PHOTOS: Obama’s Daughter Wearing Graduation Cap with Quote from Prophet Muhammad

PHOTOS: Obama’s Daughter Wearing Graduation Cap with Quote from Prophet Muhammad
Sun Jun 12, 2016 15:41:36

In June 2016, a photograph that purported to show First Lady Michelle Obama hugging one of her daughters, who was wearing a graduation cap decorated with a quote from the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) at the time, started circulating on social media.

The photograph is real, but the pictured student is not one of Obama’s daughters. The photograph was originally posted to the First Lady’s Instagram account on 6 June 2016, and was taken shortly after she delivered the commencement speech at the City College of New York.

Orruba was born and raised in Yemen, stepping foot in New York for her first day of high school in 2006. It was here she discovered her passion for writing and literature and the desire to pursue a college degree. Orubba broke her family tradition by becoming a first generation college student. Today, she walks across the graduation stage as the salutatorian of the @CCNYCityCollege Class of 2016.

While The First Lady shared several photographs featuring writing on graduation caps, Obama singled out the student in the image displayed above for being the first person in her family to graduate college.

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