Mohamed Seddik El Menchaoui
محمد صديق المنشاوي
Sheikh Mohamed Seddik Al-Menshawy is one of the most famous Quran reciters in Egypt and Islamic world. Sheikh Al-Menshawy's recitation is unique and has inspired many readers around the world to imitate his style. Sheikh Mohamed Seddik Al-Menshawy was born in Sohag governorate in Upper Egypt in 1920. He memorized the Quran under the supervision of his father, who was a famous reciter too. He completed memorizing the Quran at the age of eight; in only four years. He studied the science of Qira'at (methods of recitation, readings) and became a famous reciter in Upper Egypt. Sheikh Al-Menshawy joined the Egyptian radio in 1953; it was a turning point enabled his voice to reach millions of Muslims in whole Egypt and Islamic world through his wonderful recitation recordings. He traveled to many countries like Indonesia, where he received special welcome and Honoring. He also visited other countries such as Saudi Arabia in Hajj seasons in addition to Syria, Kuwait, Jordan and other countries. Sheikh Mohamed Seddik Al-Menshawy suffered from varicose veins, which is a dangerous disease, but his disease did not prevent him from recitation until the disease intensified. He died in 1969 at the age of 49 years, leaving behind him a great legacy of wonderful recitations. More ...