Mathematics is the language in which God wrote the universe.
Galileo (1564-1642 AD)
For the first time in history, we have a built-in proof that the
Quran is the unaltered, original and complete word of God. A
proof that is verifiable by anyone. So powerful is the proof, that in a
few generations it will become obvious, that any religion or any
group of people, which advocates faith, as a prerequisite or
basis for belief will immediately be exposed as a false religion. Since
we now have proof, blind faith is no longer valid.
“You shall not accept any information, unless you verify it for
yourself. I have given you the hearing, the eyesight, and the
brian, and you are responsible for using them.” (17:36)
The mathematical structure of the Quran was discovered by Dr
Rashad Khalifa, an Egyptian born American biochemist, in the 1970’s. Dr
Khalifa, started translating the Quran into English with the
determination to find an explanation for the mysterious initials
prefixing 29 Suras.
He initiated an extensive research on these
initials (for example: the arabic letter “Qaaf” in Suras 42 and
50), after placing the Quranic text of the initialed Suras into a
computer. His objective was to find a mathematical pattern which
would explain the significance of the initials, although he had
no idea where and what to look for. After several years of research,
Dr Khalifa published his first results in a book entitled MIRACLE
OF THE QURAN, Significance of the Mysterious Alphabets (Islamic
Productions), in 1973. It was in 1974 that Dr Khalifa discovered
that there was a common denominator in the initials and
throughout the Quran – the number 19. Subsequently Dr Khalifa published, THE
COMPUTER SPEAKS: GOD’S MESSAGE TO THE WORLD (Renaissance
Productions, 1981), QURAN: Visual Presentation of the Miracle
(Islamic Productions, 1982); and the translation of the Quran in
English (Islamic Productions, 1989). All these publications are
good tools to verify the mathematical structure. (The books can
be ordered from ICS, PO Box 43476, Tucson, Az 85733-3476).
SOME SIMPLE FACTS
1. The first verse (1:1), “Basmalah” consists of 19 arabic
2. Each of the four arabic words of “Basmalah” are repeated in
the Quran in multiples of 19 in numbered verses.
The first word…”Ism” (Name)…..occurs…19 times
The second word..”Allah” (God)….occurs…2698 times (19×142).
The third word…”Al-Rahman” (Most Gracious)…57 times (19×3)
The fourth word..”Raheem” (Most Merciful)..114 times (19×6)
The above can be verified by the following:
A. In the Concordance of the Quran by Abdul Baqy on page 362
the word ISM is listed with 19 occurances. The peculiar spelling of the word ISM as BISM is repeated in the Quran three times in verses 1:1, 27:30 & 11:41. (1+1+27+30+11+41 +
number of occurances 3 =114 or 19×6)
B. The count of the word ALLAH can best be verified by Dr. Rashad Khalifa’s translation of the Quran which carries the cummulative total occurances of ALLAH on each page. Abdul Baqy gets the same count when the numbered verse 1:1 is included in his count.
C. On page 307 on Abdul Bay’s concordance we find AL REHMAN to be 57 as total occurances.
D. The word AL RAHEEM is listed on page 307 as occuring 95 times, wh ile RAHEEM is listed on page 309 as occuring as 20 times. The total occurance is 114 (95 -1 + 20 = 114). AL RAHEEM in verse 9:128 is not counted (Note: verses 9:128 & 129 were falsely injected into the Quran after the death of the prophet. The subject will be discussed in another topic).
3. The Quran consists of 114 suras, which is …19 x 6
4. The total number of verses in the Quran is 6346, or ..19×334.
6346 is the total of 6234 numbered verses and 112
un-numbered verses (Basmalah)
Also 6 + 3 + 4 + 6 = 19
5. From the missing Basmalah in sura 9 to the extra Basmalah in
sura 27, there are precisely 19 suras.
6. The first revelation (96:1-5) consists of 19 words and 76
letters (19 x 4)
7. First sura revealed (sura 96) consists of 19 verses and 304
arabic letters (19 x 16).
8. The Quran mentions 30 different numbers.(Eg: 300 & 9 in
verse 18:25). The sum of the 30 numbers is 162,146 or 19 x
9. The sum of all verse numbers where God “Allah” is mentioned
is 118,123 or 19 x 6,217.
There are 29 suras in the Quran with prefixed initials. All the
initials are linked to the common denominator – 19.
“Q” (Qaaf) is initialed in suras 42 and 50. In both the suras,”Q”
is repeated 57 times or 19 x 3.
“Nun” (Noon) is initialed in sura 68 and the name of the letter
is spelled out as – “noon wow noon” – in the original text. The
total count of “Nun” is 133 or 19 x 7.
“S” (Saad) is initialed in suras, 7, 19, 38, and the total
occurrence in the three suras is 152 or 19 x 8.
“Y.S” (Ya Seen). These two letters are prefixed in Sura 36 and
the total occurrence for both of them is 285 or 19 x 15.
“H.M” (Ha Mim). These letters prefix suras 40 through 46 and
their total occurrence in the seven “H.M” initialed suras is 2147 or 19 x 113.
“`A.S.Q” (‘Ayn Seen Qaf). These initials constitute Verse 2 of
sura 42 and are repeated in the sura 209 or 19 x 11 times.
“A.L.M” (Alef Laam Mim). These most frequently used letters in
the Arabic language are prefixed in six suras – 2, 3, 29, 30, 31 and
32 and the total occurrence of the three letters in each of the six
suras in 9899 (19×521), 5662 (19×298), 1672 (19×88),1254 (19×66),
817 (19×43) and 570 (19×30) respectively.
All other Quranic initials, without exception, show similar
patterns of being multiples of 19.
When the Quran was revealed, 14 centuries ago, the numbers known
today did not exist. Alphabets of Arabic, Hebrew, Aramaic and
Greek languages were used as numerals with a value for each alphabet.
For example, “alef” had a value of 1, “wow” had a value of 6, etc.
The total sum of the 19 letters of “Basmalah” is 786, a number known
to Muslim masses all over the world by God’s will. It is beyond the
scope of this article to give the mathematical patterns in the
Quran, taking into consideration the Gematrical Value of Arabic
letters. Only one example will be given. The total sum of the 14
Arabic letters which participate in the formation of Quranic
initials in 29 suras is 693…..693 + 29 = 722 or 19 x 19 x 2.
The use of a computer becomes mandatory in certain complex
aspects of the mathematical miracle of the Quran. For example, the sum of
the number of verses in each of the 114 suras plus the sum of
every single verse number in all the suras is equal to 339,644 or 19 x
If we take the same number used in getting the total of 339,644
and put them all, side by side, from the first sura to the last sura,
we obtain a 12,692 digit number. The number 12,692 is divisible
by 19 (19 x 668). But more importantly, the entire 12,692 digit
number is also a multiple of 19.
7 1234567 286 1234….285286 200 123……5 12345 6 123456.
OVER IT IS NINETEEN (74:30)
We now know the meaning of verse 30 of sura 74. God has chosen
the number nineteen as his signature on his creation – the Glorious
Quran. Anyone who cares to study and verify the mathematical
structure of the Quran will know with certainty that such a book
can never be authored by anyone, other than by God. When this
mathematical structure is taken together with the literary
excellence of the Quran, one can appreciate God’s assertion in
the following verses in the same sura 74, that this is one of the
God’s great miracles.
“Absolutely, (I swear) by the moon.
“And the night as it passes.
“And the morning as it shines.
“THIS IS ONE OF THE GREAT MIRACLES.” (74:32-35)
REASON FOR THE MIRACLE OF QURAN
Verse 74:31 gives five reasons for the miracle of the Quran with
number 19 as the common denominator.
1. To disturb the disbelievers.
2. To convince the Christians and the Jews (that this is divine
3. To strengthen the faith of the faithful.
4. To remove all traces of doubt from the hearts of Christians,
Jews, as well as the believers; and
5. To expose those who harbor doubt in their hearts, and the
disbelievers; who will say, “What did God mean by this
allegory?” (or “So What?”).
NEW ERA IN RELIGION
With mankind having a verifiable proof, that the Quran, the Final
Testament, is the unaltered word of God, we have entered a new
era in religion. Verse 17:36 quoted above mandates, that we use our
hearing , eyesight and brain to verify all information, including
the miracle of the Quran by ourselves.
This new era also mandates that we seek proof for any religious
law or practice dictated upon us. What makes the religion of
Submission (Islam) so easy, is the proof, we now have, that the Quran is the
unaltered and complete word of God. As submitters (muslims) to
God, we have to accept God’s assertion in the Quran; that the Quran is
complete, fully detailed and the only source of religious law.