Over It Is 19
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additional power to complete their argument.
In both cases they assumed the word nineteen referred to “something”
and that nineteen was the count of those items – angels or
powers. They gave in their translations a plural form to nineteen
and therefore used the word “are” instead of “is”
within the verse. In both cases, as well as many other translations,
the verse is translated as, “Over it are nineteen” instead
of “Over it is nineteen” as does Rashad Khalifa.
Why the difference? Until Rashad Khalifa was allowed by God to unlock
the mathematical miracle of the Quran, Islamic scholars were forced
to view “nineteen” as a number which counted something
tangible, as in powers, or something intangible, as in angels. They
viewed the context of the verse within the Sura and drew their conclusions.
Then what is the significance of nineteen and this Quranic verse?
The words “Over it” appear straightforward. “Over,”
according to Webster’s dictionary, means to be above in position,
authority, or scope as in to tower over them or to obey those over
If we assume the singular form of nineteen, referring to a single
thing or being, then we would comply with the use of “is”
and not the use of “are.” The use of the word “is”
will become clearer when we discuss the term nineteen.
The word nineteen only occurs once in the Quran. It appears in
Verse 74:30. Its significance was discovered by Rashad Khalifa when
he unlocked the mathematical code of the Quran and launched a wave
of discoveries concerning the meaningfulness of nineteen.
It is not the scope of this article
to discuss, at length, the detailed discovery of the mathematical
code. [For more information, the readers may refer to our publications
on this subject, including the English translation of the Quran
by Dr. Rashad Khalifa.]
Suffice to say, the number nineteen permeates through, governs
and authenticates the authorship of the Quran as being from God.
For no one of this earth could have developed the intricate mathematical
relationships within the Quran while maintaining a poetic and stylistic
literature that has not been surpassed.
What is significant, for the purpose of this article, is that the
number nineteen refers to the mathematical code and also appears
to be the signature, if you will, of God. God has created, through
this coding, a means to authenticate and establish, without doubt,
the legitimacy of the Quran as being the work of God and not the
work of man.
WHY THE NUMBER 19?
But why nineteen and why is it significant? All of God’s
original scriptures, not only the Quran, were apparently mathematically
coded with the number nineteen or its multiple. Even the universe
bears God’s divine signature. The number nineteen possesses
unique mathematical properties beyond the scope of this article,
but for our purposes let’s consider just the following:
1. The number nineteen is a prime number. In other
words it is only divisible by itself and one. Numbers such as 2,
3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19… are all prime numbers. God has chosen
the number 19 as His signature prime number.
2. Nineteen embraces the first numeral (1) and
the last numeral (9), as if to proclaim God’s attribute in
the Quran (57:3) as the “First
and the Last.” “He is the Alpha and the Omega. He is
the Outermost and the Innermost. He is fully aware of all things.”
3. Nineteen looks the same in Semitic and European
languages. Both components, 1 and 9, are the only numerals that
look the same in these languages.
4. Nineteen possesses many peculiar mathematical
properties. For example, 19 is the sum of the first powers of 9
and 10 (9+10=19) and the difference between the second powers of
9 and 10 (100-81=19).
5. Nineteen is the gematrical value of the word
“ONE” in all the scriptural languages — Aramaic,
Hebrew and Arabic (please refer to the footnote concerning the definition
of gematrical value).
|Total Gematrical Value||19|
As shown in the table above, the Aramaic, Hebrew and Arabic alphabets
used to double as numerals in accordance with a universal system.
The Hebrew word for “ONE” is “Vahd” (pronounced
V-AHAD). In Arabic, the word “ONE” is “Wahd”
The number 19, therefore, proclaims the First Commandment in all
the scriptures: that there is only ONE God.
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