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Biography of Mustafa Ismail
One of the most known Quran readers in Egypt. Sheikh Mustafa Ismail was born in June 17, 1905 in the small village of “Mit Ghazal” in the center of “Tanta” in “Al Gharbiya” governorate.
Sheikh Mustafa Ismail was able to complete the memorization of the Holy Quran in his village at the age of twelve years old, and then he joined “Al Ahmadi” mosque in “Tanta” to master the sciences of Quran readings and “Tajweed”. Sheikh “Mohamed Refaat” had predicted for him a very bright future after having listened to his “Tilawat” and reading methods.
At first, Sheikh Mustafa Ismail became famous in all parts of “Al Gharbiya” province and neighboring provinces before one of his friends advised him to go to “Cairo” to try his luck there. He also had the chance to recite the holy Quran in a big celebration due to the absence of Sheikh “Abdelfatah Al Shaashai”.
Sheikh Mustafa Ismail was appointed as a reader of the Holy Quran in the royal palace during the reign of Farouk I, and thanks to that, he became famous in various Arab and Muslim countries.
Sheikh Mustafa Ismail passed away on Friday, 12 December, 1978.