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Biography of Abdulhadi Kanakeri

Abdulhadi Kanakeri

Abdulhadi Ahmad Kanakeri, a beautiful voice and soul

His beautiful voice and his shared feelings are one of his best features that distinguish him amongst the others. His wonderful Tilawat of the holy Quran was and still is receiving a big appreciation and popularity from the listeners. Sheikh Abdulhadi practiced as a teacher and as an Imam and he was able to achieve success and glamour, and he also became popular because of his appearances in the Islamic channels and in the internet. His full name is Sheikh Abdulhadi Bin Ahmad Kanakeri, born in the village « Halabon », close to Damascus, Syria.

This astonishing and successful Sheikh saw the light in his life while being in the midst of a very conservative family that adheres to Islamic principles and that is interested in the Islamic Shari’a, especially his father Sheikh Ahmad Kanakeri who mastered the « Ten readings », who was keen on passing his knowledge to his son after Salat Al Fajr. His father’s guidance and assistance had a profound impact on the making of and sharpening his talents and also on strengthening his willpower to achieve what he has achieved today. Among the other names that supported and directed the path of this reader during his childhood, Sheikh Ahmad Kaftaro, the Mufti of the Syrian Arabic republic, who shared with him several informations and notable knowledge, especially concerning the holy Quran and its rules.

As he grew stronger and more knowledgeable, his father sent him to a public school, in order to finish his studies, which he did with excellence, and he was able to obtain the primary and secondary degrees successfully to join after that a university in Pakistan, in order to obtain his doctorate degree in the science of readings with excellence. Just after his graduation, Sheikh Abdulhadi Kanakeri began to make his own path in the field of Quranic readings and “Tarteel”.

In recognition of his scientific credentials, high qualifications and Islamic knowledge, the reader Sheikh Abdulhadi Kanakeri held a number of positions and responsibilities, including: working as a professor at the Faculty of the prince Sultan of health sciences In Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, and working as an Imam in the mosque of “Abi Bakr Sidiq” until 1430 Hijr, as well as taking the Imamate of many other mosques inside and outside his country, Syria.

As a result of his important journey and of his long experience, Sheikh Abdulhadi Kanakeri has an audio library that includes a large number of his outstanding readings recorded in the mosques or institutions that he worked for. Some are available online, while others are broadcasted in some specialized Quranic TV channels. Also, Sheikh Abdulhadi is known for his ability to take the Imamate during the Taraweeh prayers for a long time, as he can endure such a big effort during the holy month Ramadan.


  1. I have came to know this amazing recitor "AbdulHadi" just recently and always listen his recitation non-stop. He has a profound melodic sound so deep it will put your heart into peace and soothing momentum to remember Allah and Hereafter. I can't describe what I hear in my hears with adjectives and words alone with Sheikh Kankari. I will work hard and strive to imitate his style of reading the Quran with strong-tajweed and beauty to be like him or close enough to satisfy me. May Allah bless me with a voice like him one day! Amiim.Amiin.Amiin

  2. Mashallah! what I really like about this sheikh is his tajweed. I really wish that he would have more recording that just the last juz though. Abdul Basit, Husari, and Kanakeri have one of the best tajweed according to my Shiekh. May Allah grant them success in hereafter.

  3. I love Abdulhadi its voice is one of the most wonderfull voices that i have ever seen in the world. May Allah bless him in this world and the here after. May his wishes come true. I wish my son would be like him one day. Because for those who are blessed gets to become good reciters for the Quran.

  4. This is by far the most beautiful recitation I have ever heard. No matter whom I listen to, sheikh kanakari is echoing in my ears all times. May Allah give him Jannatul Firdowz, and make his voice last for centuries to come to benefit all the students of Quran and Muslims in general.

  5. Excellent voice, Tajwid, Tartil, emotional undelivere.
    MashaALLAH, the voice of Abdul Hadi kanakeri is wonderful. I love listening his Quran recitation. May Allah bless him good health & reward him in future ever lasting life.
    #Mohammad Ali

  6. I personally know Sheikh Abdulhadi Kanakeri as a teacher of Islamic Studies and he is my colleague. I really enjoy his Quranic recitation.
    Almighty Allah blessed him with a sweet and lucid voice. May Allah bless him with health and longevity.

  7. I have been listening to his recitation of Surah Duha since morning. InshaAllah, I am looking forward to getting a complete audio recitation of the Holy Qur'an by this man whom Allah has blessed with a such an amazing voice.

  8. MashaALLAH, Abdul Hadi kanakeri voice is wonderful. Last 10 years I like listening his Quran recitation because most beautiful recitation I have ever heard. May Allah reward him good health & Eman.

  9. MashaALLAH, the voice of Abdul Hadi kanakeri is wonderful. I love listening his Quran recitation. May Allah bless him good health & reward him in future ever lasting life.

  10. Assalamu alaykum, I heard him today from Pakistan while watching online Kabah transmission. I am happy that he also came to Pakistan. But I fear fame a lot.