Baby with birthmark spelling “Allah” born in refugee camp


Suruc | A couple of Syrian refugees living in a Red Crescent camp in Turkey, have given birth to a baby bearing a unique birthmark on his forehead: the name of Allah in Arabic characters.

Hussein and Amira Qabbani fled Syria in June 2015, after their house was destroyed by an artillery shell, during some combat between ISIS and the Syrian army.

Ms. Qabbani was already pregnant at the time, but she still walked more than 360 kilometers with her husband to reach the Turkish border.

The couple gave birth to a young boy, on Tuesday night, inside their tent of the Red Crescent refugee camp.

The news of the young boy’s distinctive birthmark rapidly spread across the camp and even across the country, attracting attention from the Turkish media.


The young boy weighs 3.2 kilograms and is perfectly healthy. His intriguing birthmark can clearly be seen on his forehead, spelling “Allah” in the Arabic script.

The birth of Mohammad as rapidly become a symbol of hope for the refugees, who have welcomed him as a message from the All-Mighty.

“This young boy is the living proof that Allah hasn’t abandoned us,” says Farid al-Nouri, another refugee. “It shows that despite all the horrors surrounding us, Allah is still watching over us.”

Other refugees from the camp, however, have criticized the media for giving so much attention to Mohammad’s story while ignoring the misery of the other refugees.

“The journalists come here to see the baby, and they completely ignore the rest of us,” says Duraid Rezk, who has been in the camp for 16 months. “They don’t want to know that we have nothing to eat or that we are sick… al they want to see is the young boy.”

Dozens of journalists from around the Muslim world and even from Western countries have indeed invaded the refugee camp of the last few days, and most of their reports talked almost exclusively of the young boy.


The refugee camp near Suruc is home to more than 8000 Syrian refugees, some of which have been displaced for more than two years.

Since they appeared in the media, the Qabbanis have been handed a 3-year residence visa from the Turkish government, they have received lots of gifts from would-be sponsors and were presented with various financial and professional offers.

The couple declared this morning that they were “very happy to leave the refugee camp for a more regular life” with their son, even if it broke their heart to leave many of their friends and family behind.

6 Comments on "Baby with birthmark spelling “Allah” born in refugee camp"

  1. Wow some people are still ignorant in this day and age, may Allah guide you!!!

    • Come on Rebeka lets hear your reasoning for the terrible things ISIS followers do to other Muslims and folks like me the infidels. And don’t give me the old for Allah routine lets hear some logical reasoning here. I am sure Allah is well beyond murdering people thats a human thing. A righteous deity a God of peace though love is never mentioned when speaking about your religion would have no need to hurt people.

  2. Did you strict religious Muslims notice the ad on the page you are commenting on? The one about Muslim girls looking for men to marry online and showing their legs and their face too? How we take take your religion seriously when in one breath you say your women should dress one way because your religion requires it then on the other hand you partake in discussion on a page with a muslim women dressed in revealing clothing?

  3. Those who eat pig obviously consume and same
    They speak out….. I suggest he reads up on the lifestyle
    A pig leads and will be able to familiarise his own lifestyle
    To that. Islam is a fast growing religion, brings peace
    In ones life…..and goodness to people. This
    Is a sign for all of mankind to take heed…don’t take
    Pride in the filth language you speak of the religion or the
    prophet of Islam. Your words will surely come back to haunt you!

  4. I will wait for one in French and Chinese languages. Oh, that means 2 babies! 🙂

  5. May Allah guide us all especially
    The deaf dumb and blind….!!!

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