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    Default Five year old Sheikh in Tanzania/ Miracle Boy

    assalamu alaikum
    I have heard that there is a 5 year old sheikh in Tanzania. His name is Sheikh Sharfuddin al Khalifah. I heard that he was born into a christian or Jewish family and he was a Hafiz of the Quran from birth. He then started praying salaah from the age of one and a half years. He then made his older brother muslim, and when their parents found out, they were kicked out of the house. When the government heard about this, they were taken into government protection, he has also made many more people muslims and he gives speeches all around Tanzania and he is only five years old.

    If anyone knows any thiung else, please let me know or if anyone has any links about the sheikh, please reply.
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    I'm not sure if it's the same boy, but it reminded me of something i'd read;

    http://www.themodernreligion.com/mis...nvert_boy5.htm

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    I had a film on this particular sheikh i think but I can't seem to find it now. Is the sheikh of African origin. I'm asking just to clarify I'm thinking of the same person.



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    hmmm..I never heard that


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    “To Allah we belong and to Him we shall return”


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    I've seen the lil boy's video about 5/6 years ago. That means hes much older now. I saw him giving a bayan in the video and he had body guards. He was delivering a bayan to thousands of ppl in Tanzania on stage in an open area (can't remember details too clearly). I don't remember the video so clearly now. Some ppl say it's a hoax and he was trained by the government and others say its a miracle. Allahu alim, but I still think regardless of it being called a hoax, its amazing how at such a tender age he was confident enough to deliver a lecture in front of thousands of ppl.
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    From http://www.dar-al-talaba.net/Features/Shariff_Idd.html

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    There are orphans and street children everywhere. So much so that the sight
    of another small child standing on a street corner hardly merits a second glance.
    But only when a boy opens his mouth to speak do onlookers realize that Shariff Idd
    is special. The five-years-old speaks in five languages - English, French, Italian,
    Swahili and Arabic - even though he is completely uneducated.

    Shariff is a preacher who draws crowds of thousands in Kenya to his increasingly regular
    sermons. The Lybian leader, Colonel Muammar Al-Gaddafi, is a great supporter following
    an audience with him earlier this year. Last week was a milestone for the child introduced
    to gawping throngs as the "Miracle Boy" of East Africa. He smiled triumphantly when told
    he had notched up his one thousand conversion to Islam in a country where Muslims are
    a minority.

    Tours of France and Britain now beckon, according to Haji Maroulin, one of the boy's
    four guardians. He will travel as a missionary on a trip to be financed by a businessman
    from the Ivory Coast.

    "When he is not preaching he is just like any other kid," Haji Maroulin said,
    "But when he preaches he changes".

    At one year old he was able to recite the Quran and went on to be able to preach in Arabic,
    Swahili and French without any learning. The number of his converts is growing daily.
    " For a child he has strangely adult mannerism. He speaks confidently, mainly in Swahili
    unless he is delivering a sermon. Then, he fixed his piercing brown eyes on the person
    he is addressing without inhibition.

    His squeaky child-like voice mesmerizes audiences. According to Haji Maroulin,
    Shariff was born into Swahili-speaking Catholic family in Arusha, north Tanzania,
    in December 1993: "At the age of two months he refused to suckle his mother's milk and
    at the age of four months he started reciting verses from the Holy Quran.
    " The boy's first words : "You people repent and you will be accepted by God"
    were in Arabic. His concerned parents believed him to be disturbed by "demons" and called
    pastors to pray for the baby.

    Eventually Muslim neighbors interpreted their son's alien speech and his parents later
    converted to Islam themselves. Although his father died in 1997, his mother remains in
    Tanzania while her worldly son continues his travel.

    There is no doubting his pulling-power and in a commercial world his entourage has been
    quick to produce videos of the high-pitched sermons. He has also been deemed genuine by
    Kenya's Muslim World League.

    He did visit several African States and he was seen attracting large crowds in Soccer Stadiums.
    Kaplich Barsito, 35, from Nairobi, saw Shariff in action addressing a crowd of thousands
    in an open area of the Pumwani districts of Kenya's capital, and is in no doubt of
    the boy's abilities.

    "He was like a politician, very confident," he said. He seemed as though he would have been
    disappointed if there had been less people. The power went off and his minders wanted him to
    stop, but he grabbed the loud-speaker and carried on in Swahili, English and Arabic.
    It was very impressive and he mesmerized the audience with a focused sermon."

    Shariff himself seemed mystified about his powers.
    He said last week that he picked up languages as soon as he heard.
    "I went to Congo and heard people speaking Lingala (the local language).
    I just was able to start speaking it."


    There is a video available from many Islamic material retail stores, including ones
    here in Ottawa, Canada, that carry the Miracle Boy, Shariff Idd, in sermon.
    We highly encourage you, dear brothers and sisters in Islam, to go out and get this
    video, it is mindbogglingly amazing!

    Stay tuned to this page for more updates on Shariff Idd.
    JAZAAKUM ALLAH KHAIRAN !



    Does anyone have more information about this boy?

    Picture of Scotland on Sunday article:

    http://people.uleth.ca/~faisal.shaff...les/ch-boy.jpg

    Does anyone know what happened to the boy? I heard he disappeared when he went to america.


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    , but I still think regardless of it being called a hoax, its amazing how at such a tender age he was confident enough to deliver a lecture in front of thousands of ppl.[/QUOTE]


    I agree!


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    yep..ive seen a video of this also many yrs back



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    "I love the pious but I am not from amongst them, maybe Allah will bestow me (due to my love for them) with piety."


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    my uncle actually has a copy of a video of him, ive seen it too. absolutely amazing...


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