The Tajik wonder

12 year old’s impeccable knowledge of Quran amazes all

Image Credit: Courtesy: Lutfullah Khaliqov
Lutfullah Khaliqov
12 Gulf News

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.


  • Abdiwahid

    Aug 9, 2607 8:32

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

  • Asif Mohammad Qasim

    Aug 9, 2607 8:32

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

  • Mustafa Ibrahim

    Aug 9, 2607 8:32

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

  • Salman

    Aug 9, 2607 8:32

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

  • Firoz

    Aug 9, 2607 8:32

    Masha Allah

  • taif

    Aug 9, 2607 8:32

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

  • Faisal Hameed

    Aug 9, 2607 8:32

    SubhanAllah, MashaAllah. All bless him with health, wealth and morefame.


    Aug 9, 2607 8:32

    MASHALLAH .. real wonder boy.. ALLAH bless him

  • Ahmad

    Aug 9, 2607 8:32

    MashAllah!! A video would be great.

  • Anonymous

    Aug 9, 2607 8:31

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

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


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