A 9-year-old Indian Muslim girl who lives in Dubai has won the heart of Apple’s CEO Tim Cook after she became the youngest iOS app developer.
Writing more than 10,000 lines of code for her new application, Hana Muhammad Rafeeq sent it to Apple CEO to prove to her parents that she had done something extraordinary, Gulf Times reported.
“The reason I’m writing this is so that my parents may tell the Apple leader how amazing I achieved something and how enthusiastic I am about technology in general and Apple in particular,” she wrote.
Hana got good news after Cook congratulated her on successfully developing iOS apps for iPhone at the age of 9.
“Hana, Congratulations on your many outstanding accomplishments at such a young age! If you persist, you will do incredible things in the future. Tim, please,” was his response.
Hana was very elated for getting Cook’s reply.
“I was happy to get his reaction thanks to my email… They [Apple] have the system in place to validate the claims. Many young people are creating applications.”
Muhammad Rafeeq, Hanna’s father, said his daughter learned coding from her older sister, Leena Fathima, who was ten years old.
The two home-schooled sisters initially learned to code when their mother started learning to code.
The sisters are now proficient in coding languages HTML, CSS, C, C++, Swift, and the latest SwiftUI. He dreams they would offer free coding classes to orphans through a foundation named after them.
Hana is not the only genius Muslim student to make such remarkable success.
In March 2017, Yasha Asley, a British Muslim of Iranian heritage, became the youngest ever employee at the university of Leicester.
Saheela Ibraheem, Nigerian Muslim girl, has also reserved a place among “The World’s 50 Smartest Teenagers” list.
Eritrean teenager Jemal Abraha also developed a mathematical theory that associates a person’s phone number with their age, awarding him a signing fee of US$30 million dollars to work with Apple after he graduates.