Imam Mohammad Ahmad Eissa or Sheikh Imam (Arabic: إمام محمد أحمد عيسى ) (July 2, 1918 – June 7, 1995) was a famous Egyptian composer and singer. For most of his life, he formed a duo with the famous Egyptian colloquial poet Ahmad Fouad Negm. Together, they were known for their political songs in favor of the poor and working classes. Imam was born to a poor family in the Egyptian village of Abu al-Numrus, Giza governorate. He lost his sight when he was a child . At the age of five he joined a recititation class, where he he memorized the Qur’an.