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Monday, November 18, 2002
Subject: Wonder boy from Iran has Holy Quran etched in memory
Wonder boy from Iran has Holy Quran etched in memory
Dubai | 15-11-2002
Mehyar Hussein Boor from Iran not only has the entire
Holy Quran etched in his mind, but he will also tell
you there are 77,807 letters in the Holy Book.
The 10-year-old boy is a miracle of Almighty Allah
according to participants at the Dubai International
Holy Quran Award started in Dubai on Wednesday. Mehyar
is probably the youngest ever to have memorised the
entire Quran. The boy, who otherwise cannot read,
write or speak Arabic, learnt the holy book when he
was six years old in only six months.
Though he cannot communicate or write in Arabic, when
it comes to the Holy Quran, Mehyar reads, recites and
writes the verses with total fluency. This again is a
sheer miracle of Almighty Allah.
His father, a tailor, just has to mention the number
of a page, and Mehyar will tell you the first and last
verses. He then proceeds to recite the page.
The boy goes a step further. He will tell you whether
the page is to the right or left, the Surat, the Hizb,
the Chapter and the number of verses on that
particular page. When it comes to statistics, Mehyar
has them on his fingertips. He says Allah's name
figures 2,607 times, there are 33,671 words in the
Holy Book, there are 1,000,530 full stops, 6,336
verses and the word 'Quran' appears 70 times. He can
also recite the Holy Quran in reverse order.
Allah's reassuring hands touched Mehyar soon after the
family met a horrific car accident in Iran when he was
just five years old. Mehyar lost the power of speech.
Doctors said time would heal his voice. But it seemed
the Almighty had other plans.
One day, Mehyar on a whim started to recite the Holy
Quran in his hoarse voice. And, as time passed, his
voice got stronger and stronger. By the time Mehyar
had learnt the entire Quran, his voice was back to
Today, the boy can recite the holy book with complete
ease - his voice not faltering for even a second. But
when he switches to Persian, his mother tongue, the
scars of the fateful day surface. His voice becomes
Mehyar, who was born in Iran in 1992, won scores of
awards in international competitions in Iraq, Kuwait,
Lebanon, Russia and Syria. His parents, who did not
memorise the Holy Quran, did not give him any
exceptional help in the mission.
He would spend 150 minutes a day for six months to
learn the entire Quran, which has more than 600 pages.
He has a 13-year-old brother who studies in the 7th
standard and his mother is a housewife.
He learnt books of the grades 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 in
almost one month.
He gives lectures on Islam and the Holy Quran in Iran
and abroad. He travelled for this purpose to Lebanon,
Kuwait, Russia and Syria. Mehyar has come to Dubai
only to take part in the Dubai International Holy
Quran Award. Last night, six contestants from Libya,
Yemen, Myanmar, Morocco, Australia and Palestine
competed for the Award. They are Abu Bakar Bilal Al
Lamien, Hassan, Hassan Qaid Hasan, Mohammed Yah Yah
Abdul Khirenoor Mamed, Osama Taoufik Mohammed, Moaaz
Saleh Al Hawari and Raed K.A. Abu Mukhadda.
The award has a total organisation and prize fund of
Dh8 million and features around 70 contestants from
Arab and Islamic countries and communities.
(Sunday, November 24, 2002)