The Number 7

The Quran is rich in numerical patterns and symbolism, and the number 7 holds special significance in various aspects of the text.

Here are some interesting facts about the number 7 in the Quran:

The number of verses in the Quran that refer to the seven skies is 7.

The word “Hereafter” is mentioned 70 times in the Quran, a multiple of 7.

Hell-Fire has seven doors to it, and the number of times the word “Hell-Fire” (‘Jahannam’ in Arabic) is repeated in the Quran is 77, a multiple of 7.

The first time God Almighty (Allah) mentions the number 7 in the Quran was in Chapter 2, Verse 29 when He says: “It is He Who hath created for you all things that are on earth; then He turned to heaven and made them into seven heavens; and of all things He has perfect knowledge (29).” The last time Allah mentions the number 7 is in Chapter 78, Verse 12 when He states: “and built above you seven mighty ˹heavens˺,.”

Now observe this:

The number of chapters between the first chapter that mentions this number and the last chapter that mentions it is 77, a multiple of 7.

Not only that, but amazingly, the number of verses between the first verse that mentions 7 and the last verse that mentions 7 is 5649, also a multiple of 7.

And even more amazingly, the number of verses that come from the beginning of Chapter 2 until the verse where 7 is first mentioned is the exact same number of verses as from the verse where 7 is last mentioned until the end of Chapter 78: 28 verses, which is also a multiple of 7!

Furthermore, from the very beginning of Chapter 2, the chapter which first mentions the number 7, to the very end of Chapter 78, the chapter which last mentions it, there are exactly 5705 verses, a multiple of 7! Check it yourself!

The number of verses that come before the first verse where 7 is mentioned is 35, which is a multiple of 7, and the number of verses that come before the verse where 7 is last mentioned is 5684, a multiple of 7!