Seven Heavens is a part of religious cosmology found in many major religions such as Islam, Judaism and Hinduism and in some minor religions such as Hermeticism and Gnosticism. The Throne of God is said to be above the seventh heaven in Abrahamic religions.
It is believed that the origin of this goes back to astrology. Ancient astrologists could identify seven great heavenly objects and assumed each was floating in a separate heaven. The number 7 in Biblical references symbolically represented perfect completion, as in the seven-day week, the seven eyes and horns seen on the Lamb of God in The Book of Revelation, and the seventh in the generations of Adam: Lamech who was completely wicked, and Enoch who walked with God. Islamic scholar Ibn Kathir stated in his Tafsir that the seven heavens contained the moon, Mercury, Venus, the Sun, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn in that order, confirming the origin of the belief. The number also has a significance in Quranic numerology.
- Vilon (וילון), Also see (Isa 40:22) also called "arafel" see Even-Shushan dictionary
- Raki'a (רקיע), Also see (Gen 1:17)
- Shehaqim (שחקים), See (Ps 78:23, Midr. Teh. to Ps. xix. 7)
- Zebul (זבול), See (Isa 63:15, I Kings 8:13)
- Ma'on (מעון), See (Deut 26:15, Ps 42:9)
- Machon (מכון), See (1 Kings 7:30, Deut 28:12)
- Araboth (ערבות), See (Ps 68:4 The seventh Heaven where ofanim, the seraphim, and the hayyoth and the throne of the Lord are located.
General Belief 
The seven heavens are the seven layered realms of the spiritual upper world where generally angels and other spiritual beings such as Paradise and Hell and the souls of the prophets exist. The seven heavens are part of Al-Ghayb (Arabic: الغيب The Unseen), the occult or unseen universe in Islamic cosmology as opposed to Al-Shahadah (Arabic: الشهادة The Seen), the universe we know. Some scholars have said that the original meaning of the Arabic word سماوت is the hypothetical multiverse or "worlds of space and time" and not "sky" as is used in Modern Arabic.
Some Sunni traditions record Muhammad visited each of the seven heavens on his Mi'raj. There he met Adam, Īsā and Yahya, Yusuf, Idris (considered by most scholars to be Enoch), Harun, Musa and Ibrāhīm in the first to the seventh heaven in the mentioned order.
Seven Heavens in the Qur'an 
The Qur'an mentions the existence of seven heavens:
- See you not how Allah has created the seven heavens one above another, and made the moon a light in their midst, and made the Sun a Lamp?(71:15-16)
- Blessed is He in Whose Hand is the dominion; and He is able to do all things. Who has created death and life that He may test you which of you is best in deed. And He is the Almighty, the Oft-Forgiving; Who has created the seven heavens one above another; you can see no fault in the creation of the Most Gracious.(67:1-3)
Names of Seven Heavens 
- 1. Rafi' (رفیع) the least heaven (سماء الدنیا)
- 2. Qaydum (قیدوم)
- 3. Marum (ماروم)
- 4. Arfalun (أرفلون)
- 5. Hay'oun (هيعون)
- 6. Arous (عروس)
- 7. Ajma' (عجماء)
Hinduism also has the concept of seven heavens(Svarga). According to the Puranas and the Atharvaveda there are fourteen worlds. There are the seven higher ones (the heavens), called the Vyahritis (Sanskrit: व्याहृति)
- Bhoor-Loka (भूर्लोक i.e. the Earth)
- Bhuvar-Loka (भुवर्लोक)
- Svar-Loka (स्वर्लोक)
- Mahar-Loka (महर्लोक)
- Jana-Loka (जनलोक)
- Tapa-Loka (तपलोक)
- Satya-loka (सत्यलोक)
The names of the seven lower ones (the underworlds) called the Patalas (Sanskrit: पाताल) are: Atala (अतल), Vitala (वितल), Sutala (सुतल), Rasaatala (रसातल), Talataala (तलातल), Mahaatala (महातल), Patala (पाताल).
Seven level underworlds 
See also 
- Hermetism and other religions
- Hierarchy of angels (disambiguation)
- Jewish angelic hierarchy
- Seven Logas
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