Asif Iqbal said it was ‘like a blessing’ (Picture: SWNS)
A man from Leicester believes he has found ‘Allah’ written in Arabic script after cutting open a watermelon.
Asif Iqbal, 31, was so stunned by the finding that he gathered his whole family to see and news then spread to others in the neighbourhood.
‘People have been coming round to see the name – and we’ve given pieces of it away too,’ he said.
‘I’d love to tell you how many people have been here but I honestly lost count, it’s been non-stop.’
He bought the fruit for just £2 in Tesco and was ready to eat it when he spotted the wording last Thursday.
‘I have spoken to a scholar and he said this is just one of those things that reminds the world that Allah does exist,’ Asif, a father of four, said.
‘I was shocked when we found the name, it was like a blessing – and to have something like that come during Ramadan, too, that makes it even more special.’
The revelation comes midway through the holy month of Ramadan, when Muslims fast from dawn to sunset to mark the time they believe Allah revealed the Quran to Mohammed in Arabic.
It looks like an ordinary fruit at first (Picture: SWNS)
Last year another Muslim couple from Leicester found an egg with the name of Allah embossed on the shell.
Farid Jussab, 37, and wife Anisa, 36, claim they were ‘blessed by a miracle’ after the markings spelled out ‘None to be worshipped except Allah’.