A young boy identified as Shafiq Ahmed, is being celebrated by Muslims across social media platforms for the entire Holy Quran in Maiduguri, Borno State.
Facebook user, Mohammed Chiroma who shared photos from the Holy Quran recitation, praised the father of the young boy who is a staff of the College of Agriculture Maiduguri. He wrote;
“Congratulations shekh Shafiq Ahmed for memorising the the holy Qur’an. It is a wish of every parent of Islamic faith, to see his son like this. May Allah reward you Ahmed Shehu, for the efforts that you made in giving him such a wonderful knowledge”
Few months ago, it was also reported that a six-year-old boy, Salim Abdulkareem in just less than a year memorized the holy Qur’an and can also write it. At the age of five, Master Salim Abdulkareem got admission into the Professor Ango Abdullahi International School, Zaria, in May 2016 and by April 2017 he had memorized the entire Qur’an. Salim, at the point of admission was said to be a fresher, one who could not recognize a single Arabic alphabet not to talk about writing. With the achievement, Salim was nominated for a Qur’anic recitation competition billed for August-September in Saudi Arabia.
The school authorities describe the development as a feat for a pupil who could not recognize a single Arabic alphabet on admission into the primary one class. The father of the child, Prof. Abdulkareem Sala’u Ahmed, of the Chemical Engineering Department, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, said:
“I am highly impressed about the progress recorded by the school because from what I saw from the test, some of these pupils have truly completed reading and reciting the Holy Qur’an and they are also doing fine in Hadith. “It is really exciting that under one year that they came here, they have been able to complete the holy Qur’an,” he said.