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The NUMERICAL VALUE  

Updated 15 November 2010  

 

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The Numerical Value

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PROPHET MUHAMMAD'S ACKNOWLEDEGEMENT ABOUT THE NUMERICAL VALUE

(I found this in one website. If you finnd that this is a dhaif , please let me know. Thanks)

Jabir bin ‘abd-Allah bin Rabbah said:

Abu Yasir bin Akhtab was among a group of Jews and passed by the Messenger of Allāh and he was reciting Fatihah, Alif Lam Mim, This is the Book………

Then his brother Hayy bin Akhtab went to the Jews and said, “By Allah, I heard Muhammad recite what was revealed to him.

They said, “You heard this? He said, “Yes.” So he walked with this group to the Messenger of Allah and they said, “Did Jibril bring you this from Allah?
He said, “Yes". They said, “Allah has brought before you Prophets.
We only know a prophet by the extent of his reign. And what was the extent of his nation. One of them brought what was with him and said,
Alif is one,
Lam is thirty 30 and
Mim is forty 40 and this is 71 years.
Do you wish to enter the religion of a Prophet when only the extent of his reign and the age of his nation are only 71 years?
Then he came to the Messenger of Allah (saw) and said, “O Muhammad, is there anything else besides this? He said, Yes!
He said, “What is it?
He recited Alif Lam Mim Sad.
He said, “This is more!
He said, “Alif is one, Lam is 30 thirty, Mim is 40 forty and Sad is 90 and this is 161 years.

He said, “O Muhammad is there more? He said,
“Yes! He said,
“What is it?
He said Alim Lam Ra. He said, “This is more!
He said, “Alif is one, Lam is 30 thirty and Ra is 200 two hundred which is 231
years.
He said, “O Muhammad is there more?
He said, “Yes! He said, “What is it?
He said Alim Lam Mim Ra. He said, “This is more!
He said, “Alif is one , Lam is thirty, Mim is 40 forty and 200 Ra is two hundred and this is 271 years.

They said, “We are confused about your matter,

O Muhammad, until we have absolutely no ideal what you’ve been given.”
Then they stood to leave and
Abu Yasir said to his brother and the rabbis with him,
“Perhaps it is not known to you because it is all for Muhammad, 71, 61, 100, 231, 271 is 734. and more that was not calculated” They said, “This is confusing to us

 

The Universal History of Number

By Georges Ifrah

The Arabs have frequently used a system of Numerical Notation in which each letter of their own alphabet has a specific numerical value. According to F. Woepke (1863 - The Historian who is expert in the history of number), They " seem to have considered (this system) as uniquely and by preference their own".

They call this " huruf al jumal "  (calculating the total) which means something like " totals means of letter"

Another name of Numerical Value is what they call JEWISH "GEMATRIA" (possibly a corruption of Greek geometrikos arithmos, geometrical number).

For my web, I'd prefer to use NUMERICAL VALUE (easy to understand) than Gematria.

Huruf al Jumal

From:
http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/HistTopics/Arabic_numerals.html

The numbers were represented by letters but not in the dictionary order. The system was known as huruf al jumal which meant "letters for calculating" and also sometimes as abjad which is just the first four numbers (1 = a, 2 = b, j = 3, d = 4). The numbers from 1 to 9 were represented by letters, then the numbers 10, 20, 30, ..., 90 by the next nine letters (10 = y, 20 = k, 30 = l, 40 = m, ...), then 100, 200, 300, ... , 900 by the next letters (100 = q, 200 = r, 300 = sh, 400 = ta, ...). There were 28 Arabic letters and so one was left over which was used to represent 1000.
Arabic astronomers used a base 60 version of Arabic letter system. Although Arabic is written from right to left, we shall give an example writing in the left to right style that we use in writing English. A number, say 43degrees 21' 14", would have been written as "mj ka yd" in this base 60 version of the "abjad" letters for calculating.

NUMEROLOGICAL CALCULATIONS (ABJAD) IN THE QUR'AN
http://www.miraclesofthequran.com/mathematical_02.html 

Every letter in the Arabic alphabet has a numerical (gematrical) value. In other words, in Arabic every letter stands for a number. A number of calculations can be made from this basis. These are referred to as numerological (abjad) calculations or "hisab al-jumal."239 Muslims who took advantage of the fact that every letter of the alphabet represents a number have used this in a number of fields. Ilm'ul Jafr is one of these.

jumal 

The Numerical Values of Letters of the Alphabet
and the Numerical Miracle
From Bassam Jarrar is the director of Noon Centre For Qur'anic Studies and Researches.
Tuesday, 01 March 2005

The Arabic alphabet comprises 29 letters. However, in the Abecedarian alphabet there are 28 because there is considered to be no difference between Hamza and Alif. What concerns us about this Abecedarian order is the link between it and the Jum’mal numerical values of the letters (the NVL) mentioned in the previous chapter.

As mentioned above the system is common to both Hebrew and Arabic but the Hebrew and Abecedarian Arabic systems only coincide up to the letter ت. After that, Arabic has the extra letters ث, خ, ذ, ض, ظ and غ which can be combined in the mnemonic (though meaningless) phrase thakhath dathagh.

It is not easy to trace the origin of the Abecedarian order and the calculation associated with it in Semitic languages. This is because views on it have diverged in such a way that it is difficult to decide which is correct or to even make a choice between them. The Jewish clergy use it extensively, Muslims have used it in historical dating, Sufis have overused it, and fortune-tellers, magicians and sorcerers have used it too. Thus, although the calculation may have had a religious basis, it has been later distorted, altered and abused.

The Abecedarian order in North Africa differs slightly from the well-known order which is used in the East. In mnemonic form the latter consists of the following letters: Abjad Hawaz Hutti Kalamun Saa’fas qurishat thakhath Dathagh. Each letter has a as shown in the table below:

 In the Jum’mal (the NVL) it is noticed that there is no difference between the numerical values of Alif and Hamza, because it refers to the Abecedarian, rather than the Alphabetical, letters. This calculation has been used for various purposes – Muslims have used it to date battles, deaths, buildings, etc, as mentioned above.

Examples of use
When Sultan Barquq, a Burji Mamluk, died, a phrase was coined indicating the date of his death. This phrase was في المشمش (fil-mishmish). [It means, literally: “In the apricot (season)” which is very short, so the implication in current usage at least is of transience]. It seems that they chose a humorous phrase, but also the numerical values of the phrase are 80+10+1+30+40+300+40+300. The total is 801, and thus Sultan Barquq died in 801 AH.

Another example is, when a poet called Dalenjawi died, his friend eulogized him in general verses and at the end dated his death with the phrase مات الشعر بعده (maat a-sha’oru ba’da) which means: “Poetry died after him.”  This came after the words “I dated…” which indicated the point at which to begin counting – i.e. after “dated”.  Thus, the date of Dalenjawi’s death is: 40+1+400+1+30+300+70+200+2+ 70+4+5=1123 AH.

It is clear that this use of calculation in chronology is thus not objectionable from a religious viewpoint because it is a matter of convention and is thus permissible. However, the misuse of this system in the areas of fortune telling, magic and sorcery has created negative associations with a system that is not intrinsically negative.

Muhammad Ben Omar Nuwawi Al-Jawi, an interpreter, Sufi and Shafi’i jurist, migrated to Makka and died there in the year 1316 AH. He produced many works, one of which is a two-volume interpretation of the Qur’an in which he said in the introduction: “I have titled this book to confirm to its date” – مراح لبيد لكشف معنى قرآن مجيد. It is clear from these words that he chose a title to conform to the Jum’mal system to show the date he began writing his book (1304 AH).

I have cited this particular example to give evidence of a Muslim scholar’s attitude towards the question of the Jum’mal system and to show that nothing was found to be wrong in using such a system, even for a book on Qur’anic interpretation.

We have used it for generations so why don’t we reconsider using it again since we have found it to be beneficial.
Another famous Qur’anic commentator, Baidawi, says in his interpretation of the opening of Surat Al-Baqara that the Prophet (PBUH) was approached by the Jews and he recited to them the opening of Al-Baqara.

They calculated the numerical values of the letters of the opening and said: “How can we enjoin a religion that will last only seventy-one years?” The Prophet (PBUH) smiled. They said: “Is there anything else?” He said: المر, الر, المص and they replied that he had confused them and they know longer knew which Faith to follow. Baidawi comments on this Hadith by saying: “His reciting to them in this order and his confirmation of their inference…” Thus, Baidawi considers that the Apostle (PBH) confirmed their inference.

In Shihab’s commentary on Baidawi’s interpretation he says: “This Hadith was verified by Bukhari in his history and by Ibn Jarir through Ibn Issac Al-Kalbi… Its chain of narrators is weak.” Thus we cannot rely on Baidawi’s conclusion, though on the other hand the Prophet never said anything that denied that Jum’mal had a religious basis.

What matters is that there is neither evidence for denial nor confirmation. Although we must be careful not to assume that we are building on absolutely solid foundations we find that confirmation is more likely in the light of this weak Hadith. We can prove by induction that the Qur’an has kept some secrets in certain words and clauses and therefore, we assume that the Qur’an has used this linguistic convention of the Semitic languages. After all, the Qur’an was revealed in Arabic!

Since language suggests meanings there is no reason to prevent it from suggesting numerical values. The question is: How can we know that a certain phrase in the Qur’an carries such a numerical secret? Our answer to this is that this has to be proven either through Islamic legal methods or by reasoning.

The reader will find that our approach to this question is new and has nothing to do with the Sufis or others, whether they did the right thing or erred and deviated. We are satisfied that the reader will be convinced by the examples of the Jum’mal system that we will give that are based only on induction and not hearsay.

The following are examples that open the door for a new direction in Jum’mal, examples that simply involve calculation based on Qur’anic vocabulary. It should be pointed out that in our research we are dealing with the Qur’anic script called Ottoman script, which is regarded by the majority of scholars as a revelation (Tawqifi) in itself, because it was supervised by the Prophet as revealed to him. 

 

Learn more about Abjad Value / Numerical Value
http://hyperstition.abstractdynamics.org/archives/003448.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abjad_numerals

Here is

THE TABLE OF ARABIC NUMERICAL VALUE

 

THE NUMERICAL/ ABJAD VALUE
(BASE ON ALPHABET ORDER)
  THE NUMERICAL/ ABJAD VALUE
(BASE ON ABJAD VALUE ORDER)
NO LETTERS NUMERICAL VALUES   NO LETTERS NUMERICAL VALUES
1 ا

'Alif

a

1 1 ا

'Alif

a

1
2 ب

Bă'

b

2

  2 ب

Bă'

b

2

3 ت

Tă'

t

400

  3 ج

JĎm

j

3

4 ث

Tsă'

ts

500

  4 د

dăl

d

4

5 ج

JĎm

j

3

  5 ه

hă'

h

5

6 ح

Hă'

h

8

  6 و

waw

w

6

7 خ

khă'

kh

600

  7 ز

zai

z

7

8 د

dăl

d

4

  8 ح

Hă'

h

8

9 ذ

dzăl

dz

700

  9 ط

thă'

th

9

10 ر

ră'

r

200

  10 ي

yă'

y

10

11 ز

zai

z

7

  11 ك

kăf

k

20

12 س

sďn

s

60

  12 لا

lăm

l

30

13 ش

syďn

sy

300

  13 م

mďm

m

40

14 ص

shăd

sh

90

  14 ن

nün

n

50

15 ض

dhăd

dh

800

  15 س

sďn

s

60

16 ط

thă'

th

9

  16 ع

'ain

'a

70 

17 ظ

zhă'

zh

900

  17 ف

fă'

f

80

18 ع

'ain

'a

70 

  18 ص

shăd

sh

90

19 غ

ghain

gh

1000

  19 ق

qăf

q

100

20 ف

fă'

f

80

  20 ر

ră'

r

200

21 ق

qăf

q

100

  21 ش

syďn

sy

300

22 ك

kăf

k

20

  22 ت

Tă'

t

400

23 لا

lăm

l

30

  23 ث

Tsă'

ts

500

24 م

mďm

m

40

  24 خ

khă'

kh

600

25 ن

nün

n

50

  25 ذ

dzăl

dz

700

26 ه

hă'

h

5

  26 ض

dhăd

dh

800

27 و

waw

w

6

  27 ظ

zhă'

zh

900

28 ي

yă'

y

10

  28 غ

ghain

gh

1000

Read More:

The Greek and Hebrew Alphabet with numeric equivalents

The Greek Alphabet

Arabic alphabet
 

The Samples of  the NUMERICAL VALUE
ALLAH

     Alif + Lam + Lam + ha = 1 + 30 + 30 + 5 = 66

MUHAMMAD

     Mim + ha + Mim + Dal = 40 + 8 + 40 + 4 = 92

AHMAD

     Alif, Ha, Mim, Dal= 1 + 8 + 40 + 4 = 53

ISLAM

     Alif + Sin + Lam + Alif + Mim = 1 + 60 + 30 + 1 + 40 = 132

 
 
THE NUMERICAL VALUE
ABOUT MOON LANDING
By Harun Yahya

 The 1969 Moon Landing is Indicated in the Qur'an

 

The Hour has drawn near and the moon has split. (Qur'an, 54:1)

The Arabic word "inshaqqa" (split) used in the above verse is derived from the word "shaqqa," which can also be used to mean "causing something to rise, ploughing or digging the soil":

We pour down plentiful water, then split the earth into furrows. Then We make grain grow in it, and grapes and herbs and olives and dates and luxuriant gardens and orchards and meadows. 
(Qur'an, 80:25-31)

 

As we can see, the word "shaqqa" in the above verse is not being used in the sense of "dividing into two" but of "slicing through the soil, reaping various crops." When evaluated in this sense, the meaning of the word "shaqqa" in the expression "the moon has split" (Qur'an, 54:1) can also be seen to be referring to the 1969 moon landing and the studies performed on the moon land. (Allah knows best.) In fact, there is another very important indication here: Some of the "abjad" values of certain words in this verse in Surat al-Qamar also point to the figure 1969.

One important point which needs to be stressed in this method of calculation is the likelihood of producing very large or irrelevant numbers. Despite the probability of a relevant number emerging being exceedingly small, it is striking that such a clear figure should result.

The Hour [has drawn near] and the moon has split.

 

Hijri: 1390, Gregorian: 1969

In 1969, American astronauts carried out research on the Moon, dug the soil up with various pieces of equipment, split it and carried specimens back to Earth.

We must, however, make it clear that the splitting of the Moon is of course one of the miracles given to our Prophet (saas) by Allah. This miracle is revealed thus in a hadith:

The people of Mecca asked Allah's Apostle to show them a miracle. So he showed them the moon split in two halves between which they saw the Hiram' mountain. (Sahih Bukhari)

The above miracle is the splitting of the Moon revealed in the verse. However, since the Qur'an is a Book that addresses all times, one may think of this verse as referring to the exploration of the Moon in our own day. (Allah knows best.)

 

 

 



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