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the retribution for them.  “…Our Lord, we have obeyed our masters and leaders, but they led us astray. Our Lord, give them the double the retribution, and curse them a tremendous curse.” [33:67-68]

By the Even and the Odd:  New Overwhelming Proof

As we know, there are 114 (19x6) suras (chapters) in the Quran. If we add sura number with the corresponding number of verses in the sura, and repeat this process for all the suras, we get 114 new numbers. If we study these numbers, we see that exactly half of these numbers are even, and the other half are odd numbers. In other words, there are 57 even and 57 odd numbers (57=19x3).

The above observation was made by a brother in Iran. What is even more significant about the perfectly balanced distribution of these even and odd numbers is that their sums give us the total of sura numbers and the total number of verses in the Quran, respectively. This is shown in the table 1 on the right.

Now let us go to the contents of Table 1. This table has five columns. The first column has the sura numbers. The total of 114 sura numbers is 6555 and is given at the bottom of this column.

The second column has the corresponding number of verses in each sura. The total of these numbers is 6234, and gives us the number of verses in the Quran (without including the unnumbered Basmalahs at the beginning of suras). This total is given at the bottom of this column.

The third column in Table 1 gives us the sum of the numbers in the first and second columns. For example, Sura 1 has 7 verses. Therefore, the sum of 1 and 7 is 8. Similarly, Sura 2 has 286 verses. The sum of 2 and 286 is 288, and so on. This is repeated for each one of the 114 suras, and their sums are given in column three.

Once we obtain the sum of column one and column two, then we look at this number to see if it is an even or an odd number. If it is an even number, we put it in column four, under the heading “Even Sum.” If the sum is an odd number, we put it in column five, under the heading “Odd Sum.”

As we indicated, there are 57 even sums, and 57 odd sums. Therefore, there will be 57 numbers under the heading “Even Sum” and 57 numbers under the heading “Odd Sum.” The table is abbreviated to show only 19 suras from the beginning and ending of the Quran. However, you can complete the table yourselves by using a calculator if you want to check the results.

Now let us look at the totals under the headings “Even Sum” and “Odd Sum.” As you can see the total of even sums is exactly 6234, the same number as the number of verses in the Quran. The total of odd sums gives us 6555, the same number as the total of sura numbers.

All praise and glory belongs to God alone.

By the even and the odd.
By the night as it praise.
A profound oath,
for one who possesses intelligence.
[89:3-5]

Abdullah Arik

The Incredible Mathematical Structure of the Quran
Based on Sura Numbers and the Number of Verses.

The following abbreviated table summarizes the new findings. The sum of sura (chapter) number and the corresponding number of verses results in 57 even numbered sums and 57 odd numbered sums. The total of even numbered sums gives the total of the number of verses. The total of odd numbered sums gives the total of sura numbers. God be glorified.

Sura No. (1) Number of Verses (2) Sum of (1) and (2) Even Sum Odd Sum
1 7 8 8 -
2 286  288 288 -
3 200 203
4 176 180
5 120 125
6 165 171
7 206 213
8 75 83
9 127 136
10 109 119
11 123 134
12 111 123
13 43 56
14 52 66
15 99 114
16 128 144
17 111 128
18 110 128
19 98 117
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96 19 115
97 5 102
98 8 106
99 8 107
100 11 111
101 11 112
102 8 110
103 3 106
104 9 113
105 5 110
106 4 110
107 7 114
108 3 111   111
109 6 115   115
110 3 113   113
111 5 116   -
112 4 116   -
113 5 118   -
114 6 120   -
6555 6234   6234 6555

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