Rahsia 786

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Tarikh: Sabtu, 24 Julai 2004 @ 16:27:59
Topik: Umum



Soalan : I never quite understood the idea behind the number "786". Is it possible for you to explain its significance at your earliest convenience? (Asim)

Jawaban : "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.

Editor's note:

Here is a table explaining the above answer


The 19 Arabic letters of the Basmalah and their corresponding gematrical
values. They all add to 786.

Letter No. Arabic English Gematrical Value
01 Baa' B 2
02 Siin S 60
03 Miim M 40
04 'Alif A 1
05 Laam L 30
06 Laam L 30
07 Haa' H 5
08 'Alif A 1
09 Laam L 30
10 .a' 200
11 H!aa' H 8
12 Miim M 40
13 Nuun dan 50
14 'Alif A 1
15 Laam L 30
16 .a' 200
17 H!aa' H 8
18 Yaa' yang 10
19 Miim M 40