This book essentially discusses the lives of those who form part of the
scholarly lineage in the transmission of Qirāʾāt. The nature of the content is
therefore biographical. While this book offers some basic premises upon which the student may rely on, he/she will need to continuously consult works dedicated to these biographies – books, journals, articles etc. – to thrive and flourish.
A trend that one notes amongst the international fraternity of muqriʾs is giving due recognition to those who have the highest sanad in world. The 1990’s deemed Shaykh al-Zayyāt to have the highest sanad in the world. The next decade identified Shaykh al-Ṭarābīshī as having the highest sanad. Currently, the muqriʾs from Desouk, Egypt, are conceded to have the highest asānīd in the world.
Since the introduction of the study of the ṭuruq for Ḥafṣ via the Ṭayyibah in Cape Town, many have resorted to implementing the ṭarīq al-Miṣbāḥ in their recitation, whether it is in their daily recitation, leading Ṣalāh al-Tarāwīḥ or even in Ṣalāh al-
Tahajjud, despite there being many other turuq which apply qaṣr in madd al-munfaṣil
Various Qurʾān Programmes in the Cape The Cape was blessed with a visit by one of the leading Qurʾānic scholars in the world, Dr ʿAbd Allah ibn Ṣāliḥ ibn Muḥammad al-ʿUbayd. Born in Saudi Arabia, 1966, Dr ʿAbd Allah has travelled the world in his quest for knowledge, including Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, […]
Brief History Of Qira’at By Qari Saleem Gaibie That the Qurān was revealed verbatim is a historical fact. While this suggests that there were no variations, the opposite is true for it was revealed variously taking in account the numerous dialects of the tribes of Arabia. Its subsequent transmission and instruction by the Prophet (saw), the […]
The Muslims of the Cape are not unacquainted with gatherings of dhikr (remembrance of Allah) and halaqaat (circles of learning) of Quranic recitation. Concerning the latter, special groups were formed to take part in these recitals named “bacha jama’ahs” (assembly of reciters). Though they might differ slightly to the manner in which they were conducted […]