 

QUESTION 19 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 "AlMuddassir" (The Hidden Secret). The number 19 is specifically mentioned in that Chapter as a punishment for those who state that the scripture is humanmade (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 EgyptianAmerican biochemist. His fouryear 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 builtin 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 19based 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 daySaturday) 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 composedthe 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. 2224) ** 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 Qinitialed chapter, i.e., chapter 42, exactly the same number of times, 57. The total occurrence of the letter "Q" in the two Qinitialed 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 Qinitialed 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 19based 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 19based 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 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 sciencefiction 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 wildgoose 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 418419) 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 bornagain 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 Krishnacentered, or Jesuscentered, or Muhammadcentered religions we must turn to the original center, to the Godcentered model. Here is the challenging question: Can you see the mathematical miracle of The Final Testament? 



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