October 1999: Page 1, 2, 3, 4

Submitters Perspective

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Over It Is 19

Cont’d from page 2

Deuteronomy 6:4-5 “Hear O Isreal the Lord our God is one Lord and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all soul, and with all thy might.”

Mark 12:29 “And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:”

Quran 2:163 “And your God is one God: there is no god but He, most Gracious, most Merciful.”

6. The Quran’s dominant message is that there is only “One God”. The word “One” occurs in the Quran 25 times. Six of these occurrences do not refer to God (one kind of food, one door, etc.). The remaining 19 occurrences refer to God.

7. The word “God” occurs 2,698 times throughout the Quran or a multiple of 19 (2,698 = 19x142).

8. The number of verses where the word “God” occurs add up to 118,123 also a multiple of 19 (118,123 = 19x6217).


9. On a more celestial level, the earth, sun and moon become aligned in the same relative position every nineteen years.

10. Halley’s comet, a profound heavenly phenomenon, visits our solar system once every 76 years, which is 19x4.

11. God’s stamp upon each of us is manifested in the medical fact that the human body has 209 bones or 19x11.

12. Langman’s medical embryology, by T. W. Sadler, is used as a textbook in most medical schools in the United States. On page 88 of the fifth edition, we read the following statement: “In general the length of pregnancy for a full term fetus is considered to be 280 or 40 weeks after the onset of the last menstruation, or more accurately, 266 days or 38 weeks after fertilization.” The numbers 266 and 38 are both multiples of 19 or 19x14 and 19x2 respectively.

The above examples are but a few of the hundreds of 19 based phenomena embracing the Quran that have been identified by Rashad Khalifa. Most of them are too complex to be mere coincidence.

Perhaps we could revisit the Quranic verse that is the title of this article — “Over it is nineteen.” For our own purposes, we should consider a wider and more revealing explanation for this verse; namely — “Over [the Quran] is nineteen.” Or perhaps a broader and more all encompassing explanation— “Over [all things] is [one God].”

Raymond A. Klesc



What is a “Gematrical Value”?

The gematrical value is the numerical value assigned to the letter of an alphabet. When the Quran was revealed, 14 centuries ago, the number system known today did not exist. An alphabetic system was utilized whereby the letters of the Arabic, Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek and Roman alphabets were used as numerals. The Roman numeral system (I, V, X, C, etc.) is still used extensively today. The number assigned to each letter is its “Gematrical Value.”

For example, the Arabic letter “Alef” (A) has a gematrical value of 1, and “Bah” (B) has a gematrical value of 2 and so on.