Ten Qirats do not have different voices or styles, but their pronunciations, letters, and Harakat are slightly different. It’s kind of like comparing two different Quran books and finding differences between them. We must go back to the time of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and the history of Islam to understand how Qirat is taught. During the time of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), most people were illiterate, and it was common for tribes to have their dialect.
The spelling and pronunciation are different. At that time, there were many dialects, such as dialects for tribes like the Holy Prophet (PBUH) or Yaman, for example. Differences in dialects aren’t significant, but they don’t alter the meaning.
1. Naafi’ Al-Madani
Qari Muhammad (R.A.) and Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal are two famous Qaaris who preserved this style.
2. Ibn Katheer Al-Makki
Qaari Imam Shafi is possibly the most notable Qaari who recites Quran in this manner.
3. Abu Amr Al-Basri
There are two Qaaris that have preserved this Qirat style, Ad-Doori and As-Soosi.
4. Ibn Aamir Ash-Shami
Two of the best Qaari recite the Quran in this manner are Heishaam and Ibn Zakwan.
5. Asim al-Kufi
Imam Abu Hanifa (R.A) recited the Quran in this manner.
6. Hamzah Al-Kufi
These are two important preservers of the Qirat style: Khalaf and Khallad.
The two Qaaris who used to recite the Quran this way were Al-Layth and Ad-Doori.
8. Abu Ja’far Al-Madanee
Sulayman and Isa are the guardians of this Qirat style.
9. Yaqub ibn Al-Basri
Ruways and Rooh preserved this Qirat style.
Ishaq and Idris preserved this Qirat style.