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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).”
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.