by Edip Yuksel

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Can you see the mathematical miracle?
"Mathematics is the language with which God has written  the
universe." (Galileo)
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  great  miracles"  (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 any sincere person's heart that the  Quran  is  The
Final Testament.
                                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 word "sabt" (seventh day-Saturday) occurs 7 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  up  to  19.  It  is  a  challenge  for  atheists,  an
invitation for agnostics and a guidance for believers. It is
a perpetual miracle for the computer generation. 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, p 609).
                           Physical, examinable divine proof
Here are some examples 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:
    (The table is omitted)
    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.
**  Chapter 96, first in the chronological sequence,
    consists of 19 verses.
**  This first chronological chapter is placed ahead
    of the last 19 chapters.
**  The last revelation, chapter 110, consists of 19 words.
**  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 verses
    numbered "19" throughout the Quran is 76, or 19x4.
**  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 equals 19x8534.
**  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 thought 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 Greatest Matematician.
Below is an excerpt from Studies In Jewish Mysticism, Joseph
Dan,    Association    for    Jewish   Studies,   Cambridge,
Massachusetts, 1978, p 88.
"The people (Jews) in France made it a custom to add (in the
morning  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 this data.
    However, you can eliminate this option in several hours
    by random checking of detailed computer print outs
    published in several books. 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, one has 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 Sura 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  Sura  which this code is
    mentioned)  is  significant  in  the  timing   of   the
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
                                   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. Here is
the challenging question:
Can you see the mathematical miracle of The Final Testament?

Moslem Questions on Christianity Edip Yuksel P.O. Box 43476, Tucson, AZ 85733-3476 U.S.A. Tel/Fax: (520) 323-7636

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