Words have to resonate with each other to create impact and beauty in expression. The combination of words will enhance the prayer and the ill formed combination will have but little effect.
We consider the farewell words: Auf Wiedersehen, Au revoir, Arrivederci, Goodbye, Khuda Hafiz, Allah Hafiz.
They will all sound nicer with time they have stayed on the tongue. But their resonating effect will be different. Some will be sturdier by their right, having stronger effect than some.
We look at the words: Khuda Hafiz, Allah Hafiz and Allah Negahban. Of these for their impact and the fast intended result, their weighing must be done by the user that how fluent they are on the tongue and then the science of numerology should be used to weigh them by that convention and find their effect.
We take Khuda Hafiz and Allah Hafiz, both of them have the same meaning and the same wish. But what about the resonant effect, they have? According to Abjad Hauwaz, the number counts of these words are:
Khuda Hafiz = 600+4+1, + 8+1+80+900 = 1594= 19= 10= 1
Allah Hafiz = 1+30 +30 +1+5, + 8+1+80+900 = 1056 = 12= 3
In the above numbers ‘3’ is divisible but not ‘1’. It is the head number and the science of numerology says it is a stronger number and therefore this combination of word for the farewell used will have stronger effect.
In this category there is another combination of word Allah Negehban. This is a phrase which is higher sounding and is having a wish with deeper prayer but has a mouthful to be pronounced and its Abjad count is:
Allah Nigehban = 1+30+30+1+5, 60+20+5+2+1+50 = 205 = 7
The number 7 is again not as strong as 1 and therefore in all eventuality the farewell, one should be wished with is Khuda Hafiz. But it is only indicative of its inherent strength from the convention of the numerology. The real thing is the intensity of the wish extended and the prayer behind the word and also that how the sound of the combination sounds and the appeal of the charm of the phrase in the desired wish. These have a say and we stick to our centuries old Khuda Hafiz.
The fashion of Allah Hafiz has been taken on, since after nineties (1990) and to be more accurate from about 1995 and it came up as a will to detach one away from the Persian influence rather than anything to do to Islamize the society. And this was burying the culture, but Islam is not cruel to induce you bury your culture.
An example of the non resonance of the words is the pact of the Infidels which they had made on a scapula or a hide to blockade Hazrat Mohammad Mustufa SAWW for his preaching Islam. The Prophet SAWW with his supporters, about forty of them including his family members were confined in Shab-e Abi Talib where Hazrat Abi Talib Als took the Prophet for safety. They had to live there facing all kinds of hardship under hunger and shortages. It was a terrible time and it was a sanction of the kind these days America imposes mainly on Iran. Then after three years the Prophet SAWW said to Hazrat Abi Talib Als, who was his counsellor and provider of help that he brought all along these terrible times, the Prophet SAWW said:
‘Ya Ab! I see the pact they have written is eaten up by the termite, only the word Allah is safe and the rest of the content is eaten up’.
Hazrat Abu Talib Als went to the Infidels and said to them:
‘If my nephew is right about the fate of your document you lift the blockade and if it is not so you do as you please. But know this my nephew can never be wrong.’
They opened the box containing the pact and found exactly as the Prophet SAWW had said. And they convinced of the righteousness of the Prophet SAWW lifted the sanction and the blockade. Here therefore we see the pact of the Infidels was resonating at a different frequency than the frequency of the word Allah and it collided with it and was erased and made asunder.
Sayed Athar Husain
Afkaar-e Shia (Shia Thought)
30 March 2010