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Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Numerical Miracles from the Qur'an

It wasn't until the 1900's that a Muslim scholar and his students counted and indexed every word from the Holy Qur'an. This provided a new form of analysis that scientifically supports the divine origin of the book. Dr. Tariq Al Suwaidan iscovered some verses in the Holy Qur'an that mention one thing is equal to another. For example, man is equal to woman. Likewise, the number of times the word MAN appears in the Qur'an is 24 & the number of times the word WOMAN appears is also 24. Upon further analysis of other verses, he discovered that this is consistent throughout the whole Qur'an, where it states that one thing is like another. The results are astonishing. For example: Let's examine the word Dunya-(the life of this world) & Aakhirat (the life of the hereafter). The number of times Dunya & Aakhirat are mentioned is 115 times each. The list of examples go on:

* Malaikah or angels are mentioned 88 times, while Shayton or (Satan) is also mentioned 88 times
* The word Life is mentioned 145 times & Death 145
* Benefit is mentioned 50 times & the word Corrupt is also mentioned 50
* The name for the King of the Devils Eblees is mentioned 11 times, and seeking protection from Eblees is likewise mentioned 11 times
* The word for spending (sadaqah) occurs 73 times & satisfaction 73
* Magic occurs 60 & Fitnah (dissuasion, misleading) occurs 60
* Mind - 49 & Noor (light) 49
* Zakat (paying the required poor due) 32 & Barakah (increase of blessings in wealth and provision) 32
* The word Museebah (calamity) 75 & the word thanks 75
* Tongue - 25 & Sermon - 25
* The word People - 50 & the word Messengers - 50 times
* Muslimeen - 41 & Jihad-(struggling) - 41
* Gold - 8 & the easy life - 8
* Hardship - 114 & Patience - 114
* The name of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) - 4 & Sharee'ah (Muhammad's teachings) - 4
* Man - 24 & Woman - 24

Further numerical miracles present themselves. Such as "Salah" or PRAYER is mentioned 5 times, just as there are 5 daily prayers. Also the word "MONTHS" is mentioned - 12 times and the word "DAYS" is mentioned 365 times in the Holy Qur'an. Just a coincidence? One of the most astonishing is that the word "SEA" is mentioned 32 times, while the word "LAND" is mentioned 13 times. These two number's significance is clear in the below equation: The total surface of the earth can be figured by adding:

SEA + LAND (32+13=45). By taking the number representing the SEA and dividing it by the Total Mass, which is (both land & sea area combined) you will arrive at the correct calculation for the ocean vs. land coverage of the earth.

%SEA = 32/45 * 100 = 71

%LAND =13/45 * 100 = 29

Modern science has only recently discovered the fact that all water on Earth covers precisely 71% of the its surface, while the land covers 29%.

With these miracles and more listed in the Qur'an, one could convincingly argue the authenticity of the Qur'an. God, the All-Mighty, the All-Wise has certainly sent these evidences as a blessing for the believers and as yet another sign supporting the truthfulness of His Glorious Recitation - Al Qur'an Al Kareem. As Allah (S.W.T.) says: "(This is) a book, the verses where of are perfected (in every sphere of knowledge), and then explained in detail from one (God) who is All-Wise and Well-Acquainted (with all things)." Not only are Dr. Tariq's findings fascinating, but it is interesting to point out the importance of some of the correlations, for instance, hardship with patience, and mind with light. These correlations may provide additional insight to the meaning of the Qur'an for those introspective readers.

Information for this article was taken from a paper written by Dr. Tariq Al Suwaidan, past Tulsan, and a Gary Miller speech from the website: Islaam.com

Or visit http://www.isgoc.com/aboutislam/science&islam/index.htm


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