Collection: The Number 19

Another mathematical miracle of the Qur’an is the manner in which the number 19 is numerologically encoded in verses. This number is stressed in the words of the Qur’an: “There are nineteen in charge of it.” (Qur’an, 74:30), and is encoded in various places in the Book.

  • The Sun, Moon and Earth line up in the same relative positions once every 19 years.

  • Halley’s Comet passes through the Solar System once every 76 years (19 x 4)

  • The Qur’an consists of 114 (19 x 6) Suras.

  • The first Sura to be revealed (Sura 96) is the 19th from the end.

  • The first verses of the Qur’an to be revealed are the first five verses of Sura 96 and the total number of words in these verses is 19.

  • The first Sura to be revealed, Surat al-‘Alaq, consists of 19 verses and 285 letters. (19 x 15) 

  • Surat an-Nasr, the final Sura to be revealed, consists of a total of 19 words.

  • Furthermore, the first verse of Surat an-Nasr, which speaks of the help of Allah, contains 19 letters.

  • There are 114 formulas in the Qur’an or 19 x 6.

  • The sum of all the occurrences of the name “Allah” in all the verses whose numbers are multiples of 19 (i.e., verses 19, 38, 57, 76, etc.) is 133, or 19 x 7.

  • The “abjad” value of the word “wahd” meaning “one” is 19. This word is used with various other words in the Qur’an, such as one door, one variety of food. It is used 19 times together with the name “Allah.”

  • The total of the Sura and verse numbers of the occasions when the word “wahd” appears 19 times is 361: (19 x 19).

  • The Sura from the beginning to possess 19 verses is Surat al-Infitar. Another feature of this Sura is that its final word is “Allah.” At the same time, this is the 19th appearance of the name “Allah” from the end.

  • The number 19 is the total of the numbers 9 and 10 to the power of 1. The difference between the numbers 9 and 10 to the power of 2 is again 19.

Can all this be a coincident?