A BABY boy has left doctors baffled after passages from the Koran were found on his skin.
The parents of nine-month-old Ali Yakubov were stunned when the word Allah appeared on his chin soon after his birth.
Since then scores of writings in Arabic script have emerged on his back, arms, legs and stomach.
Amazingly his family claim the old markings vanish before the new words arrive — twice a week.
Medics say they cannot explain his mysterious condition — but deny that the marks are from someone writing on the child's skin.
His mother, Madina, said that she and her husband were not religious until the words started appearing on his skin.
Initially they did not show anyone the unexplained scribbles, but eventually revealed them to their doctor.
Now the boy has become a focus of Muslim homage in his troubled home province of Dagestan, close to war-ravaged Chechnya in the south of Russia.
Local MP Akhmedpasha Amiralaev said: "This boy is a pure sign of God. Allah sent him to Dagestan in order to stop revolts and tension in our republic."
The tot's mother said: "Normally those signs appear twice a week - on Mondays and on the nights between Thursdays and Fridays.
"Ali always feels bad when it is happening. He cries and his temperature goes up.
"It's impossible to hold him when it's happening, his body is actively moving, so we put him into his cradle. It's so hard to watch him suffering."