Abdul Basit Abdus Samad
Male, Deceased Person
1927 – 1988
Who was Abdul Basit Abdus Samad?
Qari ‘Abdul-Basit ‘Abdus-Samad, was a renowned Qari. As such, many modern reciters try to imitate his style. Qari to have won three world Qira'at competitions in the early 1970s. ‘Abdus-Samad was one of the first huffaz to make commercial recordings of his recitations, and the first president of the newly formed Reciters' Union in Egypt. He is best known for his recitation of sura al-Fatiha, the first chapter of the Qur'an, and a key sura in the five daily Islamic canonical prayers.