Boy with autism memorizes entire Quran

Gaza, Palestine – A ten year old Gazan boy with Autism Spectrum Disorder has reportedly memorized the entire Holy Quran.

According to Nedve Abdulal, an educator at the private rehabilitation school that Khalid Abu Musa attends, the youngster learned and memorized the holy book by hearing it read to him repeatedly. Abu Musa is on the higher functioning end of the spectrum and can also read, write and socialize with peers when playing games at school. Autism, a disorder characterized by impaired communication and social skills, is currently on the rise both throughout Palestine and the world leaving families impacted by it struggling to meet the needs of loved ones.

However while many individuals on the spectrum face challenges in various facets of their lives, a large proportion of those with the disorder possess a natural aptitude in a range of subjects including mathematics, art, music and general rote memory.

As result, many with ASD opt to embark in related fields including technology, computer programming, engineering and in careers where having advanced memorization skills are crucial. Abu Musa has clearly shown his aptitude for remembering large amounts of written information such as the Quran which is considered to be a revered act by Muslims worldwide.

 Source: The Ummid.com news website: 10-year-old Palestinian boy, an autistic, memorises entire Quran