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Rabi I 1418

Volume 13 No 7

In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Submitters Perspective

Monthly Bulletin of the International Community of Submitters Published by Masjid Tucson

6 + 1 + 8 + 4 = 19 = One

Your god is one god; there is no god but He, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

The Quran is characterized by a unique phenomenon never found in any human authored book. Every element of the Quran is mathematically composed—the suras, 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 suras and verses.

The number nineteen is the common denominator throughout the Quran’s mathematical system. For example, the first verse (1:1), known as Basmalah, consists of 19 Arabic letters. The Quran consists of 114 (19x6) suras. The total number of verses in the Quran (including the 112 un-numbered Basmalahs) is 6346 or 19x334. Also 6+3+4+6 = 19. The

total occurrence of the word Allah (God) is 2698, or 19x142. The total sum of the verse numbers for all verses containing the word Allah is 118123, or 19x6217. These are just a few examples and should alone suffice as incontrovertible proof that the Quran is God’s message to the world. However, the Quran’s mathematical system is not limited to the word Allah (God), it is extremely vast, extremely intricate, and totally comprehensive. For more information, please refer to Appendix 1 of the “Quran: The Final Testament, Authorized English Translation by Rashad Khalifa, Ph.D.”

Why 19?

The “abjad” numerical system, assigning a numerical value to each letter, has been widely practiced before the establishment of the Roman or Arabic numerals as we know today. For example, in Arabic, the letter Alif (A) has a numerical value of 1, and Bah (B) has a numerical value of 2, and so on. If the people’s language were Hebrew, or Aramaic,

they used the letters of that language for numerals. We now understand that the mathematical coding of the Quran with the number 19 is based on the fact that 19 is the numerical value of the word “wahid” (ONE). The following is a study done by Dr. Cesar Majul in 1984. It is reported again here as an answer to some people’s question on 19.

The Word “One” Referring to God

In the text of the Quran, there are 19 and only 19 verses where the word wahid (دحاو ) is used to refer to or characterize Allah (God) as ONE.

It is to be recalled that the most important or basic doctrine—the central theme—of the Quran is that God is ONE. The Quran teaches that God will forgive any sin of a repentant transgressor; but one offense He will not forgive is that of ascribing partners to Him (39:53; 4:48; 4:116 ...).

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