9:49 - January 06, 2019
News ID: 3467626
TEHRAN (IQNA) – The wife of late Egyptian master Abdul Basit Abdus Samad died on Saturday.


According to Sadi al-Balad website, she passed away in a hospital in Cairo.

A memorial service for her will be held at Hamadya Mosque in Cairo on Monday.

Abdul Basit Abdul Samad is known as one of the greatest Quran reciters in the world.

He was born in 1927 in the village of Al-Maza’iza, south of Egypt. His grandfather was a pious man, a Quran expert and a memorizer of the Quran.

 Abdul Basit travelled to many countries around the world for reciting the Quran. Once in Jakarta, Indonesia, over 250,000 people gathered in a mosque and streets around it to listen to his recitation.

In 1952 he made the Hajj pilgrimage and recited the Quran in the Masjid-al-Haram in Makkah and Masjid-un-Nabi in Medina.

Listening to his inspiring recitations of the Quran, many non-Muslims have embraced Islam, including 6 in Los Angeles and 164 in Uganda.

He died of diabetes and liver disease in November 1988. Thousands of his fans attended his funeral. The funeral was also attended by ambassadors of Islamic countries in Cairo.

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