For past many decades, Kayalpatnam has been blessed with eminent hafils (those who memorise the Holy Quran) - who can recite the whole of the Holy Quran in less than eight hours in one Rakah. This has been demonstrated during the Taraveeh Prayers in the month of Ramadan on many occasions. This indeed is a great task. Such great hafils are very rare in the world.
A few young and energetic hafils of Kayalpatnam - capable of reciting the whole of the noble Quran with in eight hours - have performed this feat with the grace of Almighty Allah in recent years too.
There are currently about 350 Alims and 750 Hafils - men and women - living in Kayalpatnam. The following famous Hafils of Kayalpatnam recited the Holy Quran - from beginning (Surah Al-Fatiha) to end (Surah An-Nas) - within 8 hours during Taraweeh Prayers in the 20th Century & 21st Century.
01. Late Al-Hafil Qari Shaik Muhammad Lebbai Alim recited the whole of the Holy Quran during the Taravih Prayer within eight hours at Errattai Kulam Palli in Kayalpatnam around 1905. His tomb is in a chamber at Periya Kutba Palli. Hafil M.K.O.M. Meera Sahib Alim and Mahmood Sulaiman Lebbai Alim were some of his brilliant students. Calipha Muhammed Ali Alim is one of his grand sons.
It was very nice to see recites the quran completely in one rakath (taraveeh prayer) for more than 8 hrs was conducted by young Hafiz Mohammed Noohu in Arampally. May ALLAH give him a good health and long happy life and for akhira.And we have also to appreciate three persons who stand for 8 hrs continously. Nowadays even for one salah we feel difficult to stand and i think Savanna Shahul Hameed Alim Mufti conducted 2 times full quran in one salah and Shaik Abdul Kader Misbahi Alim, Noohu Hafiz and Azwad Hafiz in Srilanka.
This event is familiar to our Kayalites, here Saudis have surprised the event particularly about the reciting speed how one could finish a juzu within 16.66 minutes / full Quran in about 500 Minutes.
May Allah bestow healthiness and prosperous to this young Hafidh and his pleased parents and family. It is really amazing to hear to such breathtaking efforts.
Well done and rewards from Allah for taking pains to recite the Kalaam of Allah. Great effort and amazing indeed. Let Allah ta'ala's mercy be on this young Hafil.
- Ahmed Mustafa
Marvellous achievement. May Allah bestow His grace amd endless rewards to the hafizh hero.