PERTH AMBOY, N.J. — There was a celebration of faith and accomplishment for a young girl in the Garden State.
Safoorah Ali was honored Monday night for memorizing the Quran.
The 11-year-old started on her efforts about four years ago. During the pandemic she couldn’t have the help of a teacher, so her family stepped in.
She said her mom played a key role.
“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 after this accomplishment, Ali will soon have another reason to celebrate. She turns 12 on Friday.