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Abdul Basit's At-Takweer MP3 download

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Another one of Sheikh Abdul Basit Abdus Samad's best recitations.

Biography of Sheikh Abdul Basit Abdus Samad

At the request of one of our readers, here is a short biography of Sheikh Abdul Basit Abdus Samad:

"Sheikh 'Abdul-Bâsit 'Abdus-Samad was born in 1927 and died in 1988. He came to Cairo from the city of Armant in Upper Egypt in 1950, having established his reputation in the south. He was the first reciter in his family, but his grandfather was a religious scholar of al-Azhar training. Sheikh 'Abdul-Bâsit is probably the best-known of Egyptian reciters outside of Egypt, as he was the first to make commercial recordings of his recitation, and he has travelled extensively outside of Egypt. Sheikh 'Abdul-Bâsit is one of the four top-ranking reciters in Egypt. He was the first president of the newly formed Reciters' Union. Sheikh 'Abdul-Bâsit is admired for breath control and his high-pitched, clear voice.

Three recordings of the entire Qur'ân by Sheikh 'Abdul-Bâsit are available: two in the transmission of Hafs (one murattal and one mujawwad) and one in the transmission of Warsh 'an Nafi'."

Sheikh Abdul Basit recitations available on QuranClub for download: Surah Ad-Dhuha and Al-Inshirah - Surah At-Tariq.

This biography was taken from this page.

Sheikh Abdul Basit's recitation of Surah Ad-Dhuha and Al-Inshirah

Download here. [Mp3 - 0.9 MB]

This is another one of Sheikh Abdul Basit's best Quran recitations.

Sheikh Abdul Basit's recitation of Surah At-Tariq

Sheikh Abdul BasitDownload here. [Mp3 - 0.5 MB]

This is one of Sheikh Abdul Basit's best recitations. Download it if you don't have it.

Free download of the Koran: First American Translation by T. B. Irving [Islamic books]

T.B. IrvingDownload here [Ebook - HTML]

T. B. Irving (1914–2002) was an American Muslim author, professor, and scholar. He wrote the first American English translation of the Quran.

Mr. Irving has translated the meaning of the Quran, instead of translating each verse word for word. He also uses modern American English. The result of his efforts is the Koran, The First American Translation. This book is easy and fun to read, unlike some other translations.

More about T. B. Irving on SoundVision.

Download The Noble Quran English translation here [Islamic books]

The Noble QuranDownload here.

The Noble Quran is clear and concise, with explanations separated from the main text by brackets.

In some places where a verse has multiple valid interpretations they have only stated one, probably to avoid confusing the readers. You might get the wrong idea about certain verses if you depend exclusively on any one translation of the Quran. You should read as many translations as you can. And learn Arabic.
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