Each Arabic letter has a numerical value (also known as Gematrical value). The following table show these values:
Numerical Miracles in the wording of the Quran
The word “a day” (yawm) is used 365 times in the Quran. The figure 365 does not only represent the number of days in the calendar, but it is also the figure that shows the astronomic relationship between the Earth and the sun. By the time the Earth completes one round around the sun which takes one year (meaning 365 days), the Earth would have revolved 365 times around its own axis.
The exact number 365 is not coincidental. This word alone is enough to show that there is a deliberate order in the Quran.
The word “day” (yawm) in singular form is used 365 times in the Quran, while the plural of it, the word "days" (ayyam or yawmain) is used 30 times. This represents the number of the days in a month which is 30. So, it is meaningful that while the singular “day” (yawm) is mentioned 365 times, the plural of it (ayyam, yawmain) is mentioned 30 times.
In the Gregorian calendar, the months are either 30 or 31 days, whereas in the Islamic lunar calendar, the months are either 29 or 30 days. So, the number 30 is the intersection group for both calendars. In the community to which the Quran was revealed, the lunar calendar was in use; the mention of “30” is therefore meaningful. It takes 29.53 days for the moon, the planet in the sky, to complete one rotation around the Earth. The rounded figure of 29.53 is 30. With such mathematical miracles, we witness that the Quran calculates correctly this rounding up business. Likewise, the world completes its cycle around the sun in 365.25 days exactly. The rounded figure of 365.25 is 365.
3. The Derivatives of the word "Day"
We saw that the singular “day” (yewm) is mentioned 365 times, and the plural of it, 30 times in the Quran. The use of all the derivatives of the word “day” is 475. This means that the sum of singular, plural and all the other derivatives totals up to 475. 475 is equal to 25 x 19 .
The number 25 also has a significant meaning. As we have already mentioned, days are formed as a result of the relationship between the earth and the sun. The Earth revolves around its own axis 365 times while completing one cycle around the sun and in the meantime, the sun completes 25 rotations around its own axis.
On the other hand, the number 19 mention above (475 = 25 x 19) plays an important role within the context of the concept of the relationship between the sun, the earth, and the moon, due to the fact that a Metonic cycle, that is when the sun, the Earth and the moon are aligned, occurs once every 19 years.
Since the sun revolves around itself 25 times per year and it takes 19 years to complete one Mentonic cycle, we can conclude that the sun turns around itself 19 x 25= 475 times in a Metonic cycle. This number, 475, is equal to the number of times the derivatives of the word “day” are used in the Quran. To learn more about the significant role the number 19 plays in the Quran, click here.
The derivatives of the word “year” (sana, sineen) are mentioned 19 times in the Quran. The solar and lunar calendars need correction because of the leap year. When the Earth rotates around the sun 365 times, the moon rotates around the Earth and itself 12 times. This constitutes a year. But when the Earth completes its rotation and arrives at the starting point, the moon is behind the schedule. It takes the Earth and the moon 19 years to meet at the same starting point. This cycle of 19 years is called the Metonic cycle. The lunar calendar re-arranged every 19 years, ends up with 7 leap years (355 days) and 12 regular years (354 days) during this period. That explains why God has chosen to use in the Quran the word "year" 19 times (19 = 7 + 12).
It is also
another surprising characteristic of the miracles that the singular year (sana)
is used 7 times, whereas the plural year (sineen) is used 12 times in the
Quran. And all the derivatives of the word “year” are used 19 times, an
indication of the Metonic cycle.
The Earth lines up with the sun and the moon every 19 years. In the Quran, the words “sun” and “moon” are used together in the same verses, exactly 19 times; the same number that makes a “Metonic cycle” corresponding to the same number the word “year” is used in the Quran.
It is interesting to note that in Quran 75:9 which is the 19th time the sun and moon appear in the same verse, the meaning of the verse itself reflects the special relationship that occurs between the sun and the moon every 19 years. This verse, Quran 75:9, says:
[75:9] And the sun and the moon have been brought together. .
Now let us look at the table where the words “sun” and “moon” are used together (In 41st Sura, verse 37, these words are used twice).
If you add up the numbers of the Suras and the verses in which these words are used:
5. That Day and the Resurrection Day
We saw earlier that the word “day” in the Quran, with its singular, plural and derivative uses constitutes a miracle. Apart from this, the noun phrases of the same word also produce mathematical miracles as well. For example, we see this miracle in phrases like “that day” used in connection with the end of the world (yawm-izin) and the “the Day of Resurrection” (yawm Al-Qiyameh). Both noun phrases are used; 70 times. Here are two example verses for these words:
[88:8] Other faces on
will be full of joy.
6. The Moon
The word moon (Qamar), is used exactly 27 times in the Quran together with its derivatives. The moon’s ecliptic sidereal cycle around the Earth takes about 27.3 days.
The Moon makes a complete orbit around the Earth with respect to the fixed stars about once every 27.3 days (its sidereal period). However, since the Earth is moving in its orbit about the Sun at the same time, it takes slightly longer for the Moon to show the same phase to Earth, which is about 29.5 days (its synodic period).
7. The Months
The earth’s rotation around the sun takes 365 days while the moon’s 12 rotations around the Earth take about 12 months. The Quran says that there are 12 months in year. As we all know, a year consists of 12 months. On the other hand, in the Quran, the word “a month” is also mentioned 12 times to indicate that there are 12 months in a year. The following verse mentions this fact: [9:36] The count of months, as far as GOD is concerned, is twelve.
8. The Date of the Landing on the Moon
Sura (Chapter) 54 of the Quran is titled Al-Qamar which means "the Moon". We discovered that the first verse in this Sura which discusses splitting of the moon which is a miracle Prophet Mohammad performed during his life time and has significance for a future event such man's landing on the moon. The number of verses from the end of this verse to the end of the Quran is 1389. The year 1389 Hijri in the Muslim calendar corresponds to year 1969 AD in the Gregorian calendar, the year in which man landed on the moon for the first time. On July 20, 1969 (6th day of the 5th month of 1389 Hijri), as part of Apollo 11 mission, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the Moon.
[54:1] The Hour has come closer, and the Moon has split.
9. The Land-Sea Ratio
The Arabic word for "sea" (bahr) is used 32 times in the Quran. The word bahr is used both for the sea and other waters like lakes and rivers.
The word "land" (barr, yabisa) is used 13 times in the Quran.
It is well-known that the water of seas, oceans, lakes, rivers, etc. cover 71% of the Earth, whereas the land covers 29% of it.
If we divide 32 (number of times the word "sea" is mentioned in Quran) by a denominator 45, the result is 71.111%.
Similarly, if we divide 13 (number of times the word "land" is mentioned in Quran) by a the SAME denominator 45, the result is 28.888% (= 29%)
10. The Color White
White is the source of all colors. In the color spectrum, from white derive, we can derive seven main colors. And when those seven colors are mixed together, we get the white color. Thus, white has a special place among colors. In the Quran, “to be white” is expressed by the word “abyad”.
The numerical value of this word is 813 (this is based on the concept used by Arabs whereby every letter can be represented by a numerical value). If we add up the numbers of the verses where the color white is mentioned in all its derivatives, the total will also amazingly be 813.
11. Seven Heavens
The Quran says that the heavens are created in seven layers. The term “seven heavens” is used seven times in the Quran.
2 (The Cow): verse 29
12. Atomic Number of Iron
The Quran has a sura titled Sura Hadid (Iron) which is chapter 57. Let us see first the verse which mentions the importance and characteristics of iron:
[57:25] ....... And we sent
down the iron, wherein there is strength, and many benefits for the people.
All this in order for GOD to distinguish those who would support Him and His
messengers, on faith. GOD is Powerful, Almighty. .
The verb “anzal” in the Quran is usually used to describe the action of God sending down something to Earth. The verb “anzal” refers to the fact that a creation in the world has taken place following an event exterior to the earth. The temperature of the Earth was not sufficient, at the beginning, for the formation of iron. Not only the Earth, but even a middle sized sun like ours did not have the heat necessary for the formation of iron. That is why iron must have come to our planet from outer space, as well as to the entire solar system. The iron we have in our planet today must have come to our solar system from other suns which had higher temperatures favorable for the formation of iron. To allude to iron, the Quran uses the verb “anzal” to explain its origin is the space.
The Quran shows other mathematical miracles by pointing out the iron’s atomic number, which is 26.
1. In Arabic, every letter has a numerical value. The numerical value for the word "iron" (hadid) is 26.
2. The verse which refers to iron is the 25th verse in the Sura Hadid (Iron). If we count Basmalah (the introductory verse in most Suras) as a numbered verse, then the verse that mentions iron will be 26 the verse.
3. The name God mentioned in this Sura Hadid (Iron) for 26th time is in verse 25. The atomic number of an element is the main characteristic of that element and is determined by the number of its protons which are the building blocks of that element. Iron’s atomic number is 26 because of its 26 protons. Furthermore, we find that from the beginning of the Sura Iron (Hadid) till the end of the verse of the Sura 25 that alludes to iron, the word God is used 26 times.
13. Iron’s Isotopes
As the Iron’s atomic number is encoded in the Sura that mentions iron, there is also a sign in that Sura about the Iron’s isotopes.
1. The word “el hadid” which means a "the Iron" has a numerical value of 57.
2. The Sura Iron (hadid) is the 57th Sura of the Quran. And 57 is one of the isotopes of Iron.
3. The Sura Iron (hadid) is the 58th Sura, if we start counting Suras from the end of the Quran. The number 58 is another isotope of Iron.
4. This Sura has 29 numbered verses. This number becomes 30 when the unnumbered Basmalah is counted. This number is equal to the neutron numbers of two isotopes of iron, from the total of four. The frequency of the word God in this Sura indicates the neutron number of the other isotope.
14. The Highest Degree
One of the verses of the Quran, points out that God is the owner or the possessor of highest degrees. In Sura 40, verse 15 says:
[40:15] Possessor of the highest
degrees, and Ruler of the whole dominion. He sends inspiration, bearing His
commands, to whomever He chooses from among His servants, to warn about the
Day of Summoning.
The term “Rafey el-darajat” is translated as “Possessor of the highest degrees”. The word “Rafey” expresses highness and the word “el-daragat” expresses the degrees.
The numerical value of the word “Rafey ”, which means the highest degree, is 360. This number is the equivalent of the highest degree in the universe. For example, in a circle, there are 360 degrees.
The numerical value of the word “Rafey ” is calculated as follows:
Ra = 200
Fe = 80
Ye = 10
Ayn = 70
Sum = 360
15. The Surah on Bees
We notice that the bees are mentioned in the Quran more than other insect or animal. None of the other insects or animals are mentioned in successive verses.
The bees are mentioned in a Sura 16 which is titled The Bees (Al-Nahl). It is worth that the number of the chromosomes of the male bee is also 16.
The number of chromosome of the female bee is 32 (16 x 2) which is 2 times the number of chromosomes of the male bee.
So the number of the Sura indicates the number of chromosomes. The number of chromosome of an element is like the atomic number of that element, it can not be changed. Everywhere in the world, the number of chromosomes of the male bees is 16 and every female bee has 32 chromosomes.
On the other hand, the number of verses of this Sura is 128, this means; 8 times the number of chromosomes of the male honey-bee (16) or 4 times the number of chromosomes of the female bee (32). Therefore, just like the number of this Sura, the number of verses of this Sura is proportional to the number of chromosomes of the bee.
16. World and Hereafter
The Quran speaks about life in two locations: life in "this/our world” (Dunya), which is finite, and life in the “hereafter” (A'akherat) which is infinite. The relation between these words in the Quran is very clear. These two words which are used sometimes together in a verse and sometimes separately, are mentioned 115 times each.
There are two examples below:
[3:185] ...... The life of this world is no more than an illusion. .
All the derivatives of “mercy” (rahmat) collectively are mentioned 114 times (Rahmat 79 times, rahmetik 3 times, rahmetina 5 times, rahmatihi 25 times, rahmati 2 times)
On the other hand, the name; “raheem” which is an attribute of God and also comes from the same root, RHM, is mentioned in the Quran exactly half the times that the derivatives of “mercy” (rahmat) are mentioned.
The Quran mentions Sabbath abstinences for the Jewish people. Although the Jewish people can work and lead a normal life 6 days of the week, abstinences were prescribed for the Jews on the seventh day of the week, such as abstaining from hunting, etc. According to the Quran, the said abstinences are only for the Jews.
“Sabbath” is on the seventh day of the week and the word “sabt” which means “Sabbath” is used exactly seven times.
The following verse illustrates an example:
[16:124] The Sabbath was decreed only for those who ended up disputing it. Your Lord is the One who will judge them on the Day
of Resurrection regarding their disputes.
19. The First Blow of the Trumpet and the Second Blow of the Trumpet
We learn from the Quran in Sura 39 (The Throngs) that the trumpet “AsSur” will be blown twice. The first blow will announce the beginning of the end of the universe, and the second blow will announce the resurrection of the dead.
Five of the 10 occurrences of a blow refer the first blow while the other 5 refer to the second blow.
In the verse 68 of Sura 39 (the Throngs), where the two blows are mentioned, the word “AsSur” is used while describing the first blow, but it is not used to describe the second blow, this way the harmony of the words is kept in order. The verse is:
[39:68] The Trumpet will be blown, whereupon everyone in the heavens and
the earth will be struck unconscious, except those who will be spared by
GOD. Then it will be blown another time, whereupon they will all rise
20. The Stages of Creation and Man
Verse 67 of the Sura 40 and verse 14 of the Sura 23 refer to the stages of the creation of man in mother's womb. There are 6 stages: (1) dust, (2) drop (sperm), (3) the hanging (the hanging on the womb wall), (4) a bite size meat, (5) the bones, (6) flesh.
The words that describe the stages are mentioned as follows:
(1) dust (turab) 17 times
(2) drop (nutfe) 12 times
(3) the hanging (alaq) 6 times
(4) a bite size meat (mudgha) 3 times
(5) the bones (izame) 15 times
(6) flesh (lahm) 12 times.
The stages a man undergoes before his birth are used 65 times in total in the Quran. And the word “man” is also used 65 times in the Quran. Can all this be a coincidence?
The two verses which reflect to the stages of creation are as follows:
67- [40:67] He is the
One who created you from dust, and subsequently from a tiny drop, then
from a hanging embryo, then He brings you out as a child, then He lets
you reach maturity, then you become old - some of you die earlier. You
attain a predetermined age, that you may understand.
[23:14] Then we
developed the drop into a hanging (embryo), then developed the hanging
(embryo) into a bite-size (fetus), then created the bite-size (fetus)
into bones, then covered the bones with flesh. We thus produce a new
creature. Most blessed is GOD, the best Creator.
21. Adam and Jesus
The 59th verse of the Sura 3 (Family of Imran) points to a similarity between Adam and Jesus. There is no other comparison like that between any other two prophets in the Quran. How many times are these prophets’ names mentioned in the Quran? Exactly 25 times each.
The verse that points to this similarity between Jesus and Adam is :
[3:59] The example of Jesus, as far as GOD is concerned, is the same as
that of Adam; He created him from dust, then said to him, "Be," and he
If we study the numerical value of the names, Jesus ( 'Eysy in Arabic) and Adam (Aadm in Arabic), we will find that the numerical values of Jesus 70 +10+ 60 +10 and of Adam 1+ 1+ 4 + 40.
If we add all the digits only of Jesus and Adam: 7+0+1+0+6+0+1+0+1+1+4+4+0 = 25.
25 = the frequency of the words Jesus and Adam in the whole Quran.
Trinitarian Christians believe Jesus is God because he was created without a father. Such blasphemous belief is contrary to the omnipotence of God. God provides us with Adam as the ultimate, miraculously created human being whom God created, though he had no father and no mother.
Whereas Jesus had at least mother, but no father. So, he was created miraculously by God, but miraculous birth of of a lesser degree than Adam's birth. Since Christian believe Adam was a merely a human being, they definitely should believe Jesus was also merely a human being.
By doing so, God shows how illogical it is to attribute to Jesus divine qualifications. God, while referring to the similarity between Adam and Jesus, also supports this statement with numerical miracles using both names 25 times each in the Quran.
The numerical miracle is not limited to this alone. Let’s examine the table below:
Verse 59 of Sura Family of Imran (Chapter 3) illustrates the relationship between Adam and Jesus. It is the only verse in which these two names are mentioned together. In this verse, both these two names are used the 7th time from the beginning of the Quran. On the other hand, these two names in verse 59 are used the 19th time, if we count from the end of the Quran.
From the beginning of the Quran to verse 3:59, there are 352 verses. In 3:59, the names 'Adam' and 'Jesus' are used for the 7th time. So, we find: 352 + 7 = 359 which refers to verse 3:59
Furthermore, these words’ 19th occurrence in the Quran (if we count from the beginning of the Quran) is in the Sura Mary which is the 19th Sura of the Quran.
The number of the verses between the occurrence of each of these two names in the Sura Mary is also interesting. The word Jesus is used in verse 34 of the Sura Mary and the word Adam is used in the verse 58. If we start to count from the verse 34 (including verse 34), we find that verse 58 is the 25th verse. And 25 as we have illustrated above is the frequency that each of these two names is used in the Quran.
We would like to present another interesting point. How many times the word Mary is used in the Quran? 34 times. As we have mentioned earlier, Jesus is mentioned by name is Sura Mary in verse 34.
The following verse 33 of Sura Mary (Chapter 19):
The following is verse 34 of Sura Mary (Chapter 19):
The following verse 58 of Sura Mary (Chapter 19):
Furthermore, we have a feeling that verse 19:33 indicate the age of Jesus when was raised to Heaven which will be his age when he comes back is 33. Furthermore, it is possible that this verse also be hinting that Jesus will return in 2033.
The number of times Jesus is mentioned in the Quran which is 25 times, could be the number of years he will live when he returns, especially if we take into consideration that Adam (who is like Jesus) is mentioned in 19:58. Therefore, Jesus will die at age: 33+ 25= 58 years old (or 57 if he lives 25 Hijri years).
GOD is controlling everything!
Recently, Mr. Kourosh Jamneshan, who is from Iran, has made an amazing numerical discovery that confirms the total number of verses (6236 verses) of today's Quran is accurate. Therefore, there are NO Satanic Verses in Sura 9.
The Table shown below illustrates this numerical analytical discovery of Kourosh Jamneshan. For more information about Kourosh Jamneshan's discoveries, visit his site : www.amazing19.com .
Note that the "Sum " in this table is = Chapter (Sura) Number + Number of Verses in that Chapter (Sura). Then, this Sum is either classified as an "Even" number or an "Odd" number. At, the bottom of the table, he shows the total sum of the numbers.
The conclusions that can be reached are the following:
(a) The number of the "Even Sums" is 57 and the number of the "Odd Sums" is also 57.
(b) The Total of the "Even Sums" is 6236 which is equal to the Number of Verses of the Quran.
(c) The Total of the "Odd Sums" is 6555 which is equal to the Sum of the Chapter (Sura) numbers.
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