Reported on: December 31, 2009 17:34 PM
Reported in: National
Dhaka, Dec 31 (UNB) - An eight-year-old boy has set a rare example of memorizing the entire holy Quran in only four months, as against 2-3 years it usually takes.
Ruhul Amin, son of M Ibrahim Hossain, a poor farmer of village Rahimpur under Bangala union in Ullapara upazila of Sirajganj district has accomplished the extraordinary feat.
The wonder boy, Hafez Ruhul Amin, is a student of Dhoroil Ashrafia Hafezia Madrassa, situated at village Dhoroil, about one and half kilometers away from his home. He got admitted to the Madrassa in 2009 and became Hafez during the last holy month of Ramadan (September 2009).
Talking to UNB over phone, a teacher of Dhoroil Ashrafia Hafezia Madrassa who is now about 120 years old, said he did not receive such an extraordinary student, nor heard of any such precedent earlier. Huzur M Ibrahim Hossain (not Ruhul Amin’s father), who taught the boy said Ruhul Amin was irregular during his early days at the madrassa.
But he said that during `hifz’ lessons, the first stage of memorizing the holy Quran, Ruhul was very attentive and read the holy Quran with utmost devotion.
Huzur Ibrahim said at first, Ruhul was given the task of memorizing five pages of holy Quran daily and gradually, his task was increased. Finally, he was given the task of memorizing 15 pages a day.
Ruhul became a complete Hafez in four months after he received `hifz’ lesson, he said.
Huzur Ibrahim said usually it takes one and half years to even three years to become a hafez in Quran. “I’ve heard about becoming hafez in 6-7 months but I’ve not seen anyone.”
Huzur Ibrahim has been teaching Hafez-e-Quran for 20 years at Dhoroil Ashrafia Hafezia Madrassa out of his 80 years as teacher and imam in different Hafezia Madrassas and mosques.