Youngest Muslim to learn Qur’an by heart

CAIRO: A three-year-old girl is amazing Nigeria after memorizing the whole Qur’an, becoming one of the youngest Muslims in the world to learn the Noble Book by heart. “Honestly, I can’t say much but I am very grateful to Allah for this,” Sayyada Maimunatu Sheikh Dahiru, the girl’s mother, told Sunday Tribune last week.

“This is indeed a blessing from Allah. I’m grateful to Allah for this.” Her daughter, Rukkayatu Fatahu Umar, has completed the memorization of the Noble Qur’an at the age of three years and eight months. The young Muslim girl began memorizing the Holy Qur’an at an Islamic school founded by prominent Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi.

“We were using a big parlor, which was divided into classes for the learning of the Qur’an,” Maimunatu, who teaches at the school, said. “At that time, I always carried her on my back while teaching. From there, she started reciting along with the students and before long, she had memorized some verses.

“That was how she started attending memorization class. Right now, she has completed memorizing the whole Qur’an,” the proud mother said. The Muslim girl does not believe she has completed the memorization of the Qur’an at this young age.
“I thank Allah,” she said.The young Muslim girl is now preparing to go to school soon, breaking a family tradition of sending girls to study at the age of 10.


4 replies

  1. While i find this quite impressing from am conitive aspect, i hope for the girl that she did it voluntarily and was not forced to it in some brainwashing madrassas where the children grow up without other influeces and perspectives.

    • tarkan ..take that islamophobe attitude somewhere else. you probably wouldn’t have said anything if it was a little girl in the west being made to compete in beauty pageants.

  2. I think it says above in the article that her mother who is a teacher at the school would be carrying her on her back while teaching the other kids.

    And like most little children, this one ended up just repeating what she kept hearing everyday.

    In the process she ended up memorizing the whole Qur’an.

    I don’t think this has anything to do with forced learning. Observe little kids when they continue watching t.v. commercials and the songs and music they keep playing over and over again. These kids within a matter of hours have memorized these.

    In the same way, this little girl memorized the Holy Book! And more so since the recitation is usually done in a rhythmic manner just like those ads on tv!

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