Sunday, June 3, 2007
The Seven Oft-repeated Verses
Al-Fatiha has seven verses which are referenced in the Holy Qur'an
in Al-Hijr, 15:87 as the Seven Oft-repeated verses:
"And We have bestowed
The Seven Oft-repeated (Verses)
And the Grand Qur'an."
-Yusuf Ali translation
It is intriguing that the divine revelation itself invites us
to recite these sacred verses repeatedly.
Transpersonal Psychology and Depth Psychology
claim that the soul loves repetition.
Surely, herein lies not only the secret to the soul's own desire and longing,
but also the code to unlocking the Muslim psyche.