-Kufî), Warsh (al-Madanî) and ad-Dûri (al-Basrî). He is also a teacher of fiqh in the University of Madînah
There are two recordings of the entire Qur'ân available by this Sheikh: tarteel in the transmission of Hafs 'an 'Asim and tarteel in the transmission of Qâlûn 'an Nâfi'.
Ali Abdurrahman bin Ali bin Ahmed Al-Huthayfee has his roots from the Huthayfee tribe from Al-'Awaamir, which are from bani Hutha'am. The 'Awaamirs dwell in Northern 'Areedhah, south of Makkah by 360 kilometers. The Huthayfee family has been chosen as the leaders of Al-'Awaamir centuries ago and until present day remain so.
Sheikh Al-Huthayfee was born 1366 Hijri in the village of Al-Qarn Al-Mustaqeem in the 'Awaamir area into a religious family; his father was the imam and khateeb of the Saudi Army.
He first took his education from the knowledgeable in his village and completed reading the Qur'an by reading at the hand of Ash-Sheikh Muhammed bin Ibraheem Al-Huthayfee Al-'Awaamiri while memorized some parts of it. He studied and memorized some different learning poems (mutoon) in the Sharee'ah sciences also. In the year 1381 h he attended Al-Salafiyyah Al-Ahliyyah school in Baljurashee and graduated from it at the equivalency of middle school level. He then attended the Science Institute in Baljurashee and graduated from it in 1388 h with completing high school. He continued he studies and entered the Sharee'ah college in Riyadh in 1388 h and graduated from the same school in 1392 AH. After graduating he was employed as a teacher at the Science Institute in Baljurashee. He taught tafseer, tawheed, Arabic grammar (nahu and Sarf), and handwriting, in addition to being imam and khateeb of the grand mosque in Baljurashee.
He received his masters degree form Al-Azhar University in 1395 h and then received a doctoral degree from the same university in the Fiqh in Sharee'ah Politics division.
He worked at the Islamic University from 1397 h and taught tawheed and fiqh in the Sharee'ah college. He also taught in the Hadeeth college as well as the Da'wah and 'Usool Ad-Deen college. At the time of the writing of this biography (1418 h) he was teaching the qira'aat in the Qur'an al-Kareem college, qira'aat division in addition to teaching at the university. He became imam and khateeb of the Quba' mosque then was appointed imam and khateeb of the Prophet's mosque in 1399 h. He then became imam of the Haraam mosque at the beginning of Ramadhan 1401 h, then returned to be imam and khateeb of the Prophet's mosque in 1402 h, and continues in this capacity.
Ash-Sheikh Al-Huthayfee is considered one of the qurraa' of Saudi Arabia and Islamic world. He has many recordings that are used and broadcast all over the world.
The Sheikh Al-Huthayfee was given an ijaazah in the qira'aat by many of top qurraa'. They are:
Ash-Sheikh Abdulazeez Az-Zayyaat- Ijaazah in the ten qira'aat.
Ash-Sheikh 'Aamir As-Sayyid 'Uthmaan- Ijaazah in the way of Hafs, and read to him the seven Qira'aat, but did not complete surah Al-Baqarah due to the death of the Sheikh 'Aamir 'Uthmaan.
Ash-Sheikh Abdul Fattaah- He read to him the complete Qur'an in the way of Hafs.
He also has an ijaazah in Hadeeth from Ash-Sheikh Hammad Al-Ansaari.
He has a learning circle (halaqah) at the Prophets Mosque wherein he teaches hadeeth and fiqh.