 Numerical Analysis explanation of one of the possible reasons for Allah's requirement of Muslim pilgrims to circumambulate the Kaba in Mecca 7 times The Source of this article is Ali Adams. His web site is: www.heliwave.com   * means multiply or times / means divide by   Any number N is multiplication of prime numbers in one way only.   Example:   12 = 3 * 4             but 4 can still be divided further 12 = 3 * 2 * 2         and as we cannot divide the 2 or 3 any further,                        therefore 12 is made from one 3 and two 2s.                        these are its prime factors or divisors, or its genes. ALSO     12 = 2 * 6             but 6 can still be divided further 12 = 2 * 2 * 3         and as we cannot divide the 2 or 3 any further,                        therefore 12 is made from two 2s and one 3.                        these are its prime factors or divisors, or its genes.   Since order in multiplication is not important, therefore: 12 = 2 * 2 * 3         and no other prime number is needed at all.   Think of a prime number an number that cannot be divided any further: The first few primes are: 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29, ...   Numbers that can be divided further are called composites (composed from multiplying prime numbers): The first few composite are: 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, ...   Imam Ali (as), the Commander of the faithfuls was asked: "What number can be divided by all numbers from 1 to 10?"   He (as) immediately replied: "Take the number of days in a week and multiply it  by the number of days in a month and then multiply it  by the number of months in a year, and you will get your answer."   N = days per week   *  days per month   *   months per year N =      7          *        30         *         12 N =      7          *       360 degrees? N =      7             complete circles?   Could this be a hint for why God Al-knowing wants us to circulate Al-Kaa'ba 7 times or 7 * 360 degrees to complete a perfect divisibility by all numbers from 1 to 10?     Here is how N can be divided by all numbers from 1 to 10:   N =      7          *        30          *       12   N =      7          *     2 * 3 * 5      *    2 * 2 * 3   Re-arranging all N prime factors (three 2s, two 3s, one 5, and one 7):   N = 2 * 2 * 2 * 3 * 3 * 5 * 7   N is divisible by 1  because every number is divisible by 1   2  because part of its prime factors is 2 3  because part of its prime factors is 3 4  because part of its prime factors is 2 * 2 5  because part of its prime factors is 5 6  because part of its prime factors is 2 * 3 7  because part of its prime factors is 7 8  because part of its prime factors is 2 * 2 * 2 9  because part of its prime factors is 2 * 2 10 because part of its prime factors is 2 * 5
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