Years ago I was gifted a copper number square by a Sufi mystic. I have puzzled over its significance for all these years and still haven't been able to find a suitable answer. The number square is a 3x3 grid of values as follows:

$$\begin{array}{|c|c|c|} \hline 4&9&6\\\hline 5&3&1\\\hline 18&16&11\\\hline \end{array} $$

All the values add up to the prime number 73. The Sufi mystic who gifted this to me frequently practiced numerology. The answer may lie there - so I suggest reading up on the mathematics of numerology if you are unfamiliar with it.

I appreciate any assistance that you may be able to give me!

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    $\begingroup$ I have absolutely no idea what a "copper number square" is, and neither does google, can you explain or would that give away the answer? $\endgroup$
    – Vincent
    Commented May 27, 2016 at 14:41
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    $\begingroup$ To be completely honest I don't know what the copper number square is. It is similar in design to a "Magic Number Square", but doesn't conform to the rules. I do know that there is a meaning here, but I really cannot attest to the solution. I really was given this square by a Sufi mystic, and it really is made out of copper. It's 1.5" x 1.5" and I keep it in my wallet. Supposedly it is for protection - energetic? $\endgroup$
    – Joshu's Mu
    Commented May 27, 2016 at 14:58
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    $\begingroup$ Is it possible to add a picture of it? $\endgroup$
    – Vincent
    Commented May 29, 2016 at 11:10
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    $\begingroup$ Did this mystic know you personally? Numerology often has to do with your name and/or birthdate; could this square have been specially constructed for you, or is it something more general? $\endgroup$ Commented Jun 3, 2016 at 19:59
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    $\begingroup$ Is it possible the numbers are all Qoran quotes? $\endgroup$
    – Pharap
    Commented Jul 19, 2016 at 15:30

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I assume you got something that looks like this.

Kuber Yantra

This is referred as

'Yantras' In Hinduism

They are mathematical representation of

Planetary Positions In Cosmic Houses

Mostly number adds up to


Since it was given by a Sufi mystic, I guess it represents

73 sects in Islam

  • $\begingroup$ This is exactly what it looks like, except they are the digits drawn in my post. Thank you for your clarification, I was always interested in its meaning as it was not really explained to me, just given in passing. I wonder why one would go through the trouble of representing the varying sects of Islam as nine different numbers, but it is the most plausible answer that I have heard thus far. Thanks again. $\endgroup$
    – Joshu's Mu
    Commented Jan 30, 2018 at 21:33

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