The First Verse

The opening statement: a strong foundation


it is already very assuring to learn that God made Code 19 apparent in the Quran just from the outset of the book. Even the most minute, simple facts linked to the Code were never brought to public attention until its unveiling in 1974. 

The most important statement

The opening statement of the Quran clearly represents the most important phrase in the entire Quran. Out of all the billions of possibilities we humans face when considering how to start off a book, the Creator deemed the following simple, 19-lettered statement as most appropriate:


[1:1] In the name of GOD, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

(١:١) بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ


On the surface, it is already a very pleasant verse to read. We are drawn to take the name of God Himself, followed by recalling two of His key attributes, both which allude to His utmost mercy. However, Code 19 now offers now offers deeper insight into the wisdom behind why God chose this phrase to start His book.


Code 19 teaches: deep wisdom behind everything


If there is one thing Code 19 tells us about the Quran: nothing in the text is merely there by ‘accident’; or ‘insignificant’ enough to escape the wide encompassing range of parameters fueling the text’s underlying 19-based mathematical structure. It makes us think twice before we question a linguistic outlier, the strange spelling of a certain word, the precise positioning of a verse, or maybe the numbers assigned behind each verse. It reminds us, truly, that God is doing everything.


“The Basmalah is so special and unique that it constitutes the foundation upon which the Quran’s 19-based mathematical composition is built. The four words and the 19 letters of the Basmalah are put together according to a mathematical system that is humanly impossible to compose. This remarkable system is based on the number and the gematrical values of the letters that constitute the four words of the Basmalah.” – Abdulla Arik, Beyond Probability


“A STRONG FOUNDATION: The Quran's first verse, “In the Name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful,” known as Basmalah, consists of 19 Arabic letters. Its constituent words occur in the Quran consistently in multiples of 19.” – Dr. Rashad Khalifa, Appendix 1 (Quran: The Final Testament)

Eight easy facts

FACT 1. This opening statement contains 19 letters.

FACT 2. This exact statement occurs 19 x 6 [114] times throughout the Quran.

FACT 3. All Quranic chapters start with this statement. However, it is conspicuously absent from chapter 9, causing the number of Basmalah’s to be 113. However, 19 chapters later, it is restored [it occurs twice in chapter 27].

FACT 4. Every word contained within this phrase occurs throughout the Quran in multiples of 19.


FACT 5. Total of frequencies [19 + 2698 + 57 + 114] --> 19 x 19 x 8 [2888]

FACT 6. Total multiplication factors [1 + 142 + 3 + 6] --> 19 x 8 [152]

FACT 7. The frequencies of each word [19, 2698, 57, 114] are linked to the gematrical value of a single unique attribute of God [of all mentioned attributes of God, only 4 are even divisible by 19, and happen to each result in the same 4 frequencies].*


*This claim has been put to the test and confirmed. 115 mentioned attributes of God were assessed by calculating their gematrical values - only 4 names turned out to have values divisible by 19, all which were miraculously in parallel to the frequency of the 4 words in the Basmalah. See NINETEEN: God’s Signature in Nature and Scripture by Edip Yuksel for the details. Additionally, Professor Cesar Majul was cited in Appendix 1 having assessed over 400 attributes, with yet the same outcome: only 4 names [above] were divisible by 19.

FACT 8. These 4 words in occur in 1919 [or 19 x 101] verses.

Probability = 0%

Probability can be roughly estimated in several ways but even just taking the most basic, least-considerate approach already renders a 0% probability in all practical terms.


The probability that all four words are multiples of 19 could be represented as [1/19^4] = 0.00000777%. The probability that their coefficients add to another multiple of 19 increases the probability by 1/19, so in total increased by another [1/19], reducing it further to [1/19]^5 0.000000404%. And so on, for each unique parameter. If we additionally factor in the phenomenon of four attributes of being identical to the frequency of these four words would be calculated separately:


 [1/19]^5 x [1/2698]^4 = 0.0000000000000199%.


Furthermore, we are actually demanding very precise multiples of 19: 19 [x1], [x142], [x3], [x6]. Thus only 4/142; less than 3% of actual multiples within this specific range are even acceptable. For every attribute in the list to harmoniously feed into such a bizarre criteria is near impossible. Not only are we demanding exactly 4 attributes to have distinctly parallel values to the frequency of the 4 words of the Basmalah, but also that that none of the other hundreds of other attributes have values divisible by 19.


Superhuman composition

The four words and the 19 letters of the Basmalah are put together according to a mathematical system that is humanly impossible to compose. Below is a mathematical overview of the Basmalah.

The facts

FACT 1. The statements consists of 19 letters.


ب س م ا ل ل ه ا ل ر ح م ن ا ل ر ح ي م


FACT 2. Verse sequence [1, 2, 3, 4] followed by their letters.


1 3 2 4 3 6 4 6


This 8-digit number is a multiple of 19

[19 x 19 x 36686]


FACT 3. Verse sequence [1, 2, 3, 4] followed by their gematrical values.


1 102 2 66 3 329 4 289


This 15-digit number is a multiple of 19

[19 x 5801401752331]


FACT 4. Verse sequence [1, 2, 3, 4] followed by the gematrical value of every letter.


1 2 60 40 2 1 30 30 5 3 1 30 200 8 40 50 4 1 30 200 8 10 40


This 37-digit number is a multiple of 19

[19 x 66336954226595422109686863843162160]


FACT 5. Same number as above, but each letter prefixed by its letter sequence [1-19].


1 1 2 2 60 3 40 2 4 1 5 30 6 30 7 5 3 8 1 9 30 10 200 11 8 12 40 13 50 4 14 1 15 30 16 200 17 8 18 10 19 40


This 56-digit number is a multiple of 19

[19 x 590843895848580686595327911581502139495327911581500560]




As you may have noticed, the numbers in these facts are in the same format:


1 ? 2 ? 3 ? 4 ? = n


The numbers 1-4 represent the four words of the Basmalah. The question marks represent any integer number. The resultant number “n” is a multiple of 19.


There are only two possible explanations for this phenomenon. One explanation is that all this is coincidence. After all, miraculous things do occasionally occur that cannot be explained easily, if at all. The only other explanation is that the Basmalah has been deliberately structured in a certain way to result in this remarkable mathematical system.


[17:88] Say, "If all the humans and all the jinns banded together in order to produce a Quran like this, they can never produce anything like it, no matter how much assistance they lent one another."