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The Arabic letter Ba ( ) is equivalent to the letter 'B' in the English alphabet. It is the second letter in Arabic. Ba in Arabic numerology which is known as Abjad, has the value of 2.

This article is about the spiritual meaning of the letter Ba.



In the first Revelation received by Muhammad from Allah through Jibraeel () was

"Read: In the name of your Rabb..."

[Quran: Al Alaq Chapter 96]

Read what? Read Bismi Rabbik.

The verse points to the letter Ba ( ).

Read: Ba (), Seen (), Meem (), Bismi.

The letter Ba is the first letter in the verse Bismillah, which is shown at the top of this page. Bismillah is the first verse in the Quran.

Every chapter in the Quran starts with the verse Bismillah except chapter 9 Tawba.


Why is it missing at the start of chapter 9?


Why search for Bismillah? If Bismillah had not been missing from one of the chapters, no one would look deeply at the verse Bismillah. It would be overlooked by every reader of the Quran. At the start of chapter 9 {secret Door to the Realties of 9}the reader is being told by Allah, Look!, The opening verse Bismillah is missing. Go and look at the verse Bismillah. The reader has got so used to reading every chapter of the Quran starting with Bismillah.


Now the reader needs to be awakened. Secondly, in all the previous chapters 1 to 8 the first letter is Alif () or Ya () as follows:

Chapter 1 : Al Fatihah: Al Hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen

Chapter 2: Al Baqara: Alif Laam Meem

Chapter 3: Al Imran: Alif Laam Meem

Chapter 4: An Nisaa: Ya Ay Yuhan Nas Sut Takoo Rabbakum...

Chapter 5: Al Maida: Ya Ay Yuhal Lazeena Amanu...

Chapter 6: Al Anaam: Al Hamdu Lillahil Lazee....

Chapter 7: Al Aaraf: Alif Laam Meem Saad

Chapter 8: Al Anfal: Yas Aloo Naka Aanil Anfaal...

Chapter 9: At Tawba: Baraa atum Min Allahi Wa Rasoolih

{All creation in number 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9  1-8 support the Throne and 9 Sits upon it.}

Please do not take my word for it. You owe it to your self to check the above quotes are correct. Allah will reward you for it.



Chapter 9 does not start with the verse Bismillah. It does not start with the letter Alif (). It does not start with the letter Ya ().

Chapter 9 starts with the letter Ba ().


Which again tells the reader Look!, Bismillah is missing and the first verse of the chapter starts with the letter Ba. If that does not mean anything, then look at the names of the first 9 chapters. There are only two chapters in the first nine chapters with the letter Ba in their name.

They are chapters 2 and 9.

Chapter 9 is the second chapter which has the letter Ba in its name. The second can be translated as 2 which is the numerical value of the letter Ba. Why Chapter 9? Why not Chapter 2 which is called Baqara, the only chapter out of the first 9 chapters whose name starts with the letter Ba?,

Why not chapter 90 which is called Al Balad?


If we look at the our number system,

The first chapter is a prayer to seek guidance from Allah. The second and third chapters are guidance from Allah. They both start with Alif Laam Meem .

Alif () - Believe in Allah, Laam () - say La ilaha ill Allah and Meem () - Muhammadur Rasool Allah.

Chapters 4 to 8 are further guidance and nourishment.

Then chapter 9 is a warning{ Owner of Intercession Eternally Muhammad RasulAllah ,Honored of Creation Malik Hayat Malik Dunya} .


It is like the creation of a human being. Nine months are required for development. After nine months the baby has to leave the comfort of the mothers womb and face the world. The baby starts to learn from that point onwards.


After testifying the Kalima without a shadow of doubt, Allah then hints the seeker to look at the letter Ba. Because it is missing and a hint has been given, now look for it. When you find it look at it. After you have understood the letter Ba then you have the key to heaven.



Since there is no number after 9, it is the last stage. In any competition, or sports, people usually praise those who come first, second or third. No one cares about those who come fourth to last. Except Allah, He turns towards His servants time and time again, with Mercy and Compassion, Caring and Forgiving. He is showing us, at the last stage (which is 9 or chapter 9) look at Ba.

The Messenger of Allah said, "Every child is born with a true faith (a Muslim) but his parents convert him to Judaism or to Christianity....

[Sahih Bukhari]

Allah has sent the Quran and His Messengers () as a reminder to show His servants how to purify themselves. Physically we can never be pure no matter how much we wash and scrub ourselves. But we must try to purify ourselves to the best of our ability.


The biggest obstacle in physical purity is the last drop of urine. We must cleanse ourselves (with Allah's Guidance) free from that drop or dot, whatever you want to call it. This is mentioned in the Quran:

4 And keep your garments free from stain

[Quran: Al Muddassir Chapter 74]



Everything in Islam has an outer ordinary meaning and an inner spiritual meaning. Both meanings apply but most Muslims are only aware of the outer meaning.

The spiritual meaning of the verse 4 chapter 74 is:

11 Remember He covered you with a sort of drowsiness to give you calm as from Himself and He caused rain to descend on you from heaven to clean you therewith to remove from you the stain of Satan to strengthen your hearts and to plant your feet firmly therewith.

[Quran: Al-Anfal Chapter 8]


14 By no means! but on their hearts is the stain of the (ill) which they do!

[Quran: Al Mutaffiffeen Chapter 83]


When we try to remove the last drop of urine outwardly, inwardly we are removing the stain of Satan from our hearts. { When you care about what know one knows or sees then you are reaching moral excellence Ihklas}


Then we can perform Wudu.

The spiritual side of Wudu is explained by a well known saint Ali bin Usman al Hujwiri (may Allah bless him). Ali bin Usman (also known as Datta Ganj Baksh) was sent to India by his Master and he remained at Lahore (now Pakistan) until his last breath which is stated as 1064-5 (456 AH) or 1071-2 (464 AH). He converted countless Hindus to Islam. He has written in his book Kashf Al Mahjub in the chapter on Purification:

Outward purification and inward purification must go together.

Notice we are still talking about Ba or 2, or outward and inward.

Outward purity is useless without inner purity. They both have to be combined to attain real purity. This is achieved when the heart and mind are purified of all evil thoughts and desires by keeping Allah in mind always. Know that Allah Sees our every action, and Allah Listens to our every word and Allah Knows our every thought. If we can attain that stage of being conscious of Allah's Presence, we will keep away from sin. After purifying our outer and inner garments we can approach Allah.


He then raises us in superiority above the angels and makes them bow down to Adam. Therefore Tayyab is {Sayedena TaHa alTahir} Toin () for - purification, Ya () for - with the knowledge we are always in the presence of Allah, Ba () for - of the dot or clot or heart.


284 To Allah belongs all that is in the heavens and on earth. Whether you show what is in your minds or conceal it Allah calls you to account for it. He forgives whom He pleases and punishes whom He pleases. Allah has power over every thing.

[Quran: Al Baqara Chapter 2]



Looking at the letter Ba in another way. If we write the letter as it is pronounced, it is written . Ba, Alif and Hamza .

The numerical value then becomes ( Ba = 2, Alif = 1, Hamza = 1) 1+1+2 = 4.

156 Who say when afflicted with calamity: "We belong to Allah and to Him is our return."

[Quran: Al Baqara Chapter 2]


Bismillah contains 19 letters { All Quran contain 114 Surah 6x19, into with 30 Juz into 7 verses of Fatiha into 19 letters of Bismillah into BA}

1-9 all creation within 1 thru 9 Allah Showing First Bi-Nary code.


which represent the 1 Creator who creates a human being over 9 months and the first sound that should reach the ears of the new born baby is the Azan. This informs the new arrival:

Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, (Allah is Great, Allah is Great)

Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar,

I testify there is no god only Allah,

I testify there is no god only Allah,

I testify Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah,

I testify Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah,

Come to prayer, Come to Prayer,

Come to goodness, Come to goodness,

Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar

La ilaha ill Allah (There is no god only Allah)

Looking at the Azan, Allahu Akbar is said four times initially. This is to inform the new arrival that he / she has been created by Allah from the four elements. This is equal to the hidden numerical value of Ba .


After that every sentence is repeated twice which is the normal value of Ba (). At the end La ilaha ill Allah is said once.

This is to emphasize that although you, the new born, are created from Ba, your Creator is Allah the One.

The Azan is said in the right ear.

After completing the Azan in the right ear, it is said again in the left ear. Therefore the Azan is said two times in total. This balances with the new creation from the dot of Ba and its numerical value.

That dot under the Ba () also represents the circle of Messengers before the arrival of Muhammad . And Muhammad being the finality of the Messengers is represented at the end of the Bismillah verse with the letter Meem (). The verse Bismillah was given to every Messenger of Allah from Adam () to Isa (Jesus ()).


But, Bismillah was taken away from the other communities when their Messengers of Allah left them. Finally Bismillah was given to Muhammad and his community. The Muslims are the only community that have retained this verse. Why?

The reason behind it is that Meem is needed at the end of this verse to complete it. After Muhammad the door of the Messengers of Allah has been closed. Muhammad sealed the circle of the Messengers of Allah. Therefore Muhammad and his community the Muslims, are the rightful guardians and owners of this verse.



Let us look at another example of the letter Ba from the Quran.

96 The first Bayt (House) appointed for men was that Bi (in) Bakka full of MuBaraka (blessing) and of guidance for all kinds of beings:

97 In it are signs manifest; the Station of Ibraheem; whoever enters it attains security; pilgrimage there is a duty men owe to Allah those who can afford the journey; but if any deny faith, Allah stands not in need of any of his creatures.

[Quran: Al Imran, Chapter 3]


Taking the example of the Hajj, Pilgrimage to Makkah (Mecca), if looked at in this context represents a circle or dot. The Kaaba (the Cube) is the centre, and the people perform Tawwaf, or circulate, the Kaaba. Notice the name Kaaba has the letter Ba towards the end.

But the name Kaaba is not used in the above verse. Because the letter Ba is towards the end of the word Kaaba.

Allah did not use the word Kaaba but the word Bayt instead. Allah did not use the word Makkah but the word Bakkah instead preceded by Bi. Then the word MuBaraka is used to hint yet again, LOOK! Meem { Galb Muhammadia} has been replaced by Ba. LOOK! Meem and Ba are shown here together. Meem could have been used, but it is not. Therefore, Look at Ba!



Chapter 3 verse 96 ends with guidance for all kinds of beings and the next verse, verse 97 starts with In it are signs manifest, meaning apparent, evident, obvious, plain, unmistakable. What is the manifest, apparent, evident, obvious, plain, unmistakable sign?

Allah is showing us the construction of an Atom before the nuclear physics scientists came on the scene.

The definition of an atom:

Yet another way of looking at it. Bismillah, starts with the letter Ba.


Now, if we look at the clocks and watches, their movement is clockwise, which is left to right as the English language for example. Had the inventor of the clock been a Muslim we would today have clocks with movement from right to left. Which is in counter clockwise direction with numbers also increasing in counter clockwise direction. Then the counter clockwise direction would have been clockwise direction.

Therefore the inventors of the present day clocks were sub-consciously trying to master time by designing the clocks that go in the opposite direction to the rotation of the earth and its orbit. All this in order to avoid their meeting with their Maker. They overlooked two things. One, time waits for no man. Two, even if time went backwards, they would still meet their Maker. Because He existed at the beginning, He exists now. And He will exist always. Muhammad said: "Allah was and there was nothing besides Him". And Ali ibn Talib (ra) replied: "And Allah is now as He was before".


Which means 'This moment is that same moment'


Now, lets look at a technological advancement and see how that is connected with the letter Ba.

Almost everyone in this day and age has seen and maybe also used a computer.


Then we look at the Quran again, and we are told by Allah:

36 Glory to Allah Who created in pairs all things that the earth produces as well as their own kind and things of which they have no knowledge.{ 36 for Yaseen}

37 And a Sign for them is the Night: We withdraw there from the Day and behold they are plunged in darkness

[Quran: Ya Seen, Chapter 36]


1 By the Night as it conceals;

2 By the Day as it appears in glory;

3 By the creation of male and female

[Quran: Al Lail Chapter 92] {92 Mirror is 29 Ilm ghaib, 9+2=11 th name of Rasul is YaSeen ¬yat 36 Secret of YaSeen is Decoder between Creation to Creator}



117 Badeeu (Originator) of the heavens and the earth! When He decrees a thing, He says: Be! and it is

[Quran: Al Baqara Chapter 2]



Three is the numerical value of the Arabic letter Jeem (). Jeem does not occur in this verse. So what is the number 3 pointing to?

If we multiply the numerical value of Alif and Meem with the number of their respective occurrences in the verse Bismillah we get the following:

For Alif 1 x 3 = 3

For Meem 40 x 3 = 120 = (1 + 2 + 0) = 3



The Messenger of Allah said,

[Sahih Bukhari]

No one looks at the obvious when searching for clues. Most of the answers stare us in the face. May Allah guide us.



With the finality and completion of the Messengers, Muhammad and his followers have been blessed with retaining this verse up to the Last Day.



2 We have sent it down as an Arabic Quran in order that you may learn wisdom.

[Quran: Yusuf Chapter 12]

Notice the verse above Arabic Quran in order that you may learn wisdom.

7 Truly in Yusuf and his brothers are Signs for Seekers (after Truth)

[Quran: Yusuf Chapter 12]

Look at the name of the Chapter, Yusuf (Joseph).

What is the wisdom mentioned in verse 2, and how do we connect it with the signs mentioned in verse 7? Yusuf () was handsome to look at.


The Key to heaven is placed as the very first verse in the Quran and we keep missing it time and time again.

Some readers will say that the dots and accents were not part of the original Arabic. That is true.

After recognizing Alif - Allah is our Creator through the signs of His creation. Then recognizing Meem - Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah .

The final stage is to recognise Ba which is our self.

All these are present in the verse Bismillah. We need to recognise our own self. It is not because Allah needs our prayer. It is not because Muhammad will benefit from our prayer. On the contrary, we need Muhammad's intercession on the Day of Judgment. We have to recognise ourselves because we owe it to ourselves and nobody else. We have been sent by Allah as His Khalifah (representative). We must endeavor to attain that position before our Rabb. Only Allah Knows Best.

Darood (Blessings) and Salaam (Peace) on Muhammad, His Family, and His Companions

Khalid M. Malik




Al Baais - The Resurrector

Al Baaqee - The Everlasting

Al Barree - The Evolver

Al Baasit - The Expander

Al Baatin - The Hidden

Al Badee - The Originator

Al Barr - The Source of Goodness

Al Baseer - The Seeing

Al Burhaan - The Evident

Darood (Blessings) and Salaam (Peace) on Muhammad, his Family, and his Companions.