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|786 where did it originate from?|
|05/10/01 at 07:56:23|
|Asalaam Alaykum WarahmatAllah wabarakathu|
786 = Bismillah Irahman Niraheem
92 = Auzobillah MinaShaitan Nirajeem
Where did this originate from???
Walaykum asalaam warahmathAllah
|Re: 786 where did it originate from?|
|05/10/01 at 08:18:01|
Dr. Siddiqi (ISNA's president) said this:
"786" is the total value of the letters of "Bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim". In Arabic there are two methods of arranging letters. One method is the most common method known as the alphabetical method. Here we begin with Alif, ba, ta, tha etc. The other method is known as the Abjad method or ordinal method. In this method each letter has an arithmetic value assigned to it from one to one thousand. The letters are arranged in the following order: Abjad, Hawwaz, Hutti, Kalaman, Sa'fas, Qarshat, Sakhaz, Zazagh. This arrangement was done, most probably in the 3rd century of Hijrah during the 'Abbasid period, following other Semitic languages such as Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac, Chaldean etc.
If you take the numeric values of all the letters of the Basmalah, according to the Abjad order, the total will be 786. In the Indian subcontinent the Abjad numerals became quite popular. Some people, mostly in India and Pakistan, use 786 as a substitute for Bismillah. They write this number to avoid writing the name of Allah or the Qur'anic ayah on ordinary papers. This tradition is not from the time of the Prophet -peace be upon him- or his Sahabah. It developed much later, perhaps during the later 'Abbasid period. We do not know of any reputable Imams or Jurists who used this number instead of the Bismillah.
It is better that we use Bismillah, rather than using any mystery numbers. There is a great blessing in reciting Bismillah before any important act.
|Re: 786 where did it originate from?|
|05/10/01 at 13:53:07|
[I]Br[/I] Arshad jazahkallah for the info. Also as well as saying bismillah when you commence any thing i.e eating, entering your home etc. One should commence things with the right hand/side. Eating with right hand. Sleeping on the right side.
[B]Volume 7, Book 65, Number 288:
Narrated 'Umar bin Abi Salama:[/B]
I was a boy under the care of Allah's Apostle and my hand used to go around the dish while I was eating. So Allah's Apostle said to me, 'O boy! Mention the Name of Allah and eat with your right hand, and eat of the dish what is nearer to you." Since then I have applied those instructions when eating.
[B]Volume 7, Book 65, Number 292:
The Prophet used to love to start doing things from the right side whenever possible, in performing ablution, putting on his shoes, and combing his hair. (Al-Ash'ath said: The Prophet used to do so in all his affairs.)
The following ahadith really made me think, about how often we as muslims in the wealthier parts of the world eat to the full capacity of our stomachs. We forget the sunnah of filling 1/3 of you stomach with water 1/3 food and 1/3 air.
[B]Volume 7, Book 65, Number 309:
Narrated Abu Huraira:[/B]
A man used to eat much, but when he embraced Islam, he started eating less. That was mentioned to the Prophet who then said, "A believer eats in one intestine (is satisfied with a little food) and a Kafir eats in seven intestines (eats much). "
[B]Volume 7, Book 65, Number 306:
Narrated Ibn 'Umar:[/B]
Allah's Apostle said, "A believer eats in one intestine (is satisfied with a little food), and a kafir (unbeliever) or a hypocrite eats in seven intestines (eats too much)."
Hadiths taken from Sahih Al Bukhari
Anyways just something for y'all to think about. :)
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