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Qari Abdus Samad passes away

Saturday March 09, 2013 07:50:26 PM, Staff Reporter

Malegaon: Internationally acclaimed Qari, renowned Quran reciter and a strong promoter of women education in Malegaon Qari Abdus Samad Faizee, who had the followers and students spread across India, died at around 05 today in the afternoon. He was 75.


A great scholar and diehard trainer of Sab'aa-Ahraa - seven different methods of reciting the Holy Quran, Qari Abdus Samad was the winner of many national and international Quran Recitation competitions held in various parts of India especially New Delhi and Calicut in eighties.


He was later invited by the organisers of national and international Quran recitation competitions as jury.


A diehard trainer of Quran recitation, Qari Samad devoted his entire life to voluntarily teach Quran recitation to girls and boys both, and also to the elderly men and women. His book, Anwaarut Tajveed, on Quran recitation is one of the most perfect on the subject and is most sought after for the students of Quran.


Qari Abdus Samad was the front Qaris of the country on whose invitation Qaris from Egypt and Iran started visiting India. In a first, he invited Qari Taha Mohammad Ziya of Egypt in Malegaon sometimes in 1972.


He has left behind him thousands of students - girls and boys both, including his own sons, daughters, grandsons and grand daughters who are experts in Quran recitation.


He started training girl students in Quran recitation at the time when education of girls and women was considered as taboo. One of his girl students was even qualified for an International Quran competition held in Iran.


Simultaneously, with his few of his friends, he established Tehzeeb High School - a co-ed school, something very rare in Malegaon at the time.


He was also instrumental in inviting Frontier Gandhi Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan to Malegaon. When he finally visited the city, Qari Samad was among those who led the procession to greet the Frontier Gandhi.


Besides his contribution in teaching Quran recitation and promoting women education, he was an acclaimed sportsman of Kabaddi and wrestling. His mastery in Kabaddi had earned him the title of 'Wall of the Fort.' For years he led the local Kabaddi team in various competitions.










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