Over It Is 19
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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
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
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
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.