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sura and the verse number in which the extra Basmalah occurs adds up to 57 (27+30), or 19x3. This is just a minute example to demonstrate how the entire Quran is structured like a jigsaw puzzle with all the pieces fit together in a 19-based mathematical system.

Four Words of the Basmalah

Each one of the Arabic words that make up the Basmalah occurs in the Quran (excluding the unnumbered Basmalahs) in multiples of 19. These words are Ism, Allah, Al-Rahman, and Al-Raheem. Their English meanings are NAME, GOD, MOST GRACIOUS, and MOST MERCIFUL, respectively. Note that the root word ISM (name) is used as the first word of the Basmalah, instead of BISM (in the name). Also, the words Rahman and Raheem without the article “Al” (the) are also counted.

Table 2 shows the number of occurrences of the Basmalah’s four words in the Quran.

It is remarkable that not only the numbers of occurrences of the Basmalah’s four words are in

multiples of 19, but their multiplication factors by 19 add up to 152, which also is a multiple of 19. There are many other mathematical facts regarding the mathematical composition of the Basmalah. For more information, please refer to “Beyond Probability: God’s Message in Mathematics?Series One: The Opening Statement of The Quran (The Basmalah).”

New Findings

Sister Katerina Kullman from Sweden made the following discovery by God’s will and grace:

The occurrence of four words of the Basmalah in the entire Quran happens to be in exactly 1919 verses. In order to get this number, look at each (numbered) verse of the Quran, and count the verse as one verse if it contains any of the four words of the Basmalah. For example, Verse 1:1 contains the words of “Allah,” “Al-Rahman,” and “Al-Raheem”, but it is counted only once, not three times. Also, many verses contain multiple occurrences of these words. They are still counted as one verse. If this procedure is carried out for the entire Quran to see how many verses contain any of the four words of the Basmalah, the result is 1919. In other words, there are 1919 verses

in the Quran which contains at least one of the four words of the Basmalah. This is the design of God, the Most Wise. Be He glorified.

These 1919 verses occur in the Quran in 88 different suras. Katerina observed that if she added 1919 to 88, added the result to 786 (the ge-matrical value of the Basmalah), she got:

1919 + 88 + 786 = 2793 (19x147)

Another observation Katerina made involves the last word of the Basmalah: “Raheem” (Merciful). This word is used in the Quran exclusively as a name of God, and its total count is 114 (19x6), after removing the word “Raheem” of the false verse 9:128, in which “Raheem” refers to the prophet.

When Katerina was working on counting the word Raheem using the index of the words of the Quran, she first found 115 occurrences. Then she realized that one of the occur-rences was in 9:128. Guess what. When she added the numbers of suras and verses containing 114 words “Raheem,” she found out that their total came up to be 9128. Glory be to God, Creator of all things.

Abdullah Arik

Table 2. The four words of Basmalah and their number of occurrences in the Quran
Word No.
No. of Occurrence
Factor of 19
19x    1
19x 142
Most Gracious
19x    3
Most Merciful
19x    6
Factor Total
152 (19x8)