The Mathematical Miracle of the Qur'an
Though the code was initially discovered by examining the occurrences of Quranic initials in the initialed chapters of Qur'an, there is a large number of much less complex parameters to the code. Here is a brief listing of some of them:
1. There are 114 chapters in the Qur'an, or 19 x 6.
2. The total number of verses in the Qur'an is 6346, or 19 x 334.
3. Then you add the 30 different numbers which are mentioned in the Qur'an's text (i.e. one God, two brothers, etc.), the total is 162146 or 19 x 8534.
4. The first statement in Qur'an, "In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful" consists of 19 Arabic letters. Known as the 'Basmalah', it prefaces every chapter except Chapter 9.
5. Though missing from Chapter 9, exactly 19 chapters later the Basmalah occurs twice. Chapter 27 has this statement at its beginning and in verse 30. This makes the total number of times the Basmalah occurs in the Qur'an 114, or 19 x 6.
6. Since there are 19 chapters between the missing Basmalah and the extra one, the sum of those chapter numbers is a multiple of 19. (The sum of any 19 consecutive numbers is a multiple of 19.) But the total, 342, is also the exact number of words between the two occurrences of the Basmalah in Chapter 27. This number, 342, is 19 x 18.
7. Every word in the Basmalah occurs throughout the Qur'an a number of times which is a multiple of 19.
8. The very first revelation that was given to the prophet of Islam, Mohammed, came as 19 words.
9. The total number of letters making up the 19 words of the first revelation is 76, 19 x 4.
10. Though they were the first revelation, these verses are placed at the beginning of Chapter 96. This chapter is atop the last 19 chapters.
11. Chapter 96 consists of 304 Arabic letters, or 19 x 16.
12. The last chapter revealed (Chapter 110) has 19 words, and its first verse is 19 letters.
13. God's name in Arabic, 'Allah,' occurs in the Qur'an 2698 times, or 19 x 142.
14. If you add the numbers of the verses where 'Allah' occurs, the total is 118123 or 19 x 6217.
15. The main message in the Qur'an is that there is only One God. The number of times that the word
'one' is used to refer to this concept of One God is 19.
16. The word "Qur'an" occurs in 38 different chapters, or 19 x 2.
17. The total number of times `the Qur'an' is mentioned is 57, 19 x 3.
18. Within the 114 chapters of the Qur'an, 29 of them begin with the Qur'anic initials discussed earlier. Intermixed between the first initialed chapter (Chapter 2) and the last initialed chapter (Chapter 68) are 38 non-initialed chapters, or 19 x 2.
19. In that same group of chapters, from Chapter 2 to Chapter 68, there are 19 alternating sets of initialed and non-initialed chapters.
20. The total number of verses making up this group of chapters is 5263, 19 x 277.
21. Within this group of chapters there are also 2641 occurrences of the word `Allah', or 19 x 139. Of course, that leaves 57, or 19 x 4, occurrences of that word outside of this group.
22. If you add the chapter and verse numbers of the 57 occurrences of `Allah' outside the initialed section, the total is 2432 or 19 x 128.
23. There are a large number of discoveries having to do with the numbers of the chapters and verses. Many of them are very complex and interrelated. Here is a simple one to give you a feel for these discoveries: If you add the numbers assigned to all the chapters, plus the numbers assigned to all of the verses, plus the number of verses in the Qur'an, the total is 346199 or 19 x 19 x 959.
24. If you look at the initialed chapters separately and add the chapter numbers, verse numbers and number of verses, the total is 190133, 19 x 10007. Of course it follows that the total for the uninitialed chapters, 156066, is also divisible by 19.
There are a great many more discoveries, most of them more complex than the ones presented above. Additional discoveries continue to be made as Dr. Khalifa's work is carried on by the many students of pure Qur'an he left behind.