Alhaj Hassiem Abdullah Babatu
March 2 at 7:57 AM
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.