American Quran reciter and Singer Jennifer Grout stunned the internet and made waves online as she recited verses of the Holy Quran in her flawless voice.
Jennifer Grout in her new Instagram video shared video reciting Ayat ul Kursi a powerful verse in the Quran.
Ayat Al-Kursi, which translates to “The Throne Verse,” is the 255th verse of the Quranic Surat Al-Baqarah.
Muslims hold the verse in particularly high regard and believe that reciting it at night puts them under divine protection.
However, American Quran reciter Grout recently wowed her followers with a video in which she recited the verse with as much proficiency as any professional Quran reciter.
Grout explained that her Arab music teacher had advised her to listen to Quran recitals.
Her teacher pointed out that many Arab music icons had started off with reciting the Quran.
She said Quran recitation is an art in itself and can be appreciated by anyone and everyone.
She added Muslims and non-Muslims alike, though it carries another special layer of meaning for the former.
People on social media moved by her recital
Many users flooded her account with messages and shared her video.
At first users thought she is a non Muslim, However Jennifer on her account cleared that she accepted Islam in 2013.
For everyone who’s been wondering after seeing my recitation of Ayat-u-l kursi, yes I am Muslim; I converted in Morocco in 2013. #jennifergrout #islam #muslimah #americansinger #revert #recitation #morocco #quran
— Jennifer Grout (@JenniferGrout3) December 17, 2019
Who is Jennifer Grout ?
Born and raised in the American city of Boston, Grout specializes in Arabic music.
Althouhg Grout first grabbed the public’s attention after participating in Arabs Got Talent in 2013.
However She became the first non-Arab finalist in Arabs Got Talent’s history.
While emphasizing her American roots, Grout regularly expresses her admiration for Arab culture.
She also talks about her efforts to learn more about it.
Apart from singing in Arabic, she has sung many renowned Andalusi, Persian, and Amazigh songs.
Furthermore, many social media users advised her to wear head scarf while reciting the Holy Quran.