The NUMERICAL VALUE

(Source: The Universal History of Number, by Georges Ifrah)

The Arabs have frequently used a system of Numerical Notation in which each letter of their own alphabet has a specific numerical value. According to F. Woepke (1863 - The Historian who is expert in the history of number), They " seem to have considered (this system) as uniquely and by preference their own".

Thy call this " huruf al jumal "  (calculating the total) which means something like " totals means of letter"

Another name of Numerical Value is what they call JEWISH "GEMATRIA" (possibly a corruption of Greek geometrikos arithmos, geometrical number).

For my web, I'd prefer to use NUMERICAL VALUE (easy to understand) than Gematria.

Here is

THE TABLE OF ARABIC NUMERICAL VALUE

 No LETTERS NUMERICAL VALUES 1 'Alif a 1 2 Bã' b 2 3 Tã' t 400 4 Tsã' ts 500 5 JÏm j 3 6 Hã' h 8 7 khã' kh 600 8 dãl d 4 9 dzãl dz 700 10 rã' r 200 11 zai z 7 12 sïn s 60 13 syïn sy 300 14 shãd sh 90 15 dhãd dh 800 16 thã' th 9 17 zhã' zh 900 18 'ain 'a 70 19 ghain gh 1000 20 fã' f 80 21 qãf q 100 22 kãf k 20 23 lãm l 30 24 mïm m 40 25 nün n 50 26 hã' h 5 27 waw w 6 28 yã' y 10

Example:

ALLAH

' Alif, lãm,lãm,hã'

' Alif = 1, lãm = 30, hã' = 5

ALLAH = 1+ 30+ 30+ 5 = 66

Total Numerical Value ALLAH

= 66

Combination of Numerical Value ALLAH

= 1 30 30 5

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mïm, Hã',mïm, dãl

mïm = 40, Hã' = 8, dãl =4

= 92

= 40 8 40 4