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My YouTube Qur’an Favorites from this Ramadan

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quran1Alhamdulillah one of the things I have found myself doing more this Ramadan is searching the YouTubes for Quran videos and recitation. I have posted my personal favorites below. There’s no particular rhyme or reason to these – they just happen to be ones I enjoyed. So check them out and feel free to post your YouTube Qur’an favorites.

One small thing before getting to that. With the last 10 nights approaching, I wanted to share this recording of a supplication from Witr done by Ahmed al-Ajmy. I got this recording roughly 6-8 years ago or so, and I listen to it every Ramadan. Something about it that’s just moving, and is hands down my favorite recording of supplications that I have heard.

Listen to it here: (or download)

[audio:http://muslimmatters.org/audio/ajmydua.mp3]
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And now for the videos,

Noor ‘ala Noor – Salmaan al-‘Utaybi

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7diol4o3T1U[/youtube]

Listen to the first 1:18 of this,

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnFWgJaTHp4[/youtube]

Starts off normal, but then you are in for a surprise,

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jivNz_i9QTU[/youtube]

Surah Ya Seen by a kid [from what I can tell, this has the most views of any Quran video on YouTube],

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsj9GPd5YTg[/youtube]

Surah A’raaf 35-46, Tawfeeq Sayegh

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kg_fN3p-7RY[/youtube]

Qari Uthmaan Khan reciting Ta Ha in the recitation of Khalaf ‘an Humzah,

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idLQIkq2428[/youtube]

Qari Uthmaan reciting the beginning of Baqarah in 10 qira’at,

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLm–RxHaJA[/youtube]

Efasy reciting Surah Ikhlas in 10 different styles,

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3C5dFeDLq0[/youtube]

Partial recitation from Surah Isra and ‘Alaq by Qari AbdulQadir (student of Muhammad Jibril)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F53vkiPApxc[/youtube]

Surah al-A’laa in Warsh

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXgpVB7EVms[/youtube]

Finally, 43 seconds proving why Abdul Basit was the man,

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TRYS_n4fCo[/youtube]

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28 Comments

28 Comments

  1. sadiq

    September 8, 2009 at 6:32 PM

    Salaam,

    Can you email me the supplication so that I can download on my computer? Jazakallah Khairan.

  2. Saleha

    September 8, 2009 at 6:57 PM

    JazakAllah khair for the resources!

    Note: Surah Yasin- not just a kid, an awesome kid mashaAllah! There’s more videos from him but he’s older now, still good recitation Alhamdulillah.

  3. ilmQuest

    September 8, 2009 at 10:23 PM

    As-salamaulikum,

    This is a recitation from Surah Ash-Shuara by Mishaary Afaasy

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1bxcUnyH2U

  4. AbdelRahman Murphy

    September 8, 2009 at 11:18 PM

    Ahem, if I may.

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6809510063968499424&ei=VyunSpL7JaG8qgK47-yBCg&q=best+of+recitors#

    Beginning Surat Al Haqqah x 2 and then fast forward to 14:00 for beginning of Surat Al Balad. Masha Allah, the man indeed.

  5. YOU

    September 9, 2009 at 12:07 AM

    Abdul Basit’s video was the best from the lot, full version here – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXa2yqILWE4

  6. Amatullah

    September 9, 2009 at 8:33 AM

    Some of mine:

    Surah Kahf, shaykh Hosary: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trhBJOQhnxg

    Surah Duha and inshirah, shaykh AbdulBasit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21uUVi6O4uU

    Surah Tahreem 4-5 shaykh Mustafa Ismail: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmnCHswmuno

    surah insan, salman utaybi: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPzJg_n7748

    surah fussilat, Mishary: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k85tDDJOHCg

    witr and duaa by shaykh Kalbani from makkah last year: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTGYSyBkhwQ&

  7. med-talibilm

    September 9, 2009 at 11:46 AM

    bismillah:

    y’all mite not be ready for these
    (to really feel it, listen while fasting, a full stomach is desensitizes the emotions):

    heartmelters:
    **************
    may Allah swt preserve him (and all the qurraa) ameen.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-xcXa9I2HE

    Albaqarah excerpt
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeb4DiNqgao

    ramadan recitation 1428
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_Uy8lUsLRo

    Surah yusuf excerpt
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gr3SkvyeVlY

    AlHaaqqah
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugzvjp6IfWU

    Surah yusuf excerpt II
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYurgt1F_MY

    At-tauba excerpt (I wish I cud pray where he is praying, subhanAllah)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nvv2642gTkE

    Al-an’aam excerpt
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVjkIVaI3hg

    An-Naba
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tm2lA0-SEkQ

    ****************heartmelters to be continued some other time inshaAllah*****************

    Surah Mulk full
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOPyBF0InQA

    Al Waaqi’ah
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6SsedRbAsA

    warsh recitation
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTtjLd2ZFaE

    a very nice imitation of the legendary Sh. Ali Jaber (Masjid AlHaram)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuvPetc39ok

    Al-Kahf (lower your gaze and follow the subtitles instead :D)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdOV1RuQu9U

    may Allah swt remove the griefs of those who listen to all of them and make a dua for me :D ameen.

  8. MR

    September 9, 2009 at 11:56 AM

    MashaAllah. I love Quranic recitation!

    For those who are stuck at work/school/cafe/etc. and have a hard time playing or listening to Quranic recitation, then check out this site: http://www.halaltunes.com

    :-D

  9. sister in deen

    September 9, 2009 at 12:38 PM

  10. coolguymuslim

    September 9, 2009 at 12:39 PM

    you need to include some abu bakr al-shatri!

  11. Juli

    September 9, 2009 at 5:04 PM

    oh jazakum allah khair!

    I love this…

    the yasin kid – hasan al awad…my toddler’s fav youtube ever since he was in the womb :P
    my toddler has delayed speech, but alhamdulillah ‘yasin’ is one of the things he can somewhat say. he says it “aaa yshhh” when asking for that Youtube video :P

    there is one of him reciting qurah qiyaamah too…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tckAvtt96bY&feature=related

  12. Px

    September 9, 2009 at 8:55 PM

    The following is by far the BEST recitation from al-Afasy that I’ve EVER heard:

    Surah al-Hujuraat:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmZpaxejBBc

    You may notice it sounds a bit different. It’s old school Mishari, older Mishari audios are much better IMO. Download the complete surah from islamway.com

    :)

    • Amatullah

      September 9, 2009 at 9:08 PM

      Agreed…Old school Mishary is awesome mashaAllah.

    • SaqibSaab

      September 12, 2009 at 1:49 PM

      I love this recitation and used it for myself for Surah Hujurat.

      Although for some reason most versions of this particular recording you find like on aswatalislam and maybe islamway have a bitrate issue and he sounds a bit sped up. This YouTube version. however, has an almost perfectly corrected version.

  13. Umm Safiyyah

    September 9, 2009 at 9:16 PM

    Assalamu Alaikum,

    Here is a video of Shaykh Salah Bukhatir (the brother of munshid Ahmed Bukhatir) reciting Surah al-Qalam.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWm7vw7SED4

    • Amatullah

      September 9, 2009 at 9:26 PM

      wa alaykum salam wa rahmatullah

      no way they’re brothers! Never knew that.

    • ayesha

      September 10, 2009 at 6:27 AM

      Assalamualikum
      When i was checking out the links….i was wondering what about Sheikh Salah Bukhatir???…
      alhamdulillah feel blessed to be able to pray the qiyam behind him….you will not realise he has completed 8 raka’as…….besides you’ll yearn for more…
      .here’s one of his video” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqP6Tki3P78&feature=related

      @sr amatullah : Salah bukhatir IS Ahmed bukhatir’s brother….

  14. Abdurrahmaan Wadams

    September 11, 2009 at 9:05 AM

    Al salaamu alaykum,
    you may enjoy these:

    Sura Al Jinn by Abduh Mujammal (formerly an imam in Abu Dhabi, now living in San’aa, Yemen)

    Recitation by a boy called Faris

  15. Sister

    September 14, 2009 at 12:45 AM

    for the very first recitation in the article, WATCH this! its the same [+bonus recitation] but with different -more awesome- video…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-PlWaS-tDg

  16. Abu Musa Aikens

    September 14, 2009 at 5:33 AM

    AsSalaamu alaikum,
    This is Sheikh Mustafa Ismail. He could be considered the originator of the Egyptian style, if not I find him the best.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmnCHswmuno&feature=related

    Here is another of his recitations which is longer but also great.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5gqi0Q3UUE&feature=related
    It is a recitation from surah Maryam with captions along with corresponding scenes from the Iranian movie St. Mary.

  17. Abu Ninja

    September 14, 2009 at 10:13 PM

    al Hassan al Basree stated while clarifying the meaning of contemplating over the Qur-aan:

    ‘By Allah, it is not by memorizing its letters while neglecting the boundaries it has set, it has reached the point where a person would say, ‘I have read the whole Qur-an without dropping/neglecting even one of its letters.’

    By Allah he has neglected all of it, you do not see the Qur-an in him, neither in mannerisms nor actions.

    It reached the point where one of them said, ‘I can read a whole Surah in one breath.’ By Allah these are not the recitors of the Qur-an, nor are they scholars, nor are they the wise, or those who fear Allah. Since when have the reciters of the Qur-an been like this? May Allah not increase the likes of them amongst the people.’

    I say [Shaikh ‘Abdur-Razaaq]: May Allah have mercy upon al Hassan, had he seen some of the reciters of our time, those who have been deceived by beautifying their voices and the letters of the Qur-an and chanting them, while they are negligent of and disregard its boundaries. Rather the people listening to them are also are taken by the proper pronunciation of the letters and the recital while being negligent of the meanings and contemplating over the speech of Allah.

    This is not a criticism of correctly practicing the Tajweed of the Qur-an, chanting it and beautifying ones voice with it, it is only a criticism of going out of one’s way to properly pronounce its letters without caring or paying attention to the orders within it, the very reason why the Qur-an was revealed. It has reached the point where you do not see that they fear Allah, rather you do not see them acting upon the Qur-an, not in mannerisms nor actions.

    You see a reciter from amongst them who has memorized the Glorious Qur-an, correctly pronouncing its letters yet he shaves his beard or lowers his garments beneath his ankles, rather you find him neglectful of the Salat, either all together or in congregation, amongst other forms of evil.

    It has reached the point where one of them, and from Allah alone do we seek aid, opened up a party for a sinful woman by reciting some versus of the Qur-an, he recited the Qur-an in between her songs. High above is the speech of our Lord from being tarnished by the likes of these people, and it is sufficient for me to say what al Hassan, may Allaah have mercy upon him said,

    ‘Since when have the reciters of the Qur-an been like this? May Allah not increase the likes of them amongst the people.’

    [Causes of the Increase and Decrease of Eemaan by Shaikh ‘Abdur Razzaaq ‘al-Abbaad]

    • AbdelRahman Murphy

      February 12, 2010 at 2:37 AM

      Easily could’ve said “hey everyone, let’s not forget to follow the commands of the verses with as much passion as we listen to their beautiful recitation..”

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