‘Arabic Word-Number Software

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ

‘Arabic Word-Number Software

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Arabic Word-Number

In the old days, there was a tradition of naming children after their year of births. For example, the great Mujähid and Hadïth-scholar Maulänä Husain Ahmad Madanï (1879-1957 = 1296-1377) was named Charäg Muhammad which added up to 1296 – his year of birth.

Similarly, there is a custom among uninformed Muslims of writing 786 which stands for Hare Krishna – an emblem of Disbelief in Alläh and mark of associating partners with Him. Glorious is He, free of all partners, Who is neither the son nor father of any, and Who never takes the form of any human or non-human!

Even if we take 786 to stand for بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ, there is no evidence that any of our great pioneers – the Salafs – ever substituted the ‘Arabic letters of بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ with 786. So, we should strictly avoid the ambiguous 786, and write the plain and clear بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ.

ا

ب

ج

د

ه

و

ز

ح

ط

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

ي

ك

ل

م

ن

س

ع

ف

ص

10

20

30

40

50

60

70

80

90

ق

ر

ش

ت

ث

خ

ذ

ض

ظ

غ

100

200

300

400

500

600

700

800

900

1000

أَبْجَدْ هَوَّزْ حُطِّيْ كَلِمَنْ سَعْفَصْ قَرِشَتْ ثَخَّذْ ضَظَّغْ

Mnemonic:

Anyway, the rule is that every ‘Arabic letter is assigned a number, and the sum of numbers of all such letters is the corresponding word-number.

So, Muhammad (مُحَمَّد) would be 40+8+40+4 = 92.

Things would get nastily complicated once you have large words or even sentences without a repeating letter, like بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ itself.  And there comes the need for this free Java application.

Once you type in your word, you will get the output in the bottom left corner. You will need to enable the standard ‘Arabic keyboard to type in the letters. Alternatively, if you have English as your input language, then also it works almost the same way.

The only precondition for this software to run is Java Runtime Environment 1.7. If you don’t already have it, or are unaware of what it is, then download and install it by clicking the links below:

Java Runtime Environment (jre) 1.7 for 32-bit Windows or Java Runtime Environment (jre) 1.7 for 64-bit Windows or Java Runtime Environment (jre) 1.7 for other OS’s.

Then download the ‘Arabic Word-Number application. Unzip the downloaded file. You may move the folder to anywhere on your disk but the internal folder structure of the application should not change. To run the application, double click Tareekh-32bit.exe or Tareekh-64bit.exe based on your OS. If unsure of your OS, click on each one by one. The compatible one will work, the other won’t.

For any queries or bugs, write to musarhad@gmail.com

Musarhad’s ArUr Keyboard (Download setup file in zip format)

Musarhad ArUr Keyboard

Standard Arabic Urdu Keyboard

Arabic Keyboard

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