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  • 1. Magnificent Se v en A Presentation by Najib Khan Surattee [email_address] 0 7 / 0 7 / 0 7
  • 2.
    • Why is the number 7 so special?
  • 3.
    • General Knowledge
    • We know that there are 7 special facts:
    • [1] 7 days in a week
    • [2] 7 colors in a rainbow
    • [3] 7 layers of heavens
    • [4] 7 continents in the world
    • [5] 7 oceans in the world
    • [6] 7 orbits in an atom
    • [7] 7 layers of the earth
  • 4.
    • Mathematics
    • 1 x 7 + 3 = 10
    • 14 x 7 + 2 = 100
    • 142 x 7 + 6 = 1000
    • 1428 x 7 + 4 = 10000
    • 14285 x 7 + 5 = 100000
    • 142857 x 7 + 1 = 1000000
    • 1428571 x 7 + 3 = 10000000
    • 14285714 x 7 + 2 = 100000000
    • 142857142 x 7 + 6 = 1000000000
    • 1428571428 x 7 + 4 = 10000000000
  • 5.
    • Biology
    • Most mammals’ neck have 7 bones
    • The no. of openings into the human’s head is 7 : mouth, 2 eyes, 2 ears, 2 nostrils
    • Chemistry
    • The most abundant gas on Earth, Nitrogen , has Atomic No 7
    • There are 7 Rows in the Periodic Table
    • The Halogens are found in Group 7
    • The pH of pure water is 7
  • 6.
    • Physics
    • There are 7 SI Base units : Metre, Kilogram, Second, Kelvin, Ampere, Mole and Candela
    • There are 7 colours in the visible light: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet
    • The atmosphere consists of 7 layers: Troposhere, Stratosphere, Ozonosphere, Mesosphere, Thermosphere, Ionosphere, Exosphere
    • Astronomy
    • There are 7 visible (to the naked eye) stellar objects : Sun, Moon, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn
  • 7.
    • For us, Muslims, the number 7 is very significant.
    • We prostrate (sujud) on our 7 bones
    • We circumambulate (tawaf) around the Kaaba 7 times
    • We walk between Safa and Marwah (sa’i) 7 times
    • We stone at Satan (at the Jamarat) 7 times
    • There are 7 gates to Hell
    • Our Prophet s.a.w.said about young children: “Command him to pray upon reaching the age of 7 .”
  • 8.
    • There are 7 Shades provided in the Hereafter
    • We clean (purify) something that is ‘najis’ 7 times
    • The takbir during the ‘Eid prayer (for 1 st raka’at) is made 7 times
    • Allah made the creation of mankind pass through 7 stages
    • Our beloved Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. lived for 63 ( 7 x9) lunar years
    • We are required to say ‘Istighfar’ at least 70 ( 7 x10) times a day
  • 9.
    • Allah has sent the destructive wind on the people of ‘Aad for 7 consecutive nights
    • The people of Prophet Yusof (a.s.) was tested with 7 years of famine
    • When Allah gave the example of charity, He compared it to a grain (of corn); it grows 7 ears and each ear has a hundred grains
    • Charity is multiplied 7 00 times
    • There are 7 0 000 members of the Muslim Nation who will enter Paradise without questioning
  • 10.
    • It is a sunnah to perform aqiqah for the new born baby on the 7 th day
    • We are advised by our Prophet s.a.w. to treat our children differently every 7 years of their growth:
    • 1 – 7 : play with them
    • 8 – 14 : discipline them
    • 15 – 21 : be a friend to them
    • 22 – 28 : give them freedom to take action
    • In the war of Badr, there were 77 Muhajirin fighting. It ended with 7 0 dead among the musyrikin and 7 0 prisoners of war.
    • Our Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. went for Isra’ and Mi’raj on the 2 7 th day of the 7 th month of the Hijr Calendar .
  • 11.
    • Code 7 in the Qur’an
  • 12.
    • The following are observed in the Qur’an:
    • [1] The first surah, Al Fatehah , has 7 verses
    • [2] The first number to be mentioned is 7
    • [3] The first surah that has a verse for prostration is Surah No. 7
    • [4] The first kalimah ‘ Allah ’ mentioned in Surah Al Baqarah is in verse 7
    • [5] The maximum number that the kalimah ‘ Allah ’ is mentioned in a verse is 7 , in Surah Muzzammil, Verse 20
  • 13.
    • [6] The 7 th surah counting from surah An-Naas is Surah Al Kautsar . It is the only surah which does not contain any letter “mim”
    • [7] The number of times the 7 heavens are mentioned is 7 and the number of times the phrase “ established on His Throne ” is also 7
    • [8] Surah Yasin (the heart of the Qur’an) contains 7 ‘ mubin ’. The 7 th ‘ mubin ’ is found at verse 77 .
  • 14.
    • [9] Both Prophet Adam (a.s.) and Prophet Isa (a.s.) are mentioned 25 times. The first time their names are mentioned together in the same verse is at the 7 th time each of their names are mentioned (Surah No. 3, verse 59)
    • “ Verily, the likeness of Isa before Allah is the likeness of Adam…”
  • 15.
    • [10] In Surah Al Kahf the word ‘ cave ’ is mentioned 7 times. The maximum number of people mentioned is also 7
    • [11] Surah An-Nahl mentions 7 types of liquids : sperm, water, blood, milk, date juice, grape juice and honey
    • [12] The saga of Prophet Adam (a.s.) and Iblis is mentioned 7 times
  • 16.
    • [13] The no. of times Allah mentions that He created the heavens and earth in 6 days (period) is 7
    • [14] The word sabbath is mentioned 7 times
    • (“Sabbath” - abstinences for the Jewish people, is on the seventh day of the week)
    • [15] Prophet Hud (a.s.) is mentioned 7 times. The first time he is mentioned is in Surah No. 7
  • 17.
    • [16] The Qur’an is made up of all the 28 ( 7 x4) letters of the Arabic alphabet
    • [17] In Surah Al Hijr, Verse 9:
    • “ Verily, We, it is We Who have sent down the Dhikr (Qur’an) and surely We will guard it (from corruption).”
    • This verse contains 28 ( 7 x 4) letters equivalent to the no. of letters of the Arabic alphabet. It starts with an ‘Alif’ and ends with a ‘Nun’ just like in the Qur’an, the first Al Muqattaat letter is ‘Alif” and the last is ‘Nun’. It consists of 7 letter ‘Nun’ suggesting that the Qur’an has a large percentage of its verses ending with letter ‘Nun’.
  • 18.
    • [18] There are 14 ( 7 x2 ) Al Muqatta’at (Abbreviation letters) or Futuhat (Introductory letters) eg Alif Lam Mim, Ya Sin, Ta Ha etc
    • [19] These 14 Al Muqatta’at form 14 ( 7 x2) different symbols (spreading over 29 chapters)
    • [20] Of the 14 ( 7 x2) Surahs with the command for prostrations, 7 of them contains Al Muqatta’at. The 7 th is one which begins with “ Yaa ayyuhal ladzi na amanu ”
  • 19.
    • [21] There are 7 consecutive chapters that begin with the initials “ Ha Mim ” (Surah No. 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45 and 46)
    • [22] Only in Surah 42 ( 7 x6), there are 2 sets of Al Muqatta’at in separate verses : Ha Mim and Ain Sin Qaf
    • [23] The surah that has the phrase “ wa ma adra kama * ” and is answered with the most number of times (i.e. 10 times repeatedly) is Surah Al Mursalat or Surah No 77 . In this surah, this question is asked at verse no.14 ( 7 x2) with the last (10 th ) answer is at verse no.49 ( 7 x 7 )
  • 20.
    • [24] Between the first surah with “wa ma adra kama” (Surah 69) and the last one (Surah 104), there are exactly 28 ( 7 x4) surahs.
    • [25] The number of surahs that has verses which command for prostrations is 14 ( 7 x2) as agreed by all scholars. However, Imam Syafi’e suggested prostration at Surah Al Hajj, verse 77 . As such, this becomes the 7 th verse for prostrations.
    • *: ‘And what will make you know what…’
  • 21.
    • [26] The last surah that mentions the name “ Allah ” is surah No. 112 ( 7 x16)
    • [27] Both Surah Al Fatehah & Surah Al Ma’uun consist of 7 verses and have their name spelt with 7 letters. Both of them are related to solat .
    • [28]* Between the first surah that mentions the number 7 (i.e. surah no. 2:29) and the last surah that mentions the number 7 (i.e. surah no.78:12), there are exactly 77 (or 7 x11) surahs .
    • *Contribution by Abd Adaem Alkaheel
  • 22.
    • 7 Facts of Al Fatehah
    • [1] Its name is spelt with 7 Arabic letters
    • الفاتحه
    • [2] It consists of 7 verses
    • “ And indeed, We have bestowed upon you seven of Al Mathani (seven repeatedly recited Verses) and the Grand Qur’an.” (Al Hijr, 15: 87)
  • 23.
    • [3] It is made up of 21 ( 7 x3) of the letters of the Arabic alphabet
        • ض ص س ر ذ د ح ت ب ا
        • ي و ه ن م ل ك ق غ ع ط
    • [4] As such it does not have 7 letters of the Arabic alphabet
    • ف ظ ش ز خ ج ث
  • 24.
    • [5] According to some ulama, these letters have connections (initials) with the following names of 7 Hells :
    • [5.1] Thabur
    • [5.2] Jahim or Jahannam
    • [5.3] Kholidin
    • [5.4] Zamharir
  • 25.
    • [5.5] Fariqoh
    • [5.6] Syaqowah
    • [5.7] Zulmah
    • [6] It contains all the 14 ( 7 x2) of the Al- Muqatta’at letters
    • [7] It has 14 ( 7 x2) ‘ syadda ’
  • 26.
    • * The total number of times the letters ‘ ا ’ , ‘ ل ’ and ‘ ه ’ forming the name “ الله ” in the entire surah is 49 ( 7 x 7 )
    • * (Based on a study done by Abd Adaem Alkaheel)
  • 27.
      • Wirid after Friday’s prayer
    • While still sitting in “tahiyyah akhir” position, recite the following:
    • Surah Al Fatehah ( 7 x)
    • Surah Al Ikhlas ( 7 x)
    • Surah Al Falaq ( 7 x)
    • Surah An Naas ( 7 x)
    • Then, recite the following doa 4 times:
  • 28.
    • “ Allahumma ya ghaniyyu ya hamid, ya mubdi’u ya mu’id, ya rahimu ya wadud, aghnini bihalalika ‘an haramika wa bitha’atika ‘an ma’shiyatika wa fidhlika ‘amman siwak.”
    • (Some ulama suggested to be read 3 times)
    • The above amalan has been taught by Al Marhum Ustaz Syed Abdillah Al Jufri
  • 29.
    • Al Mussabba’at ( The Seven )
    • To be read before syuruk (after solat subuh) and/or just before magrib
    • This wirid is practised by most ahli sufi like Imam Al Ghazali, Sheikh Abdul Qadir Al Jailani and Imam Syed Abdullah Al Hadad. It is also known as a gift from Nabi Khidir (a.s.)
    • It is also a wirid never missed by Al Marhum Ustaz Syed Abdillah Bin Ahmad Al Jufri
  • 30.
    • 1. Surah Al Fatehah ( 7 x)
    • 2. Ayatul Kursi ( 7 x)
    • 3. Surah Al Kafirun ( 7 x)
    • 4. Surah Al Ikhlas ( 7 x)
    • 5. Surah Al Falaq ( 7 x)
    • 6. Surah An Naas ( 7 x)
  • 31.
    • 7. Read Tasbih, Tahmid, Tahlil and Takbir ( 7 x)
    8. Send Blessings on the Prophet s.a.w. ( 7 x)
  • 32. 9. Istighfar for yourself, your parents, the righteous people, muslims whose alive and dead ( 7 x) 10. Doa, Munajat to Allah s.w.t. ( 7 x) (Please write an e-mail to me if you need the details of this wirid)
  • 33.
    • End Of Presentation
    • Thank you
    • May this presentation brings you closer to Allah s.w.t. Amin!