What do muslims understand by 786?

“786” – Does it stand for ‘Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem’ ?

Certainly not….may Allah preserve us against this injustice

Allah commands us, muslims to reason according to the noble Qur’an and ahadith of our beloved prophet [pbuh].
If we really love our deen, let us insha Allah try to understand whether we are on the right path….

We are meant to understand that ‘786’ stands for ‘Bismillahi Rahmaani
Raheem’. How did it come about, and who started it? The numerals 786 in no
way represent ‘Bismillahi Rahmaani Raheem’ and is not the Sunnat way.

If one fears abuse of the letter, etc. ‘Bismillahi Rahmaani Raheem’ should be
recited verbally at the beginning of the letter which will suffice for the
written script. Refer below.

By Mufti Ebrahim Desai – Jamiat KZN

CAN NUMBER 786 REPLACE THE HOLY NAME OF GOD?

The innovation of writing ‘786’ replacing ‘Bismillahi Rahmaani Raheem’ has
been adopted for a long time and the majority of the Ummah is still
indulged in it advertently. Apart from the common folk, the scholars also
heed no attention towards it and to avoid disrespect to the Holy Words they
use it in their letters and documents. They adopt it as ‘correct’ and
‘better’ way to invite Allah’s blessings and have also started replacing the
Holy Words by this number on their houses, offices, buildings, etc.

Unfortunately, this tendency is gradually gaining momentum. But, do we see
this number instead of the Holy Words in the Holy Quran? Or, can we write it
there as well? can we remove ‘Bismillahi Rahmaani Raheem’ from the top of
Surah al-Faatiha and replace it with the number 786? Obviously not. If we
study the Quran, we see it carries the holy words in a letter from Prophet
Solomon (pbuh) to the Queen of Sheeba – Bilqis – who was an infidel at that
time. Even Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in his letters to different heads of
states and governments, used the holy words at the top.

Therefore, whosoever uses ‘786’ with the intention to obtain Allah’s
blessings, is a misguided person and any attempt to justify it, is
ignorance. More astonishing is that fact that ‘786’ is an aggregation of the
numbers of Hindu ‘Lord Hari Krishna’. H(a)iri Kr(i)shna h-5, r-200, r-10,
k-20, r-200, sh-300, n-50, a-1 = Aggregate of 786.

Thus, the aggregate number of these letters (Hari Krishna) equals 786. This
is also the case of ‘Bismillahi Rahmaani Raheem’. Therefore, it is necessary
to avoid using this number to avoid the danger of being indulging in
infidelity. Islam’s foundation is laid on the belief in Tawheed (oneness of
God). If we associate anyone with Allah’s exalted names orally or
practically, we would be committing infidelity that is an unpardonable sin.

The Quran warns us, one who finds a rival against Allah, Allah will never
allow him to enter paradise, and his abode is the hell. The letters by the
Prophet (pbuh) to non-Muslim Kings and chiefs bear the holy words
‘Bismillahi Rahmaani Raheem’.

This was also the case of his noble
companions. Did the Prophet (pbuh) and his companions respect the Holy Words
less than we do? Was the verse, ‘Today I completed your religion for you’,
revealed to the Prophet (pbuh) or to the socalled scholars of our age who
are all bent to amend the Divine principles.

Now, when it became known that ‘786’ is written in place of Hindu, ‘Lord
Krishna’, and has no significance in the Holy Quran and Sunnah, it is
obviously an innovation and goes against the Divine doctrine of ‘Obey Allah
and His Prophet’. Similarly, some Muslims replace Allah’s name by the number
’66’ and the Prophet’s name by ’92’. But if one ask, the number ‘420’ is
used against somebody’s name and he is called ‘420’. Can he bear such an
insult? Calling someone by a nick name is a sin. Allah Ta’ala says, ‘Don’t
call one another by nick names’.

If Allah prohibits the use of nicknames for
fellow human beings, how can He allow the use of such insulting replacement
number for Himself and His Prophet (pbuh).

‘Bismillahi Rahmaani Raheem’
great significance in the Quran and Muslims are ordered to begin any work
but in the names Allah, not in the number of ‘786’ or any other substitution [while you are reading this, the accursed shaytan is also doing the same….and telling you to stay on the same bad path….so beware]

May Allah guide us all.

Beware, shaytan is an enemy to us…..and wants to lead us astray.

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2 Comments

  1. marakech said,

    March 6, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Yes….i think you are right. you must stop this….

    it is shaytan’s trap.

    Like

  2. ammaara said,

    March 7, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Thank you all for your comments dear brothers & sisters of Islam

    Like


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