Born on September 17, 1917, al-Hussary was among the most prominent Quran reciters in Egypt.
He committed the entire Quran to memory by age 8 and started reciting at public gatherings by age 12.
He was the first Qari to release his Tarteel recitation of the entire Quran in cassettes.
Al-Hussary was elected the head of the Muslim World’s Union of Quran Reciters in 1968.
He died on November 24, 1980, during a trip to Kuwait.
The following footage features his recitation of the Quran during Hajj, when he was young.
In this old footage, al-Hussary recites verse 35 of Surah Hajj: “(To) those whose hearts tremble when Allah is mentioned, and those who are patient under that which afflicts them, and those who keep up prayer, and spend (benevolently) out of what We have given them.”