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Qari Extraordinaire Imitates Other Qaris

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A small follow up to the post Quran Videos and Favorite Qaris, this Qari came recommended by Shaykh Yasir. I heard about this guy before, but it wasn’t until now that I finally sat down and listened to him. It is amazing how much he sounds like the other famous reciters. His name is Saad Nomani and you can read his Wiki for his biography.

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Omar Usman is a founding member of MuslimMatters and Qalam Institute. He teaches Islamic seminars across the US including Khateeb Workshop and Fiqh of Social Media. He has served in varying administrative capacities for multiple national and local Islamic organizations. You can follow his work at ibnabeeomar.com.

13 Comments

13 Comments

  1. MR

    June 17, 2008 at 12:12 PM

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  2. Bineabble

    June 17, 2008 at 4:40 PM

    Some of the Google ads are of Christian missionary websites… :-/

  3. ibnabeeomar

    June 17, 2008 at 4:45 PM

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    jazakumallahu kahyr

  4. ijmari

    June 17, 2008 at 5:31 PM

    Please, please forgive my ignorance, but I am a very frank person :)

    Could someone explain to me what is actually the “benefit” of imitating other Qaris?

    SubhanAllah, it seems like although many will stay clear of Music, we almost treat the recitation of the Qur’an like Music too… many people will memorize the Qur’an according to a certain Qari’ (or their “tune” I should say), and now we have Qari imitations!

    Allahu A’lam…

  5. Sunie

    June 17, 2008 at 5:35 PM

    I found it very inappropriate and rude that they stopped his recitation without warning to welcome the Qari’s from Eqypt. Shows what overpraising someone does to your own hearts and souls.

  6. Nihal Khan

    June 17, 2008 at 7:28 PM

    Ive got a friend who studied w/ him at Darul Uloom Karachi….crazy stuff, mashaAllah :D

  7. ummafnaan

    June 18, 2008 at 12:31 AM

    Ijmari,

    I agree wit you.

  8. FearAllah

    June 18, 2008 at 9:59 AM

    Absolutely amazing subhanAllah!
    It’s so accurate it’s scary….

  9. sa

    June 18, 2008 at 9:18 PM

    i can’t believe they interrupted him like that! and while reciting the Quran?? wow, whatever happened to adab?

  10. Faraz

    June 18, 2008 at 10:55 PM

    I agree with Ijmari as well. It bothers me whenever people judge a persons recitation by how similar it is to Qari Basit, as if he is the ultimate standard of recitation. Sometimes, people forgo basic rules of tajweed to sound more like Qari Basit, such as elongating certain madds far beyond what it should be.

    I’ve always felt that Quran should be recited naturally, and not as a spectacle of how long you can hold your breath for … which is why I’ve always loved Shaikh Shuraim’s recitation the best, as it is very natural and emotional. I find it’s much easier to appreciate the meaning of the Quran, even if you don’t understand Arabic, because his recitation is so natural and carries so much feeling and love for the revelation. He does not try for any particular “rhythm”, he simply lets the beautiful words dictate the flow.

  11. Musilmah

    June 25, 2008 at 11:37 AM

    The reality remains that many of us [even as Arabs] have difficulty in pronounciation and lack knowledge of tajweed rules or cannot access Qur’an/Tajweed teachers.

    If we didn’t learn from or “imitate” the famous Qurra, we would likely butcher the Qur’an in our attempts to recite it. And I know most of us have heard the Qur’an mispronounced to the extent that the individual words are unintelligible (forget meaning!).

    No doubt the words are more than beautiful in themselves, but you have to give the words their Haqq and recite it according to the sunnah of our beloved Prophet (pbuh). As for making an extra effort to recite the Qur’an beautifully: it’s wonderful they’re trying to respect the shaa’ir of Allah. I also believe there is a hadith to that effect. Perhaps someone can post it.

  12. ExEx Blogger

    June 26, 2008 at 7:38 PM

    @ Ijmari –

    I beg to defer. There was one companion that used to recite so beautiful that i resembled Dawud peace be upon him. The prophet did not stop that imitation or resemblance but rather encouraged it. Wallahu Alam

  13. Omar

    August 2, 2015 at 8:03 PM

    There is nothing wrong with comparing recitations to certain Qoraa who have taken wordwide acclaim by the best Quranic recitation authorities in the world. In fact that is better than comparing to Qoraa just by voice. What happens sometimes is that the voice over rides tajweed in for general masses opinions. In every science there are eponyms that define or distinguish topics and I don’t see why Quranic recitation is different.

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