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The Tajik wonder

12 year old’s impeccable knowledge of Quran amazes all

  • Shafaat Shahbandari, Staff Reporter
  • Published: 17:34 August 4, 2012
  • Gulf News

  • Image Credit: Courtesy: Lutfullah Khaliqov
  • Lutfullah Khaliqov

Dubai: He is diminutive, cute-looking and with a permanent smile on his face. He also has the honour of being a disciple of Tajikistan’s Grand Imam Syed Mukarram Abdul Qadir.

But the 12-year-old Lutfullah Khaliqov, who memorised the entire Quran in just a year, has more under his belt.

One of the participants at this year’s Holy Quran competition, he is no ordinary contestant.

Give him a verse number and he will recite the verse for you and vice versa. Not just that, he can also tell you the page number where the verse appears, the first as well as the last verses on that page.

Khaliqov, whose extraordinary memory has won him several Quranic competitions and brought him numerous honours, remembers the number of verses in each chapter of the Quran as well as the starting and ending verses of each chapter.

He also remembers the starting and ending verses of each page of the Quran and whether a verse was revealed in Makkah or Madinah.

The boy from Dushanbe gave a live demonstration of his skills on stage at Quran Awards to the amazement of a weekend crowd.

“What he remembers is really amazing. Memorising the entire Quran itself is a gigantic task and to remember these little details is something special,” said Shakeeb Ahmad, an Islamic scholar with Juma Al Majid Centre for Culture and Heritage, who witnessed Khaliqov’s performance.

Comments (12)

  1. Added 20:32 August 9, 2607

    Bismillahi Mashallah!!! may Allah protect him from bad eye and allow to our children to memorize the Holly Quran

    Abdiwahid, Doha, Qatar

  2. Added 20:32 August 9, 2607

    MASHALLAH....May protect him and bless him with the best of both the worlds............Ameeeen

    Asif Mohammad Qasim, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

  3. Added 20:32 August 9, 2607

    Subhan ALLAH! May the success that has come your way today lead you to a bigger achievement in the years to come & Try giving the world the best and you are most likely to get the best you deserve. Inshah ALLAH

    Mustafa Ibrahim, Kampala, Uganda

  4. Added 20:32 August 9, 2607

    Alhumdulilah, may Allah bless him and all others similar to him with a position in Jannah.

    Salman, Karachi, Pakistan

  5. Added 20:32 August 9, 2607

    Masha Allah

    Firoz, Ajman,, United Arab Emirates

  6. Added 20:32 August 9, 2607

    As Almighty Allah says in Qur'an 29:49 " Rather this Quran is distinct verses preserved in the breasts ( hearts) of those given the knowledge..."

    taif, abu dhabi, Philippines

  7. Added 20:32 August 9, 2607

    SubhanAllah, MashaAllah. All bless him with health, wealth and more fame.

    Faisal Hameed, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

  8. Added 20:32 August 9, 2607

    MASHALLAH .. real wonder boy.. ALLAH bless him

    AFTAB, WARSAW, Poland

  9. Added 20:32 August 9, 2607

    MashAllah!! A video would be great.

    Ahmad, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  10. Added 20:31 August 9, 2607

    MashAllah..May Allah protect him and all our children. Amen

    Anonymous, bongo, Tanzania, United Republic Of

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