Mohamed Siddiq El-Minshawi

Mohamed Siddiq El-Minshawi or Mohamed Seddik El-Menshawy or Muhammad Siddik al-Minshawi (Arabic: مُحَـمّـد صِـدّيْـق المِـنـشَـاوي‎), also simply known as El Minshawy (January 20, 1920 – June 20, 1969), born in Upper Egypt, was a Qur'anic reciter and a Hafiz.[1] The quadrumvirate of El Minshawy, Abdul Basit, Mustafa Ismail, and Al-Hussary are generally considered the most important and famous Qurra' of modern times to have had an outsized impact on the Islamic world.[3][4][5][6]:83

Shaykh al-Maqâri

Mohamed Siddiq El-Minshawi
مُحَـمّـد صِـدّيْـق المِـنـشَـاوي
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Other names
  • Mohamed Seddik El-Menshawy
  • El Minshawy
  • El Minshawi
Personal
Born(1920-01-20)January 20, 1920
DiedJune 20, 1969(1969-06-20) (aged 49)
ReligionSunni Islam
NationalityEgypt Egyptian
Known forAccurate recitation of the Qur'an[2]
Other names
  • Mohamed Seddik El-Menshawy
  • El Minshawy
  • El Minshawi
Occupation

HistoryEdit

Having been significantly influenced by his father, El-Minshawi was also a protégé of Muhammad Rifat,[7] Muhammad Salamah,[8] famous reciters of the 20th century. He studied the rules of recitation under Ibrahim As-Su'oodi at a young age.[citation needed] He committed Qur'an to memory when he was 8 years old.[9] He traveled to many countries outside of his homeland, including Indonesia, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Palestine (Al-Aqsa Mosque), Saudi Arabia, and Syria.[1]

El-Minshawi also participated in recorded recitations with the two other reciters: Kamel al-Bahtimi and Fouad al-Aroussi.[9] He helped children with the recitation of Quran.[citation needed]

Personal lifeEdit

El-Minshawi married twice, he had four boys and two girls with the first wife in addition to five boys and four girls with the second wife, but in 1968, his second wife died while on a pilgrimage.[9]

El-Minshawi belongs to a family of traditional Huffaz, Calligraphers, and Qaris; and like him, his father, Seddik El Menshawy, and his brother, Mahmoud El Menshawy, were professional Qurra, too.[7][9][10]

LegacyEdit

El Minshawi's recitations continue to be amongst the well known due to his impeccable Tajweed and style.[2] He was the author of many books on various aspects of the Quran,[citation needed] and was also involved in the calligraphic printing of the Quranic text and “World of Islam festival”.[citation needed] His status as a Qari was lofty: He held the title Shaykh al-Maqâri,[10] and his opinions were frequently solicited and quoted by the media. One can count a generation of younger reciters among his imitators.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Ceremony Marks Birthday of Late Egyptian Qari Muhammad Sidiq Minshawi". iqna.ir. 21 Jan 2020. Archived from the original on 18 May 2020. Retrieved 18 May 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Ulama on the wonder that is Muhammad Siddiq al-Minshawi". contemplatequran.wordpress.com. 25 Feb 2015. Archived from the original on 18 May 2020. Retrieved 18 May 2020.
  3. ^ Taha Shoeb (2 Feb 2018). "Khalaf from Hamzah – A look at the features of recitation of al-Qur'an by Shahzada Husain Bhaisaheb". thedawoodibohras.com. Archived from the original on 19 May 2020.
  4. ^ Ejaz Taj (6 Sep 2018). "A Meeting with the Egyptian Giants, al-Minshāwī, al-Huṣrī, Muṣṭafā Ismāʿīl and ʿAbdul-Bāsit ʿAbdus-Ṣamad". islam21c.com. Archived from the original on 18 May 2020. Retrieved 18 May 2020.
  5. ^ "Best Quran Recitation Competition for Students Planned in Egypt". iqna.ir. 4 May 2020. Archived from the original on 19 May 2020.
  6. ^ Frishkopf, Michael (28 Dec 2009). "Mediated Qur'anic Recitation and the Contestation of Islam in Contemporary Egypt". In Nooshin, Laundan (ed.). In Music and Play of Power in the Middle East (pdf). London: Routledge. ISBN 978-0754634577. Archived from the original on 19 May 2020 – via pdfslide.net.
  7. ^ a b "About the life of Sheikh Mohammed Siddiq Minshawi". Islamweb. Archived from the original on 18 May 2020. Retrieved 2019-08-06.
  8. ^ Kristina Nelson (2001). The Art of Reciting the Qur'an. American University in Cairo Press. pp. 195–196. ISBN 9789774245947.
  9. ^ a b c d "Muhammad Al-Minshawi". islamhouse.com. 14 Apr 2008. Archived from the original on 18 May 2020. Retrieved 18 May 2020.
  10. ^ a b "Reports on Death of Egyptian Quran Master Denied". iqna.ir. 25 May 2016. Archived from the original on 18 May 2020. Retrieved 18 May 2020.
  11. ^ "Egyptian Qari Says Mostly Inspired by Minshawi". iqna.ir. 18 July 2017. Archived from the original on 18 May 2020. Retrieved 18 May 2020.

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