Mohammed Abdel Wahab (Arabic: محمد عبد الوهاب), also transliterated Mohammed Abd el-Wahaab (1907 - May 3, 1991) was a prominent 20th century Egyptian singer and composer. Born in Bab El-Sheriyah area of Cairo, Egypt (where his statue stands), Abdel Wahab played oud before the Prince of Poets, Ahmed Shawqi. Abdel Wahab acted in several movies. He composed 10 songs for Omm Kalthum (أم كلثوم). He was the first Egyptian singer to move from silent-era acting to singing. He died in 1991, and is still considered one of the five greats of Arabic music, along with Umm Kalthoum, Farid Al Attrach, Fayrouz, and Abdel Halim Hafez.

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