Numerical Miracles of the Quran
May 13. 2003
Hope you are doing well. I have been an avid reader
of your site and an ex-muslim. I have read most if not all of the articles
on some of the ridiculous miracles muslims claim, but I recently came
accross this website
that talks about the numerical miracle in quran:
I've heard this one before but This webpage seems to
give very exact details on where certain words appear in the quran. For
example, they claim that the word SHaHR" (Month) appears 12 times,
the word "DAY" (AYyAM, YaWMaYN) appears 30 times, the word
singular word "DAY" (YaWM) appears 365 times and so on. The
webpage gives details on where each word appears in the quran, but I have
not verified it.
Has anyone from FF looked into this?
If this is infact true, do you not think this is
amazing if not a miracle?
May 14, 2003
I found some other references and answers to the
numerical miracles in quran and the number 19 (some on your website). It
seems like everytime I read your articles, you make sense. Then when I
read muslim articles, they too make sense sometimes.
Guess faith is not easy to shed. Keeps coming back
even when logic defies it!
I do not have access to an Arabic Quran with word
search. However do a search in the English Quran on these words to see their
Month = 7
Months = 14
Day = 507
Days = 40
My friend, Muslims lie and that is the best thing
they do. They are also gullible and willing to accept any lie to confirm
their belief. That is why few Muslims try to verify these lies but rather
pass them on to others and before you know a lie that is repeated often
is believed to be true.
I read the link you gave and as it appears an ex
follower of Rashid Khalifa is arguing the validity of the submitters’
claim that Quran is a numerical miracle.
In that link Daniel Lomax, who is still a Muslim,
says that he has done a word search on Yawm (day) in the Quran and has
found 475 recurrences of that word. However the Submitters who claim that
the Quran contains numerical miracles, establish self-serving criteria to
eliminate some of those words to come up with the desired number. For
example the “days” in plural are not counted. yawma'idh, which means,
literally, "the day when” is not counted. The same cheating tactic
is used almost for every other word to make it fit into their “miracle
of 19 ” mold. You can find “miracles” like that in any text. Since
you are the one who establishes the criteria to pick and choose which
words to count and how the miracle should be interpreted, you can
make any text look miraculous. For example to show that the occurrence of
the word Allah is divisible by their magic number 19 the Submitters had to discard
Allahumma (Oh God) from the count while other occurrences and variations
of Allah are maintained. All the initial bismillahs are excluded except
the first and the verse 9:128 – 129 are completely jettisoned. If you
are given cart blanch to pick and choose at whim, can’t you find exactly
what you are looking for almost in anything?
You can use the same trick and prove your miracle in
every occasion. For example
you can show that wherever a group of people is assembled that group is
some how a multiple of 7. How do you do that? Suppose you go to a
classroom and find 30 people. 30= (7 x 4) + 2. Then you discount the teacher
and the student who uses the wheelchair and voila, you have reached your
magic number. What if there are 32 people in the class? No problem! You do
not count the shortest and the tallest students until you get at your
magical number. You set the criteria as you already know what number you
have to get at to make your miracle work. This is how these “Quran
Only” Muslims have found numerical “miracles” in the Quran.
Now let us assume, (for the sake of argument) that
Quran indeed contains magical numbers. Does that make this book a divine
book? What is the message of the Quran? It is a message of hate and
violence. How can we accept that the maker of this universe be so petty,
so cruel, so unforgiving and so stupid as it appears in the Quran? Are we
to close our eyes to the nonsense that Quran teaches about the cosmos, the
shape of the Earth, and the firmament? Are we to forget the quranic
childish tales about how the embryos are formed or accept the crazy story
of splitting the moon and Muhammad’s ascension to heaven riding on a
pony? It does not take a
genius to find out that Quran is absurd and full of errors. Is really the
creator of this universe an idiot?
It is obvious, to any person with commonsense and
brains, that Quran is not from God. Now what about those numerical
miracles that some Muslims attribute to it? First of all those so called
miracles are forgeries. Secondly if that were true it only shows that
Quran was dictated by an astute yet malevolent demon. Only an evil spirit
could be so ruthless to demand so much blood and instill so much hate.
“Ye shall know them by their fruits” The fruits of the Quran are wars,
terrorism, dhimitude, women abuse, and raw hate. This book cannot be from
God but the lord of hate, terror and darkness.
However since Quran contains no mystery at all, we know that not
even a demon made Muhammad write that book. The Quran is the figment of
the imagination of a schizophrenic. It is nothing but the hallucination of
a mentally disturbed man.
this excellent article written by a young ex Muslim girl on numerical
Miracles of the Quran
All you have to do is see how stupid is this book in
respect of science and almost anything else. Then you won’t fall prey to
the charlatans and liars such as Ahmad
Ibn Naqib al-Misri who wrote:
" When it is possible
to achieve such an aim by lying but not by telling the truth, it is
permissible to lie if attaining the goal is permissible "
(Ref: Ahmad Ibn Naqib al-Misri, The
Reliance of the Traveller, translated by Nuh Ha Mim Keller , Amana
publications, 1997, section r8.2, page 745).