


OVER IT ARE 19This is one of the great miracles. A warning to human race. 
God, the Almighty, the Creator of all things, composed the entire Arabic text of the Quran with a remarkable mathematical intricacy. The basis of this mathematical system is the number 19. Virtually every element of the Quran contains 19 as the common denominator. For example, the number of suras (chapters) in the Quran is 114, or 19x6. The total number of verses in the Quran is 6346, or 19x334. The word “Allah” (God) occurs in the Quran 2698 times, or 19x142. Foundation of the Structure The first verse of the Quran is In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. Arabic transliteration of the verse is “Bism Allah AlRahman AlRaheem.” This statement is commonly known as the Basmalah. 

The Basmalah is so special and unique that it constitutes the foundation upon which the Quran’s 19 based mathematical composition is built. It consists of exactly 19 Arabic letters (see Table 1). It is the opening statement in every one of the suras in the Quran, except Sura 9. Since the Quran consists of 114 suras, a missing Basmalah should have resulted in a total of 113 Basmalahs in the Quran, a number which is not a multiple of 19. Yet, there are 114 Basmalahs in the Quran. As it turns out, the missing Basmalah is compensated for in Sura 27, exactly 19 suras later if we start counting from 9. In other words, Sura 27 contains two Basmalahs, one at the beginning and the other in Verse 30. Not only is the missing Basmalah found 19 suras later, but also the Continued on page 2 
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