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

    09-Aug-2607 20:32

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

  • Asif Mohammad Qasim

    09-Aug-2607 20:32

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

  • Mustafa Ibrahim

    09-Aug-2607 20:32

    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

  • Salman

    09-Aug-2607 20:32

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

  • Firoz

    09-Aug-2607 20:32

    Masha Allah

  • taif

    09-Aug-2607 20:32

    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..."

  • Faisal Hameed

    09-Aug-2607 20:32

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


    09-Aug-2607 20:32

    MASHALLAH .. real wonder boy.. ALLAH bless him

  • Ahmad

    09-Aug-2607 20:32

    MashAllah!! A video would be great.

  • Anonymous

    09-Aug-2607 20:31

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

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