In the statement, president of the association Mohamed al-Sa’ati described Sheikh Madkour as a great teacher of Quran and a master of Quran recitation in Egypt and the Muslim world, youm7.com website reported.
Other Egyptian Quranic figures like Sheikh Mohamed Hishad, Sheikh Mahmoud al-Khisht and Sheikh Sidiq Mahmoud Sidiq Minshawi also issued messages of condolence.
Born in August 1932 in a village in Egypt’s Giza Governorate, Abdel Fattah Madkour started memorizing the Quran at an early age.
He received a certificate in Tajweed in 1978 and was granted a degree in Quran recitation by Al-Azhar University in 1981.
Madkour supervised Quran recitation teaching in Quranic centers in different parts of Egypt.
He also established a number of Quran teaching centers in the US.