An eminent Quran reciter of the Muslim world died in Medina, Saudi Arabia, on Monday.
AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): An eminent Quran reciter of the Muslim world died in Medina, Saudi Arabia, on Monday.
According to al-Arab al-Yawm, the funeral of Sheikh Khalil Abdul Rahman was held Tuesday and he was laid to rest at al-Baqi Cemetery.
Originally from Pakistan, he was a senior Qari known as the Sheikh of imams of the Two Holy Mosques.
He was born in Muzaffarabad, Pakistan, in 1940.
In 1966, he traveled to Iran and stayed here for a few years to teach the Quran.
Later, he went to Saudi Arabia and trained a number of top Quran reciters, including Sheikh Muhammad Ayyub and his own sons Sheikh Muhammad and Sheikh Mahmood.