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The Secret Lives of Numbers

June 24th, 2005 | Filed under: Internet, Mapping, Mathematics, Programming, Social | 5 Comments »

The Secret Life of Numbers (2002) is Golan Levin’s interactive visualization of numbers (0-100,000) mapped according to their popularity on the internet. Patterns emerge. [launch applet]


5 Comments on “The Secret Lives of Numbers”

  1. 1 Dana said at 3:01 am on June 25th, 2005:

    I’m surprised that 69 isn’t more popular.

  2. 2 NABIGH said at 3:58 pm on December 16th, 2005:

    Numeric

    Are the Numerical Miracle in Holy Quran Are Coincidences? Or Real Miracles!

    By: Abd Aldaem Alkaheel

    In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful, Most Beneficent

    May prayers and peace be upon the prophet Mohammad,

    his family and his companions

    Introduction

    The logical reasoning says that a coincidence does not happen many times in the same book, except if the author of that book has arranged it following a specific way. The matching results with the number 7 illustrated in this article are clear evidences that God Almighty, Allah, has arranged his book in a form that is in harmony with that number, so that it might lead us to the conclusion that the Quran is a revelation from the Creator of the seven heavens.

    The number seven has a great presence in our life and worship, because the heavens are seven, the colors are seven, the days are seven, the orbits in the atom are seven, we turn around the Kaaba seven times, we run between Safa and Marwa seven times, we stone Lucifer seven times, we are commanded by seven commands, we are forbidden to commit seven sins, the greatest sins that directly lead to Hell are seven, there are seven kind of people Allah will put them under His shade on the day of judgment, … and so many other countless things.

    The previous makes the number 7 on the top of other numbers after the number 1 that indicates the Unitarianism of God Almighty, because he is one and unique.

    The number 1 is the most repeated number in the Quran, after it, comes the number 7, and that might be an indication to the Unitarianism of the Creator firstly, then to his power of creation. Allah says:

    “It is Allah who has created seven heavens and of the earth the like. His command descends between them, that you may know that Allah has power over all things, and that Allah surrounds all things in (His) knowledge.� (Al-Talaq 65:12).

    Now contemplate with me the following clear facts:

    The number of heavens is seven, and when we look in the Quran for the statement “seven heavens� we find that it is repeated seven times throughout the whole Quran exactly as the number of heavens!

    Among all the numbers, the number 7 is the first number stated in the Quran.

    When we look for the appearing frequencies of all the numbers in the Quran, we find that the number 7 is the most repeated number after the number 1.

    When we look at the first chapter in Allah’s book, that is Al-Fatihah (the opening), we find that it is made of seven verses, and it is composed of twenty-one alphabets, which is a multiple of 7 (21=7*3).

    But the astonishing thing in this great Sura which consists of 7 verses is that the number of letters of Allah’s name in this Sura is seven times seven!!! i.e. the number of the letters “A�, “L� and “H� in this Sura is 49 letters, i.e. 7*7.

    God Almighty has told us about the number of the doors of Hell, may Allah protect us from it, when He said: “To it are seven Gates.� (Al-Hijr 15:44). We find that the word “Hell� is repeated 77 times throughout the whole Quran and this number is also a multiple of 7, and made of 7 and 7, and equal to 7*11, so, Hell has seven gates and was repeated in the Quran in a number of times that is a multiple of seven.

    The Number Seven in the Holy Quran

    The first time the number seven is stated in the Quran is in the verse where God Almighty says: “ …then He directed Himself to the heaven, so He made them complete seven heavens, and He knows all things.â€? (Al-Baqarah 2:29).

    And the last time the number seven is stated in the Quran is in the verse: “And We have built above you seven strong (heavens)� (Al-Nabaa 78:12).

    Now look at the following facts:

    When we count the number of Suras from the Sura 2, where the number 7 is stated for the first time, to the Sura 78, where the number 7 is stated for the last time, we find that there are exactly 77 chapters, and this number is a multiple of seven.

    When we count the number of verses from the verse (2:29), where 7 appears for the first time, to the verse (78:12), where 7 appears for the last time, we find that there are exactly 5649 verses, and this number is also a multiple of seven.

    When we count the number of verses from the beginning of Surat Al-Baqarah 2 (2:1), where 7 appears for the first time, to the end of Surat An-Naba 78 (78:40), where 7 appears for the last time, we find that there are 5705 verses, and this number is also a multiple of seven!

    The question now is: Is it a coincidence that the number of Suras is a multiple of seven, and the number of verses is also a multiple of seven, in verses that are talking about the number seven?!

    The Most Beautiful Word

    It is the word “Allah� Glory be to Him, God Almighty has arranged that word in his book following a strong pattern based also on the number seven as a proof that He is the Lord of the seven heavens.

    The word “Allah� was stated for the first time in the first verse of the Quran, which is “In the name of Allah, most Gracious most Merciful.� (Al-Fatihah 1:1), while the last time this glorious name was stated was in the verse: “Allah, the Eternal, the Absolute;� (Al-Ikhlas 112:2)

    Now look at the following wonderful facts and their relation with the number 7:

    From the Sura 1, where the word “Allah� was stated for the first time, to the Sura 112, where “Allah� was stated for the last time, there are exactly 112 Suras, and this number is a multiple of seven.

    From the verse (1:1) to the verse (112:2) there are 6223 verses, and this number is also a multiple of seven.

    The total sum of letters in the two verses is 28, which is a multiple of seven.

    The total sum of Allah letters (i.e. ‘A’, ‘L’ and ‘H’) in the two verses is 14 letters, which is also a multiple of seven!

    A Wonderful Precision

    To any one who claims that the Quran is corrupted, we present to him the following facts:

    The number of alphabets used as Initials is 14, i.e. 7*2.

    The Initials are grouped into 14 different sets, i.e. 7*2.

    The numbers of the Quran’s alphabets is 28, i.e. 7*4.

    The number of the words in the first verse and the last verse in the Quran is 7.

    The number of words in the first Sura and the last Sura is 49= 7 * 7.

    The number of Suras whose numbers of verses are multiples of 7 is 14 Suras, i.e. 7*2.

    The first Sura among them is Al-Fatihah with 7 verses, and the last is Sura 107 Al-Ikhlas with 7 verses.

    The Arabic name for Sura 1 is composed of 7 letters and so is the Arabic name for Sura 107.

    The Prophet, may peace be upon Him, lived for 63 years, i.e. 7*9.

    Is this numerical precision with the number 7 a coincidence? Or is it a clear proof to anyone who has any doubt in the divine origin of the Quran, and that it is Allah’s true word?

    “Surely We have revealed the Reminder and We will most surely be its guardian.� Al-Hijr 15:9

  3. 3 Naveed said at 1:15 am on February 15th, 2006:

    QURAN is book of God , where every one can learn the TRUTH about Allha.
    Just to give an idea , in Quran the word ‘Water” is mentioned 13 times and “land ” 32 times. If we make simple calculation of % , one will find out the same ratio now a days we have for earth that is 29 % water and 71 % land . Allha nows better. We humans are just using our weak knowledge which is also given by HIM. We as educated people should explore and find out the TRUTH about our life , existance, religions and things we do in life . WHY is the word you can learn a lot.

    LOVE GOD AND HIS CREATION HUMANS
    RIZ

  4. 4 Naveed said at 1:21 am on February 15th, 2006:

    ALLHA love you all, regardless who you are.May God give us courage to accept the TRUTH.

    Ameen.

  5. 5 alfredz said at 6:18 am on January 11th, 2007:

    I am happy to know these message, thank you!GOD BLESS


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