Amal Maher, or Ammal Maher, is an Egyptian singer. Her powerful voice has captured the hearts of many listeners, and she is heavily influenced by Umm Kulthum. She has performed many concerts in Egypt and neighboring countries, and in her concerts she often pays a tribute to Umm Kulthum. Amal Maher is considered one of the most talented artists of her generation, She began singing as a child and was discovered by the general public at the age of fifteen by taking up the songs of Umm Kulthum. Deciding to forgo traditional schooling, Maher enrolled at the Conservatory of Arabic music to start a singing career. She soon met the composer Mohamed Diae, whom she eventually married. The couple has a son named Omar. Diae helped Amal Maher release a song and videoclip for Ely Binak W Binah. The song was popular on radio and music television. Maher recorded her first song in 2006 and received the support of Ammar El Sherei, who she considers to be her spiritual father because he has been a loyal supporter and mentor throughout her career. In 2006, she released her first album, Isa 'Ini Ana with many singles such as Eini Aliki Ta Tiba, Makanak, Alo El Malayka, Ana El Basha Ghona, Ana Baadak and Ya Marsr.