Safoorah Ali, an 11-year-old New Jersey girl, was celebrated Monday night for memorising the Quran in a celebration of religion and achievement, according to CBS New York.
Ali began her journey four years ago.
She couldn’t get aid from a teacher because of the pandemic, but her family stepped in.
Her mother, she says, played a significant role.
It was an instance of like-mother-like-daughter.
“My mom also memorized the Quran as well, so she inspired me and she helped me a lot, too,” Ali said.
“We feel very blessed that we have a daughter who was able to do it,” Dr. Anjum Chatha said.
“Her being so young and being able to accomplish something so huge I see as just an inspiration,” added Rahat Chatha, Ali’s aunt.
And Ali will soon have another reason to celebrate as she turns 12 on Friday.