92- And to recite the Quran. Whoever comes to guidance
does for himself; and if any stray, say, “I am only a warner.”
93- Say, “All praise be to God. He will show you His signs,
and you will recognize them. Your Lord is never unaware of
anything you do.”
27-The Ant, 92-93
Verse number 93 above predicts that God will reveal His signs sometime in the future. The Muslim world itself was unaware of many of these
miracles until quite recently, i.e. up until a hundred years ago. God
reveals His miracles when the time is ripe. Persons of sound mind and
clear conscience will appreciate these signs, praise God and thank
20- They say, “How is it that no sign was sent to him by
his Lord?” Whatever cannot be perceived belongs to God.
So wait and I am waiting with you.
The fact that God will show His signs in the future is also confirmed in the above verse. Disbelievers insist on miracles, and yet
when they see one performed they persist in their disbelief. It is clear
that the insistence of disbelievers is far from an honest demand, and it
is antagonism for antagonism’s sake.
146- I will divert from My signs those who behave unjustly with arrogance on earth. Even though they see every kind
of sign, they will not believe, and when they see the path of
guidance, will not take it to be a way. But when they see the
path of straying, they will adopt it as their path. This is so,
for they have called Our signs lies, and have been heedless
7-The Purgatory, 146
Persons unwilling to learn patent truths and those who deny God’s
religion say arrogantly, “We are self-sufficient and we have no need of a
God.” This behavior renders them blind to the miracles of the Quran.
Even if they do see the miracles, they remain adamant because of their
The scientific and mathematical demonstrations of the Quran
address man’s reason. People who are suspicious of the potential of
human intelligence, who think that religion is a way of belief utterly
devoid of discursive reason, or those who consider religion as a source
of profit cannot comprehend these miracles. Some false authorities, who
see religion as a tool for their own benefit, manipulate the religion by
denying direct access to it. Open access encourages questioning and
intellectual reasoning; controversy undermines their authority and
lessens their power and their ability to profit from the religion.
THE INCONTESTABLE CERTAINTIES OF
In this part of our book, I shall be dealing with the mathematical miracles in the Quran. Mathematics is a basic tool and a common language of all sciences. Mathematical certainty has always impressed
philosophers throughout history. The importance of it was better
appreciated after the 16th century. Great improvements were achieved
in the sciences, thanks to the scientific approach that placed mathematics right in the center. Cars, trains, satellites, medications, means
of communication and the technological wonders of the modern age
owe their origins to mathematics. Without mathematics we could not
understand the universe, nor could we come up with new inventions.
The value of mathematics was not entirely ignored in the past, but
it was in the course of the last four centuries that it gained such ascendance. Today’s scientific logic is a product of mathematics. Galileo,
who played an important role in endowing mathematics with this central role, stated that mathematics is the language in which God wrote
the universe. No other discipline has had a field of application of such
scope. Philosophers, amongst others Pythagoras, sensed that the basic
order of the universe was numerical, and they attached mystical meanings to mathematics. However, it was only in the recent past that scientific logic was constructed around mathematics. Descartes, one of
the main advocates of translating science into the language of mathematics and one of those who combined arithmetic with geometry on
Cartesian coordinates, said, “Mathematics may and must be the common link among intellectual disciplines.”
Mathematics should be considered the biggest discovery of
mankind. From Edison’s electric bulb to race cars, from Einstein’s
theory of relativity to Newton’s law of gravitation, all these owe their
origin to the fundamental importance of mathematical language. The
Quran mentioned the importance of mathematics 1400 years ago. It
continuously draws our attention to the sensitive balance and the role
of mathematics in the universe.
5- The sun and the moon are calculated.
In the process involving the movements of the sun, the world and
the moon, mathematics has played a role of towering importance. It
was discovered that God had expressed the universe in the language
of mathematics. The Quran indicated this very important point 1400
years ago. The Quran sees no contradiction between the creation of
the universe based on teleological causality and the definition of universal phenomena in terms of mathematical formulations.
If the universe is the product of God and expressed in the language
of mathematics, we should not be surprised if God’s book, the Quran,
also used the same language. God displays His miracles with the incontestable certainty of mathematics. Moses had worked miracles in an age
when magic was in fashion and converted the magicians, and the Quran
displayed its mathematical miracles in an age when science and its language, mathematics, were at their peaks. Now that considerable
advances have been made in mathematical logic, the importance of such
miracles can be understood more clearly. People trying to antagonize
religion by having recourse to science will be disarmed. God’s plan is
perfect. God’s timing is perfect. God’s miracles in His Book are perfect.
In our age, every science is in pursuit of mathematical certainty and
approval. Even if it fails to find that certainty, it envies those who have
it. Some people searching for certainty in religion have also searched
for a mathematical language. Carl Sagan is an author who writes about
astronomy; his imaginative explanations in his book Contact are a good
example of people’s expectations of mathematical proofs from God.
“No, do not you see: This would be different. This is not just starting
the universe out with some precise mathematical laws that determine
physics and chemistry. This is a message. Whoever makes the universe
hides messages in transcendental numbers so they’ll be read fifteen billion
years later when intelligent life finally evolves. I criticized you and
Rankin the time we first met for not understanding this. If God wanted
us to know that He existed, why didn’t he send us an unambiguous message? I asked. Remember?”
“I remember very well. You think God is a mathematician.”
“Something like that. If what we’re told is true. If this is not a wildgoose chase. If there’s a message hiding in pi and not one of the infinity
of other transcendental numbers. That’s a lot of ifs.”
“You’re looking for Revelation in arithmetic. I know a better way.”
“Palmer, this is the only way. This is the only thing that would convince a skeptic. Imagine we find something. It doesn’t have to be tremendously complicated. Just something more orderly than could accumulate
by chance that many digits into pi. That’s all we need. Then mathematicians all over the world can find exactly the same pattern or message or
whatever it proves to be. Then there are no sectarian divisions. Everybody
begins reading the same Scripture. No one could then argue that the key
miracle in religion was some conjurer’s trick, or that later historians had
falsified the record, or that it is just hysteria or delusion or a substitute
parent for when we grow up. Everyone could be a believer.” (Carl Sagan,
The conversation above is quoted from Carl Sagan, an astronomer
not conversant with the Quran’s mathematical miracles. In his work,
he displays the imaginative approach of philosophers: God’s mathematical evidence. As a universal language leaving no room for suspicion, mathematics has always attracted philosophers and scientists.
The quotation above is a proof of this. God, well aware of the values
and conditions of our time and of the desires of the human mind,
answers this search for certainty with mathematics, at a time when this
science is at its peak, and answers in a way that is not complicated and
is impossible to imitate.
Some points must be added to Carl Sagan’s quotation: Supposing
that such a miracle did happen, it would be wrong to think that the
public would lend credence to it. The psychology of the cynic who
never gives in, who is always keen on finding loopholes and who
avoids common sense, will be deaf and blind to clearest evidences.
NOT EVEN ONE SINGLE SURA CAN BE
23- If you are in doubt of what We have revealed to Our
Servant, then bring a sura like this, and call any witness you
like, apart from God, if you are truthful.
24- But if you cannot, as indeed you cannot, then guard
yourselves against the fire whose fuel is men and rocks,
which has been prepared for the disbelievers.
2-The Cow, 23- 24
You will see very clearly that it is quite impossible to imitate even a
single sura in the Quran when you start reading the sections of the
present work on the Quran’s mathematical miracles. Every sura happens to be encoded and the words used in them are interlocked in
mathematical terms and every particular sura is locked in by a mathematical code. If you leave out a single sura from the Quran then the
number of suras, 114 (the number 19×6) would suffer injury.
Assuming that the word “a day” (yewm) is used twice in this sura, with
the dismissal of that sura, the frequency of the word “day” in the
Quran, which is 365, would be reduced to 363, spoiling the mathematical code. Suppose that the word “world” is mentioned three
times and the word “hereafter” is mentioned once. The frequency of
those words in question totals 115 times for each. If that particular
sura is left out, the frequency of the word “world” would be 112 and
the word “hereafter” 114, and this would negate the whole system…
The removal of any one of the suras would spoil the whole mathematical miracle of the Quran. This means that each sura is an integral
part of the whole truth. One sura means the entirety of the Quran.
The entire mathematical miracle makes sure that every sura is indispensable. The remaining chapters, in which we are going to examine
the mathematical miracles of this book, will show the reason why even
a single sura cannot be eliminated. The perfection of the suras and the
volume of mathematical miracles are of even greater scope. But even
the ones mentioned in this book are enough to show why it is impossible to copy even a single sura. The reality is crystal clear for those
who are willing to face it.
GO NOT AFTER THE THINGS OF WHICH YOU
HAVE NO KNOWLEDGE
36– Do not follow that of which you have no knowledge.
Because the ear, the eye and the heart, each will be questioned.
17-The Children of Israel, 36
The mathematical and scientific miracles God displays are for the people who use their minds and have the intention to see them. Stubborn
deniers, people taking advantage of religion, and people who experience it by imitating the people around themselves cannot draw any
benefit from these miracles unless they change their self-seeking attitudes. God despises people who imitate other people as ritual. The
real value is in the people who do not expect any worldly benefits,
who use their minds, explore, and search for evidence in the universe
and in the holy books. May God protect us from people who sell their
religion in consideration for dollars, euros and gold coins and seek
reputation, and from those who represent religion as myths and
God sent us a book whose contents are endorsed by the miracles it
reveals. It displays miracles and proofs coded mathematically within its
text. The Quran is a guide for us.
50- For they say: “How is it no signs were sent down to
him from his Lord?” Say: “The signs are with God. I am
only a plain warner.”
51- Is it not sufficient for them that We have revealed the
Book to you which is read out to them? It is indeed a grace
and reminder for people who believe.
29-The Spider, 50-51
NUMERICALLY STRUCTURED BOOK
The Quran’s 83rd sura, “The Cheaters” speaks of “numerically structured books” in two instances. The Arabic of this word is “kitabun
marqum.” These verses are evidences of God’s encoding the books, of
His involving mathematics in the system:
7- Indeed, the book of the wicked is in Sijjeen.
8- Do you know what Sijjeen is?
9- A numerically structured book.
83-The Cheaters, 7- 9
17- They will be told, “This is what you used to deny.”
18- Indeed, the book of the righteous will be in “Elleyyeen.”
19- Do you know what “Elleyyeen” is?
20- A numerically structured book.
21- To be witnessed by those who are brought close.
83-The Cheaters, 17-21
The Quran speaks of numerically structured books with reference
both to the good and to the evil. While those “who are brought
close” can testify, the same is not made available for the evil characters. The evil characters call the proofs of God “legends” and deny
their truth (83-The Cheaters, 13). The evidence in hand shows that the
Quran is a numerically structured scripture. There are those who confirm this while others assert that its contents are but legends and stories. It is a boon of God to be able to appreciate and to confirm these
EASY TO UNDERSTAND, IMPOSSIBLE
We have divided the presentation of the mathematical miracles into
two groups. The first group consists of the Mathematical Miracles in
Lexical Concordance (MMLC). We shall tackle the subject from different angles: the concordance of words among themselves and the
concordance of words with universal phenomena. These miracles are
easy to understand but impossible to imitate. Even those who are not
really interested in mathematics can easily understand the miracles in
question. The second part takes up the “miracle of the number 19.”
We shall dwell particularly on number 19, a figure mentioned in the
Quran. Anybody who can count from 1 to 19 can easily witness this
miracle, easy to understand but impossible to imitate. We run across
this mystery in many instances. But, to understand all the characteristics concerning this number one must have recourse to the theory of
probability, and deeper research is needed.
While writing the mathematical sections of our book for the
MMLC miracles, I had recourse to works like Abdülrezzak Nevfel’s,
and for the sections treating of the number 19, I used different studies, such as those of Cesar Majul, Rashad Khalifa, Edip Yuksel,
Richard Voss and Milan Sulc. I did not include any of these people’s
ideas on religion in our book, as I do not want to get involved in any
debates among believers, even though such a discussion could prove
fruitful. But this is outside our main concern here.
Whatever the identities of the discoverers of these miracles were,
the miracles the Quran contains will not be affected in any way
because they are the Quran’s miracles and they were there to be discovered. Their truth can be checked anytime. Even if the discoverer is
an atheist, this would not hurt the truth. (For example, the word
month is used 12 times in the Quran. It doesn’t matter who discovers this fact because it has been there for 1400 years. It is very easy to
check the truth of this.) Since the mathematical patterns are both
physical facts understood by inductive and deductive reasoning and
thus are verifiable and falsifiable, occasional errors made by a discoverer do not hurt the credibility of other findings. In short, this miracle is not dependent on the authority and credibility of the person but
on the authority and credibility of the Quranic text, statistics, laws of
probability, and reason.
Chronic skepticism is a widespread sickness in our age. The mathematical miracles of the Quran can be checked any time and this is the
best answer for this skepticism. These miracles are not ephemeral phenomena. The Quran and its miracles are there and can be seen any
88- Say, “If all the humans and the jinns came together in
order to produce a Quran like this, they would surely fail,
no matter how much assistance they lent one another.”
17-The Children of Israel, 88