A video of fourth grader Parvati reciting the Qur’an is gaining attention on social media. Parvathy won the first place with ‘A’ grade in the Quran recitation competition held at Thotannoor Subdistrict Kalolsavam of Vadakara Education District of Kozhikode District. Ex-minister KT Jalil is on the scene congratulating the girl. Jalil wrote on Facebook that he was surprised to hear Parvati, a fourth-grader, reciting the Quran with purity of pronunciation in a pleasant voice, while Arabic pronunciation is not easy to learn and even Muslim children who do not study in madrassas do not know how to recite the Quran.

KT Jaleel’s Facebook post:

Parvati’s melodious recitation of the Qur’an!
Parvathi won the first place this time with ‘A’ grade in the Quran recitation competition held in Totannur Subdistrict Kalolsavam of Vadakara Education District of Kozhikode District. Parvathy is a 4th class student of Chemmarathur West LP School. Daughter of Dinaprabha and Nalish Bobby in Prabhalayam, Chemmarathur.

Arabic pronunciation is not something that can be easily yielded. Constant training is a must. It has been heard that Ganagandharvan Yesudas trained for many days to learn the pronunciation of the Arabic words in order to sing the prophetic psalm written in Arabic Malayalam.

It is not easy to recite the Qur’an in tune even if you try to learn the Arabic language and put it aside. Even Muslim children who do not study in madrassas do not know how to recite the Qur’an. Then I felt a little surprised when I heard Parvathi, a fourth grader, reciting the Qur’an with pure pronunciation in a voice that was pleasant to listen to. And inner happiness.

The Qur’an is a book revealed to mankind. There is a misconception in the society that it belongs only to Muslims. The thinking that Gita belongs to Hindus, Bible belongs to Christians and Quran belongs to Muslims must be corrected. All scriptures belong equally to all human beings. It is the priesthood that makes all faiths complex and narrow.
I am currently studying Vidwan Ishaq Sahib, a profound sage in Sanskrit. A native of Karunagapally, he is a Muslim scholar who translated Bhagavad Gita and Manusmriti into Malayalam. His translations were highly praised for their literary elegance.
KG Raghavan Nair, a native of Ottapalam, wrote the first Malayalam poetic translation of the Holy Qur’an. The book in question is famous as “Amyathavani”. Vanidas Elayavoor will be among those who performed Lalitha Saram of Quran in Malayalam.

All the Vedic scriptures have almost the same content and theme. It is not known that one scripture rejected another scripture or one prophet rejected another prophet. God called by different names believed by all religions is one. If there were separate gods for each sect, there would be rare days without riots in the deva world. Interfaith studies should be encouraged by breaking down narrow barriers of religions and beliefs. It will eliminate mutual distance. Let Parvati be the icon of such a new culture. Congratulations to Parvathy and Parvathy’s parents. Greetings to Ruqiya teacher of Chemmarathur West LP School who trained Parvati to recite the Quran.

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