Pictures of a Jordanian girl named Rawwan al-Duwaik have been circulated in social networking lately. She is not an ordinary girl, Duwaik shocked the world as the first memorizer of the Holy Quran from Down syndrome.
In an interview with the Turkish news agency (Anatolia), Awatef Jaber, the mother of Rawwan al-Duwaik (her father is deceased) told how Rawwan has made her proud.
Rawwan, who suffers from a condition that will accompany her throughout her life, does not stop saying, “The Qur’an is my life and my life.”
And the mother adds: “I had 4 daughters and one son, and as a result of my son’s begging as he was alone and he was asking me for a brother, when I thought about that, Rawwan came to me. Praise be to God, she is a gift from the Lord of the worlds; To increase my pride and honour.”
“I swore to Allah that I would teach her to read the Qur’an.”Awatef Jaber – Mother of Rawwan al-Duwaik
And she continues: “When I gave birth to her and learned that she suffers from Down syndrome, and like any mother, I felt sad and upset, but I loved her very much, and I swore to God that I would teach her to read the Qur’an and if my Lord wrote to memorize it, and honoured me also by preserving it.”
She explains that “Rawwan was very smart, and when she felt her intelligence and intelligence, she began to teach her the shortest of the surahs, and she memorized very quickly, so I enrolled her in school when she was 6 years old, and she excelled in it.”
She added: “She studied to the seventh grade, and our Lord loved her with a sound pronunciation, which helped her to learn, but she refused school after that, and went down at her will.”
And the mother continues: “I was learning the rules of intonation, and I took her with me to the centre, and Prime Time Zone with Down syndrome store everything, and I started memorizing 4 pages of Surah Al-Baqarah, and when I recorded it in a centre, her teacher told me that she memorized the first part of the surah.”
How did Rawwan al-Duwaik memorize the Qur’an
And about the method of memorizing it, her mother says that “Rawan was memorizing through writing, and she memorized Surah al-Baqarah within a year and a half and took the full mark, and when she came out of the exam, she prostrated to God a prostration of thanks.”
And she continues, “Rawan, throughout her memorization of Surah Al-Baqarah, dreamed that she was wearing a bride’s dress, and she told me that, and I told her, God willing, my mother will be in heaven, and when I memorized Surah Al-Baqarah, I decided to wear her a bride’s dress on the day of honour, and she fulfilled her dream.”
And she adds that “Rawan continued to memorize the Qur’an (at a regular pace) for 7 years, and she completed it on the 29th of the last Ramadan (2021), and when she memorized one, two or three parts, she was tested in them.”
The mother shows that what distinguishes Rawwan most is her intelligence, and what helped her to memorize is her correct pronunciation, and my words are not distinguished from her words, as I pronounce, she utters, and her memorization of the Qur’an is the generosity of God. Crown of dignity”.
And she continues, “I did not delay Rawan in anything, and I gave her everything, and my interest in her was a motive for her.”