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Biography of Zaki Daghistani
The Saudi Quran reader and Sheikh Zaki Daghistani was born in Mecca in 1925, corresponding to 1354 Hijri. He has lost his eyesight at the age of 1 year old and a half after he was diagnosed with “smallpox” disease.
Sheikh Zaki Daghistani was able to memorize the holy Quran only by listening to it, and he was certified by Sheikh Ahmad Al Hijazi according to Hafs Aen Assem’s recitation “Tajweed” method, in 1396 Hijri. Also, he obtained a license in the “Tilawat” of the Quran in 1370, and he also started teaching the recitation rules of the holy Quran in 1374.
Sheikh Zaki Daghistani was teaching the holy Quran in Mecca in “Al Masjid Al Haram”, until he was appointed, in the Hijri year 1382, as a Quranic teacher by the ministry of education in a school of Quran memorization.
Sheikh Zaki was popular for his special and unique style of teaching the holy Quran and helping the students to memorize it. He also participated in several occasions and celebrations in Saudi Arabia, as he was one of the first Quran reciters in the country.
Unfortunately, Sheikh Zaki Daghistani was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1985, corresponding to 1405 Hijri, and he had suffered a lot from it, until he passed away after “Al Juma’a” prayer in July 9th, 2004, corresponding to 21 “Jumada Al Ula” 1425. He was buried in “Al Mualat” cemetery.