Mahmud Ali Al Banna - محمود علي البنا
Biography of Mahmud Ali Al Banna
Mahmud Ali Al Banna was a renowned Egyptian reciter. He was born in a village called Shobrabas in the north of Egypt on December 17, 1926.
Mahumud Ali Al Banna memorized the Holy Qur’an at the age of eleven from his master Cheikh Moussa Al Muntash. He then moved to Tanta to study Theology in the Ahmadi Mosque from Cheikh Ibrahim Ibn Salam Al Maliki.
In 1945, Mahmud Ali Al Banna moved to Cairo and started gaining fame. In the Egyptian capital, Mahmud learnt music and Maqamat from Darouich Hariri. Later, he was chosen by Young Muslims Association as a reciter till he was noticed by Maher Bachah, Prince Abulkarim Al Khattabi and invited to join the official radio station in 1948. Shortly, he became of the most acclaimed reciters of Egypt.
At the late 1940s, Mahmud Ali Al Banna was leading prayers in Ain Al Hayt Mosque, in Al Rifai Mosque during the 1950s and then in Al Ahmadi Mosque in Tanta by 1959. In 1980, he recited the Qur’an in Al Imam Al Hussein Mosque till he died.
Mahmud Ali Al Banna published his Qur’anic recitation in 1967 together with other recordings including his recitations in the Egyptian, Saudi and Emirati radio stations. He also recited the Qur’an in the Holy Mosque of Jeddah, the Prophet’s Mosque, the Oumayade Mosque, Al Aqsa Mosque and visited many countries across the world including Germany in 1978.
Mahmud Ali Al Banna claimed for a long time creating a reciters’ syndicate for which he was president in 1984.
Mahmud Ali Al Banna died Du Al Qiida 3rd, 1405 ( July 20, 1985).
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