Muhammad Raihan is a young boy from Indonesia who has shocked the world with his rare condition known as Werewolf syndrome. The boy aged 13, was born with Hypertrichosis colloquially known as werewolf syndrome, meaning his face, neck, torso and legs are covered in dark long hair.
Muhammad lives with his widowed mother Pardan who has tried everything concerning his son’s condition. The doctors however told her that her son’s condition had no cure and was bound to progress in the future during her recent appointment in the hospital.Nevertheless, he embraced his appearance as the will of Allah.
“I am not bothered with such attention – some people laugh at me, others just come to me for a blessing. Sometime people would flock to my house from far-off villages to just have a glimpse of me. They think I am a god or have special powers, but this attention is okay because I know I look different.”
Hypertrichosis is an abnormal amount of hair growth over the body, it can be either congenital or acquired later in life.
However, Muhammad, a lively boy has accepted his condition and believes that he is a special child destined by Allah. Though Muhammad and his family are devout Muslims, the boy revered by locals as a Hindu god.
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