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Imam Bilal Malik

Imam Bilal Malik

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By age 10, Imam Bilal Malik had memorized the Quran.

His desire to earn the highly respected honor of Hafiz — the Arabic term for someone who has memorized the Quran — stemmed from sibling rivalry. His older brother achieved the same honor when he was 12 years old.

“It was more like a competition,” Malik recalled in an interview Wednesday. His motivations for study have changed, but the holy book remains an integral part of his life.