In this undated footage, al-Laythi recites Surah Al-Hashr (59) of the Holy Quran.
Born in 1949 into a family of Quran reciters and memorizers in Ash Sharqia Governorate, he learned the Quran by heart at an early age,
He also learned Quran recitation skills from his father and other masters in his hometown.
Al-Laythi joined Egypt’s Quran Radio as a Qari in 1984.
He recited the Quran in many famous mosques in his country and also traveled to many other countries, including Iran, India, Pakistan, Germany, the US and South Africa for recitation.
He died on March 5, 2006.