Brother Najam ulHaq, who was visiting Masjid
Tucson over the spring break from Oregon State University, made some
mathematical observations regarding suras 47, 82, 87 and 96 of the
Quran: These are the only suras out of 114 suras (chapters) of the
Quran whose numbers of verses are multiples of 19. Sura 47 has 38
(19x2) verses. Suras 82, 87 and 96 all have 19 verses. Najam observed
a special relationship connecting these suras that is interwoven in
the mathematical structure of the Quran based on the number 19.
The best way to explain his observation is with the help of Table
1 given below. In this table there are are six columns. Columns
1, 2, and 3 are for reference. Column 1 is for the sura 
numbers. Column 2 is for the corresponding number
of verses in these suras. Column 3 is for the sum of verse numbers
in these suras. For example, Sura 1 has 7 verses. The sum of verse
numbers add up to 28 (1+2+3+4+5+6+7=28).
Colums 4, 5, and 6 are related to columns 1, 2 and 3, respectively.
Column 4 is the cumulative sum of the sura numbers in column 1. Column
5 is the cumulative sum of the verse numbers in column 2. Column 6
is the cumulative sum of the numbers shown in column 3.
The abreviated table explains the observation. The suras 47, 82, 87
and 96 are highlighted. At the bottom of the table, under columns
4, 5, and 6, the total of the numbers in this highlighted 
areas are given. It can be verified that these
numbers are all multiples of 19.
Najam has also observed that if we include the unnumbered Basmalahs
in the same study, the results still come up to be multiples of
19. [Note: In this case, only columns 2 and 5 would be different.
The total for column 5 then comes to 22819 = 19x1201] This mathematical
structure is another proof that Sura 9 must have 127 verses. Otherwise,
the whole phenomenon collapses. For further information on the mathematical
structure of the Quran and publications available on this subject,
feel free to write or fax to us.

Table 1. Mathematical Observation
About Suras 47, 82, 87 and 96 only suras in the Quran whose number
of verses is a multiple of 19
Col.1 
Col.2 
Col.3 
Col.4 
Col.5 
Col.6 
Sura No. 
No. of Verses 
Sum of Verse #'s 
Cumulative Sum of Col.1 
Cumulative Sum of Col. 2 
Cumulative Sum of Col. 3 
1 
7 
28 
1 
7 
28 
2 
286 
41041 
3 
293 
41069 
3 
200 
20100 
6 
493 
61169 
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9 
127 
8128 
45 
1362 
129999 
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47 
38 
741 
1128 
4581 
299247 
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82 
19 
190 
3403 
5846 
329665 
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87 
19 
190 
3828 
5965 
331252 
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96 
19 
190 
4656 
6123 
332957 
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Sum of Shaded Rows For Cols 4,5 and 6 
13015 
22515 
1293121 



19x685 
19x1185 
19x68059 
