We have seen that God made everything according to a numerically defined order and proportion. This fact led us to examine the numbers throughout the Quran, and we came up with some interesting results related to the code 19.
There are 30 whole numbers in the Quran. The total of these 30 whole numbers is a multiple of 19 (The numbers marked with an asterisk are used only once).
|The numbers of the fractional and whole numbers in the Quran.||
|The total of the whole numbers in the Quran without repetition.||162.146 (19×8534)|
|The total of the numbers used in the Quran.||304 (19×6)|
The sura “The Cave” mentions that the youths stayed in a cave for 300 years, and 9 years were added to this number. In addition, the number 950, which is related to the Prophet Noah, is not given directly as 950 but rather in a form of subtraction, i.e 1000 minus 50. Because the numbers are used in this way, the total of the numbers used in the Quran becomes a multiple of 19. The numbers 1000 and 9 are repeated more than once in the Quran. If the numbers 309 and 950 were given directly, the additional value of the numbers in the Quran would not have added up to a number which is a multiple of 19. If these numbers were mentioned directly, neither the addition of the whole numbers without repetition nor the addition with repetition would have been a multiple of 19.
In this way, we can see (maybe one of the most important reasons) why God chose to say 1000 minus 50 instead of 950 and 300 plus 9 instead of 309. In addition, if people have suspicions about the given numbers (for example if people have doubts on people’s being put into sleep for 309 years), this numerical miracle helps to build trust into the given periods. Apart from the special characteristic of 19 performing miracles, this system is a proof that it has a special way of answering questions and solving problems.
Except for the 30 whole numbers, there are 8 fractional numbers in the Quran. So the number 30+8=38 (19×2) which is the total number of the numbers is also a multiple of 19. The fractional numbers are as follows: 1/20, 1/8, 1/6, 1/5, 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 2/3.
As seen in the table above, 304 numbers are used in the Quran with all the repetitions and this is 19×16. Interestingly enough, there are 12 numbers smaller than 19 and 19 is the 13th whole number. The addition of the all whole numbers until 19 is 247 and this is 19×13.
We would like to mention Milan Sulc’s interesting discovery here. (There are people who studied in detail the relationships between the number 19 and the composite numbers and prime numbers. We will not go into detail in this book; we will only refer to it briefly.) 30 is the 19th composite number (4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30). Thus, the number 30, which is the number of whole numbers in the Quran, is again related to 19. The number 8, the number of fractional numbers in the Quran, is also the number that indicates the place of 19 among the prime numbers: (2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19). The total of all the numbers in the Quran is 38 (19×2). This is meaningful, because the numbers 30 and 8, which form 38, are also related to 19. We will witness the relation between 19 and the numbers 30 and 8 in the coming chapters. Some numbers that are not multiples of 19 in the Quran are especially related to 19. For example, the number 30 is the 19th composite number, and 8 is the index number of 19 in the list of prime numbers.
The Prophet Muhammad was one of the busiest personages in history. While it is very difficult to persuade a society to give up even smoking, a facile habit when compared to social changes, Prophet Muhammad changed all the religious and social systems of his society. Reforming his society was not his only duty. While doing so, he was solving personal conflicts, mediating between factions, signing agreements among tribes and religious groups, or defending his city against repeated war campaigns planned and executed by the Meccan oligarchy. During that time he was also explaining the verses of the Quran, being revealed in parts, to the people. It is really childish to suppose that a mathematician, having at his disposal a lot of spare time, formulated the system of 19 in the Quran, something beyond the ability and power of a human being. This miracle can neither be explained by coincidences nor by the work of a human being. Which book in the world has contained such a prophecy and miracle?
Which book in the world has contained such a miracle?
23- If you are in doubt of what We have revealed to Our Servant,
then bring a sura like this, and call any witness, apart from God,
you like, if you are truthful.
2-The Cow, 23
24- But if you cannot, as indeed you cannot, then guard yourselves
against the fire whose fuel is men and rocks, which has been prepared
for the disbelievers.
2-The Cow, 24