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The Miracle of 19

What is a Miracle ?

A miracle as you may know is something extraordinary, an occurance that defies the stable laws of nature. In Quran God explains that one of the main functions of a miracle is to strengthen the faith of the believers, how ?

Does fire burn by itself ?

If you have read the other articles on this website, you may have noticed that there is one theme behind all of them, one idea that prevades the scriptures, that the visible components of life (things and people) are but an illusion, they give you the feeling that they are self-sustainable, that their looks, skills, powers are from them! is this true ?

The scriptures give us an opposite view to this idea which is propagated by Satan in our daily lives, Quran stresses on the fact that nothing and nobody has any power of any sort (looks, skill, beauty, ...etc) or any ability to harm or benefit itself or the others! what does that mean? it means that fire doesn't burn by itself, its power is not permenant nor stable, it means that water doesn't quench your thirst, nor could it put out any fire by itself!

, and only Him can grant everything and everyone any kind of power atall.

[2:165] Yet, some people set up idols to rival GOD, and love them as if they are GOD. Those who believe love GOD the most. If only the transgressors could see themselves when they see the retribution! They will realize then that all power belongs to GOD alone, and that GOD's retribution is awesome.

What is the proof that things and people have no power in themselves?, what is the proof that only God has the power that we are all looking for? God gave almost every messenger a proof of this unbelievable idea, this proof is in the form of a miracle, an extraordinary happening that doesn't conform with the physical laws of nature known to us.

Miracles confirm the fact that only God has the power to harm or benefit:

1- God ordered the fire not to harm Abraham. God controls the power of everything.

[21:68] They said, "Burn him and support your gods, if this is what you decide to do."
[21:69] We said, "O fire, be cool and safe for Abraham."
[21:70] Thus, they schemed against him, but we made them the losers.

2- God ordered the sea to part and give passage to Moses and the children of Israel:

[26:63] We then inspired Moses: "Strike the sea with your staff," whereupon it parted. Each part was like a great hill.
[26:64] We then delivered them all.
[26:65] We thus saved Moses and all those who were with him.
[26:66] And we drowned the others.

[26:67] This should be a sufficient proof, but most people are not believers.

3- God controls all the laws of nature, He created them, He is not bound by them:

He granted Abraham and his wife sons at a very old age:

[11:71] His wife (Abraham's) was standing, and she laughed when we gave her the good news about Isaac, and after Isaac, Jacob.

[11:72] She said, "Woe to me, how could I bear a child at my age, and here is my husband, an old man? This is really strange!"
They said,"Do you find it strange for GOD? GOD has bestowed His mercy and blessings upon you, O inhabitants of the shrine. He is Praiseworthy, Glorious." 

He granted Mary a son with no father:

[3:45] The angels said, "O Mary, GOD gives you good news: a Word from Him whose name is `The Messiah, Jesus the son of Mary. He will be prominent in this life and in the Hereafter, and one of those closest to Me.'

[3:46] "He will speak to the people from the crib, as well as an adult; he will be one of the righteous."

[3:47] She said, "My Lord, how can I have a son, when no man has touched me?" He said, "GOD thus creates whatever He wills. To have anything done, He simply says to it, `Be,' and it is.


                           [16:40] To have anything done, we simply say to it, "Be," and it is.

These are few examples proving that God is the one who gives everything its power, without God everything and everyone will be totally powerless, everything will just vanish!, because He sustains the whole creation and constantly gives it power to perform its function.

[35:41] GOD is the One who holds the heavens and the earth, lest they vanish. If anyone else is to hold them, they will most certainly vanish. He is Clement, Forgiving.

The signs all around us, which we consider as natural phenomenas, are also controlled by One Controller, God:

[16:79] Do they not see the birds committed to fly in the atmosphere of the sky? None holds them up in the air except GOD. This should be (sufficient) proof for people who believe.

Even the man made objects get their powers from God! your car has no power to carry you anywhere, it is God who is giving it the power and setting all the conditions (gravity, atmosphere..etc) possible for it to function!

[17:70] We have honored the children of Adam, and provided them with rides on land and in the sea. We provided for them good provisions, and we gave them greater advantages than many of our creatures.


Back to miracle of 19, in our age of computer, God has blessed us with a miracle that He calls one of the greatest miracles of all times, it is the miracle of the number 19.

What is miraculous about a number? there is nothing special about the number itself, it has no power to harm or benefit anybody, and it's not a lucky number!, then what's miraculous about it?

In the following we will introduce some examples of the miracle (more aspects of it can be found on the internet, just search for "Rashad Khalifa, authorized translation, appendix1"), but before you proceed, please remember that judging if it's a miracle or not depends solely on you, it's your responsbility, so don't let others judge for you:

Two main guidelines for a divine miracle:

A- a miracle should support a truthful message, a message that you feel its sincerity and divine nature (so please read Quran from 'the authorized english translation of Quran' as well as Rashad's message in the 38 appendices available on the internet).
B- a miracle should be very clear, leaving no room for personal interpretation, or human manipulation.

Now, here are some examples :

First, why 19?

In the words of Rashad Khalifa, the messenger who was appointed by God to deliver it to us:

( 1- It is a prime number. 2- It encompases the first numeral (1) and the last numeral (9), as if to proclaim God's attribute in 57:3 as the "Alpha and the Omega." 3- It looks the same in all languages of the world. Both components, 1 and 9, are the only numerals that look the same in all languages. 4- It possesses many peculiar mathematical properties. For example, 19 is the sum of the first powers of 9 and 10, and the difference between the second powers of 9 and 10.       We now understand that the universal coding of God's creations with the number 19 rests in the fact that it is the gematrical (numerical) value of the word "ONE" in all the scriptural languages- Aramaic, hebrew, and Arabic. The number 19, therefore, proclaims the first commandment in all the scriptures: that there is only ONE God.     Rashad Khalifa (from Appendix 1, authorized english translation)

Now let this small piece of the miracle get you started :

( The momentous discovery that "19" is the Quran's common denominator became a reality in January 1974, coinciding with Zul-Hijjah 1393 A.H. The Quran was revealed in 13 B.H. (Before Hijrah). This makes the number of years from the revelation of the Quran to the revelation of its miracle 1393 + 13 = 1406 = 19x74. As noted above, the unveiling of the Miracle took place in January 1974. The correlation between 19x74 lunar years and 1974 solar years could not escape notice. This is especially uncanny in view of the fact that "19" is mentioned in Sura 74.  Rashad Khalifa-Appendix 1 )

Now if we take the first two pieces alone, that the miracle was discovered in 1974 and the number of years from the revelation of Quran to the revelation of its miracle is 1406= 19 x74, perhaps its a mere coincidence!, but is it also a coincidence that the number 19 is only mentioned once in the 6346 verses, and this occurence happens to be in Chapter 74 ?!

It turned out that Quran is mathematically composed beyond the capability of any human being or computer, nobody nor any computer would have kept track of the following and in the same time preserved the literal quality of the text.

From Appendix 1, Rashad Khalifa, Authorized english translation of Quran (emphasis added):


Like the Quran itself, the Quran's mathematical coding ranges from the very simple, to the very complex. The Simple Facts are those observations that can be ascertained without using any tools. The complex facts require the assistance of a calculator or a computer. The following facts do not require any tools to be verified, but please remember they all refer to the original Arabic text:

1. The first verse (1:1),known as "Basmalah," consists of 19 letters
(This verse begins all the chapters except one, it says: 'In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful')

2. The Quran consists of 114 suras(Chapters), which is ..............19 x 6.
The total number of verses in the Quran is 6346, or ....19 x 334. [6234 numbered verses & 112 un-numbered verses (Basmalahs) 6234+112 = 6346] Note that 6+3+4+6 =.......19.

4. The Basmalah occurs 114 times, despite its conspicuous absence from Sura 9 (it occurs twice in Sura 27) & 114= 19x6.
From the missing Basmalah of Sura 9 to the extra Basmalah of Sura 27, there are precisely ...............19 suras.
. It follows that the total of the sura numbers from 9 to 27 (9+10+11+12+...+26+27) is 342, or .............19 x 18.
This total (342) also equals the number of words between the two Basmalahs of Sura 27, and 342 = ........19 x 18.

8. The famous first revelation (96:1-5) consists of .......19 words.
. This 19-worded first revelation consists of 76 letters .19 x 4.
Sura 96, first in the chronological sequence, consists of .......................19 verses.
This first chronological sura is placed atop the last ..19 suras.
Sura 96 consists of 304 Arabic letters, and 304 equals .19 x 16.

13. The last revelation (Sura 110) consists of ............19 words.
The first verse of the last revelation (110:1) consists of ................19 letters.

15. 14 different Arabic letters, form 14 different sets of "Quranic Initials" (such as A.L.M. of 2:1), and prefix 29 suras. These numbers add up to 14+14+29 = 57 = ......19 x 3.
The total of the 29 sura numbers where the Quranic Initials occur is 2+3+7+...+50+68 = 822, and 822+14 (14 sets of initials) equals 836, or ................. 19 x 44.
Between the first initialed sura (Sura 2) and the last initialed sura (Sura 68) there are 38 un-initialed suras 19 x 2.
Between the first and last initialed sura there are ....19 sets of alternating "initialed" and "un-initialed" suras.

19. The Quran mentions 30 different numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 19, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 99, 100, 200, 300, 1000, 2000, 3000, 5000, 50,000, & 100,000. The sum of these numbers is 162146, which equals 19x8534.    Rashad Khalifa

The above excerpts from appendix 1 delivered by the messenger Rashad Khalifa only scratches the surface of a vast ocean of awesome aspects about the miracle, you are invited to verify all this information for yourself before accepting it, (try to find the appendix 1 of the authorized english translation of Rashad Khalifa, you can read it online on many websites)

[17:36 You shall not accept any information, unless you verify it for yourself. I have given you the hearing, the eyesight, and the brain, and you are responsible for using them.

What is the function of 19 exactly ?

A Warning to the Human race

God clarified to us its function in chapter 74 of Quran titled (The Hidden Secret) translated by Rashad Khalifa:

[74:0] In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

[74:1] O you hidden secret.

[74:2] Come out and warn.

[74:3] Extol your Lord.

[74:4] Purify your garment.

[74:5] Forsake what is wrong.

[74:6] Be content with your lot.

[74:7] Steadfastly commemorate your Lord.

*74:1 God's infinite wisdom willed to reveal the Quran through Muhammad, while the Quran's awesome 19-based mathematical miracle was revealed through God's Messenger of the Covenant 1406 lunar years after revelation of the Quran (1406=19x74 & 1974 AD was the Solar Year of discovery). In retrospect, we realize that the whole sura refers to the Quran's 19-based miracle (Appendix 1 & 2).

*74:4 Quran is the garment containing the secret code. This refers to removing 9:128-129.   Rashad khalifa

[74:8] Then, when the horn is blown.

[74:9] That will be a difficult day.

[74:10] For the disbelievers, not easy.

[74:11] Let Me deal with one I created as an individual.

[74:12] I provided him with lots of money.

[74:13] And children to behold.

[74:14] I made everything easy for him.

[74:15] Yet, he is greedy for more.

[74:16] He stubbornly refused to accept these proofs.

[74:17] I will increasingly punish him.

[74:18] For he reflected, then decided.

[74:19] Miserable is what he decided.

[74:20] Miserable indeed is what he decided.

[74:21] He looked.

[74:22] He frowned and whined.

[74:23] Then he turned away arrogantly.

[74:24] He said, "This is but clever magic!

[74:25] "This is human made."

[74:26] I will commit him to retribution.

[74:27] What retribution!

[74:28] Thorough and comprehensive.

[74:29] Obvious to all the people.

The Quran's Common Denominator

[74:30] Over it is nineteen.

[74:31] We appointed angels to be guardians of Hell, and we assigned their number (19) (1) to disturb the disbelievers, (2) to convince the Christians and Jews (that this is a divine scripture), (3) to strengthen the faith of the faithful, (4) to remove all traces of doubt from the hearts of Christians, Jews, as well as the believers, and (5) to expose those who harbor doubt in their hearts, and the disbelievers; they will say, "What did GOD mean by this allegory?" GOD thus sends astray whomever He wills, and guides whomever He wills. None knows the soldiers of your Lord except He. This is a reminder for the people.

[74:32] Absolutely, (I swear) by the moon.

[74:33] And the night as it passes.

[74:34] And the morning as it shines.

One of the Great Miracles

[74:35] This is one of the great miracles.

[74:36] A warning to the human race.

[74:37] For those among you who wish to advance, or regress.

[74:38] Every soul is trapped by its sins.

[74:39] Except for those on the right.

[74:40] While in Paradise, they will ask.

[74:41] About the guilty.

[74:42] "What brought you to this retribution?"

[74:43] They will say, "We did not observe the contact prayers (Salat).

[74:44] "We did not feed the poor.

[74:45] "We blundered with the blunderers.

[74:46] "We disbelieved in the Day of Judgment.

[74:47] "Until certainty came to us now."

*74:30-35 This ``One of the great miracles'' provides the first physical evidence that the Quran is God's message to the world. This 19-based miracle is detailed in Appendix 1.

[74:48] The intercession of the intercessors will never help them.

[74:49] Why are they so averse to this reminder?

[74:50] Running like zebras.

[74:51] Who are fleeing from the lion!

[74:52] Does each one of them want to receive the scripture personally?

[74:53] Indeed, they do not fear the Hereafter.

[74:54] Indeed, this is a reminder.

[74:55] For those who wish to take heed.

[74:56] They cannot take heed against GOD's will. He is the source of righteousness; He is the source of forgiveness.

It turned out as the messenger of the covenant pointed in appendix 38 that 19 is not only a sign in the scriptures, but also God's signature in the universe:

Excerpts from appendix 38 by Rashad Khalifa:

1. The sun,  the moon,   and earth become aligned in the same relative positions once every 19  years (see ENCYCLOPAEDIA JUDAICA under "calendar")

2.  Haley's comet, a profound heavenly phenomenon,  visits our solar system every 76 years, 19x4.

3.  GOD ' s Stamp on you and me is manifested in the fact that the human body contains 209 bones, 19x11

4.   LANGMAN' S  MEDICAL  EMBRYOLOGY, by T .W. Sadler , is used as a text book in most of the Medical  Schools in the U.S.A.   On page 88 of the Fifth edition ,  we read the following statement:  "In general the length of  pregnancy for the full term fetus  is considered to be 280 days or 40 weeks after 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.

[41:53] We will show them our proofs in the horizons, and within themselves, until they realize that this is the truth. Is your Lord not sufficient as a witness of all things?

After Rashad Khalifa's death in 1990, God revealed to the world more proofs that 19 is infact imbeded in all the universe, a sign that will keep showing till the people realize that Quran is the truth from God proven by 19.

In 1997 , the German chemist Dr.Peter Plichta published a book titled "God's Secret Formula",excerpts from his website:

The proof is now conclusive: The world was created according to a universal plan. This can only be comprehended to an infinite degree of precision by investigating the interrelations between certain elementary numbers - those very special indivisible numbers referred to in mathematics as prime numbers "

"in our computer age we encode all important secrets - in banks, insurance calculations or launch data for atomic missiles - in very large indivisible numbers, i.e. in prime numbers. This is necessary because any other codes could be cracked by a sophisticated computer.

The decisive discovery made by the Duesseldorf scientist was the notion that the plan of the universe was also to be found in the irregular and mysterious distribution of prime numbers. Dr. Plichta hit on the idea when he was 40 years old and needed a further fifteen years, assisted by very few fellow scientists, to find the final proof."

"The ramifications of this discovery will be great and long-lasting. A common recognition of the unity of space, time and numbers will mean a sudden end for the atheist-materialistic age in which we now live. And if scientists are also broadminded enough to recognise that the distribution of prime numbers is actually the structural plan of the universe, all speculation in modern physics about chaos and chance will be banished by a fascinating mathematical order, which can be universally understood in its clarity and beauty."

From: Book Review: God's Secret Formula: Deciphering the Riddle of the Universe and the Prime Number Code by Michael Egan Dr. Nguyen Math Seminar 5 November 1998:

" The scientific correlations which Dr. Plichta draws from the prime number cross are intended to shake up the foundations of modern physics, negating quantum physics in particular. Additionally, the concepts of isotope grouping, the number of amino acids found in nature, and the arrangement of the 81 natural, non-radioactive elements (elements 43 and 61 are only obtained through synthesis) are unified. These different areas of science are all shown by Plichta to break up into groups of 1 + 19, an arrangement dictated by the prime number cross."

-For more details about the miracle please search for 'the 38 appendices of the authorized english translation of Quran by Dr.Rashad Khalifa' on any search engine, you will find more details about the miracle in appendix 1.

-Please note that the messenger Rashad Khalifa's message is his "authorized english translation of Quran" along with its 38 appendices. So keep your search on the internet limited to these two items.

-Please follow the following link for the new system of counting values of letters, TGV system.