A video of a parrot reciting verses from the Quran has gone viral on social media.

The parrot was trained by Hussain Al Sawalme, as reported by Sky News Arabia.

Speaking to Reuters, Sawalme, who has owned the parrot for six years, said, "It took a long time to train him, we started with a few words at first, then full sentences and eventually decided to teach him to recite verses from the Holy Quran.

"The Casco (Grey Parrot) bird is one of the smartest in the world and has an incredible ability to imitate sounds and voices, it's truly miraculous.”