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Magnificent 7

  1. 1. Magnificent Se v en A Presentation by Najib Khan Surattee [email_address] 0 7 / 0 7 / 0 7
  2. 2. <ul><li>Why is the number 7 so special? </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>General Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>We know that there are 7 special facts: </li></ul><ul><li>[1] 7 days in a week </li></ul><ul><li>[2] 7 colors in a rainbow </li></ul><ul><li>[3] 7 layers of heavens </li></ul><ul><li>[4] 7 continents in the world </li></ul><ul><li>[5] 7 oceans in the world </li></ul><ul><li>[6] 7 orbits in an atom </li></ul><ul><li>[7] 7 layers of the earth </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>1 x 7 + 3 = 10 </li></ul><ul><li>14 x 7 + 2 = 100 </li></ul><ul><li>142 x 7 + 6 = 1000 </li></ul><ul><li>1428 x 7 + 4 = 10000 </li></ul><ul><li>14285 x 7 + 5 = 100000 </li></ul><ul><li>142857 x 7 + 1 = 1000000 </li></ul><ul><li>1428571 x 7 + 3 = 10000000 </li></ul><ul><li>14285714 x 7 + 2 = 100000000 </li></ul><ul><li>142857142 x 7 + 6 = 1000000000 </li></ul><ul><li>1428571428 x 7 + 4 = 10000000000 </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Biology </li></ul><ul><li>Most mammals’ neck have 7 bones </li></ul><ul><li>The no. of openings into the human’s head is 7 : mouth, 2 eyes, 2 ears, 2 nostrils </li></ul><ul><li>Chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>The most abundant gas on Earth, Nitrogen , has Atomic No 7 </li></ul><ul><li>There are 7 Rows in the Periodic Table </li></ul><ul><li>The Halogens are found in Group 7 </li></ul><ul><li>The pH of pure water is 7 </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Physics </li></ul><ul><li>There are 7 SI Base units : Metre, Kilogram, Second, Kelvin, Ampere, Mole and Candela </li></ul><ul><li>There are 7 colours in the visible light: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet </li></ul><ul><li>The atmosphere consists of 7 layers: Troposhere, Stratosphere, Ozonosphere, Mesosphere, Thermosphere, Ionosphere, Exosphere </li></ul><ul><li>Astronomy </li></ul><ul><li>There are 7 visible (to the naked eye) stellar objects : Sun, Moon, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>For us, Muslims, the number 7 is very significant. </li></ul><ul><li>We prostrate (sujud) on our 7 bones </li></ul><ul><li>We circumambulate (tawaf) around the Kaaba 7 times </li></ul><ul><li>We walk between Safa and Marwah (sa’i) 7 times </li></ul><ul><li>We stone at Satan (at the Jamarat) 7 times </li></ul><ul><li>There are 7 gates to Hell </li></ul><ul><li>Our Prophet s.a.w.said about young children: “Command him to pray upon reaching the age of 7 .” </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>There are 7 Shades provided in the Hereafter </li></ul><ul><li>We clean (purify) something that is ‘najis’ 7 times </li></ul><ul><li>The takbir during the ‘Eid prayer (for 1 st raka’at) is made 7 times </li></ul><ul><li>Allah made the creation of mankind pass through 7 stages </li></ul><ul><li>Our beloved Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. lived for 63 ( 7 x9) lunar years </li></ul><ul><li>We are required to say ‘Istighfar’ at least 70 ( 7 x10) times a day </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Allah has sent the destructive wind on the people of ‘Aad for 7 consecutive nights </li></ul><ul><li>The people of Prophet Yusof (a.s.) was tested with 7 years of famine </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>Charity is multiplied 7 00 times </li></ul><ul><li>There are 7 0 000 members of the Muslim Nation who will enter Paradise without questioning </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>It is a sunnah to perform aqiqah for the new born baby on the 7 th day </li></ul><ul><li>We are advised by our Prophet s.a.w. to treat our children differently every 7 years of their growth: </li></ul><ul><li>1 – 7 : play with them </li></ul><ul><li>8 – 14 : discipline them </li></ul><ul><li>15 – 21 : be a friend to them </li></ul><ul><li>22 – 28 : give them freedom to take action </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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 . </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Code 7 in the Qur’an </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>The following are observed in the Qur’an: </li></ul><ul><li>[1] The first surah, Al Fatehah , has 7 verses </li></ul><ul><li>[2] The first number to be mentioned is 7 </li></ul><ul><li>[3] The first surah that has a verse for prostration is Surah No. 7 </li></ul><ul><li>[4] The first kalimah ‘ Allah ’ mentioned in Surah Al Baqarah is in verse 7 </li></ul><ul><li>[5] The maximum number that the kalimah ‘ Allah ’ is mentioned in a verse is 7 , in Surah Muzzammil, Verse 20 </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>[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” </li></ul><ul><li>[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 </li></ul><ul><li>[8] Surah Yasin (the heart of the Qur’an) contains 7 ‘ mubin ’. The 7 th ‘ mubin ’ is found at verse 77 . </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>[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) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Verily, the likeness of Isa before Allah is the likeness of Adam…” </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>[10] In Surah Al Kahf the word ‘ cave ’ is mentioned 7 times. The maximum number of people mentioned is also 7 </li></ul><ul><li>[11] Surah An-Nahl mentions 7 types of liquids : sperm, water, blood, milk, date juice, grape juice and honey </li></ul><ul><li>[12] The saga of Prophet Adam (a.s.) and Iblis is mentioned 7 times </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>[13] The no. of times Allah mentions that He created the heavens and earth in 6 days (period) is 7 </li></ul><ul><li>[14] The word sabbath is mentioned 7 times </li></ul><ul><li>(“Sabbath” - abstinences for the Jewish people, is on the seventh day of the week) </li></ul><ul><li>[15] Prophet Hud (a.s.) is mentioned 7 times. The first time he is mentioned is in Surah No. 7 </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>[16] The Qur’an is made up of all the 28 ( 7 x4) letters of the Arabic alphabet </li></ul><ul><li>[17] In Surah Al Hijr, Verse 9: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Verily, We, it is We Who have sent down the Dhikr (Qur’an) and surely We will guard it (from corruption).” </li></ul><ul><li>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’. </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>[18] There are 14 ( 7 x2 ) Al Muqatta’at (Abbreviation letters) or Futuhat (Introductory letters) eg Alif Lam Mim, Ya Sin, Ta Ha etc </li></ul><ul><li>[19] These 14 Al Muqatta’at form 14 ( 7 x2) different symbols (spreading over 29 chapters) </li></ul><ul><li>[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 ” </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>[21] There are 7 consecutive chapters that begin with the initials “ Ha Mim ” (Surah No. 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45 and 46) </li></ul><ul><li>[22] Only in Surah 42 ( 7 x6), there are 2 sets of Al Muqatta’at in separate verses : Ha Mim and Ain Sin Qaf </li></ul><ul><li>[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 ) </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>[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. </li></ul><ul><li>[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. </li></ul><ul><li>*: ‘And what will make you know what…’ </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>[26] The last surah that mentions the name “ Allah ” is surah No. 112 ( 7 x16) </li></ul><ul><li>[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 . </li></ul><ul><li>[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 . </li></ul><ul><li>*Contribution by Abd Adaem Alkaheel </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>7 Facts of Al Fatehah </li></ul><ul><li>[1] Its name is spelt with 7 Arabic letters </li></ul><ul><li>الفاتحه </li></ul><ul><li>[2] It consists of 7 verses </li></ul><ul><li>“ And indeed, We have bestowed upon you seven of Al Mathani (seven repeatedly recited Verses) and the Grand Qur’an.” (Al Hijr, 15: 87) </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>[3] It is made up of 21 ( 7 x3) of the letters of the Arabic alphabet </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ض ص س ر ذ د ح ت ب ا </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ي و ه ن م ل ك ق غ ع ط </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>[4] As such it does not have 7 letters of the Arabic alphabet </li></ul><ul><li> ف ظ ش ز خ ج ث </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>[5] According to some ulama, these letters have connections (initials) with the following names of 7 Hells : </li></ul><ul><li>[5.1] Thabur </li></ul><ul><li>[5.2] Jahim or Jahannam </li></ul><ul><li>[5.3] Kholidin </li></ul><ul><li>[5.4] Zamharir </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>[5.5] Fariqoh </li></ul><ul><li>[5.6] Syaqowah </li></ul><ul><li>[5.7] Zulmah </li></ul><ul><li>[6] It contains all the 14 ( 7 x2) of the Al- Muqatta’at letters </li></ul><ul><li>[7] It has 14 ( 7 x2) ‘ syadda ’ </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>* The total number of times the letters ‘ ا ’ , ‘ ل ’ and ‘ ه ’ forming the name “ الله ” in the entire surah is 49 ( 7 x 7 ) </li></ul><ul><li>* (Based on a study done by Abd Adaem Alkaheel) </li></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><ul><li>Wirid after Friday’s prayer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>While still sitting in “tahiyyah akhir” position, recite the following: </li></ul><ul><li>Surah Al Fatehah ( 7 x) </li></ul><ul><li>Surah Al Ikhlas ( 7 x) </li></ul><ul><li>Surah Al Falaq ( 7 x) </li></ul><ul><li>Surah An Naas ( 7 x) </li></ul><ul><li>Then, recite the following doa 4 times: </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><li>“ 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.” </li></ul><ul><li>(Some ulama suggested to be read 3 times) </li></ul><ul><li>The above amalan has been taught by Al Marhum Ustaz Syed Abdillah Al Jufri </li></ul>
  29. 29. <ul><li>Al Mussabba’at ( The Seven ) </li></ul><ul><li>To be read before syuruk (after solat subuh) and/or just before magrib </li></ul><ul><li>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.) </li></ul><ul><li>It is also a wirid never missed by Al Marhum Ustaz Syed Abdillah Bin Ahmad Al Jufri </li></ul>
  30. 30. <ul><li>1. Surah Al Fatehah ( 7 x) </li></ul><ul><li>2. Ayatul Kursi ( 7 x) </li></ul><ul><li>3. Surah Al Kafirun ( 7 x) </li></ul><ul><li>4. Surah Al Ikhlas ( 7 x) </li></ul><ul><li>5. Surah Al Falaq ( 7 x) </li></ul><ul><li>6. Surah An Naas ( 7 x) </li></ul>
  31. 31. <ul><li>7. Read Tasbih, Tahmid, Tahlil and Takbir ( 7 x) </li></ul>8. Send Blessings on the Prophet s.a.w. ( 7 x)
  32. 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. 33. <ul><li>End Of Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you </li></ul><ul><li>May this presentation brings you closer to Allah s.w.t. Amin! </li></ul>