It’s the beginning of a new year according to the Gregorian or Christian calendar. And for those of us with interest-based banking accounts, it’s also the time to get rid of that haram interest money.
There are certain Muslim individuals who associate the number ‘786’ for the verse ‘Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem’ ( بِسْمِ (اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ ). The Arabic alphabets have been given certain numerical values and these values have been summed up to derive the value of ‘786’. Can we associate a number to a Quranic verse?