Date: 7th October 2016; 6th or 7th Muharram 1438;
ISLAMIC AL-JUMUAA REMINDER AND LEGACY GROUP, (http://aljumaareminder.com/), the one who made us realize 19 all over
WHEN WAS THE MIRACLE OF 19 IN THE QURAN REALIZED AND BY WHOM?
It has come to our attention that most people don’t even realize the valuable lessons we can get from the person who discovered the miracle of 19 in the Quran.
Before we begin explaining what we mean; please let us hear what Dr. Bilal Phillips has to say about Rashad Khalifa:
Have you ever heard of Rashad Khalifa? He was this Egyptian scientist in united states who back in the 70s claimed to have discovered the mathematical numerical miracle of the Quran. 19 (nineteen).
He claimed that 19 was the mathematical numerical miracle of the Quran. And he went through..of course at that time computers were at their early stages. And he had this huge computer calculation which he put in a book and everything…the computer speaks the Quran…the ultimate miracle. And he showed how, “Bismillahi Rahmani Rahim” consists of 19 letters. And in surah Mudathir..over it are 19.
He goes on also to the disjointed letters in the beginning of the Surahs…like Alif lam miim….Qaf….Sad…and all these and he showed how each letter is a multiple of 19 within each chapter and he goes on and on. People were amazed, you know. And he become very popular. The MSAs took him all around the countries giving lectures all around. Ahmeed Deedat he got a hold of the man’s thing and he made a book on it, the Quran’s numerical miracle and he is using it in his debates with the Christians.
Then by 1979, at a conference. I think it was held in Morocco. He announced in his conference that from his calculations of the multiple of 19 and its intricacy in the Quran etc…that he was able to determine the exact date of Yawmul Qiyama (Day of Judgement). When he said that, he lost most of his following. Right, that was it. Muslims no had to back off, right? But of course anybody who claims to have knowledge of Yawmul Qiyama (Day of Judgement) when the angel Jibril (Gabriel) asked Prophet Muhammad (SAW) about when the Hour will be, he replied, “I don’t know any more than you do.” Here you have Rashad Khalifa saying, “I know the exact date of the Day of Judgement.”
And after that, he just went from bad to worse. After that he denied the Sunnah altogether. He said that from his calculations he realized that the Quran is all that we need, you know. He says, “There is nothing left out the Book. So its finished. We don’t need Sunnah after that. What is this Sunnah. Hadith? People made it up.” He went along there.
Because when he now plotted now to establish his own new religion, he has to cut people off from the Sunnah. So he started there, and the next day we know he claimed by mid 80s that he found from his mathematical calculations that two verses in the Quran were false. Initially when he started off in the early 70s, his main aim was to prove that the Quran that we have is perfect and that it is a miracle from Allah, no change and next thing we know in the middle of the 80s that two verses [(Qur’an 9:128-129) of the Quran are false. And because these numbers actually…people were checking his calculations and found that his numbers were a bit off. So he took off these two verses and his calculations were right. So he said that they must be false, proof of the 19.
Then by the late 80s, he claimed prophethood. He said, “I am the messenger of Allah.” The 19 proves it. Then he goes and shows how his name is..you know..you add up the letters and the values and it is a multiple of 19 and it is in the Quran and all this story.
And Alhamdullilla some brave brother went and assassinated him. He was assassinated in Tucson Arizona, they found him in the morning dead. Stabbed to death. And he had predicted before that nobody would kill him because he was a Prophet of Allah. So this was actual proof to finish him off. He was assassinated, they looked high and low to find out who it was but Alhamdulillaha whoever did it. Did it the right way. Not telling anybody, the thing had to be done. You do it and you are the only one who knows about it. MashaAllah, may Allah give him Paradise. So that was the end of Rashad Khalifa.
But his followers still keeping their stuff going. Still promoting it and it died out in the early 90s and we didn’t hear very much from them but with the rise of the internet; they got out to the internet and they started promoting their things again. They call themselves, Submitters international. When Rashad denied Sunnah and everything, the religion become his own interpretation. In their temple, men and women prayed side by side. In the Saff, rows. Sometimes when he was not there, his wife used to lead Swalah (Prayer). This was their practice. In other words they made up their own religion. So somebody like that, we don’t consider him to be or in that group submitters international to be a part of Islam.
[On January 31, 1990, Rashad Khalifa was found stabbed to death inside the Masjid (Mosque) of Tucson Arizona, his place of employment.]
IARLG’s overall comments:
After reading about Rashad Khalifa and re-reading Surah Al-Muddathir (especially the 30th and 31st Ayat) we realized a lot.
Over it are nineteen (angels as guardians and keepers of Hell). And We have set none but angels as guardians of the Fire, and We have fixed their number (19) only as a trial for the disbelievers, in order that the people of the Scripture may arrive at a certainty and the believers may increase in Faith (as this Qur’an is the truth) and that no doubts may be left for the people of the Scripture and the believers, and that those in whose hearts is a disease (of hypocrisy) and the disbelievers may say: “What Allah intends by this (curious) example ?” Thus Allah leads astray whom He wills and guides whom He wills. And none can know the hosts of your Lord but He. And this is nothing else than a (warning) reminder to mankind. (Qur’an 74:30-31)
Judging by how Rashad Khalifa lived from the 1970s to his death; it is apparent that his heart had a disease. We didn’t just take what Dr Bilal Phillips said as facts. We investigated what he said about Rashad Khalif and found what he said about him was true. Now back to Rashad Khalifa.
Allah truly leads astray whom He wills; could anyone had imagined that such a man whom Allah enabled to show us the miracle of 19 would be lead astray by Allah? That is why Allah says know one can know the hosts of your Lord but He.
This is somewhat contrasting with Abu Sufyan. When the Ayats from Surah Qalam below were revealed in the early stages of Islam, would you have had imagined that Abu Sufyan would become Muslim after so many years of fighting against the Muslims?
Then leave Me Alone with such as belie this Quran. We shall punish them gradually from directions they perceive not. And I will grant them a respite. Verily, My Plan is strong. (Qur’an 68:44-45).
- Abu Sufyan seemed like a bad guy in the beginning but Allah only saved him in the end by allowing him to accept Islam. This delay in accepting faith was so that Abu Sufyan would serve as trial for the Muslims.
- Rashad Khalifa seemed like good and promising guy in the beginning but Allah exposed him in the end. If you buy a computer with a defect; you might not realize it has a defect if you do light tasks but when you do heavy tasks with the computer is when you will realize it has a defect and will hold you back. May Allah cure our hidden defects (diseases of the heart).
The whole of Surah Al-Muddathir is for mankind but after re-reading it we realized that most if not all of the Ayat were talking about Rashad Khalifa and that we should take lessons from that. We are not judging him of being in Hell just for the sake of judging; we are doing so because his own life style left us no choice but to judge so. This Surah was not revealed specifically for Rashad Khalifa but for the whole of the ‘Alamin (worlds).
It (this Quran) is only a Reminder for the Alamin (all worlds). (Qur’an 38:87)
Allah is not unjust; He clearly gives us the reason as to why He misleads people:
…And He misleads thereby only those who Al-Fasiqun (the rebellious, disobedient to Allah). (Qur’an 2:26)
We should always double check our faith and always ask Allah to guide us to the Straight Path no matter how valuable we think the deeds we are doing are.
Why do you think we repeat these Ayats in every Rakat of the Prayer?
Guide us to the Straight Way, the Way of those on whom You have bestowed Your Grace, not (the way) of those who earned Your Anger (such as the Jews), nor of those who went astray (such as the Christians). (Qur’an 1:6-7)
It is because we constantly need guidance.
Why do you think Ibrahim and Ismail after building the Kaabah asked Allah to accept their building of the Ka’bah?
And (remember) when Ibrahim (Abraham) and (his son) Isma’il (Ishmael) were raising the foundations of the House (the Ka’bah at Makkah), (saying), “Our Lord! Accept (this service) from us. Verily! You are the All-Hearer, the All-Knower.” (Qur’an 2:127)
It is because we never really know if Allah has accepted our deeds. We ask Allah to accept our deeds.
IARLG’s comments on the miracle of 19 in the Quran:
We personally believe that the miracle of 19 in the Quran is good and beneficial for the believers as stated in (Quran 74:31).
The fact that Rashad Khalifa denied Hadith whereby there is a lot of proof that Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was okay with Hadiths being written after people were used to the Quran and in his final sermon he said, “All those who listen to me shall pass on my words to others and those to others again; and may the last ones understand my words better than those who listen to me directly. Be my witness, O ALLAH, that I have conveyed your message to your people”.
Naturally this is what the companions did. Do you think that his wife Aisha who is one of the top writers of Ahadith and Abu Huraira would not stop writing Ahadith if the Prophet (SAW) prohibited it? The fact that the Hadiths were written and in his last sermon he informed the companions to pass on his words is proof that he acknowledged the writing of Ahadith and if it was not okay; Allah would not have said the religion is complete if the Ahadith needed to be eradicated first.
If we stop following the Ahadith of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) then we will end up following rulings of other people while Prophet Ibrahim asked Allah to give us someone (Prophet Muhammad SAW) to instruct us on the Book (Quran).
[Ibrahim’s invocation] “Our Lord! Send amongst them a Messenger of their own (and indeed Allah answered their invocation by sending Muhammad SAW), who shall recite unto them Your Verses and instruct them in the Book (this Quran) and Al-Hikmah (full knowledge of the Islamic laws and jurisprudence or wisdom or Prophethood etc), and sanctify them. Verily! You are the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.” (Qur’an 2:129)
He it is Who sent among the unlettered ones a Messenger (Muhammad SAW) from among themselves, reciting to them His Verses, purifying them, and teaching them the Book and Al-Hikmah. And verily, they had been before in manifest error and He has sent him also to others among them (Muslims) who have not yet joined them. And He (Allah) is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise. (Qur’an 62:3-4)
Let us look at further proof through of approval of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) via a collector of Ahadith:
His (Bukhari) acceptance by Allah’s Messenger sallallâhu `alayhi wa sallam
Imâm Bukhârî devoted his entire life, in the search for the way of life given by the Holy Prophet sallallâhu `alayhi wa sallam, in acting upon his sayings and researching into this science. His each and every action was a fragment of the way of the Messenger. Warrâq stated: “In a dream, I once saw Imâm Bukhârî walking behind the Prophet sallallâhu `alayhi wa sallam and his feet would fall exactly where the feet of the blessed Prophet had fallen.”
Farbarî stated: “Once in a dream, I met the Holy Prophet sallallâhu `alayhi wa sallam and he asked me, ‘Where are you going?’ I replied, ‘To Muhammad ibn Ismâ`îl [al-Bukhârî].’ He then said, ‘Go, and give him my salâm.'”
Just as the Holy Prophet sallallâhu `alayhi wa sallam had happiness with Imâm Bukhârî during his lifetime, he was also pleased with him after his death. Concerning this, `Abd al-Wâhid ibn Âdam Awaysî stated: “I saw the Holy Prophet sallallâhu `alayhi wa sallam in my sleep standing with a group of his Companions. I asked, ‘O Prophet sallallâhu `alayhi wa sallam, who are you waiting for?’ He replied, ‘For Bukhârî.’ After a few days I heard the news of Imâm Bukhârî’s passing away. He had died at the very moment that I saw the Prophet sallallâhu `alayhi wa sallam in my dream.”
It was quite unfortunate that Rashad Khalifa never really took the advice of Allah in (Qur’an 53:32) below:
….So ascribe not purity to yourselves. He knows best him who fears Allah and keep his duty to Him. (Qur’an 53:32)
Let us look at the Ayat below and reflect on them for our own sake without pointing fingers to anyone else but ourselves:
It is He Who has sent down to you (Muhammad SAW) the Book (this Qur’an). In it are Verses that are entirely clear, they are the foundations of the Book; and others not entirely clear. So as for those in whose hearts there is a deviation (from the truth) they follow that which is not entirely clear thereof, seeking Al-Fitnah (polytheism and trials, etc.), and seeking for its hidden meanings, but none knows its hidden meanings save Allah (. And)/ (and) those who are firmly grounded in knowledge say: “We believe in it; the whole of it (clear and unclear Verses) are from our Lord.” And none receive admonition except men of understanding. (Qur’an 3:7)
(They say): “Our Lord! Let not our hearts deviate (from the truth) after You have guided us, and grant us mercy from You. Truly, You are the Bestower. Our Lord! Verily, it is You Who will gather mankind together on the Day about which there is no doubt. Verily, Allah never breaks His Promise”. (Qur’an 3:8-9)
And We send down from the Qur’an that which is a healing and a mercy to those who believe, and it increases the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers) nothing but loss. (Qur’an 17:82)
And indeed it (this Qur’an) will be an anguish for the disbelievers (on the Day of Resurrection). (Qur’an 69:50)
1974: A Prophesy Fulfilled
The momentous discovery that “19” is the Quran’s common denominator became a reality in January 1974, coinciding with Zul-Hijjah 1393 A.H. The Quran was revealed in 13 B.H.(Before Hijrah). This makes the number of years from the revelation of the Quran to the revelation of its miracle 1393 + 13 = 1406 = 19×74. As noted above, the unveiling of the Miracle took place in January 1974. The correlation between 19×74 lunar years and 1974 solar years could not escape notice. This is especially uncanny in view of the fact that “19” is only mentioned in sura 74.
Think about this for a moment. Solar and lunar calenders are not in unison, they are on a different time scale. For example, for every 100 solar years, 103 lunar years have elapsed.
Why is this important? Since, time on lunar and solar calenders are traveling at different rates the miracle could not have been revealed at any other date except 1974. Here is why.
IF REVEALED ONE YEAR EARLIER: 1973
Solar year 1973 corresponds to Lunar year 1392. This means the Quran was revealed (13 BH +1392 AH = 1405) 1405 Lunar years earlier. However, 1405 is NOT a multiple of 19. As well, 19 x 73 = 1387 Lunar years which corresponds to Solar year 1954, which is incorrect.
IF REVEALED ONE YEAR LATER: 1975
Solar year 1975 corresponds to Lunar year 1394. This means the Quran was revealed (13 BH +1394 AH = 1407) 1407 Lunar years earlier. However, 1407 is NOT a multiple of 19. As well, 19 x 75 = 1425 Lunar years which corresponds to Solar year 1992, which is incorrect.
IT ALL COMES TOGETHER IN 1974
Solar year 1974 corresponds to Lunar year 1393 which is exactly 1406 Lunar years ( 13 b.h. + 1393 a.h =1406) from the revealing of Quran to the revealing of it’s miracle. As well, 1406 = 19 x 74. In addition, the number 19 is ONLY MENTIONED in Sura 74.
Dr. Rashad Khalifa did not have any knowledge that his curiosity regarding the meaning of the alphabet letters that initialize 29 chapters of the Quran would end up with the discovery of its mathematical system. His computerized study that started in 1969 gave its fruits in 1974 by the discovery of the 14 century old SECRET.
If the Code 19 was going to provide strong evidence for the authenticity of the Quran, then it is reasonable to expect that the identity of the discoverer and the time of the discovery would not be coincidental. Indeed, the events have demonstrated a prophetic design in the timing of this miraculous mathematical design.
It is an undisputed fact that the number 19 is mentioned only in a chapter called “The Hidden,” the 74th chapter of the Quran. Juxtaposing these two numbers yields 1974, exactly the year in which the code was deciphered. (1) If you multiply these two numbers, 19×74, you will end up with 1406, the exact number of lunar years between the revelation of the Quran and the discovery of the code. Adding to this prophetic mathematical design, is the fact that the derivatives of the name of the discoverer, RShD (guidance), occurs in the Quran exactly 19 times. (2) The relationship between the following five elements, in my opinion, is more than interesting.
* The mathematical code (19).
* The number of the chapter mentioning the code (74).
* The year of the discovery of the code (1974).
* The number of lunar years between the revelation of the Quran and the year of the discovery (19×74).
* The frequency of derivatives of discoverer’s name, RShD, in the Quran (19).
The first two verses of Chapter 74 is about the revealing of the secret:
- O you hidden one,
- Come out and warn!
It is interesting that if we consider one version of spelling the first word, which contains three Alifs instead of two, (3) the number of letters in these two verses are 19. More interestingly, when we add the numerical values of each letter in these two verses the sum is a very familiar number.
Here is the value of each letter:
Y = 10
A = 1
A = 1
Y = 10
H = 5
A = 1
A = 1
L = 30
M = 40
D = 4
TH = 500
R = 200
Q = 100
M = 40
F = 80
A = 1
N = 50
Z = 700
R = 200
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