More Numeric Miracles of the Holy Qur'an: Chosen Examples
Noon Center For Qur’anic Studies & Research
(This is our Heavily MODIFIED version of Bassam Jarrar's booklet)
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Most people nowadays wonder about the meaning of: "Numeric Miracles of The Holy Qur'an". Books published by Noon Center for Qur'anic Studies might somewhat give an answer to this question. However, for one reason or another, most people never had the chance to review or read these books. As such, we thought it would be appropriate to draw the attention of the reader to some chosen examples of "Numeric Miracles of The Holy Qur'an". Some of the examples to be mentioned below were taken out of their context, and as such, lost some of their factor of surprise. Our objective behind this briefing is to give the incentive to people to perhaps follow up on this ongoing research of Noon Center such as is publications of: "The Miracle of the Number 19 in the Holy Qur’an – Premises Awaiting Outcomes", "The Expectations of Numeric Miracles in the Holy Qur'an", "That ye may know the count of the years & the (numbers) mathematics" and "The Decline of the state of Israel by 2022: a prediction or a numeric coincidence?"
The studies of Numeric Miracles of the Holy Quran are based on two main bases:
1. The Jum’mal: (or geometrical value): a simple mathematical approach based on assigning a fixed number for each letter of the Arabic alphabet. This approach is used in Semitic languages that Arabic is considered a part of.
2. The prime number "19" which is the first number to be mentioned specifically in the Holy Qur'an after the revelation in the Prophet’s mission or apostolic phase.
Bassam Jarrar, Director, September 22nd, 2001
Noon Center For Qur’anic Studies & Research, Al-Bireh
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1. Sura An-Naml (the Ants)
Sura An-Naml is Chapter 27 of the Holy Qur'an. It consists of 93 verses.
Knowing that Sura An-Naml begins with the opening (luminous) letters (ط س), consider the following observations:
1. The repetitions of the letter (ط) in this Sura is 27 times which is the order of this Sura in The Holy Qur'an. The repetitions of the letter (س) is 93, which is the number of the verses in this sura.
2. 27 [repetitions of the letter ط]
+ 93 [repetitions of the letter (س)]
= 120 which is equal to the Jum’mal numerical value of the word ( نمل ), the title of this Sura, calculated as follows: 50 + 40 + 30 = 120
Sura At-Tawba (repentance) is the 9th Sura in the Holy Qur'an. Unlike all other Sura's, it does not start with "بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم: In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful", i.e: Basmala. However, in Sura An-Naml the Basmala is repeated twice: in the beginning of the Sura and in verse 30 that means:
It is from Solomon, and is [as follows]:"In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful". (Sura At-Tawba, verse 30)
The following are some numerical relationships between these two Suras:
If we start counting from Sura At-Tawba (Chapter 9) to and including Sura An-Naml (Chapter 27), the latter's order becomes 19. The difference between the numbers representing the order of the two Suras is 27 – 9 = 18. Keep these two numbers in mind, i.e.: 18 & 19 and consider the following:
1. The sum of Sura numbers 9 through 27 is: 9 + 10 + 11 + 12 + 13 +14 + 15 + 16 + 17 +18 + 19 + 20 + 21 + 22 + 23 + 24 + 25+ 26 + 27 = 342 which is the same as the multiplication of the above mentioned numbers 18 & 19. i.e.: 18 x19 = 342.
2. Possibilities for numbers that their subtraction is 18 are infinite. However, only the summation of 9 through 27 will give the outcome of 342 which happens to be the outcome of the multiplication of the two numbers 18 & 19 as well.
3. The word )An-Naml: (النمل is mentioned only twice in the whole Qur'an. Both mentions are in verse 18 of Sura An-Naml. We also find that the words of this verse is amazingly 19 .Hence again the numbers 18 & 19.
Sura An- Naħl is Chapter 16 of of the Holy Qur'an. It consists of 128 verses.
Notes about this Sura:
1. The number of Chromosomes in cell of the wasp (the male bee) is 16, which is the order of this Sura in the Holy Qur'an.
2. The word An- Naħl is mentioned only once in the whole Holy Qur'an. It is in verse 68 of this Sura. The number of the words of this verse is 13 words. Multiplying this verse's number by the number of words of this verse will give us: 68 x 13 = 884. You will be surprised to know that number of the words from the beginning of the Sura until the word An- Naħl is also 884!!!
3. Bearing observation No. 2 above in mind, the total verses numbered 16 in all the Suras of the Holy Qur'an are 85 verses. The total words of all these verses is amazingly 884 words as above!!
4. The total verses in the Holy Qur'an numbered 68 up to verse 68 of Sura An- Naħl are 13 verses. By multiplying these numbers, we get: 13 x 68 = 884 again!!!!
5. The verses of this Sura which are multiples of 16 are: 16, 32, 48, 80, 96, 112 & 128. The total words in all these verses are 119 words. The Jum'mal numerical value of the word An- Naħl (the bees) is also 119.
6. Bearing observation No. 5 above in mind, it is also amazing to know that all the total verses that are multiples of 16 from the beginning of the Holy Qur'an up to verse 128 of Sura An- Naħl are also 119.
7. Refer to observations No. 2 & 6 above and let's have a further look at the combinations of some other numbers:
- Total verses whose numbers are multiples of 16 are 85 verses. Multiplying these numbers yields: 16 x 85 = 1360.
- The total words in these verses are 884. Adding this to the above number: 1360, yields: 884 + 1360 = 2244.
- The total words in this Sura is 1844. If 1844 is added to the Chapter number of this Sura, meaning 16, we get: 1844 +16 = 1860. If this number is added to the above, the outcome will be: 1860 + 2244 = 4,104. What does this number, 4104, mean?
(a) 4104 = 19 x 216. We know that 216 = 6 x 6 x 6. The number 6 happens to also be the number of sides in a hexagon, which is the shape of honeycombs, the cells of bees.
(b) The number 4104 is also the Jum’mal numerical value of verse 68 (the only verse in which the word An- Naħl is mentioned in the whole Holy Qur'an).
3. Sura Al-Hadeed (the Iron)
Sura Al- Hadeed is Chapter 57 of the Holy Qur'an. It consists of 29 verses.
Notes about this Sura:
1. This is the only Sura in the Holy Qur'an that refers to a name of an element or substance. This Sura is about iron.
2. The Jum'mal numerical value of the word Al- Ħadeed (Iron) is 57, which is the Chapter number of this Sura in the Holy Qur'an. Furthermore, 57 is also the atomic weight of the Iron. There are 5 isotopes of the iron, namely: 55, 56, 57, 58 & 59. The median of which is: 57.
numerical value of the word Ħadeed is
4. As mentioned above, the number of verses of this Sura is 29. If this number is multiplied by the number of the order of the Sura (57), the outcome is:
Sura's number is multiplied by the number of verses contained in it,
the list of the resulting multiplication outcomes when displayed in
descending order shows that Sura Al- Ħadeed is the only
Sura that preserves the same order of
4. Sura Nuh (Noah)
Sura Nuh is Chapter 71. It consists of 28 verses.
Notes about this Sura and the number of its verses:
1. The name of prophet Nuh, meaning Noah, (without any prefixes or suffixes) is mentioned 28 times in the Holy Qur'an in 28 different Suras.
2. In Sura Nuh, again, the word Nuh is mentioned 3 times. If the Jum'mal numerical value of the word Nuh (= 64) is multiplied by the number of occurrences (3 times), the outcome is: 64 x 3 = 192. This number 192 is also the order of the third occurrence of the word Nuh (Noah) in Sura Nuh.
3. As mentioned above, Sura Nuh is the 71th Sura in the order of the Holy Qur'an. If the number of its verses is subtracted from the number representing its order, the following is the outcome: 71 - 28 = 43. What is so special about 43?
(a) The word Nuh (with or without prefixes/suffixes) is mentioned 43 times in the whole Holy Qur'an!
(b) Sura Nuh is the last Sura in which the word Nuh is mentioned. In other words, there are 43 Suras after Sura Nuh in which this word is not mentioned. To translate to numbers: (Total number of Sura's in the Holy Qur'an) – (order of Sura Nuh), i.e.: 114 – 71 = 43
(c) As mentioned above, 28 Suras contain the word Nuh without prefixes or suffixes. This also means that 43 Sura's before Sura Nuh do not mention this word: 71 - 28 = 43
4. It is known that the life span of prophet Nuh is 950 years! It is expected as such that there are some reference to his life span in this Sura which bears his name. However, it has discovered that the total number of letters in Sura Nuh is 953 letters. It is worth investigating the only three occurrences of the last letter in the word نوح (Nuh), i.e. the letter (ح) , in Sura Nuh were only in the word Nuh. In other words, in Sura Nuh, the letter (ح) is mentioned three times and all these three times are in the word Nuh. Isn't this worth raising an eye brow?
5. Sura As-Sajda (The Prostration)
Sura As-Sajdah is Chapter 32 of the Holy Qur'an. It consists of 30 verses.
Notes about this Sura:
1. Some researchers have noticed that the letters (س ج د) , comprising the root of the verb Sajada in Arabic from which the name of this Sura is derived, occur in 32 Suras of the Holy Qur'an.
2. The root of Sajada is repeated 15 times in the Holy Qur'an. It occurs only once in Sura As-Sajda and that is in verse 15. It appears in this verse as سُجَّدًا (Sujjadan). This verse can be translated as:
إِنَّمَا يُؤْمِنُ بِآيَاتِنَا الَّذِينَ إِذَا ذُكِّرُوا بِهَا خَرُّوا سُجَّدًا وَسَبَّحُوا بِحَمْدِ رَبِّهِمْ وَهُمْ لَا يَسْتَكْبِرُونَ
Only those who believe in Our Ayat (signs); who, when they are reminded of them (signs), fall down in prostration and glorify the praises of their Lord, and they do not act arrogantly. (32:15)
What draws the attention to this particular verse is that it is verse15 in this Sura and this verse is comprised of 15 words as well, thus, matching the total number of times the root of Sajada is mentioned in the Holy Qur'an
3. As mentioned above, this Sura is comprised of 30 verses. Verse 15 in which سُجَّدًا (Sujjadan) appears is located at the beginning of the 2nd half of the Sura. If we multiply this verse number, meaning 15, by 2, we get: 15 x 2 = 30 which is also equal to the total number of verses in Sura As-Sajda. Let us move one step further. The word سُجَّدًا (Sujjadan) is the 186th word in this Sura. If we multiply this 186 by 2, the result is: 186 x 2 = 372. The surprise is that 372 is exactly the total words of Sura As-Sajdah.
6. Sura Al-Hajj (the Pilgrimage)
Sura Al-Hajj is Chapter 22 of the Holy Qur'an. It consists of 78 verses.
Notes about this Sura:
1. The word Al-Hajj is repeated 9 times in the Holy Qur'an, the last time is in verse 27 of Sura Al-Hajj. This verse can be translated as:
وَأَذِّن فِي النَّاسِ بِالْحَجِّ يَأْتُوكَ رِجَالًا وَعَلَى كُلِّ ضَامِرٍ يَأْتِينَ مِن كُلِّ فَجٍّ عَمِيقٍ
And call people to prayer in the Hajj (pilgrimage). They will come to you on foot and (mounted) on every camel, they will come from every deep and distant track. (22:27)
This sheds light on the importance of this ninth occurrence of the word Al-Hajj as the whole Sura is named after it: Al-Hajj
2. The number of words (in the original Arabic Text of the Holy Qur'an i.e. Ottoman Script) in verse 27 is 14 words. If this number is multiplied by the number representing the order of the Sura, the result is 14 x 27 = 378. What is astonishing is the fact that the result of this multiplication is also the sum of the numbers from 1 through 27, the latter being the number of the verse in which the word Al-Hajj is mentioned: 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10+11+12+13+14+15+16+17+18+19+20+21+22+23+24+25+26+27= 378.
3. If the above number, 378, is added to the number of verses in this Sura, the result is: 378 + 78 = 456. The surprise is that the word Al-Hajj is also the 456th word in Sura Al-Hajj.
4. As mentioned above, the word Al-Hajj is repeated 9 times in the Holy Qur'an. If this number is multiplied by the Jum'mal numerical value of the word Al-Hajj (which is 42), the result is: 9 x 42 = 378 again, also bearing in mind that the ninth repetition of word Al-Hajj occurs in verse 27 of Sura Al-Hajj.
the number of the above verse (= 27) is multiplied by
the number of words in this verse (= 14) and by the number of letters in this
verse (= 51), the result is: 27 x 14 x 51
= 19278. Dividing this result by the Jum'mal numerical
of the word Al-Hajj (= 42): 19278 ÷ 42 = 459
. It is worth noting that the 7th word in verse 27 is
the 459th word in
The number 7 is significant in the performance of the Hajj
rituals because Muslims, for example, are required to circumbulate 7 times around
the Ka'ba in Haram Mosque in Mecca
and are also required to walk back and forth 7 times hurriedly between two locations near
the Ka'ba called As-Safa and Al-Marwa.
7. Sura Al-Kahf (the Cave)
Sura Al-Kahf is Chapter 18 of the Holy Qur'an. It consists of 110 verses.
Notes about this Sura:
1. Sura Al-Kahf is the 18th Sura in the Holy Qur'an. What is interesting about the number 18 is that it is also the number of verses that tell the story of the "people of the Cave" in this Sura!
2. If we start counting words from the beginning of verse 9 which is the verse that begins the story of "People of the Cave", the 309th word is ثَلاَثَ "three" which starts the phrase: "three hundred years and add nine" which is the duration spent inside the cave by these people!. This happens in verse 25 of Sura Al-Kahf.
3. The total number of letters that tell the story of "People of the Cave" in Sura Al-Kahf from the beginning of verse 9 to the end of verse 26 is 1401. If we add 1401 to Jum'mal numerical value of title of this Sura, meaning "Sura Al-Kahf" (=407), the result is: 1401 + 407 = 1808 which is also equal to the Jum'mal numerical value the phrase "three hundred years, and add nine " in verse 25.
8. Sura Maryam (Mary) & Sura Şâd
Sura Mary is Chapter 19 and Sura Şâd is Chapter 38 of the Holy Qur'an. Sura Maryam consists of 98 verses while Sura Şaad 88 consists of 88 verses.
There are 29 Suras in the Holy Qur’an that begin with one or more Arabic letters (instead of words). These are called luminous letters and the two Sura's at hand start with them.
Notes about these Suras:
1. These two Sura's being no. 19 & 38, are the only two starting with the luminous letters and also multiple of the number 19. Check the following table:
Total of Suras' numbers: 19 + 38 = 57 (= 19 x 3)
Total of Jum'mal Numerical Value of the Suras' names: 290 + 90 = 380 (= 19 x 20)
Total of Jum'mal Numerical Value of the Luminous Letters: 195 + 90 = 285 (= 19 x 15)
Grand Total: 57+ 380 + 285 = 722 (= 19 x 38)
1. As mentioned above, Sura Maryam is Chapter 19 and Sura Şâd is Chapter 38 of the Holy Qur'an. In other words, the Grand Total is equal to the multiplication of the Chapter numbers of the two Suras !
2. The fact that Sura Maryam's Chapter number is 19 makes it an important Sura because the number 19, which represents the oneness of God, plays an important role in the structure of the Quran.
3. There are 19 Sura's starting with the luminous letters after Sura Maryam, and also 19 Sura's starting with the luminous letters before Sura Şâd !
4. The Jum'mal of the word "Sura" is 271. If this number is added to 19 (the Chapter number of Sura Mary), the result is: 271 + 19 = 290, which is equal to the Jum'mal numerical value of the word "Maryam".
5. If the number 19 is added to the Jum'mal numerical value of the word "Maryam", the result is: 290 + 19 = 309 which is equal to the number of lunar years People of the Cave remained sleeping as discussed above in Sura Al-Kahf (Chapter 18) which immediately precedes Sura Maryam (Chapter 19).
6. If we add the number of verses in Sura Maryam to 309, the result is: 98 + 309= 407, which is equal to the Jum'mal numerical value of the title of Chapter 18, "Sura Al-Kahf". This may indicate a relationship between Sura Al-Kahf and Sura Maryam, not only numerically, but also in terms of their content and prophecies!
9. Adam & Messiah (Peace be upon them)
A translation of verse 59 of Sura Al-Imran (Chapter 3) means
Verily, the likeness of 'Iesa (Jesus) before Allah is the likeness of Adam. He created him from dust, then (He) said to him: "Be !" - and he becomes
The word "Iesa" is mentioned 25 times in the Quran. The 7th time was in the verse listed above, verse 59 of Sura Al-Imran (Chapter 3). This is also exactly the case of the word "Adam" as it is also repeated 25 times, The 7th time was also in the verse listed above, verse 59 of Sura Al-Imran (Chapter 3). There is, as such, a numerical similarity between the two names that becomes identical in the above mentioned Aya!
Sura Maryam (Mary) is Chapter 19 of the Holy Qur'an. The name عِيسَى "Iesa" is mentioned in Sura Maryam only once, that is in verse 34, this is the 19th time it is mentioned in the Holy Qur'an. The word آدَمَ "Adam" is mentioned only once Sura Maryam, which happens to be in verse 58, and it is also the 19th time it is mentioned in the Holy Qur'an.
If we start counting from verse 34 (in which the word "Iesa" was mentioned) in Sura Maryam, then verse 58 (in which the word "Adam" was mentioned) will be the 25th verse. Keep in mind that 25 is the total number of times each of the words Iesa & Adam are mentioned in the Holy Qur'an.
The number of verses from the beginning of Sura Al-Imran (where the first matching occurred) to the beginning of Sura Maryam (where the second matching took place) is 1957. Surprisingly, the number of verses from verse 59 of Sura Al-Imran (first time both names are mentioned in the same Sura is in Sura Al-Imran) to verse 58 of Sura Maryam (second time both names are mentioned in the same Sura is in Sura Maryam) is also 1957. One will be even more surprised to know that 1957 is also the sum of verse numbers in which Iesa is mentioned from the beginning of the Quran to the 19th time in verse 34 of Sura Maryam:
What draws even more attention is
the fact that the number
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