Mysterious Letters

"The Quran is characterized by a unique phenomenon never found in any other book; 29 suras are prefixed with 14 different sets of "Quranic Initials,” consisting of one to five letters per set. Fourteen letters, half the Arabic alphabet, participate in these initials. The significance of the Quranic initials remained a divinely guarded secret for 14 centuries."

 

- Rashad Khalifa, Ph.D.

14 Century Old Secret

These mysterious letters (muqaṭṭaʿāt حُرُوف مُقَطَّعَات ḥurūf muqaṭṭaʿāt, "disjoined letters" or "disconnected letters") have remained a divinely guarded secret since the Quran's revelation. Traditional scholars unanimously claim the true wisdom behind these letters is unknown.

Since the Quran's miracle was destined to be after Muhammed (10:20), this prolonged uncertainty was in accordance with God's will, preserved for the technologically sophisticated generations. Today, we are among the first to witness how exactly these letters form a major miracle of the Quran (10:1, 12:1, 13:1, 15:1, 26:2, 27:1, 28:2, 31:2). 

Miracle for All of Humanity

Just like we can observe the nature around us both with our bare eyes or a microscope, we can also appreciate Code 19's very obvious existence on the outset. Going deeper we are bound to find more dynamic, interlocking elements of the Code. Such a system is in line with God's fractal design in the universe. This serves both the simple-minded and technical audience, making it a miracle for all of humanity. (41:53, 74:30-37)

As an example, we learn that the initials "HH-M" (ح-م) uniquely stand out: they only form a multiple of 19 when added across all 7 chapters it prefixes (chapters 40-46). If just one "HH" (ح) or "M" (م) was added to any of these 7 chapters, the entire system collapses. On the other hand, a more straightforward initial, "Q" (ق), individually forms direct multiples of 19 in the two chapters it prefixes (42 & 50). However, then the complexity is further increased. We find that one of the two chapters is actually more than twice as long as the other, yet have the same number of Q's (and happen to be multiples of 19). Furthermore, the sum of these multiples (57 + 57) add to 114, the number of chapters in the Quran. And so on. As these facts add up, the deliberate nature of this Code becomes absolutely indisputable. The only question that remains is of its significance; not of its truth value.

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