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Naat & Meaning of "786" &"420"

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    Naat & Meaning of "786" &"420"

    Assalam-ualiqum wah rahmatullah hu wah barakatuhu I have two things to post... The first one is a Naat (by Iqbal Azeem) which I have translated into roman letters so that if someone happens to listen to it and dosn't get it (which is impossible in the case of urdu and hindi speaking people) he/she/it has no problem while looking up at the lyrics.

    Fasaloun ko takaluf hain...A Naat By Iqbal Azeem

    Fassaloun ko takhaloof hai hamse agar, Hum bhi behbaas nahin -- behsahara nahin. (2x)
    Khud Unni ko pukar-raingen hum door se, raste mein agar paoun thaak jaenge.
    Hum Medine main tanha nikal jaenge aur galliyoun main khas-daam bathak jaenge. (2x)
    Hum wahan jah kar wapaas nahin ayenge, Dunte dunte laug thak jaenge. (2x)
    Jaise hi saabzagoundbadh nazar ayega --baandaghi ka kareena badal jaega. (2x)
    Saar jukhane ki foorsat milleghi kisse, khudhi palkoun se sajdeh thapak jaenge. (2x)
    Naam-e-Akha jahan bhi liya jaega, zirkh unka jahan bhi liya jaega (2x)
    Noor hi noor si noh mein paal jaega saari mehfil mein jalbe lapaak jaenge (2x)
    Eh Madine ke Zaeer, Khuda ke liye --dastan-e-safar mujko youn maat suna (2x)
    Baat baar jaegi, dil tarap jaega -- mere muhu tath ansoun chalak jaenge (2x)
    Unki chasm main karam ko hai iss ki kabaar kiss musafir kho hai kitna chok-e-safar (2x)
    Hum ko eek baar jaabee ijazat mili hum bhi Akha ke Darbaar thaak jaenge (2x)
    Fasaloun ko takhaloof hai humse agar, Hum bhi behbaas nahin -- besahra nahin
    Khud Unni ko pukare gaye hum door se, raste mein agar paoun thaak jaenge.

    Now here is what our respected brother (Mufti)Ebrahim Desai concluded when he was asked wether the "786" symbol used by a great number of Muslim stood for bismilah...
    The numerals 786 or any other numerals in no way represent 'Bismillaah al-Rahmaan al-Raheem' or other Surahs of the noble Qur'aan and is not the Sunnat way. If one fears abuse of the letter, etc. 'Bismillaah al-Rahmaan al-Raheem' should be recited verbally at the beginning of the letter which will suffice for the written script.

    The innovation of writing '786' replacing 'Bismillaah al-Rahmaan al-Raheem' has been adopted for a long time and the majority of the Ummah is still indulged in it inadvertently. 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 Qur'aan? Or, can we write it there as well? can we remove 'Bismillaah al-Rahmaan al-Raheem' from the top of Surah al-Faatiha and replace it with the number 786? Obviously not.
    If we study the Qur'aan, 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 'Bismillaah al-Rahmaan al-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 which is an unpardonable sin. The Qur'aan 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 'Bismillaah al-Rahmaan al-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 Qur'aan 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). 'Bismillaah al-Rahmaan al-Raheem' great significance in the Qur'aan and Muslims are ordered to begin any work but in the names Allah, not in the number of '786' or any other substitution.