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# Magnificent Seven

A Presentation by
Najib Khan Surattee
najib_009@yahoo.com.sg
07/07/07
Why is the number 7 so special?
General Knowledge

## [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
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
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
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
For us, Muslims, the number 7 is very significant.

## Our Prophet s.a.w.said about young children: “Command

him to pray upon reaching the age of 7.”
There are 7 Shades provided in the Hereafter

stages

## Our beloved Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. lived for 63

(7x9) lunar years

## We are required to say ‘Istighfar’ at least 70 (7x10)

times a day
Allah has sent the destructive wind on the people of

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

## There are 70 000 members of the Muslim Nation who

It is a sunnah to perform aqiqah for the new born baby
on the 7th 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 70 dead among the musyrikin and 70
prisoners of war.

## Our Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. went for Isra’ and

Mi’raj on the 27th day of the 7th month of the Hijr
Calendar.
Code 7 in the Qur’an
The following are observed in the Qur’an:

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
[6] The 7th 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 7th ‘mubin’ is found at
verse 77.
[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 7th time each of their
names are mentioned (Surah No. 3, verse
59)

## “Verily, the likeness of Isa before Allah is

[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
[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
[16] The Qur’an is made up of all the 28 (7x4) letters of
the Arabic alphabet

## “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] There are 14 (7x2) Al Muqatta’at
(Abbreviation letters) or Futuhat
(Introductory letters) eg Alif Lam Mim, Ya
Sin, Ta Ha etc

chapters)

## [20] Of the 14 (7x2) Surahs with the command

for prostrations, 7 of them contains Al
Muqatta’at. The 7th is one which begins with
[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 (7x6), 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 (7x2) with the last (10th)
answer is at verse no.49 (7x7)
[24] Between the first surah with “wa ma adra
kama” (Surah 69) and the last one (Surah
104), there are exactly 28 (7x4) surahs.

## [25] The number of surahs that has verses which

command for prostrations is 14 (7x2) as
agreed by all scholars. However, Imam
Syafi’e suggested prostration at Surah Al
Hajj, verse 77. As such, this becomes the 7th
verse for prostrations.

## *: ‘And what will make you know what…’

[26] The last surah that mentions the name “Allah” is
surah No. 112 (7x16)

## [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 7x11) surahs.

## *Contribution by Abd Adaem Alkaheel

7 Facts of Al Fatehah

‫الفاتحه‬

## “And indeed, We have bestowed upon

you seven of Al Mathani (seven
repeatedly recited Verses) and the Grand
Qur’an.” (Al Hijr, 15: 87)
[3] It is made up of 21 (7x3) of the letters
of the Arabic alphabet

‫ض ص سر ذ د ح ت ب ا‬

‫غ ع‬ ‫ه ن م ل ك ق‬ ‫ي و‬
‫ط‬
[4] As such it does not have 7 letters of
the Arabic alphabet

‫ج ث‬ ‫خ‬ ‫ظ ش ز‬ ‫ف‬
[5] According to some ulama, these letters
have connections (initials) with the
following names of 7 Hells:

[5.1] Thabur

[5.3] Kholidin

[5.4] Zamharir
[5.5] Fariqoh

[5.6] Syaqowah

[5.7] Zulmah

## [6] It contains all the 14 (7x2) of the Al-

Muqatta’at letters

## [7] It has 14 (7x2) ‘syadda’

* The total number of times the
letters ‘‫ ’ل‬,’‫ ’ا‬and ‘‫ ’ه‬forming the
name “‫ ”ال‬in the entire surah is
49 (7x7)
*(Based on a study done by Abd Adaem Alkaheel)
Wirid after Friday’s prayer

## While still sitting in “tahiyyah akhir”

position, recite the following:

## Surah Al Fatehah (7x)

Surah Al Ikhlas (7x)
Surah Al Falaq (7x)
Surah An Naas (7x)

## Then, recite the following doa 4 times:

“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.”

## The above amalan has been taught by Al Marhum

Ustaz Syed Abdillah Al Jufri
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
Nabi Khidir (a.s.)

## It is also a wirid never missed by Al

Marhum Ustaz Syed Abdillah Bin Ahmad
Al Jufri
1. Surah Al Fatehah (7x)

## 6. Surah An Naas (7x)

7. Read Tasbih, Tahmid, Tahlil and Takbir (7x)

## 8. Send Blessings on the Prophet s.a.w. (7x)

9. Istighfar for yourself, your parents, the
righteous people, muslims whose alive and

## (Please write an e-mail to me if you need the details of this wirid)

End Of Presentation

Thank you

## May this presentation brings you closer

to Allah s.w.t. Amin!