Mahad al-Zahra encourages daily recitation of al-Quran al-Kareem with fluency and clarity. It also annually organizes worldwide Tajweed Musabaqat to develop the art of recitation.
Melodious recitation by Shahzada Husain Bs Burhanuddin DM
Surah al-Fatiha, Surah al-Baqarah (Ayah 1-20)
Surah al-Baqarah (Ayah 142-158)
Surah al-Maidah (Ayah 41-50)
Surah al-Baqarah (Ayah 189-210)
Surah al-Baqarah (Ayah 233-245)
Surah Aale Imraan (Ayah 8-28)
Surah Aale Imraan (Ayah 33-51)
Surah Aale Imraan (Ayah 93-112)
Surah al-Baqarah (Ayah 106-123)
Surah Aale Imraan (Ayah 179-194)
Surah al-Nisaa (Ayah 148-170)
Surah al-Maidah (Ayah 12-26)
Surah al-Maidah (Ayah 67-82)
Surah al-Maidah (Ayah 109-120)
Surah al-Naba’ (Ayah 1) to Surah al-Nazi’aat (Ayah 46)
Surah al-Ana’am (Ayah 1 to 18), Surah al-Balad
Shaykh Mahmoud Khalil al-Hussary (1917-1980 CE) was one of the leading reciter amongst Cairo’s finest. He excelled in the 10 types of recitation. He was born in Shubra Namlat town in Gharbiyah governate. His father sent him to a kuttab at the young age of 4 and he memorised the whole Quran when he reached 8. He then achieved a certificate for recitation and went forward to learn Quranic sciences as he was gifted with a beautiful and clear voice. He proved to be of great excellence when it came to reciting Quran as he was particular about the pronunciations and was soon appointed the chief of the school of recitation. In the year 1944, he applied for a broadcasting test and stood first amongst all the participants. He was appointed the reciter for masjid al-Husain of Cairo. He was the first to form a guild for the reciters of al-Quran al-Kareem and emphasized for forming offices for memorisation in every city and village. In 1958, he specialized in the 10 major forms of recitations and covered all its aspects and attained a certificate from al-Azhar University of Cairo. In 1961, he was appointed the president of the Quran reciters union of Cairo. Shaykh al-Hussary was the first to record al-Quran al-Kareem in 4 different forms of recitation namely Hafs al-Asim, Warsh al-Nafe, Qalun al-Nafe and Duri an Abi Amr. He received a medal for education and art in 1967. He was the first to recite in front of the American Congress, the United Nations and at the Buckingham Palace in 1978. The 52nd Dai al-Mutlaq His Holiness Dr Syedna Mohammed BurhanuddinRA was fond of his recitations and often appreciated and complimented him by mentioning that Shaykh al-Hussary’s recitations had a long-lasting impact on hearts. In his final years, Shaykh al-Hussary revoked a will that one third of his property be used for the cause of a-Quran al-Kareem and other philanthropic deeds.
Surah Yusuf (Ayah 1-22)
Surah al-Taubah (Ayah 111-117)
Surah Aale Emraan (Ayah 190-200)
Surah al-Hujuraat (Ayah 2-18)
Surah Maryam (Ayah 1-23)
Surah al-Tahreem, Surah al-Haqqa, Surah al-Duha, Surah al-Sharh
Surah al-Infitaar, Surah al-Gashiyah, Surah al-Qadr
Surah al-Maedah (Ayah 2-5)
Surah Taha (Ayah 111-122)
Surah al-Israa (Ayah 70-85)
Surah al-Shura (Ayah 78-89)
Surah al-Baqara (Ayah 110-116)
Surah Aale Imraan (Ayah 93-99)
Surah al-Anfaal (Ayah 1-17)
Surah al-Rum (Ayah 19-36)
Shaykh Mustafa Ismail (1905-1978 CE) was an eminent reciter of al-Quran al-Kareem throughout the Islamic world. He was a man with great voice handling abilities which made his recitations melodious yet powerful. He was born in Mit Gazal, Gharbiyah governate in Egypt and memorised al-Quran before he reached the age of 12. He then went to a university in Tanta where he studied Quranic sciences along with Islamic jurisprudence. He soon became a renowned reciter in his province and was advised by his relatives to travel to Cairo. He met a Shaykh who had heard his recitation and was mesmerized by his melodious voice and soon he was appointed the qari of al-Jame al-Azhar even before he was tested by the council. Shaykh Mustafa also received numerous recognition medals and awards for his recitation from which is “Medal of Distinction” which was awarded to him by the then president of Egypt, Jamal Abdul Nasir. This was the first time a president had awarded a qari. He has over 1300 recorded recitations of al-Quran al-Kareem that are broadcasted.
Surah al-Kahf (Ayah 13-32)
Surah al-Nahl (Ayah 40-47)
Surah al-Furqaan (Ayah 58-70)
Surah Aale Imraan (Ayah 99-103)
Surah al-Aaraaf (Ayah 142-144)
Shaykh Muhammad Rif’at (1882–1950 CE) was the first Quran reciter to read on Egyptian Cairo Radio on May 31, 1934, and his voice and style, as well as his general character, have been promoted as a model of the ideal reciter.
Rifat is often praised for correlating melody to the meaning of the Qur’anic Verses, a feat known in Arabic as tasweer al-mana.
Shaykh Mahmoud Ali al-Banna was a renowned Egyptian reciter. He was born in a village called Shobrabas in the north of Egypt on December 17, 1926.
He memorized the Holy Quran at the age of eleven from his master Shaykh Moussa Al Muntash. He then moved to Tanta to study Theology in the Ahmadi Mosque from Shaykh Ibrahim Ibn Salam Al Maliki.
In 1945, he moved to Cairo and started gaining fame. In the Egyptian capital, Mahmoud learnt music and Maqamat from Darouich Hariri. Later, he was chosen by Young Muslims Association as a reciter till he was noticed by Maher Bachah, Prince Abulkarim Al Khattabi and invited to join the official radio station in 1948. Shortly, he became of the most acclaimed reciters of Egypt.
4 to 14 Years
League B (15 to 35 Years)
League B (Above 35 Years)
1st Workshop – Introduction to Tajweed
3rd Workshop – Arabic Accent
2nd Workshop – Ahkaam, Makharij & Alhaan Quraniyah
4th Workshop – Voice & Ear Training