By Ijaz Chaudry

Disjoining Mathematical Miracle of 19 from the Quran;

There are some such as Dr Ali Fazley who disjoin the mathematical miracle of 19 from the Quran when it is quite obvious that both go hand in hand please read Quran is fully detailed.  They disjoin the miracle from the Quran by stating on their web site that Dr Rashad Khalifa’s appendices are not part of the Quran…  I can understand that to a certain degree and agree partly however, there is lot of valuable information, derived by Rashad using the Quran and the Miracle of 19 which is valid.  Are they asking to forget all what good Rashad did??  I am sorry that is not allowable.

 I would like to make another point regarding this subject which is that (6:114) talks about … shall I seek other than God as a source of law, when He has revealed to you this book… Thus the Quran is source of our religion. At this point I will give you one or two dictionary meanings of “Source” which is ‘The point at which something springs into being or from which it derives or is obtained…  One that causes creates or initiates … I am particularly interested in “it derives” this part clearly lets us know that we can derive from the source and the sources can be substantiated. Thus Quran does initiate however the miracle of 19 reveals further information from it and both aspects are integral part of each other.

I would also like to comment on role of Dr Ali Fazley.  His previous website talks about humans need no help other than God’s, this is true but not in a literal sense as portrayed in this web site, because every day of our life we need help from each other, if Dr Ali Fazley was left on his own after birth, I am sure he would not be alive, his parents helped him to grow up the way he is today and while he was growing he received the education through the help of his teachers.  Therefore saying “… why do we ask others besides Him for help…” is not quite true I am sure Dr Ali Fazley asks for help every day from his assistants.  Does that mean he is practicing Shirk (idolworship).  Not true we can and will ask for help, but the provider of help is God and He could provide help by any means He desires.  It could be in the way one human helping, another, or a teacher or a messenger guiding a student, ultimately it comes from God, and one should welcome any help he/she receives in any way or form because it could be from God.  If one does not accept human or other help he/she will seem arrogant.  It might not be that they are meaning to be arrogant, it could be only their attitude towards others based on misinformation fed by Dr Ali Fazley where he suggest that help comes from God and no one else.   At this juncture I would like to illustrate an example from the Quran where Moses asks for help from God and the help comes in a form of a human being.  This should enforce my argument that God does send help in any form or means including human help;

 [28:24]  He watered for them, then turned to the shade, saying, "My Lord, whatever provision you send to me, I am in dire need for it."[28:25] Soon, one of the two women approached him, shyly, and said, "My father invites you to pay you for watering for us." When he met him, and told him his story, he said, "Have no fear. You have been saved from the oppressive people."

 Notice in (28:24) Moses had asked for help from God but he also had to tell story to Joshua where most probably asked his help to save him from Pharaoh…  Hence it is not wrong to ask for help from God first and then from humans who are sent to help you, it is only human courtesy to do that.  Another example of asking for help would be when in chapter 18 the people ask man with two horns to build them a dam to protect from Gog and Magog.   Another example where believers will help the messenger;

 [8:62]  If they want to deceive you, then GOD will suffice you. He will help you with His support, and with the believers.

 Arrogance is doom for the believers because it closes doors to communication, and one shuts the door to all new information because what he/she knows they think is the best.  And this makes arrogant people into disbelievers.  There are several verses in the Quran which confirm what I am saying about arrogance following are few;

[2:34]  When we said to the angels, "Fall prostrate before Adam," they fell prostrate, except Satan; he refused, was too arrogant, and a disbeliever.

[2:206]  When he is told, "Observe GOD," he becomes arrogantly indignant. Consequently, his only destiny is Hell; what a miserable abode.

[7:13]  He said, "Therefore, you must go down, for you are not to be arrogant here. Get out; you are debased."[7:36]  As for those who reject our revelations, and are too arrogant to uphold them, they have incurred Hell, wherein they abide forever.

[7:75]  The arrogant leaders among his people said to the common people who believed, "How do you know that Saaleh is sent by his Lord?" They said, "The message he brought has made us believers."

In (7:75) it is clear the non-arrogant listen to the message and became believers while arrogant did not listen and became disbelievers.  Thus the conclusion would be not to be arrogant and listen to new information, you never know what is in horizon, there, might be the information which could lead you to salvation. Remember;

[12:76] … Above every knowledgeable one, there is one who is even more knowledgeable.

Briefly I would also like to correct Dr Rashad Khalifa’s translation of;

 [12:42]  He then said to the one to be saved "Remember me at your lord." Thus, the devil caused him to forget his Lord (it should be lord), and, consequently, he remained in prison a few more years.

 The word lord and Lord has the same word in Arabic Rabb.  However, we can prove by the miracle of 19 that (12:42) never mention God.  The reason for this is that Gv of Allah (God) is 66.  This number is not divisible by (12:42) in any combination or addition, which confirms the fact that this verse is not talking about God.  However when we use Gv of Al-Insaan which is (Human) 192 and concatenate it with (12:42) it is completely multiple of 19;

 192 12 42 = 101118 x 19 or 192 12 42 / 190 = 10111.8

 Thus this code confirms a fact that all participants in (12:42) were humans, Joseph and King’s man.  If you look at other translations they say the same.

 The Temporal connection here is gv of Al-Insaan left most which means recent or today because humans exist today while the incident in (12:42) happened long time ago.  The Temporal connection also confirms that today’s humans should take advice from (12:42) the way the code has confirmed the facts that is the “lord” in this verse is human.  The Position is 8 which, describes “Issues”, indeed the context of this verse has become an issue since it was translated by Dr Rashad Khalifa, because people think asking for help besides God is a sin, however this code confirms that it is not a sin, to ask for help from others.  The Level is 5 which “Detailing information” indeed the code described in detail who the participants of this verse were.  If you are not convinced than there is more please, continue reading;

 There is a verse in Chapter 12 in the Quran which further shows the character of Joseph.  Joseph based on (12:42) and this new verse (12:70) can be characterised as a cautious non risk taker person.  These two verses also clarify for us that each one of us must try our best not to take a risk and ask for help where ever possible to make life easy for ourselves.  Each human being has to take the first step if they want to achieve a goal.  So that when the message came to you of worshiping God alone you were the one who accepted it.  So if an opportunity arrives where you could be helped why not take it all comes from God.  In a human being perspective we should not be fatalistic, yes God does control all matters but it is human responsibility to take the initiative when the opportunity arrives why because we asked for freedom of choice remember, that is why we are responsible for choosing;

 [33:72]  We have offered the trust (freedom of choice) to the heavens and the earth, and the mountains, but they refused to bear it, and were afraid of it. But the human being accepted it; he was transgressing, ignorant.

 [12:70]  When he provided them with their provisions, he placed the drinking cup in his brother's bag, then an announcer announced: "The owners of this caravan are thieves."

Of course (12:70) is also the verse which tells us that we can have Insurances.  However, regarding what we were discussing earlier which is (12:42), there are few questions raised by (12:70) regarding (12:42).  For example if Joseph did forget God in (12:42) and then again in (12:70) then where is the caution in the Quran to Joseph for doing what he did do, forgot God and used his own initiative in both verses scenarios.  There is no caution thus pointing in the direction of being Joseph’s character and personality and not sin.  And that it is okay what he did do under the circumstances he was under.

So how do we know that if a messenger or a believer does something wrong, God will caution him.

[9:115]  GOD does not send any people astray, after He had guided them, without first pointing out for them what to expect. GOD is fully aware of all things.

 (9:115) tells us that God will let the believer know what he/she has done if they have done something wrong.  This fact has occurred in the Quran many times where Muhammad was cautioned by God if he made a mistake the examples are (Frowned & marrying his adopted son’s wife Zeid) these facts are documented in the Quran.  Similarly Abraham did something wrong and when he realised he was wrong he rectified that situation (9:114).

 [9:114]  The only reason Abraham asked forgiveness for his father was that he had promised him to do so. But as soon as he realized that he was an enemy of GOD, he disowned him. Abraham was extremely kind, clement.

 However, not once Joseph has been cautioned in the Quran regarding what he did in (12:42 & 12:70), why is this because Joseph did not forget God in (12:42) it was King’s man who forgot to tell King about Joseph, and it is perfectly okay to ask for help.  I believe I have provided ample evidence to settle this matter.

Dr Ali Fazley very cleverly wrote an article on Mathematical Miracle of 19 on  his previous web site www.moslem.org.  But is just description of maths involved with prime numbers and 19.  No actual information is gleaned from this research, and no new information has come to light regarding the Quran and the Miracle of 19.  All it proves is that Quran is mathematically composed book, which Dr Rashad Khalifa already done.  It is done more eloquently by Dr Ali Fazley because perhaps he is a mathematician and Dr Rashad Khalifa was not.  God reveals to His messengers can Dr Ali Fazley show us what has been revealed to him, which could help guide the believers?

An excerpt from Dr Ali Fazley’s web site:

“GOD tells us that He is The Seer, The Hearer and Omnipotent.
Why do we ask others besides Him for help.
Have they created anything?
Can they hear or see or help anyone?”