Friday, May 20, 2011

Abbas Magadmi: An outstanding Qur’an reciter

Magadmi was the first to recite the Holy Qur’an on Saudi and Indian radio stations. His recitation was marked by a sweet sound and beautiful tone, accompanied by a unique intonation. Considered the master of the Hijazi recitation style, people called him the sheikh of Hijaz reciters of the Holy Qur’an.

“Hijazi recitation style of the Holy Qur’an, with its touch of passion, has a special influence on listeners. Sheikh Magadmi is the best reciter of that style,” wrote Secretary-General of the International Holy Qur’an Memorization Organization Abdullah Bin Ali Basfr in Al-Huda magazine.

Born in 1921 in the Souk Al-Lail District in Makkah, Magadmi lost his eyesight at the age of three following a smallpox epidemic.ReadMore

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