Listening to Qur’an on radio, blind boy, 5, memorizes it

Hussein ... miracle
Updated 18 August 2016

Listening to Qur’an on radio, blind boy, 5, memorizes it

JEDDAH: Five-year-old Hussein Mohammad Tahir, visually impaired since birth, managed a feat few able-bodied people can: He memorized the Holy Qur’an just by listening to the radio.
The story of the Burmese child began in Jeddah, where his father, knowing that he would not be able to watch TV, bought him a radio.
The father, Mohammad Tahir, said he fixed the frequency on a station, which broadcasts the Qur’an 24/7 so that his son can develop the habit of listening to Qur’an’s teachings.
“I didn't even imagine that this child would benefit from the radio by memorizing the Qur’an,” he said.
For three years, Tahir did not realize Hussein was memorizing the holy book through the radio.
After they moved from Jeddah to Madinah, the child asked his father to take him to the Prophet's Mosque.
The condition for taking him there, said the father, was to recite a few verses from Surah Al-Baqarah.
The child recited the entire surah, which surprised the father to no end.
Mohammad Tahir said he took the child to several teachers and people who had memorized the Qur’an to confirm that the child had completely memorized the holy Qur’an. They confirmed Hussein’s achievement, and said he only needs some lessons in recitation.
Hussein was admitted to a Qur’an memorization circle of visually impaired children in the Prophet’s Mosque.
“This makes me forget all the hardships he endured over the years, having been born blind and with some disability in a hand,” said a thankful Tahir


KSRelief dispatches help for Lebanese medical teams treating explosion victims 

Updated 05 August 2020

KSRelief dispatches help for Lebanese medical teams treating explosion victims 

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has assisted Lebanese medical teams treating victims of the Beirut explosion on Tuesday.

Emergency teams from the Souboul Al Salam Relief Team, which is funded by KSRelief, went from north of Lebanon to Beirut to support medical teams on the ground. 

Another team from Al-Amal Medical Center, also funded by KSRelief, provided emergency health care services and started a blood donation campaign to meet the demand of Beirut hospitals.

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The prime minister of Lebanon, which is already struggling with an economic crisis and battling COVID-19, has made a desperate plea for help following Tuesday’s deadly explosions.
Kuwait said it has delivered medical aid and other essentials by a military plane on Wednesday morning.
The World Health Organization and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies were sending 40 tonnes of medical supplies, including personal protective equipment to Beirut on a flight paid for by Dubai-based International Humanitarian City, a hub for humanitarian emergency preparedness and response, a WHO representative said.
"We are offering medical trauma kits and surgical kits containing things such as syringes, bandages and surgical gowns," said Nevien Attalla, operations manager for the WHO's Dubai hub.

*With agencies