Subject: [Masjid Tucson] Submission reminder In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful Peace be upon you, Every sura in the Quran opens with the statement "In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful," known as the Basmalah, with the exception of Sura 9. This conspicuous absence of the Basmalah from Sura 9 has been an intriguing feature of the Quran for 14 centuries. Many theories have been advanced to explain this phenomenon. Now we learn that the missing Basmalah plays a significant role as [1] a significant constituent of the Quran's mathematical miracle, and [2] a glaring sign from the Most Gracious, Most Merciful, that Sura 9 has been tampered with and must be purified (Appendix 24) [http://www.masjidtucson.org/quran/appendices/appendix24.html]. Both roles of the missing Basmalah were revealed with the discovery of the Quran's mathematical code. The following are a few of the factual observations illustrating the miraculous features of the missing Basmalah. [1] Since the Basmalah consists of 19 Arabic letters, and prefixes all the suras except one, it can be considered the foundation upon which the Quran's 19-based code is built. But the absence of the Basmalah from Sura 9 causes the number of this crucial opening statement to be 113, a number that does not conform with the Quran's code. However, we find that this deficiency is compensated for in Sura 27. Two Basmalahs occur in Sura 27, one as an opener and one in Verse 30. This restores the total number of Basmalahs in the Quran to 114, 19x6. [2] From the missing Basmalah of Sura 9 to the extra Basmalah of Sura 27, there are 19 suras. [3] The sum of sura numbers from the missing Basmalah (Sura 9) to the extra Basmalah (Sura 27) is 9+10+11+12+ ... +25+26+27 = 342, 19x18. This is a mathematical property, any consecutive 19 numbers will add up to a multiple of 19. But the miraculous phenomenon is that this number, 342, equals the number of words from the first Basmalah of Sura 27 to the second Basmalah in 27:30. For more information, please see, "The Missing Basmalah", http://www.masjidtucson.org/quran/appendices/appendix29.html References: The Missing Basmalah, http://www.masjidtucson.org/quran/appendices/appendix29verify.html One of the Great Miracles [74:35], http://www.masjidtucson.org/quran/appendices/appendix1.html Tampering with the Word of God, http://www.masjidtucson.org/quran/appendices/appendix24.html Peace.