Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Quranica | The Glorious Recital

[Quranica is an emerging arts organisation promoting Qur'anic recitation as an art form among Muslims and non-Muslims in the UK and beyond.]

Quranica organizes a series of Quran recitation shows named "The Glorious Recital". In these shows they bring out reciters from different places of the world with different techniques of reciting the Quran. Each of their shows has a theme, and then they carefully select the verses that will be recited to represent the theme.

Another amazing thing of the shows is that while the Quranic verses are recited, an English translation appears on a projection screen.

I had the privilege of attending two of "The Glorious Recital" shows in Edinburgh. And I was touched by the different voices I heard. My favorites were Sh. Abdurrahman Dimashqiah [see video below] and Yihya Hawa, our own Ammani ex-Kalouti Mosque Imam.

This August you can attend a new show in Edinburgh. The show is due to Saturday 18th August, 4pm-6pm at Edinburgh Central Mosque. The theme will be "The World Unseen". For more information you can visit Edinburgh Islam Festival.

:: The Glorious Recital [video]!
:: The Glorious Recital [done]!

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