Born In: New Jersey, United States
Maryam Masud Laam is an American social media star, philanthropist and religious speaker of Bangladeshi origin who gained popularity for her recitation of the Qur'an on several platforms. She has 1.47 million subscribers on YouTube, 2.6 million followers on Facebook and 151k followers on Instagram. She has been participating in various Islamic events since she was a child and was named ICNA-MAS Qur'an Champion, Helping Hand (HHRD) Qur'an Champion and 2014 GuideUS TV Qur'an Champion. She memorized the Qur'an and became a Hafiza at the age of eight and received the permission to teach others at 14. Even as a child, she served as a presenter on GuideUS TV and ITV USA. She has appeared on The Deen Show, as well as world-wide television networks like Al Jazeera and Voice of America. However, she has not uploaded only religious content on her channel; she has occasionally made vlogs of her travels to places like Switzerland, Hawaii and Turkey, posted cooking videos, as well as unboxing videos of toysets with her younger sister Fatima. While still learning the language herself, she even taught her viewers Arabic through her videos. She is also involved with various philanthropic initiatives.
father: Masudur Rahman
mother: Shakila Imroz
siblings: Fatima, Fatima Masud Alif, Mayeesha, Mayeesha Masud Meem
Born Country: United States
U.S. State: New Jersey
education: An-Noor Academy
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Maryam Masud Laam’s YouTube channel, Maryam Masud, was created on January 6, 2008, and she first appeared on the channel on October 25, 2009, at the age of three, reciting a couple Surahs. For the first few years, her parents occasionally uploaded a few videos featuring her recitations of many verses from the Qur'an and sometimes her participation in various Qur'an quizzes and competitions. They had also set up a Facebook page to promote her content and her YouTube channel. She began to appear more regularly on the channel in 2013, and the following year, started the “Qur'an with Maryam” series. Also in 2013, she earned one of her earliest achievements of becoming the Helping Hand (HHRD) Qur'an Champion.
Maryam Masud Laam was actively involved with the GuideUS TV kids program and won the 2014 GuideUS TV Qur'an Competition at eight. Outside of GuideUS TV, she also hosted the program called “The Daily Reminder”. Maryam gained further exposure after she appeared on “The Deen Show”, hosted by Eddie Redzovic, on November 14, 2014, followed by an appearance on the world-wide channel Al Jazeera the next year. On June 6, 2015, at the age of nine, she completed her Hifz Graduation, becoming a Hafiza, i.e. someone who has memorized the whole Qur'an. At the time, Maryam had only about 30k “friends” on her Facebook and about 200k followers on her YouTube channel. However, her popularity grew exponentially in the following years, especially after she started reciting parts of Qur'an to her younger sister Fatima and other kids to inspire and teach them. On October 4, 2020, she posted a picture of herself and her sister on her Instagram, posing with her Gold YouTube Play button awarded to her after crossing 1 million subscribers on YouTube.
Maryam Masud Laam was only two years old when she started memorizing the Qur'an. Both her parents helped her learn certain parts of the Qur'an, even though her mother Shakila was her main teacher. The experience was made easy and fun by her mother, who helped motivate her by employing many fun techniques, like racing her to memorize the verses, playing the Surahs while on car, or reciting them to her while doing household work. Every day after school, she finished her homework first before starting to memorize the Qur'an. Her goal for the “hereafter” is to be an Islamic Scholar, to which end she learnt the Arabic language. She has also been influenced heavily by her software engineer father and hopes to pursue a career in computer science and technology in the future. She mentioned that her father often attends the Google IO conference and involves the children in implementing the “cool ideas” he brings home. While her father primarily filmed and edited her earlier videos, by 2018, she had already learned to edit videos herself.
Maryam Masud Laam was born on March 4, 2006 in New Jersey, United States to Masudur Rahman and Shakila Imroz. Her parents are of Bangladeshi origin. Her father is a software engineer and her mother is a homemaker. She has an older sister named Mayeesha Masud Meem and a younger sister named Fatima Masud Alif. She attended An-Noor Academy in New Jersey. She is the great granddaughter of distinguished Bangladeshi adventure-thriller writer Romena Afaz. Despite her busy schedule, she loves to travel with her family, read books and play basketball like most other children. While she has performed religious songs occasionally, at eight, she had told young viewers of “The Deen Show” not to waste time listening to music.
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