Koran passages appear on baby's skin

09:46, October 23, 2009      

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Nine-month-old Ali Yakubov with the Koran appearing on his leg unartificially in Kizlyar in Russia's Dagestan Region.

According to foreign media reports on Oct. 22, a nine-month-old baby has seen passages of the Koran appear on his leg twice a week and has shocked his local community in Kizlyar, Russia's Dagestan Region.

The baby named Ali Yakubov receives hundreds of pilgrims lining up to visit him and catch a glimpse of 9-month-old miracle baby.

The parents of nine-month-old Ali Yakubov claim the phenomenon began when the word Allah showed up on their son's chin when he was a few weeks old, British newspapers report.

Other words then started appearing on other parts of his body, including his arms, legs and back, before mysteriously fading away, the parents claim.

"Ali always feels bad when it is happening — he cries and his temperature goes up," his mother was quoted as saying.

"It's impossible to hold him when it's happening because his body moves too much, so we put him into his cradle … it's so hard to watch him suffering."

The marks usually appear each week on a Monday and then again sometime between Thursday and Friday, she claims. Medics at the family's town in Daghestan province, near Chechnya, are said to be baffled by Ali's condition.

They have reportedly dismissed speculation that the words are caused by someone writing on his skin. The phenomenon has reportedly made Ali the subject of religious homage by many locals in the troubled region.

One local MP even hailed Ali as "a pure sign of God."

"Allah sent him to Daghestan in order to stop revolts and tension in our republic," Akhmedpasha Amiralaev was quoted as saying.

Ali's father is a local policeman, who was also the target of a terrorist attack. The parents believe the marvelous baby is a gift from god, who has been sent to protect the local people and the family.

By People's Daily Online

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