Seven Heavens/ Seven:-
The concept of SEVEN HEAVENS was initiated in Rabbinical traditions-
(Pesachim 94b). I Chagigah 12b :" R. Judah said: There are two firmaments, for it is said: Behold, unto the Lord thy God belongeth heaven, and the heaven of heavens. Resh Lakish said: [There are] seven, namely, Wilon, Rakia', Shehakim, Zebul, Ma'on, Makon, Araboth.
Throughout the Quran and Ahadith, the number SEVEN is a 'holy' and significant number that was copied and plagiarised - as is the case in most of Muhammadan beliefs - from the Bible and Hebrew Sciptures since Muhammad and the pagan Arabs had absolutely no knowledge of the Creation story, the seven day week or the seven Heavens.
Al-Tirmidhi HadithHadith 5634 Narrated byAbuSa'id
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said regarding the words of Allah Most High, "And couches raised high," that their height was like the distance between Heaven and Earth, a distance of five hundred years.
Tirmidhi transmitted it, saying this is a gharib tradition.
Al-Tirmidhi HadithHadith 5735 Narrated byAbuHurayrah
While Allah's Prophet (peace be upon him) and his companions were sitting clouds came over them and Allah's Prophet (peace be upon him) asked,
"Do you know what these are?" On their replying that Allah and His Messenger knew best, he said, "These are the clouds (anan), these are the water-carriers of the Earth, which Allah drives to people who do not thank Him or call upon him."
He then asked,
"Do you know what is above you?" On their replying that Allah and His Messenger (peace be upon him) knew best, he said,
"It is the firmament, a ceiling which is guarded and waves which are kept back."
He then asked,
"Do you know what is between you and it?" On their replying that Allah and His Messenger (peace be upon him) knew best, he said,
"Between you and it are five hundred years."
He then asked,
"Do you knew what is above that?" On their replying that Allah and His Messenger (peace be upon him) best he said,
"Two heavens with a distance of five hundred years between them."
He went on speaking like that till he counted seven heavens, the distance between each pair being like between Heaven and Earth.
He then asked,
"Do you know what is above that?" On their replying that Allah and His Messenger (peace be upon him) knew best, he said,
"Above that is the Throne, and the distance between it and the (seventh) heaven is the same as that between each pair of heavens."
He then asked,
"Do you know what is below you?" On their replying that Allah and His Messenger (peace be upon him) knew best, he said,
"It is the earth."
He then asked,
"Do you know what is under that?" On their replying that Allah and His Messenger (peace be upon him) knew best, he said,
"Under it there is another Earth with a journey of five hundred years between them," and so on till he had counted seven earths with a journey of five hundred years between each pair.
He then said,
"By Him in Whose hand Muhammad's soul is, if you were to drop a rope to the lowest earth it would not pass out of Allah's knowledge." He then recited,
"He is the First and the Last, the Outward and the Inward, and He is omniscient."
(Tirmidhi commented that Allah's Messenger's recitation of the verse indicates that it would go down within Allah's knowledge, power and authority, for Allah's knowledge, power and authority are everywhere, while He is on the Throne, as He described Himself in His Book.)
Ahmad and Tirmidhi transmitted it.
*** Muhammad was regaling his mostly illiterate, gullible, superstitious and unlearned followers with ideas and concepts that he plagiarised, plundered, pirated and or perverted from the traditions of the Jews excdept for his measuring of DISTANCES by TIME (years) without even attempting to explain to his intellectually challenged followers how he was achieving this INCOMPREHENSIBLE feat.
More-over, the concept of the Seven Heavens is plagiarised from Jewish folklore as in BR 6.6/ Ginsberg V.31***
Sunan of Abu-DawoodHadith 4705 Narrated byAl-Abbas ibn AbdulMuttalib I was sitting in al-Batha with a company among whom the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) was sitting, when a cloud passed above them. The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) looked at it and said: What do you call this? They said: Sahab. He said: And muzn? They said: And muzn. He said: And anan? They said: And anan. AbuDawud said: I am not quite confident about the word anan. He asked: Do you know the distance between Heaven and Earth? They replied: We do not know. He then said:
The distance between them is seventy-one, seventy-two, or seventy-three years. The heaven which is above it is at a similar distance (going on till he counted seven heavens). Above the seventh heaven there is a sea, the distance between whose surface and bottom is like that between one heaven and the next. Above that there are eight mountain goats the distance between whose hoofs and haunches is like the distance between one heaven and the next. Then Allah, the Blessed and the Exalted, is above that.
*** In this hadith, the distances are much smaller and we have a SEA above the seven heavens, then mountain goats and then Allah.
This is the SCIENCE and LOGIC that Muhammadan Muslims claim to be the best of all knowledge in the world.
The reader should not then be surprised or wonder that the followers of Muhmmad always retorted:
"Allah and His Messenger know best" ***
Sahih Muslim HadithHadith 4645 Narrated byAbuSa'id al-Khudri
The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said (to him): AbuSa'id, whoever cheerfully accepts Allah as his Lord, Islam as his religion and Muhammad as his Apostle is necessarily entitled to enter Paradise. He (AbuSa'id) wondered at it and said: Messenger of Allah, repeat it for me. He (the Messenger of Allah) did that and said: There is another act which elevates the position of a man in Paradise to a grade one hundred (higher), and the elevation between one grade and the other is equal to the height of the heaven from the earth. He (AbuSa'id) said: What is that act? He replied:
Jihad in the way of Allah! Jihad in the way of Allah!
*** It is typical of Muhammad that he forgot what he had spoken previously and hence compounds the earlier lies with even greater ones later.
Since he asserted that the distances between each of the seven heavens is 500 years (of what?) then how is it possible to have any of his followers going 100 x 500 = 50,000 years higher than all the combined levels of heavens put together?
What Muhammad was trying to impress upon his followers was that JIHAD superseded any and all other acts combined.
That dying for the propagation of Muhammadan Islam was and is the ultimate and most sublime and supreme act of his followers***
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 4.48 Narrated byAbu Huraira
The Prophet said, "Whoever believes in Allah and His Apostle, offers prayer perfectly and fasts the month of Ramadan, will rightfully be granted Paradise by Allah, no matter whether he fights in Allah's cause or remains in the land where he is born." The people said, "O Allah's Apostle! Shall we acquaint the people with this good news?" He said,
"Paradise has one-hundred grades which Allah has reserved for the mujahidin who fight in His cause, and the distance between each of two grades is like the distance between the Heaven and the earth. So, when you ask Allah (for something), ask for Al-Firdaus which is the best and highest part of Paradise." (i.e., The sub-narrator added, "I think the Prophet also said, 'Above it (i.e. Al-Firdaus) is the Throne of Beneficent (i.e. Allah), and from it originate the rivers of Paradise.")
*** Muhammad's version of paradise resmbles a WHOREHOUSE especially since the beautiful women there cannot choose whom to be with. It is ONLY for the male followers of Muhammad to do the choosing and have all the fun.
Even in the AFTERLIFE, the female followers of Muhammad are treated as SEXUAL PLAYMATES, without rights just as they were in life on Erath ***