Posted: Fri Nov 12, 2004 10:02 am Post subject: Symbolism
Can anyone clarify for me what the numbers 786, 110, 313, represent? Where did those numbers originate, and why those numbers? I think 786 means Ya Ali Madad, and 110 something close to that, and 313 is the number of true momins in this world. Why 313? Why not any number more than/less than that? Are there any other numbers that have significance? Also the tasbhi has 33 paras or 99. Does anyone know why those numbers?
Posted: Fri Nov 12, 2004 12:58 pm Post subject: Symbolism
The number 99 refers to the 99 names of Allah. 33 I believe is just 1/3 of 99 and is a marker for a convenient number instead of the entire 99 times. Some small tasbihs have 33 beads to reflect that and then subdivided into 3 11s. That is my understanding. I could be wrong. On the number 313, there has been an extensive discussion at Doctrines -> 330 momins? You may want to go there.
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