Hafiz Aged Three Memorized the Whole Qur’an*
By Rizwan Khatik
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 on February 10.
“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 year and eight months.
The young Muslim girl began memorizing the Noble Book 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 Noble Qur’an is consisted of 114 Surah (chapters) of varying lengths.
Going to the school between 7a.m. and 6p.m. daily, the young girl found little time to play with her peers.
“It is not as if she does not play with her mates. She does, especially with those who are memorizing the Qur’an like her,” Maimunatu said.
“This makes it easier for them, as their focus and attention are directed towards achieving the same goal, which is memorizing the Qur’an.”