Abdul Baset Abdel-Samad
عبدالباسط عبد الصمد
Sheikh Abdel Basset Abdessamad; one of the most famous reciters in the world. He was born in the Upper Egypt in Qenna governorate in 1929 in a family which give great concern to Quran as he inherited Quran love from his father and grandfather who were reciters too. He started memorizing Quran in his 6th year with his brothers and he completed the memorization before reaching his 10th year, then he began another step in his journey with Quran by learning the ten recitations when he was 12. After that his good reputation spread in the neighboring villages and cities where he was requested personally for Imamat and recitation in different occasions. Sheikh Abdel Basset Abdessamad joined the Egyptian radio for Holy Quran in 1951 as he was one the greatest Quran reciters there and he was also the Imam of Al Hussien mosque which is one of the biggest and greatest Egyptian mosques . Sheikh Abdel Basset Abdessamad was not just an ordinary reciter, but was a well-known Islamic celebrity, He has toured the globe reciting the Holy Quran in many states including Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Pakistan and South Africa and a number of European countries as well as the frequent visits of Arab and Islamic countries. Sheikh Abdel Basset Abdessamad used to be received warmly in his international visits and he had many awards and honors in recognition and appreciation of his great talent. He died at the age of 61 years in 1988 after long years suffering from diabetes and severe hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) which led to his death. More ...