Many of the phenomena presented on this site point to the ingenious arrangement of the words, verses and chapters of the Holy Quran. It is clear that mathematical systems played a role in the authoring of this Book. God is not like anything that we know. This is what He says in the Holy Quran. His intelligence is unlimited and this is evident in His final revelation to mankind.
Today I am going to present structural phenomena in the Holy Quran that testify on God’s unlimited ability. We will observe some facts about the Holy Quran that it would be highly inconceivable that they were put in place by men at time when computers were not available. Because the mere observation of these features of the Holy Quran requires modern computer software.
The Holy Quran has 6236 verses distributed in 114 chapters. The content of the verses along with their arrangement in the Quran was revealed by God by His archangel Gabriel. All the verses were revealed unto Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) in a period that extended 23 years (between the years 610 CE and 632 CE).
The first chapter of the Holy Quran - It summurizes all muslim faith - Click here for English translation
The phenomena that will be presented here concern odd and even numbers. Numbers 3, 5, 7 and 9 etc. are odd numbers while numbers 2, 4, 6 and 8 etc. are even numbers. Half of the chapters have an odd number as their serial number (order of arrangment in the Holy Book), while others (second half) have an even number as their serial number. In the same manner, some chapters have a verse count which is an odd number, while others have a verse count which is an even number. Chapter number 19 (odd) is named "Mary" and it has 98 verses (even number verse count).
What follow is that the chapters of the Holy Quran can be arranged into two main divisions:
a) Chapters that their serial number and their verse count match when it concerns being odd or even e.g. chapter nr. 2 (Heifer) since it has 286 verses (both are even numbers) and chapter nr. 17 (Children of Israel) since it has 111 verses (both are odd numbers). These chapters of this type will be referred to here as matching chapters.
b) Chapters that their serial number and their verse count do not match when it concerns being odd or even e.g. chapter nr. 76 (Human) since it has 31 verses or chapter nr. 12 (Joseph) since it has 111 verses. These chapters of this type will be referred to here as non-matching chapters.
The facts that can be observed in the Holy Quran:
» The first interesting observation is that the number of matching chapters is 57 chapters and the number of non-matching chapters is also 57 chapters.
» We see also that the number of chapters that have an odd number verse count is 54 chapters and the number of chapters that have an even number verse count is 60 chapters. Half of each division is matching chapters and the other half is of non-matching chapters. In other words, wee see for example that there are 27 chapters that have an odd number verse count and that their serial number is also an odd number (matching chapters) and another 27 chapters that have an odd number verse count and that their serial number is an even number (non-matching chapters). The same appllies to the chapters with an even number verse count. Here we have two parts, 30 chapters each. Please consult the table below:
» In addition to that, and as can be seen in the table, the sum of matching chapters' numbers and how many verses in them is 6236. Interestingly, the Holy Quran as a whole has exactly 6236 verses!
» At the same time we see that the total of chapters' numbers and their verse count for the non-matching chapters is 6555. This number is equal to the sum of chapters' numbers of the whole Holy Quran, i.e. 1 + 2 + 3 + ... + 114 !
There is no record that Muhammad (peace be upon him) and his mates sat down and calculated verse totals. No at all! It is Allah - Jehovah God who is capable of doing this. Just imagine how effortful it would be to discover these phenomena without modern computer software such as Excel.