The Mathematical Miracle of # 19 in the Quran! any truth to this?
Chapter 74 of the Quran, God's Final Testament, is dedicated to the number
19. The name of that chapter is "Al-Muddassir" (The Hidden Secret). The
number 19 is specifically mentioned in that Chapter as a punishment for
those who state that the scripture is human-made (74:25), and proclaims
that the 19 is "One of the greatest" (74:35). In 74:31, the purpose of the
number 19 is spelled out: to remove all doubt regarding the authenticity of
the Quran, increase the faith of the believers, and to be a scientific
punishment for hypocrites and disbelievers. However, the implication of
this number as a proof for the authenticity of the Quran remained unknown
for centuries. For fourteen centuries, the commentators tried in vain to
understand the function and fulfilment of the number 19.
In 1974, the Lord of the universe unveiled the secret of number 19 to Dr.
Rashad Khalifa, an Egyptian-American biochemist. His four-year long
computerized study on the Quran did not have any expected target.
Surprisingly, he discovered the mathematically intertwined structure by
"chance." This multifold interlocked mathematical design is a message in
universal language. This message, providing a built-in physical evidence of
its divine source, leaves no doubt in our heart that the Quran is The Final
Before the secret is decoded
Before the discovery of 19-based system, we knew a symmetrical mathematical
system in the Quran. For example:
© The word "month" (shahr) occurs 12 times.
© The word "day" (yawm) occurs 365 times.
© The word "days" (ayyam,yewmeyn) occurs 30 times.
© The words "satan" (shaytan) and "angel" (malak), both occur 88 times.
© The words "this world" (dunya) and "hereafter" (ahirah), both occur 115 times.
Simple to understand, impossible to imitate
The mathematical structure of the Final Testament is simple to understand
and impossible to imitate. You do not need to know Arabic, the original
language of the Quran to examine it for yourself. Basically what you need
is to be able to count upto19. Dr. Khalifa introduces this supernatural
message as follows:
The Quran is characterized by a unique phenomenon never found in any human
authored book. Every element of the Quran is mathematically composed-the
chapters, the verses, the words, the number of certain letters, the number
of words from the same root, the number and variety of divine names, the
unique spelling of certain words, and many other elements of the Quran
besides its content. There are two major facets of the Quran's mathematical
system: (1) The mathematical literary composition, and (2) The mathematical
structure involving the numbers of chapters and verses. Because of this
comprehensive mathematical coding, the slightest distortion of the Quran's
text or physical arrangement is immediately exposed (Quran The Final
Testament, Translated by Rashad Khalifa, Islamic Productions, Tucson, 1989,
Nineteen, as the mathematical code of the Quran, is a challenge for
atheists, an invitation for agnostics and a guidance for believers. It is a
perpetual miracle for the computer generation. It is the light of the
morning promised by God Almighty (74:33).
Physical, examinable divine proof
Here is the summary of this historical discovery:
© The first verse, i.e., the opening statement "Bismillahirrahmanirrahim",
shortly "Basmalah," consists of 19 Arabic letters.
© The first word of Basmalah, Ism (name) occurs in the Quran 19 times.
© The second word of Basmalah, Allah (God) occurs 2698 times, or 19x142.
© The third word of Basmalah, Rahman (Gracious) occurs 57 times, or 19x3.
© The fourth word of Basmalah, Rahim (Merciful) occurs 114 times, or 19x6.
Although this phenomenon (the opening statement consists of 19 letters, and
each word occurs in multiple of 19) represents a minute portion of the
code, it was described by Martin Gardner in the Scientific American as
"ingenious" (September, 1981, p. 22-24)
© The multiplication factors of the words of the Basmalah (1+142+3+6) add
up to 152 or 19x8.
© The Quran consists of 114 chapters, which is 19x6.
© The total number of verses in the Quran including all Basmalahs is 6346,
or 19x334. If you add the digits of that number, 6+3+4+6 equals 19.
© The Basmalah occurs 114 times, (despite its conspicuous absence from
chapter 9, it occurs twice in chapter 27) and 114 is 19x6.
© From the missing Basmalah of chapter 9 to the extra Basmalah of chapter
27, there are precisely 19 chapters.
© It follows that the sum of the chapter numbers from 9 to 27
(9+10+11+12.......+26+27) is 342. This total (342) also equals the number
of words between the two Basmalahs of chapter 27, and 342 equals 19x18.
© The occurrence of the extra Basmalah is in 27:30. The number of the
chapter and the verse add up to 57, or 19x3.
© Each letter of the Arabic alphabet corresponds to a number according to
their original sequence in the alphabet. The Arabs were using this system
for calculations. When the Quran was revealed 14 centuries ago, the numbers
known today did not exist. A universal system was used where the letters of
the Arabic, Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek alphabets were used as numerals. The
number assigned to each letter is its "Gematrical Value." The numerical
values of the Arabic alphabet are shown below:
A study on the gematrical values of about 200 attributes of God which are
mentioned in the Quran, shows that only four names have gematrical values
which are multiples of 19. These are "Wahid" (One), "Zul Fadl al Azim"
(Possessor of Infinite Grace), "Majid" (Glorous), "Jaami" (Summoner). Their
gematrical value are 19 , 2698, 57, and 114 respectively, which are all
divisible by 19 and correspond exactly to the frequencies of occurrence of
the Basmalah's four words.
© The total numbers of verses where the word Allah (God) occurs add up to
118123, and is 19x6217.
© The total occurrences of the word Allah (God) in all the verses whose
numbers are multiples of 19 is 133, or 19x7.
© The first revelation (96:1-5) consists of 19 words.
© This 19-worded first revelation consists of 76 letters, 19x4.
© Chapter 96, first in the chronological sequence, consists of 19 verses.
© This first chronological chapter is placed ahead of the last 19 chapters.
© Chapter 96 consists of 304 Arabic letters, 19x16.
© The last revelation, chapter 110, consists of 19 verses.
© The first verse of the last revelation consists of 19 letters.
© The word "the Quran" occurs 57 times, or 19x3. (The word in 10:15 is a
different Quran, so it is not counted)
© The key commandment: "You shall devote your worship to God alone" (in
Arabic "Wahdahu") occurs in 7:70; 39:45; 40:12,84; and 60:4. The total of
these numbers adds up to 361, or 19x19.
© The Quran is characterized by a unique phenomenon that is not found in
any other book: 29 chapters are prefixed with "Quranic Initials" which
remained mysterious for 1406 years. With the discovery of the code 19 , we
realized their major role in the Quran's mathematical structure. The
initials occur in their respective chapters in multiples of 19. For
example, Chapter 19 has five letters in its beginning, K.H.Y.A'.SS., and
the total occurrence of these letters in this chapter is 798, or 19x42.
© To witness the details of the miracle of these initials, a short chapter
which begins with one initial, letter "Q" will be a good example. The
frequency of "Q" in chapter 50 is 57, or 19x3. The letter "Q" occurs in the
other Q-initialed chapter, i.e., chapter 42, exactly the same number of
times, 57. The total occurrence of the letter "Q" in the two Q-initialed
chapters is 114, which equals the number of chapters in the Quran. "The
Quran" is mentioned in the Quran 57 times. The description of the Quran as
"Majid" (Glorious) is correlated with the frequency of occurrence of the
letter "Q" in each of the Q-initialed chapters. The word "Majid" has a
gematrical value of 57. Chapter 42 consists of 53 verses, and 42+53 is 95,
or 19x5. Chapter 50 consists of 45 verses, and 50+45 is 95, or 19x5. The
number of Q's in all ver-ses numbered "19" throughout the Quran is 76, or
© The Quran mentions 30 different numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
11, 12, 19, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 99, 100, 200, 300, 1000, 2000,
3000, 5000, 50000, & 100000. The sum of these numbers is 162146, which
© If we write down the number of each verse in the Quran, one next to the
other, preceded by the number of verses in each chapter, the resulting long
number consists of 12692 digits (19x668). Additionally, the huge number
itself is also a multiple of 19.
The details of this study is endless. Keeping up with the new discoveries
is a challenging task.
In the original of The Old Testament
Is this mathematical structure unique to the Quran? For a while we thougt
so. But, we were wrong. The same 19-based mathematical composition was
discovered by Rabbi Judah in the 12th century AD in a preserved part of the
Old Testament. Evidently, the prime number 19 is the signiture of God, the
Below is the copy from Studies In Jewish Mysticism:
"The people (Jews) in France made it a custom to add (in the morn ing
prayer) the words: Ashrei temimei derekh (blessed are those who walk the
righteous way), and our Rabbi, the Pious, of blessed memory, wrote that
they were completely and utterly wrong. It is all gross falsehood, be cause
there are only nineteen times that the Holy Name is mentioned (in that
portion of the morning prayer), . . . and similarly you find the word
Elohim nineteen times in the peri cope of Ve- elleh shemot . . . .
Similarly, you find that Israel were called sons nineteen times, and
there are many other examples. All these sets of nineteen are intricately
inter twined, and they contain many secrets and esoteric meanings, which
are contained in more than eight volumes. Therefore, anyone who has the
fear of God in him will not listen to the words of the Frenchmen who add
the verse Ashrei temimei derekh (blessed are those who walk in the paths
of God s Torah, for according to their additions the Holy Name is mentioned
twenty times . . . and this is a great mistake. Furthermore, in this
section there are 152 words, but if you add Ashrei temimei derekh there
are 158 words. This is nonsense, for it is a great and hidden secret why
there should be 152 words . . ." (Dan, Joseph. Studies In Jewish Mysticism,
Association for Jewish Studies. Cambridge, Massachusetts: 1978, p 88.)
How can we explain this phenomenon?
There are primarily four possible explanations:
1) Manipulation: You may be skeptical about our data regarding the
mathematical structure of Quran. However, you can eliminate this option in
several hours by random checking of our detailed computer print out. We
have published them in several books and they can be obtained from the
Monotheist Production International.
2) Coincidence: This possibility is eliminated by the statistical
probability laws. The consistency and frequency of the 19-based pattern is
much too overwhelming to occur coincidentally.
3) Human fabrication: While fabricating a literary work that meets the
criteria of the document summarized here is a stunning challenge for our
computer generation, it is certainly improbable for the time of initiation
of the document, namely, 610 AD. One more fact augments the improbability
of human fabrication. If a certain person or persons had fabricated this
literary work, they would want to reap the fruits of their efforts; they
would have bragged about it.
In view of the originality, complexity, and mathematical sophistication of
this work, we have to admit that it is ingenious. However, no one has ever
claimed credit for this unique literary code; the code was never known
prior to the computer decoding accomplished by Dr. Khalifa. Therefore it is
reasonable to exclude the possibility of human fabrication.
The timing of the discovery may be considered another evidence for the
existence and full control of Supreme Being: The mystery of the number 19
which is mentioned as "one of the greatest events" in the chapter 74 (The
Hidden Secret) was unveiled exactly 1406 (19x74) lunar years after the
revelation of the Quran. Dr. Khalifa discovered the code 19 in 1974. The
connection between 19 and 74 (the number of the chapter which this code is
mentioned) is significant in the timing of the discovery.
4. Super Intelligent Source: The only remaining possibility is that a super
intelligent source is responsible for this document; one who designed the
work in this extraordinary manner, then managed to keep it a well guarded
secret for 14 centuries, for a predetermined time.
The mathematical code ensures that the source is super intelligent and also
that the document is perfectly intact.
It is not a dream anymore
The following excerpts are from the famous astronomer and science-fiction
writer Carl Sagan's book:
"No, don't you see? This would be different. This isn't just starting the
universe out with some precise mathematical laws that determine physics and
chemistry. This is a message. Whoever makes the universe hides messages in
transcendental numbers so they'll be read fifteen billion years later when
intelligent life finally evolves. I criticized you and Rankin the time we
first met for not understanding this. 'If God wanted us to know that he
existed, why didn't he send us an unambiguous message?' I asked. Remember?"
"I remember very well. You think God is a mathematician."
"Something like that. If what we're told is true. If this isn't a
wild-goose chase. If there's a message hiding in pi and not one of the
infinity of other transcendental numbers. That's a lot of ifs."
"You're looking for Revelation in arithmetic. I know a better way."
"Palmer, this is the only way. This is the only thing that would convince a
skeptic. Imagine we find something. It doesn't have to be tremendously
complicated. Just something more orderly than could accumulate by chance
that many digits into pi. That's all we need. Then mathematicians all over
the world can find exactly the same pattern or message or whatever it
proves to be. Then there are no sectarian divisions. Everybody begins
reading the same Scripture. No one could then argue that the key miracle in
the religion was some conjurer's trick, or that later historians had
falsified the record, or that it's just hysteria or delusion or a
substitute parent for when we grow up. Everyone could be a believer." (Carl
Sagan, Contact, Simon & Schuster, New York, 1985, p 418-419)
Eerily, almost everything exactly has been happening according to Carl
Sagan's prediction with an exception that the code of the divine message is
not pi, it is a peculiar prime number. Also the last statement seems to be
too optimistic, at least for the time being. Already millions of Muslims
have rejected the mathematical code based on the presupposition that the
Creator of the universe won't employ mathematics in his book. And
born-again Christians are ready to coin it as Anti Christ.
However, this mathematically coded message promises a new era in the world
of religions. It does not only provide an examinable evidence for the
existence of God, it also expose the widespread corruption plagued all the
organized religions. This mathematical code suggests (as it is published in
our numerous books) a "Copernican revolution" in theology of religions.
Instead of Krishna-centered, or Jesus-centered, or Muhammad-centered
religions we must turn to the original center, to the God-centered model.
They cannot see the miracle
The "learned Muslim scholars" cannot understand or accept this clear
mathematical composition. Indeed, the verse 74:31 prophecies that
hypocrites will not be able to understand this miracle. Also the verse
7:146 describes those people who are deprived of seeing the miracle:
I will divert from My revelations those who are arrogant on earth, without
justification. Consequently, when they see every kind of miracle they will
not believe. And when they see the path of guidance they will not adopt it
as their path, but when they see the path of straying they will adopt it as
their path. This is the consequence of their rejecting our revelations, and
of being totally heedless thereof. (7:146)
a) Are all of those mathematical facts coincidences?
b) How many letters are there in the opening statement of the Quran i.e.,
Basmalah? Why do your ancient scholars (Fahreddin er Razi, Qurtubi etc.)
who counted the letters of Basmalah agree on 19 letters? Why after the
discovery of the miracle do you refute your respected ancient scholars?
c) 786 is the gematrical value of Basmalah used by Muslims to represent the
Basmalah. How many letters does this famous number represent?
d) Why do you fail in counting the 19 letters of Basmalah which is a very
simple and very obvious physical fact?
e) Almighty God in 74:31 gives us a list of functions of the number "19".
This is what "19" will do: 1) Disturb the disbelievers. 2) Establish
certainty in the hearts of the believers, the Jews, and the Christians,
concerning the divine origin of the Quran. 3) Strengthen the faith of the
faithful. 4) Remove all doubt from the hearts of the believers, and the
Jews, and the Christians. 5) Expose the hypocrites and the disbelievers who
claim with their lip service to be believers; they will not accept the
19-based miracle. The mathematical miracle of the Quran fulfills all these
functions one by one. The question to the Muslim scholars who reject God's
miracle is: How will the number 19 establish certainty in the hearts of
people? How will the number 19 remove all doubt from the people's heart?
How will the hypocrites be exposed? What are the functions of your 19?
f) The reason for your rejection of this great miracle has been explained
in 74:31; 7:146 and 6:25. Why do you not kill your ego, and purify your
g) How was the prophecy of 10:20; 27:93 & 41:53 fulfilled?
h) Is it not significant that the same 19-based mathematical composition
was discovered by Rabbi Judah in the 12th century AD in a preserved part of
the Old Testament? (See Studies In Jewish Mysticism, Association for Jewish
Studies, Cambridge, Mass., Joseph Dan, page 88, 1982).
i) What do you think about the Quranic prophecy on this discovery which
confirms the mathematical miracle of the scriptures?: "Proclaim: 'What if
it is from God, and you disbelieved in it? A witness from the Children of
Israel has borne witness to a similar phenomenon, and he has believed,
while you have turned too arrogant to believe. God does not guide the
wicked.' " (46:10).
j) What do A.L.M., HH.M., Y.S., Q. mean? Why is the Quranic expression
"These are the miracles --ayaat-- of this book" found ONLY in conjunction
with Quranic initials? (10:1; 12:1; 13:1; 15:1; 26:1-2; 27:1; 28:1-2;
"A RELIGION NEVER AUTHORIZED BY GOD" (42:21)
The extent to which Islam has been corrupted is illustrated in the following:
In the paranthesis are some of the Chapter:Verse numbers that contradict
the traditional orthodox teaching.
Hadith and Sunna (6:19,38,114; 7:3; 12:111; 17:46; 31:6; 45:6; 69:38-47 .....)
Killing whomever they consider an apostate (2:256; 4:90; 10:99;18:29; 88:21,22.)
Cutting off the hand of the thief (5:38, 12:31)
Stoning the adulterers to death (24:2; 4:25.
Killing muslims who do not observe prayer (2:256; 18:29; 20:14)
Killing one who drinks alcohol for the 4th time ( 2:256; 18:29)
Forbidding menstruating women from worshiping (2:222)
Forbidding women from the Friday prayer (62:9)
Oppressing women and forcing them to wear head-covers and unreasonable
clothes; and depriving them of all rights in marriage, divorce,
inheritance, etc. (3:195; 4:19,32; 9:71; 2:228.)Y
Insulting women by instituting that "if a monkey, or a black dog, or a
woman passes in front of a praying person, his prayer is nullified"
(9:71; 33:35 ...)
Idolizing Muhammad against his will:
Calling him "the most honorable messenger" 2:285
Claiming that he was infallible (4:79; 9:117; 33:37; 40:66; 42:52; 66:1;
Setting up his tomb as a "Sacred Mosque" (2:149-150)
Claiming that he possesses power of intercession (2:48,123,254; 6:70,94;
7:53; 10:3; 39:44; 43:86; 74:48.)
Adding his name in the five daily prayers and Azan (20:14; 72:18)
Adding his name to the First Pillar of Islam, Shahadah (3:18; 37:35; 39:45)
Inventing a funny story about his ascension to the heavens on a horse, and
talking God out of 50 prayers a day, after consulting Moses. (17:1;
Claiming that he advised people to drink urine (7:157)
Claiming that he gouged out people's eyes (3:159; 68:4)
Claiming that he possessed sexual drive of 30 men (33:21)
Claiming that he was illiterate, un-intelligent (96:1-5 and many more)
Claiming that he had been bewitched by a Jew (17:47; 25:8)
Claiming that he cursed a child passing in front of him during prayer and
the child became crippled (3:159)
Nullifying the fact that Muhammad was the last prophet by teaching that
Jesus will come back to this world. This makes Jesus the last prophet
A bizarre dietary system with multitudes of prohibition and contradictions
Claiming that hell will not touch them, except for a limited number of
days. (2:80-82; 3:23-25)
Altering the four consecutive Sacred Months. (9:37)
Limiting the pilgrimage to three days (2:197)
Neglecting the Zakat charity through distortion (6:141)
Giving a punishment of 60 straight days of fasting for one nullified day
of fasting. (2:184)
Inventing numerous rules from ablution, to prayer, to sleeping, to cutting
one's nails. (5:101; 42:21; 2:67-71)
Prohibiting gold and silk for men. (5:48,49; 7:31-32; 18:31; 22:23; 35:33)
Prohibiting music, painting, and the arts. (7:32; 42:21; 34:13)
Rejecting writing a will for parents and relatives. (2:180; 4:11-12)
Claiming that the age of responsibility for males starts at 15, for females
starts at 12. Anybody who dies after these ages as a non-muslim, will go
to hell (46:15)
Claiming that some verses contradict some verses and therefore they
abrogate each other. For example they do not believe in 2:180; 2:219.
(4:82; 15:90-92; 2:85)
Claiming that Muhammad added an extra prohibition and abrogated the last
part of 4:24. (17:73-75; 69:40-47)
Changing the meaning of the Quranic words. (Such as nabi -prophet- & rasoul
-messenger-, ayat -miracle,sign- & ayaat -miracles, verses-). (5:41)
Claiming that Muhammad was the last messenger. (33:40; 3:81; 33:7)
Omitting Basmalah and adding a non Quranic word "ameen" to the end of
al-Faatiha in the prayers. (1:1-7)
Reciting al-Faatiha silently in the noon and afternoon prayers. (17:110)
Accepting the division into sects as God's mercy. (6:159; 30:32; 23:52-56)
Changing the number of the letters of the Basmalah to reject the great
mathematical miracle. (1:1; 74:30-37)