I had to read the caption because I couldn’t figure it out. How about you?
Philly.com For two hours every evening, six students sit on the floor at the Quba Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies in West Philadelphia, their backs against a wall, heads buried in workbooks. It may take years, but they’re on their way toward a goal that few in the school’s three-decade history have reached. They are memorizing the entire quran – 6200 verses – to guarantee them a “place in paradise.”
The ‘thing’ on the left in the above photo is actually a Muslim girl, Chevonne Byas, being instructed in the quran by Imam Anas Muhaimin.