I have been playing the piano since I was a kid. I never learnt music. I cannot read musical notes. Yet, I understand music. It is a language I understand. I know the variations in a voice. My voice. I know what note to hit and where not to go depending on what is being delivered. I know all this because , just as I write, I compose music, write songs and make my statement that way. As I would draw an image to reflect a thought or send a message. When the objective is to communicate something to people, an audience and the drive to get the message through is from the heart and soul – there is no technical judgement or technique required. It comes out beautifully and it makes its place in the conciousness of the listener. To me, that is the art of expression through the variety of mediums given to us.
If I were to read something, I may or may not feel it’s essence. If I don’t , then it was just a piece of information I read and moved on. If I felt it in my soul. If it touched me, then I will make it a part of my system and at some point express it too. I would express it AS it was written but in MY voice, and with MY heart. The deeper it is within me, the more beautiful it will be when it is released from within me.
Such is Al Afasy and his reading of the Quran. His Tilawa ( recitation) penetrates the heart and becomes part of the soul. His voice manages all it’s frequencies and notes as per the instruction of his heart. A heart that loves the Quran. A heart that KNOWS what it has heard and wants to repeat it, relay it and express it with all it’s joy, sorrow , love and so many other feelings. A Recitation that requires no break except breath. A Recitation so powerful that it sends the meaning and feeling of the verse even to the one that does not even know Arabic. A beautiful recitation of the Holy Quran by an extra ordinary gentleman whose heart lives in the words he recites so wonderfully.
Make Al Afasy’s recitation of the Quran a part of your life. You will feel beauty around you…