...were both born to the same mother (and same father) four years ago and are now celebrating their 4th birthday.
Strange as it may seem, Kerry Richardson, from English and Nigerian parents, has given birth to a normal white (Caucasian-appearing) boy, Layton and then only minutes later gave birth to her other son, Kaydon who is of black African appearance.
The twins father is a white man, however the parents have been told by their doctors the odds of having a white child, much less a twin white child with a black child are almost impossible, saying it couldn't happen even once in a million times.
But since then, Kerry has given birth to another white child, a girl named Tiyannah.
Doctors have no comment about their "one-in-a-million" chances.
Ms. Richardson says, ""Before the twins, I would have expected that any child of mine would have my color in them," she continued,. "But after Layton, I wasn't sure what she was going to look like."
She is concerned about the children's future as they go to school and begin to interact with other children. She said, "It's never been an issue up to now, but I know that Layton notices the difference in their color, I hope it's not going to be a problem when they start school, but kids can be cruel."
The children's color differences are only the beginning of the boys differences, it seems and their mom reports their personalities are full of surprises as well, "Kaydon is hyper and excitable, whereas Layton can be moody and stubborn, Kaydon is into arty stuff and jigsaws, and Layton is crazy about superheroes. You couldn't find two twins who are more different."
Within days of the twins birthday, a black couple in the UK named Ben and Angela Ihegboro, became the proud parents of a white, blond-headed and blue-eyed little girl. At first their was some discussion as to whether or not this child might be an albino (a condition where the skin lacks pigmentation and the eyes are pinkish-purple in color, usually accompanied by very weak eyesight).
The Ihegboros were quite shocked in the beginning, but now the doctors assure them their daughter is fine, healthy and no albino.
The father laughingly stated, "Of course she is mine." The mother said, "She is a beautiful, miracle baby.
What does Islam say about all of this? Can God Almighty (Allah) really create anything He wants, in any way He wants. Here is what He has said in His Book, the Quran:
Blessed is He in Whose Hand is the dominion, and He has the Ability to do all things.
(He's the One) Who has created death and life, so He may test you which of you is best in deed. And He is the All-Mighty, the Oft-Forgiving;
(He's the One) Who has created the seven heavens one above another, you can see no fault in the creations of the Most Beneficent. Then look again: "Can you see any rifts?"
Then look again and yet again, your sight will return to you in a state of humiliation and worn out.
[Noble Quran 67:1-4]