A Rising Star In The Making
Who in the
world would not enjoy sitting back watching the making of a “rising star”
unfold right before your eyes? It is even more amazing if the would-be star is
at a tender age, handsome and brilliant.
And it is a
blessing for the parents of such a child-star, who are gradually realizing the wonderful
fruition of their tireless efforts and challenge in raising a Muslim child in
the West. They would talk about how proud they are of him or her to
acquaintances and strangers alike anytime the opportunity presents itself.
exactly the way the Parents of eight year old Abdourahman Jarju feel about him.
Who can blame them anyway? In fact both family friends and colleagues of the
parents frequently express similar sentiments about the young man. They have
all noticed the exemplary display of brightness, brilliance, and the qualities
and potentials of a great Islamic scholar. And so far, he has lived up to expectation.
Jarju has already won several awards from various Quranic recitation
competitions for Muslim Kids organized in the Seattle area. A notable event of
such was the one organized by the University of Washington and Islamisquiz.org.
He came out on top of the junior level one. Abdourahman was born in Seattle
Washington of Gambian Parents who immigrated to the United States more than a
decade and half ago. His parents are
devoted Muslims who committed their first child to the Islamic Institute of
Seattle two years ago to learn the Quran and Islamic practices. Abdourahman is
among many Muslim children in the Puget Sound area, with parents of foreign
origin who attend the Seattle Islamic Institute. However his talent and
intelligence stood-out for teachers and students alike. He has led his class in
reading (recitation), writing and memorization of the Quran on several
occasions. You can hear his most recent recitations on Samakung Public Radio today and
every Friday Insha Allah.
The quiz is over and boy was it an
awesome day! We had a wonderful time with everyone. The players were
amazing and the oral contest was really fun to watch.
1st Place: Abdurrahman Mujeeb Jarju
2nd Place: Aasiya Sathar
3rd Place: Tasbeen Iman
1st Place: Abdullah Mohammad
2nd Place: Hassan Azmy
3rd Place: Hannah Langha
1st Place: Kawthar Bakhach
2nd Place: Hamza Siddiqui
3rd Place: Nada Azmy
1st Place: Ayah Idris
2nd Place: Ghina Mubin
3rd Place: Oumaima Barrak
1st Place: Kassim Sheikh
2nd Place: Mohamed Mohamed
3rd Place: Moneer Marouf
1st Place: Zanoor Yusaf
2nd Place: Mohammed Pirbhai
3rd Place: Aana Farooqi