“Religious chanting” was associated in minds with the voices of men who excelled in this field, especially in Egypt, which is one of the largest schools of religious chanting in the world, and from countries that have a great history that includes many signs, beginning with Sheikh Ali Mahmoud, founder of modern chanting, and the Sheikh Taha Al-Fashni, who was King Farouk, regularly attended his Dhikr sessions, passing through the sheikhs Al-Fayoumi, Nasr Al-Din Tobar, Al-Naqshbandi, Al-Helbawi, and other names that excelled in this type of chanting.
As for women’s experiences, they were timidly, because men dominated this type of creativity. In the beginnings of Umm Kulthum, during her youth, she sang religious supplications in her village concerts. Among the examples that have also achieved success are “Khadra Muhammad Khidr”, who specialized in singing folklore along with the praise of the Prophet, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, Nabila Atwa and Yasmine Khayyam, and some experiences that remain A unique case in this field, but in recent years many competing female names have appeared, which have managed to break the men’s monopoly on religious singing.
5 singers have succeeded in the competition
The strength of the voice, the quality of recitation, and the diversity of the shrines is what distinguishes many young female voices in the current generation, for more than one chanter that appeared in recent years, and was able to achieve strong steps in the field of religious chanting and praising the Messenger, and broke the male control of the profession, and competed in singing “alone” in Spade-making parties.
Shaima Al-Nubi, the first supplicant
Shaima Abdel-Moneim Al-Noubi – or as it is called “the praise of the Prophet” – is one of the first female chanters and chanting women in Egypt at the present time, as this talent has stuck her since childhood, as she used to imitate reciters and prayers on the school radio, and she also sang the introduction (Tatr) The series “There is no god but God” in the school, and the chanter – whose origins go back to Upper Egypt, specifically the city of Luxor – was affected by different chanting schools, such as Nasr al-Din Tobar, Mustafa Ismail and al-Naqshbandi, and her family was supportive of her experience, and no one objected to her choice of this path, despite its difficulty Especially since she is a woman and also from Upper Egypt.
Before she became a professional in singing, she studied musical maqamas and the science of melody, and studied at the hands of the prominent religious vocalist Zain Mahmoud, and from here was the starting step, and specifically in 2014, when she performed Al-Hallaj’s hymn, so he decided to adopt her voice, and indeed she trained on Ibn Arous squares and the Hilal biography, to decide the specialization In religious chanting and praise of the Prophet.
Shaima Al-Nubi is considered one of the successes in this field, as she performs many concerts with the invocation workshop, but like performing “Solo” (solo) in different theaters, including the house of Al-Suhaimi, and she also conducts training in chanting after she participated in the Association for Collecting Artistic Heritage. More to present supplications in her concerts, which made her known as the first supplicant in Egypt.
O Majesty, exist with kindness, peace, mercy and tenderness ❤️
O Majesty, exist with kindness, peace, mercy and tenderness ❤️
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At the age of seven, Aya al-Tablawi began her career with religious chanting, with the encouragement of her grandfather Sheikh Muhammad Mahmoud al-Tablawi and her parents, after they heard her voice chanting religious invocations that were broadcast on the Holy Quran Radio. Train her to listen correctly, and hear a lot of chanting and religious invocations.
Aya decided to specialize and graduated from the religious chanting school of the General Syndicate of Chanting, and she was one of the first in her class, and she was also keen to study the musical shrines and invocations at the hands of Sheikh Mahmoud Yassin Al-Tohamy and Ali Al-Helbawi.
Iman Abu El-Ela
Seeing the path of Eman Abu Al-Ela transformed from the world of singing that she started until the stage of university, before she decided to specialize in religious singing The beauty of her voice drew attention to her since her childhood, when she was singing at religious events in her village “Al-Khais” in the Sharkia governorate.
When I grew up, I turned to singing, which I had worked for 3 years with the support of the musician Mahmoud Matar, who helped her in this stage, and was called “Najat Al Saghira”, before she retired singing and decided to focus on religious singing, after she dreamed of a vision asking her to stop singing and to do singing Only, and she found support from those around, and Sheikh Al-Tarouti recommended her to study in his institute, and she presented her first hymn in love with the Messenger of God, “Our master the Prophet is my soul.”
Iman Al-Sawalhi .. Praising the Prophet
Iman Al-Sawalhi employed the traditional language of authenticity in poetry, which she mastered from an early age, in reciting the religious songs that she later specialized in. Iman is the daughter of Dakahlia Governorate, and she made sure that her talent was crowned by studying, either at the Institute of Arab Music after her graduation from the College of Islamic Studies, or training in vocal shrines and classes through recitation and invocations by listening to the great vocalists, especially Sheikh Nasruddin Tobar.
Despite the difficulty of her transportation to perform concerts in Cairo, Eman had no problem persuading her family after the matter had turned from talent to professional.
Al-Sawalhi participates in concerts sponsored by Al-Azhar, and besides the Egyptians, fans from Morocco, Saudi Arabia and Malaysia attend praise, which is one of the reasons that made her specialize in becoming the praise of the Prophet.
Nabawiyyah Hassan was distinguished from other chanting by her ability to present poems, although she did not complete her studies, as she only obtained the elementary certificate, but she compensated for that by reading, especially poetry, so she read the collections of Omar bin Al-Farid, Abdul-Ghani Al-Nabulsi and Muhammad Al-Kettani, and it also affected her experience of her upbringing. Among the Sufis in the Manzala Center in the Dakahlia Governorate, and she was keen to attend parties and family events while she was still young.