Qari ‘Abdul-Basit ‘Abdus-Samad (1927–1988) (Arabic; عبد الباسط عبد الصمد),(Kurdî; Abdulbasit Abdussemed), was a renowned Egyptian Qari (reciter of the Qur’an). As such, many modern reciters try to imitate his style. The Qari had won three world Qira’at competitions in the early 1970s. ‘Abdus-Samad was one of the first huffaz to make commercial recordings of his recitations, and the first president of the Reciters’ Union in Egypt.
In 1950, he came to Cairo where Muslims in many mosques were captivated by his recitations. On one occasion, when he was reciting verses from Surah al-Ahzab, he was requested to recite for longer than his allotted 10 minutes by the audience, and he continued to recite for over an hour and a half; his listeners were captivated by his mastery of pitch, tone and the rules of tajweed (Qur’anic recitation).