Sheikh Mahmoud Khalil Al-Hussary
Sheikh Mahmoud Khalil Al-Hussary was born in a village called Shobra al-Namla in Tanta, Egypt in 1917. Mahmoud entered the Quran School at the age of four. At 8, he had already memorized the whole Quran and at 12, he entered to the religious institute and learned the ten qira'at (recitations) in Al-Azhar University. Sheikh Al-Hussary passed away on November 24, 1980, immediately after praying salatul Isha.