A Qari’ means in Arabic language ” the one who recites Qur’an with proper Tajweed rules and nice voice”. Its plural in Arabic is (“qurraa” قراء). To be a Qari’, you do not need to memorize the Quran but, it is preferred. The quadrumvirate of Abdul-Basit, El Minshawy, Mustafa Ismail, and Al-Hussary are considered according to most of Islamic world the most famous reciters of modern times as they had a great influence on the Islamic world. Here is a list of the pioneering reciters of the Quran.
- Muhammad ibn Tayfour Sajawandi (died at 560 Ah). He is known for his contributions to the Islamic science of Recitation and Tajweed, creating a set of rules and markers used to indicate the pronunciation and pauses of Quranic recital, known as Sajawandi stop signs or Rumuz al-Awqaf as-Sajāwandīy
In Egypt, the senior reader of Quran is known as Shaykh al-Maqari which means the head of reciting schools.
-you can listen to a sample of recitation of every Qari’ by clicking on their names.
- Muhammad Rifat (1882-1950).
- Mohamed Salamah ( 1899-1982).
- Abdul Basit Abus-Samad (1927-1988).
- Mustafa Ismail (1905-1978).
- Mahmoud Khalil Al-Hussary (1917-1980).
- Mohamed Siddiq El-Minshawi (1920-1969).
*click on every Qari’ name to listen to his recitation
*click on evey Qari name to listen to his recitation
- Abdurrahman As-sodays, the head Imam of Al-masjid Al-haram
- Saad Al-Ghamidi
- Saud Ash-shuriam
- Ali Gaber
- Fares Abbad
- yaser Al-doosri
- Ali Al-Huzaifi
- Mashari Affasi , kuwait reciter
This is all the names of Qurraa we managed to collect in this list. undoubtedly, there are a lot of other great reciters. If you would like to recite Quran beautifully and smoothly with proper Tajweed rules like these reciters, join our Tajweed course through this link