Mohamed Siddiq El-Minshawi
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|Sheikh Muhammed Siddique Minshawi|
|Born||January 20, 1920|
|Died||June 20, 1969(aged 49)|
|Known for||Being a Qari; recitation of the Quran|
Sheikh Mohamed Siddiq El-Minshawi (Arabic: الشيخ محمد الصديق المنشاوي) (January 20, 1920 – June 20, 1969) born in Upper Egypt was an Egyptian Qur'anic reciter. Son of Siddiq El-Minshawi, his brother Mahmoud El-Minshawi is also a famous reciter.
Having been significantly influenced by his father, Muhammad Siddiq El-Minshawi was also a protégé of Mohamed Salamah, a famous reciter of the 20th century. He studied the rules of recitation under Ibrahim As-Su'oodi at a young age. Muhammad Siddiq El-Minshawi has become a household name across the Muslim world. He traveled to many countries outside of his homeland, including Indonesia, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Palestine (Al-Aqsa Mosque), Saudi Arabia, and Syria. He helped children with the recitation of Quran.
Minshawi's recitations continue to be amongst the well known due to his impeccable Tajweed and style. He was author of many books on various aspects of the Quran. He was also involved in the calligraphic printing of the Quranic text and “World of Islam festival”. His status as reciter was somewhat official: he held the title Shaykh al-Maqâri, and his opinions were frequently solicited and quoted by the media. One can count a generation of younger reciters among his imitators.