Dr Ahmad Na'inna, one of the world's most celebrated qaris - or Qur'anic reciters - visited the shores of South Africa recently. He spent an evening at the Azzawia in Cape Town entrancing the audience with a tapestry of melodious recital. Influenced by one of Egypt's greatest qaris, Shaikh Mustafa Ismail, Dr Na'inna has a range of sound that is perfect in pitch and seamless in transition. Joining him for the evening were a number of Shaikhs, including Shaikh Muhammad ibn Yahya Ninowy and Shaikh Seraj Hendricks. Ustadh Muhammad Hakim from Aleppo, who is a munshid - reciter of devotional poetry or nasheed - also mesmerised those present with his strong voice.
|In full cry....|
|The Zawiya was packed...|
|Dr Na'inna with the Shuyukh...|
|Ustadh Muhammad Hakim|
Photos Copyright Shafiq Morton