Mishary bin Rashid Alafasy (Arabic: مشاري بن راشد العفاسي), born in Kuwait, is a Quran reciter, imam, preacher, and Nasheed artist. He studied at the Islamic University of Madinah’s College of Qur’an, specializing in the ten qira’at and tafsir. Alafasy has released various nasheed albums. He sings in Arabic, English, and French with only his voice.
‘Abdul-Basit ‘Abdus-Samad (Arabic: عبـدُ الباسِـط مُحـمّـد عبـدُ ٱلصّـمـد), or Abdel Basit Abdel Samad or, Abdul Basit Muhammad Abdus Samad (1927 – 30 November 1988) was an Egyptian Quran reciter and is regarded as one of the best reciters of the Quran who ever lived. He had won three world Qira’at competitions in the early 1970s. ‘Abdus-Samad was one of the first huffaz to make commercial recordings of his recitations, and the first president of the Reciters’ Union in Egypt. At 10, Abdul Basit finished learning the entire Quran by heart in his village. He also learned 7 styles of Quran recitation by the age of 12 and the 10 styles by 14. The quadrumvirate of El Minshawy, Abdul Basit, Mustafa Ismail, and Al-Hussary are generally considered the most important and famous Qurra’ of modern times to have had an outsized impact on the Islamic world. He gained the reputation of being called the Golden Throat and the Voice of Heaven due to his melodious style, remarkable breath control, and unique emotional and engaging tone. He has a son who is also a known Sheikh in Egypt and his name is ‘ Tareq Abd El Basit Abd El Samad ‘, who has done many interviews on his father’s life, family and career.