Heaven's Lights Heaven's Lights: Can you recite the Koran like him?!!

Monday, July 03, 2006

Can you recite the Koran like him?!!

Months ago, I received via e-mail an audio file with this challenging question.
When I listened to this audio, I was really amazed by this reciter. He is really good and touched me with his powerful reciting. Sure, I can't do like him. I don't have that long breath to continue and read in such remarkable way. He is really awesome, but I didn't know who is he?!!
(My father said he is Abed Al- Baseet Abed Al-Samad, I think he is right,,, how I couldn’t recognize him!!!)
He recited Al-Fateha the first Chapter with 2 verses of Al-Baqra. Really awesome and I put it now with high volume. I love it so much.

This file I received was not clear with some noises in the beginning, for that I fixed it and I converted it to mp3. it's not big, only 551 KB
I found a site through dear brother Abed, this site helped me to upload the file, so you can download it easily. I also uploaded another file for another reciter called Ahmed Al-Ajmi recite the same chapter. Also, mp3 and the size is 35 KB. I like Ahmed Al-Ajmi so much, but I like Abed Al- Baseet Abed Al-Samad too along with Abu Alwafa AlSaeedi and AlTablawi.
Please download the file and tell me your opinion. It's awesome and really touch my soul.

Abed Al- Baseet Abed Al-Samad
Ahmed Al-Ajmi

PS: I have scanned pictures of Abed Al- Baseet Abed Al-Samad from a magazine long ago. My father likes to listen to him and to his son too. His son called Tariq also recites the Holy Koran and almost has the same voice and same way of his father. Wonderful.
This is my favorite picture for him.


Blogger I love Munich said...

You are really GREAT Noor ... you made such a bit effort just for to let us hear that! THANK YOU!!

I tell you the very truth, for European ears who are NOT AT ALL used to that, it sounds .. well, foreign! I personally did listen to MANY more recitings already and thus have my ears trained .. and I do like the second, Ahmed al-Ajmi better, probably because I can understand a few words and besides, I like the soft voice he has!
Islam is beautiful ... the more I learn, the more I like it!!

7/03/2006 11:54 AM  
Blogger Tristan Vick said...

Recitation is a great oral tradition. I think what it neat about Islam is that is keeps the Arabic oral traditions alive! This is wonderful.

I think western civilizations have become exceedingly lazy in their devotion to memorizing important literature, stories, and songs. This hasn't always been the case, but recently we've all gotten lazy.

I know what it is like hearing great motivational speakers who can recite well. I felt this way when I met Salman Rushdie. Yes, I know he is disliked by many Islam peoples, but he is a smart man and (sometimes) makes a good point. Although, I don't agree with him sometimes.

I think if would be neat to have heard somebody as motivational as Jesus Christ speak. Jesus had followers in the thousands. 5,000 and 4,000 and eventually 10,000 people came just to hear him speak the word of God! This is amazing.

7/03/2006 1:32 PM  
Blogger halalhippie said...

Beautiful! So much power and spirituality. I don't have to understand the words to feel it.

Noor, you got 3 kuffars listening already: not bad :-)

7/03/2006 4:13 PM  
Anonymous Qwaider قويدر said...

Abdel Baset is a Legend among reciters. He's the only known one that have not made a single mistake reading, and have not had "La7n" during the recitation
But recently, I've been hearing so many reciters and they are so amazing my friend. They sooth my soul. I took some classes in Tajweed, and can do an OK job, but NOTHING compared to the new guys. They are unbelievable.
There is this Kuwaiti guy (Mshari) his voice would heal the soul Masha2allah. I would recommend him if you're interested
I'll try to find some links and send them to you

Thank you very much for this wonderful post. You really hit a weak spot in my heart with it

7/03/2006 4:33 PM  
Blogger allaboutgq said...

Here are the three Imams that lead prayers in Makkah. I swear, it was so beautiful to hear them recite.

I was there for Hajj (Pilgrimage for our non-Muslim fellows) and heard all of them. I miss it a lot. Saudia is not as bad as people make it out to be.

Abdul Rahman Alsudais (hes the main one) -


Su'ud As-Shuraim (hes the number 2 guy) -


Saleh at-Taleb (hes the young number 3 guy. Im trying to learn to recite like him. Listen to Surah Rehman (Suran number 55). Its so beautiful.



- Omar

7/03/2006 7:45 PM  
Blogger A.Adam said...

you are right Noor, the way he recite it's hard to do like him but once when I was driving and turning to Quran channel I heard young man "Libyan" who recite exactlly like Abed Al-Baseet Abed Al-Samad that's surprised me cause it need deep breath to recite like that.
thanks Noor for sharing and let us listen to Abed Al- Baseet

7/04/2006 10:08 AM  
Blogger Noor said...

Oh dear Karin. Thank you for keeping me happy with ur shining comments. I do like Ahmed soft voice, but Abed Al-Baseet has powerful voice make my heart tremble and my soul rapture. I really wanted badly to allow you all to listen whether Muslims or not know Arabic or not. Listen to holy Koran by good reciters touch the hearts and souls in very good way. Even who know nothing about holy Koran or Arabic effects by the good reciting.
Tristan: I like ur analysis in every thing. U r good indeed. As for Salman I don't like him at all.
Halalhippie: yes, as you said dear, you should need nothing to understand to feel that spiritual feeling of this powerful reciting. It's touch the souls and hearts. Please, dear, I don't use this word and you are my dear brothers and sister. I love you and I know you are here with me. For that, I wanted to share you the feeling that I got.
Q: thanks, you are so special and I know I can be like you ;)
But I don't think I know Mishari. I will try to listen to him.
Omar: thanks. I do have CDs for holy Koran by Alsudais-AlShuraim-AlAjmi-AlHothefi and many others.
Thanks for the links.

Adam: thanks. that's really nice to find a new Abed AlBaseet.

7/04/2006 1:18 PM  
Anonymous Qwaider قويدر said...

It's so good there are so many reciters, If you didn't like one, you can enjoy many others. It's really a matter of taste.

7/04/2006 2:59 PM  
Blogger Noor said...

Yes Indeed. i like some of them not all. so, each one finds what he or she likes more :)

7/05/2006 1:55 PM  
Blogger Al-Hajeji said...

Excellent post.....Keep it up sister in islaam.

7/05/2006 3:23 PM  
Blogger The Sphinx said...

I came by this post, and I must say: Abdul Basit Abdul Samad is truly amazing. Someone told me that people have converted to Islam just because they heard his recitation of Quran.

Mohamed Seddeeq el Minshawy is also great. I like his reading very much

7/18/2006 4:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Noor,

When I hear the voice of Quran even at my night draem I can't he;p crying and feel a growing knot in my throat. listening to these graet recitators is the only thing make me joyful in this life

Hamid 24 Aug 2006

8/24/2006 7:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this lovely part; i need only to correct; it is Al- Tablawy not Abed Al Samed
Both of them are the greatest Sheikh
I have a lot of their records if you would like I will send it to all of you

11/15/2006 10:29 AM  

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