Mohamed Siddiq El-Minshawi
Mujawwad is a melodic style of Qur'an recitation which is known throughout the Muslim world. As opposed to Murattal, multiple types of sectioning are used in regards to its phrase lengths. The vocal quality of Mujawwad can be relaxed, tense, or alternate between the two, to create a dramatic effect. The melodic structure tends to be step-wise, but leaps of a fourth or more are also used; range can extend over an octave. The Melismatic properties of Mujawwad can be quite extensive as compared to the mostly syllabic content of Murattal.
Mohamed Siddiq El-Minshawi (January 1, 1920 – June 20, 1969) born in Upper Egypt, was an Egyptian Qur'anic reciter. Son ofSiddiq 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.
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