After reciting “Subhaneke Euzu besmele,” “Euzu Billahi minesseytanirracim bismillahirrahmanirrahim” is stated.
“Euzu billahi” means “We take refuge in the name of Allah.” From whom do we take refuge? We take refuge from the accursed Satan, the one who was expelled and stoned.
We then say, “bismillahirrahmanirrahim,” which means “In the name of Allah, the most merciful and most compassionate.”
“Bismillahirrahmanirrahim” is composed of nineteen letters and its most extensive meaning is “In the name of God, in the body of Rahman (one of the 99 attributes of Allah), wherever he wishes us to be, and however he wishes to motivate us.” During this event, 18 thousand universes are formed from 18 of the19 (the total number of letters above), the one remaining letter represents the ultimate Creator, the greatest One from all of His universes who watches over His sovereignty and reign through the eyes of Insan-i Kamil. Since it is beyond the scope of this book to examine the symbolism of the number nineteen, we have only provided one example to illustrate why the number nineteen is deemed to be a miraculous number in the Koran. There are only 114 Besmele’s (Bismillahirrahmanirrahim) in the Koran that is the result of 19 x 6; 6 represents the first six inner obligations of Islam.
Of the total forty rekats in Salat, fifteen start with “Euzu besmele” and the other twenty-five rekats start with “Besmele.”
The number 25 is composed of a 2 and 5 that yield the number 7 when added together; the number 7 represents the seven steps or levels of the nefs or ego.
Moreover, when the numbers 6 and 7 are added together, it yields 13, which is the code of Hakikat-i Muhammedi that belongs to our dear prophet Hz. Muhammed Mustafa (sav).
The number 13 is composed of 1 and 3 that yields a 4 when added together; the number 4 symbolizes the four levels of knowledge which are as follows: seriat, tarikat, hakikat, and marifet. If a 0 is placed to the right of the 4, the number 40 is formed which is both the total number of rekats we must perform daily, as well as the age when Muhammed became a prophet, Hz. Muhammed Mustafa (sav).
At this juncture, something rather intriguing will be pointed out. Select any number under 40 that does not contain a zero and subtract it from 40. When the single digits from the number subtracted from 40 are added together, and those two numbers are further added together, this number will always be the number 13. As is known, the code of Hz Muhammed (sav) is 13.
To further explain the concept just explained an illustration is provided as follows:
40 – 11 = 29
1 + 1 = 2
2 + 9 = 11
11+2 = 13
Regardless of the number selected, providing that it is less than 40 and does not contain a zero, the end result will always be a number 13. We will now continue to explore the other facts in Salat.