Teen Imam Leads Ramadan Prayers

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Aman Chhipa at home.

Aman Chhipa at home. Nasir Chhipa hide caption

toggle caption Nasir Chhipa

Two teenagers stepped in to lead Ramadan services this month when the Islamic Community Center of Northern Virginia could not find a cleric.

Aman Chhipa, a 13-year-old whose memorization of the Quran qualified him for the job, speaks with Alex Chadwick.



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