Qari Youssef Edghouch was born and raised in Morocco, in the capital city of Rabat. Where he studied and completed the memorization of the Quran at a young age, and graduated from a highly qualified Qur’an Institute. He recites with 2 riwayat (recitation styles) — Warsh ‘an Nafi’ and Hafs ‘an ‘Aasim. Most Moroccans recite in Warsh! In addition, he won numerous awards from local and national Qur’an competitions.
He came to the United States in 2003 and led salat at-Taraaweh in Hawaii at age 16 years old. He subsequently moved to North Carolina where he worked with the youth and the community. He taught in their Quranic school as well as their sunday school. He moved to Texas and also was involved with the community before moving to the Islamic Institute of Orange County in 2005, where he worked as the Imam and a director of Quranic School.
Qari Youssef is currently the Founder and Instructor of Al-Quraa’ Academy, he teaches Quran memorization, recitation, and tajweed.
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