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Egyptian Reciters

September 25, 2008


may Allah ta’ala make us among the companions of the Qur’an, ameen.

I have a huge love for Egyptian reciters and I really enjoy their style of recitation. Their style may be a bit slow or not “rhythm-y” enough for some people, but subhanAllah the Qur’an is so beautiful when recited in a slow and measured tone, and not to mention most of these reciters have awesome tajweed mashaAllah. Yasir Qadhi says the Egyptian style is “characterized by a very strong emphasis on the pronunciation of every letter. Typically very slow, crystal clear. Has its unique fluctuations.” The top qaari has to be Shaykh Husary rahimahullah. The most famous Egyptian reciter’s biographies can be found here.

The only thing that takes away from these amazing recitations are some “shouts” from the audience in between the ayaat. I don’t understand where this practice came from, as Allah ta’ala tells us:

وَإِذَا قُرِئَ الْقُرْآنُ فَاسْتَمِعُوا لَهُ وَأَنْصِتُوا لَعَلَّكُمْ تُرْحَمُونَ

“So, when the Quran is recited, listen attentively to it, and be silent that you may receive mercy” (7:204)

Here are a few recitations by some Egyptian qurra’ that I really enjoyed:

(If you do not know Qur’anic Arabic, I ask you to follow along if the translation is not provided in the video with Saheeh International inshaAllah.)

Suratul Baqarah verses 90-96, Shaykh Husary rahimahullah:

Suratul Kahf, Shaykh Husary rahimahullah:

A very amazing Surah Tahreem verses 4-5, Shaykh Mustafa Ismail rahimahullah, although the shouts in between the ayaat are hard to ignore:

Suratul Haaqqah, Shaykh AbdulBasit AbdusSamad rahimahullah

Surah Zumar verse 73, Shaykh AbdulBasit AbdusSamad rahimahullah

Surah Duha and Inshirah, Shaykh AbdulBasit AbdusSamad rahimahullah

Suratul Naml verses 59-79, very powerful ayaat, Shaykh Muhammad Jibreel:

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Bint Khaled permalink
    November 19, 2010 11:24 am

    Masha’Allah! May Allah (SWT) reward you. I love Egyptian Qurraa’ and my father has to sit down every weekend with tea in his hand and listen to to Quran, especially Shaykh Mustafa Isma’il. Anyway, I wanted to comment that the ‘shouting’ is a very cultural thing. I know that it is not respectful for the Quran and I wish that would stop, but it is a very cultural way of expressing emotion and love for the Quran. Most of the audience would be saying takbeerat, or praying upon the prophet, or dhikr in general, so it is not just shouting to be loud. Jazaki Allahu khairan!

  2. sanusi muhammad permalink
    January 15, 2016 12:25 pm

    may Allah make us busy in reciting his book, may he grant these islamic scholar with al-jannatul firdaus, ameen


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