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Sunday, June 3, 2007

The Seven Oft-repeated Verses

The Invitation

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
Upon thee
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.

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