“Kufa Se Mil Rahe Hain Kisi Shaher Ke Adad,
Darta Hoo Ae Anees Kahin Lucknow Na Ho”

– Mir Babbar Ali Anees

Abjad numbers are used to assign numerical values to alphabets. Kufa is 111 (20+6+80+5) and Lucknow is also 111 (30+20+5+50+6). The common Islamic phrase ‘bismillāh al-Raḥmān al-Raḥīm (In the name of Allah, the most merciful, the most compassionate ) has a numeric value of 786 (2+60+40+1+30+30+5+1+30+200+8+40+50+1+30+200+8+10+40).