Can we write 786 instead of bismillahir rahmanirrahim?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Darulifta Deoband Waqf
Can say/write  786 in stead of bismillahir rahmanirrahim?


Ref. No. 41/1030

In the name of Allah the most gracious the most merciful

The answer to your question is as follows:

The number 786 is written in order to save Allah’s name from desecration. So, there is nothing wrong in writing 786 as an alternative of bismillah.

And Allah knows best

Darul Ifta            

Darul Uloom Waqf Deoband

This answer was collected from the official website of Darul Uloom Deoband Waqf. The institution is based in India and the answers are provided in accordance to the Hanafi Fiqh.