NEW LANDMARK RECORDING OF THE HOLY QUR’AN RELEASED IN RAMADAN
Sheikh Dukali Muhammad Al Alem, one of the greatest reciters of the Qu’ran in Libya
ABU DHABI, June 19, 2015: A new landmark recording of the Holy Qur’an by the great Libyan Qari Sheikh Dukali Muhammad Al-Alem has been released this Ramadan. Produced by Kalam Research and Media and recorded by Sheikh Dukali in Dubai at the renowned Let The Change Be Studios, the recording is available for free download on soundcloud and itunes or can be ordered online in a gift box set. Sheikh Dukali’s recitation is in Hafs, the most popular style of recitation throughout most of the Muslim world.
“On the occasion of Ramadan we wanted to present this new auditory gift to the Muslim world,” said Ambassador Dr Aref Ali Nayed, a Libyan scholar and the Founder of Kalam Research and Media. “Sheikh Dukali is one the greatest living reciters of the Holy Qur’an and the pre-eminent representative of the Libyan tradition or Qur’anic recitation. He has devoted his entire life to the Qur’an. The extraordinary beauty of his voice and precision of his reading can open the heart of the listener to the perfection of the Words of God.”
Sohail Nakhooda, Research and Publications Director at Kalam Research and Media, explained that the importance of producing this new recording was to preserve an ancient spiritual tradition under siege by extremists in Libya and to send a message of hope for Libya to counterpoint the tragic headlines. “Libya has one of the most profound spiritual traditions in the Muslim world, one of tolerance, compassion, kindness, generosity, wisdom and love of beauty,” he said. “Libya’s precious cultural and spiritual traditions are under grave threat by fanatics. Sheikh Dukali’s masterful reading of the Holy Qur’an is a proof that the Libyan spiritual tradition is alive and well.”
Sheikh Dukali Muhammad al-Alem was born in 1949 in Msallata and memorized the Qur’an at an early age, continuing his education at the Zawiya of Sidi ‘Abd al-Salam al-Asmar and receiving a a degree in Sharia studies at Bayda Islamic University (formerly known as Muhammad ibn ‘Ali al-Sanusi University). He served as Imam at the Ibn al-Amin Mosque in Tripoli and led the Tarawih prayers in Mawlay Muhammad Mosque, which were broadcast on Libyan television. A master of Qur’anic recitation, he has served on the jury of Qur’anic competitions in Malaysia, Iran, Egypt and Morocco. He made two previous recordings of the Qur’an previously during the 1990s in Libya and Lebanon, in Qalun style, the most popular style in Libya.
All Suras can be downloaded from Soundcloud at https://soundcloud.com/kalamresearch/sets/the-holy-quran-in-hafs
All Suras are also available on itunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-holy-quran-in-hafs/id1008108251
Interview with Sheikh Dukali on the project