Ramadan Came Early This Year

It’s been a long and steep road for me to learn appreciation for the little things in life. Tonight, that lesson continued in a truly tiny package.

Some years ago my wife traveled and studied in Morocco. She returned with a number of items but one, until this evening, I had never noticed before. While rummaging through an old box I discovered quite a curious little find: a diminutive little Qur’an. Its measurements a scant three inches long and just barely two wide. Its old cover a faded blue velvet, complete with a simple silver clasp. This little mushaf had a loved and used quality about it despite me having never gazed upon it before. I felt compelled to unlock its metal clasp. Continue reading

Qur’anic Recitation Collection

Welcome to the Qur’anic Recitation Collection, a place where the various riwayat of Qur’anic recitation (see the Introduction) can be found and listened to. Here I will try to provide electronic copies of [mushaf] these various recitations, biographies, and of course, audio files for download. Please check back from time to time for updates.

Shaykh Uthman al-Andari – a specialist in Qur’anic recitation

The following is an entire collection of Qur’ānic recitation by Shaykh Uthman al-Andari [also spelled Othman al-Andari شيخ عثمان الأنداري], a qari from Tunisia. The style of recitation here is Qalun ‘an Nafi’ [قالون عن نافع], sometimes spelled Qaloon. I hope to provide some more biographical info on Shaykh al-Andari soon.

Some info on the style of recitation associated with Imam Qaloon [taken from About Tajweed], may God shower him with mercy.

Listen to the collection here.

Shaykh Omar al-Qazabri

The following is an entire collection of Qur’ānic recitation by Shaykh Omar al-Qazabri [شيخ عمر القزابري], a qari from Morocco. The style of recitation here is Warsh ‘an Nafi’ [ورش عن نافغ]. Some info on Shaykh Omar:

Omar al-Qazabri is a Moroccan Qur’an reciter and Imam. He was born in 1974 in Marrakech. His father helped him memorize the Qur’an at the age of eleven.

Soon after having got his baccalaureate, Omar flew to Saudi Arabia in order to learn more about Islamic Fiqh. He enrolled in Islamic Institute of Makkah in 1997. In parallel of his studies, he was leading prayers in Jeddah’s University mosque.

Later on, he went to Egypt and worked with Cheikh Ahmed Al Maassarwi on a project entitled “The Ten Recitations Achievement”. Back in Morocco, Shaykh ‘Umar gained a huge experience from masters of Qur’an recitation and Islamic sciences.

You can listen to the collection here.

Shaykh al-Dulaimi

The following is an entire collection of Qur’anic recitation by Qari ‘Abdul-Razaq bin Abtan al-Dulaimi [قارئ عبد الرزاق بن أبطان الدليمي], a qari [a Qur’anic reciter] from Baghdad, Iraq. He is currently the imam of a masjid the the Emirate of ‘Ajman. The style of recitation here is Hafs ‘an ‘Asim in the mujawwad style. Here’s a small Wiki page on Shaykh al-Dulaimi.

Hafs ‘an ‘Asim is the riwayah of Hafs ibn Sulayman ibn al-Mughira al-Asadi al-Kufi of the qira’ah of ‘Asim ibn Abu al-Nujud al-Kufi from Abu ‘Abdu’r-Rahman ‘Abdullah ibn Habib al-Sulami from ‘Uthman ibn ‘Affan and ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib and Zayd ibn Thabit and Ubayy ibn Ka’b from the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Listen to the collection here.

Shaykh ‘Abdur Rashid Bin Sufi

The following is an entire collection of Qur’anic recitation by Qari ‘Abdur-Rashid Bin ‘Ali Sufi [قارئ عبد الرشيد بن علي صوفي], a qari [a Qur’anic reciter] from Somalia who now residesin Qatar. The style of recitation here is al-Susi min Abi ‘Amru al-Basri [ السوسي من أبي عمرو البصري]. Some info on Shaykh ‘Abdur-Rashīd:

The Shaykh was born in Somalia in 1964. He finished the Qur’an learning by the age of ten, then he handled the tajwid science according to Hafs ‘An ‘Asim’s version thanks to his mother.

Shaykh ‘Abdur-Rashid went to Egypt to study the qira’at sciences [sciences of Qur’anic recitation] at the prestigious Qira’at Institute. He later became a professor of Qur’anic science at al-Azhar Islamic University. In 1991, Qari ‘Abdur-Rashid went to Qatar to work in the country’s ministry. He is now the imam of  Masjid Anas Bin Malik, in Doha. He has also taken part in several durus and conferences in Europe. For those who wish to start learning al-Susi, Mushaf Riwayah al-Susi [pdf].

Listen to the collection here.

Shaykh ‘Abdur Rashid Bin Sufi

The following is an entire collection of Qur’anic recitation by Qari ‘Abdur-Rashid Bin ‘Ali Sufi [قارئ عبد الرشيد بن علي صوفي], a qari [a Qur’anic reciter] from Somalia who now residesin Qatar. The style of recitation here is Khalaf ‘an Hamzah [ خلف عن حمزة]. Some info on Shaykh ‘Abdur-Rashīd:

The Shaykh was born in Somalia in 1964. He finished the Qur’an learning by the age of ten, then he handled the tajwid science according to Hafs ‘An ‘Asim’s version thanks to his mother.

Shaykh ‘Abdur-Rashid went to Egypt to study the qira’at sciences [sciences of Qur’anic recitation] at the prestigious Qira’at Institute. He later became a professor of Qur’anic science at al-Azhar Islamic University. In 1991, Qari ‘Abdur-Rashid went to Qatar to work in the country’s ministry. He is now the imam of Masjid Anas Bin Malik, in Doha. He has also taken part in several durus and conferences in Europe. For those who wish to start learning Khalaf ‘an Hamzah, Mushaf Riwayah Khalaf ‘an Hamzah [pdf].

Listen to the collection here.

Miftah bin Muhammad al-Sultani

The following is an entire collection of Qur’anic recitation by Qari Miftah bin Muhammad al-Sultani [مفتاح بن محمد السلطاني], a qari [a Qur’anic reciter] from Doha in Qatar. The style of recitation here is Hisham ‘an Ibn ‘Amir [ هشام عن ابن عامر]. I show that Shaykh Miftah was born in 1973. I hope to provide some more info on Shaykh Miftah soon.

For those who wish to start learning Hisham ‘an Ibn ‘Amir, here’s the Mushaf Riwayah Khalaf ‘an Hamzah [pdf]. Though to be certain, one should really learn this riwayah from a teacher.

Listen to the collection here.

Muhammad ‘Abd al-Karim Sa’id al-‘Abd Allah

The following is an entire collection of Qur’anic recitation by Qari Muhammad ‘Abd al-Karim Sa’id al-‘Abd Allah [محمد عبدالحكيم سعيد العبدالله], a qari [a Qur’anic reciter] from Doha in Qatar. The style of recitation here is al-Duri ‘an al-Kisa’i [ الدوري عن الكسائي]. I show that Shaykh Muhammad was born in 1973. I hope to provide some more info on Shaykh Muhammad soon.

For those who wish to start learning Hisham ‘an Ibn ‘Amir, here’s the Mushaf Riwayah Khalaf ‘an Hamzah [pdf]. Though to be certain, one should really learn this riwayah from a teacher.

Listen to the collection here.

The Masahif [PDF’s – **warning: some Mac’s will have issues with the fonts in these PDF’s]: