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THE MIRACLE OF 19 IN THE QUR'AN Another mathematical miracle of the Qur'an is the manner in which the number 19 is numerologically encoded in verses. This number is stressed in the words of the Qur'an: "There are nineteen in charge of it." (Qur'an, 74:30), and is encoded in various places in the Book. Some examples of this can be listed as follows: The Formula consists of 19 letters.
The Qur'an consists of 114 (19 x 6) Suras. The first Sura to be revealed (Sura 96) is the 19th from the end. The first verses of the Qur'an to be revealed are the first five verses of Sura 96 and the total number of words in these verses is 19.
As we have seen, the first five verses consist of 19 words. The " " is a letter, not a word. Likewise, letters " " are not included in the calculation either. The first Sura to be revealed, Surat al-'Alaq, consists of 19 verses and 285 (19 x 15) letters. Surat an-Nasr, the final Sura to be revealed, consists of a total of 19 words.
Furthermore, the first verse of Surat an-Nasr, which speaks of the help of Allah, contains 19 letters.
There are 114 Formulas in the Qur'an or 19 x 6. A total of 113 Suras in the Qur'an start with the formula. The only Sura not to start with one is the ninth, Surat at-Tawba. Surat an-Naml is the only Sura to have two formulas. One of these is at the beginning and the other in verse 30. Counting from Surat at-Tawba, which does not begin with the formula, Surat an-Naml follows 19 Suras on. There is a formula at the beginning of the 27th Sura, Surat an-Naml, and in verse 30. There are thus two formulas in the 27th Sura. It is the formula in the 30th verse of the 27th Sura which completes the total of 114 formulas in the Qur'an. When we add together the number of the verse and the number of the Sura, 30 and 27, we find the number 57 (19 x 3). The total number of Suras from Surat at-Tawba (9) to Surat an-Naml (27) is 342 (9 + 10 + 11 +12 +13 +14 +15 +16 + 17 + 18 + 19 + 20 + 21 + 22 + 23 + 24 + 25 + 26 + 27). That figure is 19 multiplied by 18. The sum of all the occurrences of the name "Allah" in all the verses whose numbers are multiples of 19 (i.e., verses 19, 38, 57, 76, etc.) is 133, or 19 x 7. The "abjad" value of the word "wahd" meaning "one" is 19. This word is used with various other words in the Qur'an, such as one door, one variety of food. It is used 19 times together with the name "Allah."
The total of the Sura and verse numbers of the occasions when the word "wahd" appears 19 times is 361: (19 x 19). The Arabic word "wahdahu," meaning "worship only Allah," appears in the verses 7:70, 39:45, 40:12, 40:84 and 60:4. When these figures are added up without numbers being repeated, the resulting total is 361 (19 x 19). The number of verses between the first initial letters (Alif, Lam, Mim; Surat al-Baqara 1) and the final initial letters (Nun; Surat al-Qalam 1) is 5,263 (19 x 277). There are 38 (19 x 2) Suras without initial letters between the first Sura which has initial letters and the last to have them. The word "Rahman" (All-Merciful) appears 57 (19 x 3) times in the Qur'an. Thirty different numbers are mentioned in the Qur'an.
The total of these numbers (again without taking repetitions into account) is 162,146. This is 19 x 8,534: 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 + 10 + 11 + 12 + 19 +20 + 30 + 40 + 50 + 60 + 70 + 80 + 99 + 100 + 200 + 300 + 1,000 + 2,000 + 3,000 + 5,000 + 50,000 + 100,000 = 162,146 (19 x 8,534). In addition to these thirty numbers, the Qur'an also refers to eight fractions: 1/10, 1/8, 1/6, 1/5, 1/4, 1/3, 1/2 and 2/3. The Qur'an thus contains a total of 38 (19 x 2) different numbers. The Sura from the beginning to possess 19 verses is Surat al-Infitar. Another feature of this Sura is that its final word is "Allah." At the same time, this is the 19th appearance of the name "Allah" from the end. The 50th Sura, which begins with the letter Qaf, contains a total of 57 (19 x 3) letters Qaf. There are also 57 letters Qaf in the 42nd Sura with a letter Qaf at the beginning. The 50th Sura contains 45 verses. Added together, these total 95 (19 x 5). There are 53 verses in the 42nd Sura. These again total 95 (42 + 53).
The abjad value of the word "Majeed," used for the Qur'an, in the first verse of Surah Qaf is 57 (19 x 3). As we have stated above, the total number of letters Qaf is also 57. When we add together the number of times that the letter Qaf appears in the Qur'an, we reach a total of 798 (19 x 42). Forty-two is the number of another Sura with Qaf among its initial letters. The letter Nun appears at the beginning of only the 68th Sura. The total number of times it appears in that Sura is 133 (19 x 7). When we add together the number of verses (including the formulas) in Suras the number of which are multiples of 19, the following is noteworthy:
The letters Ya and Sin appear at the beginning of Surah Ya Sin. The letter Sin appears 48 times in Surah Ya Sin and the letter Ya 237 times. The total of these letters is 285 (19 x 15). Only one Sura, the seventh, begins with the initial letters "Alif, Lam, Mim, Sad." The letter Alif appears in this Sura 2,529 times, the letter Lam 1,530 times, the letter Mim 1,164 times and the letter Sad 97 times. These four letters thus appear a total of 2,529 + 1,530 + 1,164 + 97 times, or 5,320 (19 x 280) times. The letters Alif, Lam and Mim are the most frequently used letters in Arabic. They appear together at the beginning of six Suras: numbers 2, 3, 29, 30, 31 and 32. The number of times these three letters appear in each of these six Suras is a multiple of 19. In order: 9,899 (19 x 521), 5,662 (19 x 298), 1,672 (19 x 88), 1,254 (19 x 66) and 817 (19 x 43). The total number of times all these three letters appear in the six Suras is 19,874 (19 x 1,046). The initial letters Alif, Lam and Ra appear in Suras 10, 11, 12, 14 and 15. The total number of times these letters appear in these Suras is 2,489 (19 x 131), 2,489 (19 x 131), 2,375 (19 x 125), 1,197 (19 x 63) and 912 (19 x 48). The frequency with which the initial letters Alif, Lam, Mim and Ra appear is 1,482 (19 x 78) in total. The letter Alif appears 605 times, Lam 480 times, Mim 260 times and Ra 137 times. The initial letters Qaf, Ha, Ya, 'Ayn and Sad appear in only one Sura, the 19th. The letter Qaf appears 137 times in this Sura, Ha 175 times, Ya 343 times, 'Ayn 117 times and Sad 26 times. The total number of appearances of these five letters is 137 + 175 + 343 + 117 + 26 = 798 (19 x 42). Other findings on this subject include: In the whole of the Qur'an, - the word "atee" (obey!) appears 19 times, - the words "Abd" (servant), "abid" (a person who serves) and "abudu" (worship) appear a total of 152 (19 x 8) times, The numerical abjad values of some of the names of Allah given below are also multiples of 19: - Al-Wahid (The One) 19 (19 x 1) - Aj-Jami (The Gatherer) 114 (19 x 6)
The number 19 is the total of the numbers 9 and 10 to the power of 1. The difference between the numbers 9 and 10 to the power of 2 is again 19.
The Sun, Moon and Earth line up in the same relative positions once every 19 years.241 Halley's Comet passes through the Solar System once every 76 years (19 x 4).242 There are 209 (19 x 11) bones in the human body.243 The number of bones in the human hand is 19.244 The place of the number 19 in the Pascal triangle The total of the first 19 figures in the Pascal triangle is 38 (19 x 2).
The total of the first 19 numbers in the Pascal triangle is 57 (19 x 3).
The total of the first 19 figures is a multiple of 19. The total of the first 19 numbers is a multiple of 19. The connection between the number 19 and the Pascal triangle with regard to the revelation sequence of the Qur'anic verses The 96th Sura, the first revealed, comes 19 before the end. It consists of 19 verses and contains a total of 285 letters (19 x 15). The first five verses of the revelation contain 76 (19 x 4) letters. The first verses of the 68th Sura, the second to be revealed, consist of 38 (19 x 2) words. The third revelation, the 73rd Sura, contains 57 (19 x 3) words.
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