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 our source on February 10.“This is indeed a blessing
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.
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
“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.”
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 ten. “My husband has, however, said that the world
is changing now, and that there is civilization all over the place,” the
mother, who herself memorized the whole Qur’an at the age of 12, said.
such, our daughter will have the opportunity of going to a proper
school whenever she reaches the age of six.” The Muslim mother has paid
tribute to her father for offering her child the chance to memorize the
Qur’an at this young age. “I’m also grateful that I have a father like
Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi, who planted my feet, like other people, on the
path of Islam,” she said.