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Ibrahim: The Supplication

This article has been prepared in collaboration with Mahad al-Hasanaat al-Burhaniyah (Talabulilm) for Ashara Mubaraka 1444 – London

Verses 31 to 33

Al Syed al Ajal Shehzada Husain Bhaisaheb Burhanuddin DM commenced the recitation in a soulful style from Verse 31 of Sūrah Ibrāhīm. After reciting the passage in Ḥafṣ, Shehzada Saheb DM repeated the first half of Verse 32 in Warsh, and then both verses, 32 and 33 in Ḥamzah, the latter from the tarīq of Ṭayyibah, evident from the saktahs on the hamz in the madds. Shehzada Saheb DM also performed the tas-hīl of hamz where applicable and made waqf on the kalimah of “bi-amrih” with a yā as permitted by Ḥamzah.

Verses 32 and 33 from the Mus-haf of Khalaf ʿan Ḥamzah

Listen to the voice note below while following the relevant verses in the image above:

Verses 34 to 37

Shehzada Saheb DM recited Verse 34 in Ḥafṣ and repeated it in Warsh and Khalaf. Thereafter, Shehzada Saheb DM recited Verses 35 and 36 in Ḥafṣ and repeated Verse 35 first in Khalaf and then in Warsh. Verse 36 was then continued in Warsh until Verse 37.

Thereafter, Shehzada Saheb DM recited Verse 37 in Khalaf. An audio note of this verse is presented below:

Verse 37 from the Mus-haf of Khalaf ʿan Ḥamzah

Verse 38

After reciting the first half of Verse 38 in Warsh, Shehzada Saheb DM repeated the same in Khalaf, and then did the same with the second half: first in Warsh and then in Khalaf. Interestingly, Shehzada Saheb DM performed the waqf on the last word of this Verse: “al-samāʾ” using all methods available in the Reading of Ḥamzah.

The following audio note contains the method of rawm with tas-hīl and qaṣr:

History Lane

Mahmoud Khalil al-Husary

Shaikh Mahmoud Khalil al-Husary is widely regarded as one of the most accurate reciters of the Qur’an. He gained distinction for becoming the first reciter to have recorded the Qur’an in tarteel format. His recordings in tarteel are found in the riwāyat of Ḥafṣ, Warsh and Qālūn.

Born in 1917 to a mat-weaver in Shubra al-Naml, a village near Tanta, al-Husary quickly rose through the ranks to become a registered reciter in the Iẓāʿah Radio in 1944. His first recitation on radio was aired at 06:55 am on the 27th of December, 1944. In 1955, al-Husary was appointed as the official reciter at the Masjid al-Imam al-Husain AS in Cairo.

Al-Husary became a school of recitation in his own right due to his unique style infused with solemnity and khushūʿ and soothing voice which experts categorise as baritone. As one of the most technically accurate reciters, the recordings of al-Husary in Warsh and Qālūn were treated as primary references by experts for a many years. Sheikh Mahmoud Shaltout, erstwhile Sheikh of Al-Azhar, said of al-Husary, “His recitation fills the heart with calm, reassurance and immunity. Pathways of guidance and righteousness open up before the audience when they listen to his recitation.”

It is said that Al-Dai al-Ajal Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA preferred listening to the recitation of the Qur’an in the voice of al-Husary. Al-Husary toured several countries for recitation programmes. He was fortunate to have recited in the presence of Al Dai al Ajal Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA on multiple occasions.

A ḥaflat was organized on the iftitāḥ of Raudat Tahera on 08 Rabi al-Ākhar 1395 AH (1975). The iftitāḥ was attended by several notable personalities from across the world. Al-Husary, along with Shaikh Abdul Basit, was invited to attend and recite on this occasion.

When Al Dai al Ajal Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA was visiting London in 1396 AH (1976), a misāq majlis was held on the 11th of Rabi al-Ākhar. On the same evening, a ḥaflat was organized. Al-Husary attended the ḥaflat and recited in the presence of Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA.

Al-Husary passed away in the November of 1980.


  1. Hanoot zikr

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  • Zahra Mulla Shabbir jamali 11:16 pm 03/08/2022 Reply


  • Maryam Engineer Marol 11:35 pm 03/08/2022 Reply

    Excellent n interesting

    • Murtaza Saeed 12:50 am 04/08/2022 Reply

      Ghanuj ghanuj shaandaar che

    • Dr,Shk Shoeb baramati wala. 6:54 am 04/08/2022 Reply

      Must be widely circulated among the Huffaz.
      Masha Allah. Keep it up.

  • Farida Husain 12:55 am 04/08/2022 Reply


  • Amatullah Malampattiwala 2:08 am 04/08/2022 Reply

    Insightful and beneficial in knowing the history of Qari Mahmoud Khalil al-Husary

    • fatema khan Ali shyam wala 10:05 pm 04/08/2022 Reply

      Ghanu j behter che

  • Sadik raja 8:16 am 04/08/2022 Reply

    Ghanu j behtar

  • Er Tasneem Sh 9:05 pm 04/08/2022 Reply

    Excellent flow of information

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