Shakir Qasmi

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Qari Shakir Qasmi
OccupationQari (a reciter of the Quran)
RelativesQari Zahir Qasmi (older brother) Qari Waheed Zafar Qasmi (younger brother)

Qari Shakir Qasmi (Urdu: قارى شاكر قاسمى), was a Pakistani Qāriʾ (a reciter of the Quran) known for his work on Radio Pakistan.


Qari Shakir Qasmi was the host of the children's television program Iqra (transl. read), which provided lessons and exercises on properly reciting and pronouncing Quranic Arabic.[1][2][3] This program aired and re-ran on the Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) from 1978 to 1985. It was later hosted by Qari Waheed Zafar Qasmi (his younger brother), and thereon by Qari Khushi Muhammad.[4] He also was the author of a famous book called Asan Qaids Dars-E-Qur'an which came with audio tapes for helping children to read along with proper pronunciation.[5] Qari Shakir Qasmi was also the first person to recite the Quran in the United Nations.[6]


  • Asan Qaida Dars-E-Qur;an[7]


  1. ^ Rare photos from 1979 of Qari Shakir Qasmi's iqra program on the Pakistani Television Corporation
  2. ^ Quran recitations by Shakir Qasmi, English translations by Mohammad Marmaduke Pickthall, translations read by Aslam Azhar Archived from the original on 7 January 2011, Retrieved 23 April 2019
  3. ^ Qari Shakir Qasmi on website Retrieved 23 April 2019
  4. ^ Shalimar Recording, IQRA | Lesson 2 | Movements (Harakat) | Qari Khushi Muhamad Al Azhari | Tariq Lodhi, retrieved 8 February 2019
  5. ^ "Durs i Quran by Shakir Qasmi قارى شاكر قاسمى". Scribd. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  6. ^ Shiraz Qasmi, Qari Shakir Qasmi's recitation for the United Nations, retrieved 8 February 2019
  7. ^ "Durs i Quran by Shakir Qasmi قارى شاكر قاسمى". Scribd. Retrieved 8 February 2019.

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