Qur’ān Recitation | Shaykh ʿAbdur-Raqīb al-Kawkabānī

Our beloved Shaykh, Abū ʿAbdir-Raḥmān ʿAbdur-Raqīb bin ʿAlī bin Aḥmad al-Kawkabānī, was born in 1400H at Ṣanʿā, Yemen and he was from the Mashāyikh of Dār al-Hadīth, Dammāj. He passed away on 8th Muharram 1443H at Malaysia -May Allāh envelope him in His vast mercy and grant him Jannatul Firdaus-

From the scholars he benefited from were:

  1. Al-Imām Muḥammad bin Sāliḥ al-ʿUthaymīn رحمه الله – Attended several of his circles of knowledge
  2. Ash-Shaykh al-Muḥaddith as-Salafī Yaḥyā bin ʿUthmān al-Mudarris رحمه الله – Received a general Ijāzah
  3. Ash-Shaykh al-Muḥaddith as-Salafī Muḥammad bin ʿAlī Ādam al-Ethiobi رحمه الله – Received a general Ijāzah
  4. Shaykh Nasruddīn ʿUthmān Ibrāhīm Bā Hakīm رحمه الله – Received Ijazah for recitation of the Qur’an as per the narration of Hafs from ‘Āsim through Shatibī
  5. And scholars other than them

Apart from his Daʿwah within Yemen, he travelled to several countries including:

  1. Egypt
  2. Srilanka
  3. India
  4. Malaysia
  5. Maldives
  6. Indonesia

To know more in regards to his books and his activeness in giving Daʿwah, then return back to the treatise of our Shaykh, Abū Fayrūz Al-Indūnīsi -may Allāh grant him success- entitled: “Ath-Thimār ad-Dawānī – the Biography of Shaykh ʿAbdur-Raqīb Al-Kawkabāni” for he excelled and benefited -thanks to Allāh for him-

Below are few of his recitations recorded at Dār al-Qurʾan wal-Ḥadīth, Perlis, Malaysia on various occasions when he would lead Ṣalātul ʿIshāʾ after presenting us with a beneficial Muḥāḍarā

Surah al-Fātiḥah – Shaykh ʿAbdur-Raqīb al-Kawkabānī
Surah al-Maʿārij – Shaykh ʿAbdur-Raqīb al-Kawkabānī
Surah al-Insān – Shaykh ʿAbdur-Raqīb al-Kawkabānī
Surah as-Sajdah – Shaykh ʿAbdur-Raqīb al-Kawkabānī

We ask Allāh, the Most Generous, to have mercy upon him, to forgive him, to raise his level in the paradise in the Lofty Firdaws, to make his grave a garden from the gardens of paradise and to make it spacious for him.


والحمد لله رب العالمين