“Believers, if one who publicly commits sins brings you any news, ascertain its truthfulness carefully, lest you harm people through ignorance and then regret what you have done,” reads the translation of this verse.
Born on September 17, 1917, al-Hussary was among the most prominent Quran reciters in Egypt.
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 was also the Sheikh al-Qurra (top qari) of Egypt and headed an Al-Azhar committee for proofreading Quran copies before printing.
He died on November 24, 1980, during a trip to Kuwait.
In his will, Al-Hussary left one-third of his properties for charity and thus, one of his sons founded the Sheikh al-Hussary Religious and Social Services Charity Society.