IN THE NAME OF GOD THE ALL GRACIOUS

THE ALL MERCIFUL

JOURNAL OF SUBMISSION

Volume 5 No. 5, November-December 1997

Editor: All R. Fazely

Associate Editors: Saied Andalib and Milan Sulc

P.O.Box 80333

Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808

e-mail: 764 51.271@CompuServe. Corn

Awesome Mathematical Sign

Awesomeness of GOD's Mathematical Signs

Letter from the editor:

About 1400 years ago, GOD revealed His final scripture, the Quran, during the month of Ramadan, to Prophet Muhammad. Sura 47 of the Quran is called Mohammad. The names of chapters of the Quran are divinely chosen to convey mathematical structures with which GOD tests or disturbs the disbelievers [1]. We know that this sura has 38 verses. This is a design by GOD that every sura has to have a specific number of verses to tell us that this is a divine book. Let us examine the number 4738. This number is a composite. A composite number is a number that can be divided into factors. For example, 6 is a composite since it is equal to 2 × 3. Therefore,

4738 = 23 ×2× 103

Numbers 23, 2 and 103 can not be divided into any other numbers (except 1 and themselves) and therefore, they are prime numbers. Every composite number can be factored into its prime numbers. Now, let us examine these prime factors and their indices.

232103

9127

This takes us back to chapter 9 having 127 verses. In sura 74 verse 30, GOD tells us that "Over it is 19". Accordingly, the order of writing the digits 9, 1, 2 and 7 happens to be the 19th permutation of these four digits in ascending order. All praises are due to GOD, Creator of all things.

GOD's Signs in the Horizons and Within Ourselves

Do People Like GOD's Signs?

GOD created in His Infinite Wisdom the heavens and the earth according to a perfect design. The Creator of all things created the sky we see during the night containing hundreds of billions of galaxies with trillions of stars like our sun, a small star. There are stars 100 times larger than our sun. Our galaxy, the Milky Way has a diameter of 100,000 light years. It means, traveling at the speed of light takes 100,000 years from one end of the milky way to the other end. Our galaxy is not a large galaxy, when compared to one whose diameter is 6,000,000 light years. Our universe called by GOD The Lowest Universe, is the smallest and the innermost of the Seven universes (heavens). GOD placed in the skies the moon as a light and the sun as a lamp [2]. GOD also tells us that He adorned the lowest universe with stars, like or much larger than our own sun. These are GOD's Signs and there are many other Signs that He describes for us in the Quran. As a matter of fact every verse in the Quran is called an "aaya" or sign from I'Iim.

Many folks ask about people's reaction to the mathematical Signs of the Quran. This question can be answered by asking "are people happy with GOD's Signs"? I quote a few verses from sura 30 in the Quran and let you conclude that people generally object to GOD's Signs and would like to have a world according to their own desires. GOD tells us:

30:20 - Among His Signs is that He created you from dust, then you became reproducing humans.

30:21 - Among His signs is that He created for you spouses from among yourselves, in order to have tranquility and contentment with each other. He places in your hearts love and care towards your spouses. In this, there are signs for people who think.

30:22 - Among His signs are the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the variations in your languages and your colors. In these, there are signs for the knowledgeable.

30:23 - Among His signs is your sleeping during the night or the day, and your working in pursuit of His bounties. In this, there are signs for people who hear.

30:24 - Among His signs is that He shows you the lightning as a source of fear as well as hope. And He sends down from the sky water to revive a land that has died. In these, there are signs for people who understand.

30:25 - Among His signs is that the heaven and the earth are standing at His disposal. Finally, He calls you out of the earth, one call, whereupon you immediately rise.

How many people do you know who are sincerely happy with the aforementioned Signs of GOD? Groups of people always have problems with others due to differences that GOD has bestowed upon them. Billions of human beings have been and are being killed by others, because one group of people had the notion that they are better than the others. How many people do you know who put in an honest work day without cheating or sliding by? Many people in the name of religion ask for a wage and become professional religionists. These groups of people are in direct contradiction with the assertion of GOD's Signs that His messengers do not ask for money. As a matter of fact they have regular jobs just like other people. People who appose GOD's Signs are in the majority in this world. This should not be a source of disappointment to the believers, for GOD tells us so many times in the Quran that the majority will not believe and we have to trust GOD.

Saied Andalib, by GOD's Grace noted the following awesome signs in chapter 9 of the Quran. Note that an ordered verse refers to a verse where the word “ALLAH" has been mentioned at least once.

Verse 9:74 is a cutoff in an interesting way. Note that 74 is the chapter where the number 19 has been mentioned.

The sum of the ordered verses from 9:1 to 9:74 is 2147. Note that 2147 is the total sum of the frequency of the initials H.M. in chapters 40 through 46. Verse 9:74 is the 58th ordered verse from 9:1. Note that sura 58 is the only sura in the Quran where all its verses are “ordered”. Furthermore, the frequency of the word GOD through chapter 58 is 2489 = 19 x 131.

From 9:75 to 9:127 there are 42 ordered verses and 17 of them are multiple ordered (more than one word "GOD" has been used in the verse); the sum of these 42 verses is 4217. Note that 4217 is simply a permutation of 2147.

From 9:75 to 9:127 there are 25 = 42 - 17 order 1 verses. The sum of these 25 verses is 2489. We also noted that 9:74 was the 58th ordered verse from 9:1. The frequency of the word GOD at the end of Ch. 58 is 2489. We already know the connection of 2147 with 2489.

From 9:75 to 9:98 there are 19 ordered verses. The total frequency of the word GOD in these 19 verses is 26; signifying 2698. Furthermore, we recall 75 is the number of verses in sura 8, and 8 is the number of verses in sura 98, and 98 is the number of verses in chapter 19.

From 9:75 to 9:109 there are 29 ordered verses; we know 29 is the index of prime number 109.

The Earth Without the Moon

By" Hossein Kowsari

15:85 - And (remember, 0 man:) We did not create the heavens and the earth and all that is between them except in truth (/or a purpose) ....

72:28 -.... He has counted everything, one by one.

21:33 - And He is the One who created the night and the day, and the sun and the moon; each floating in its own orbit.

As repeated throughout the Quran, there is no accident in GOD's universe; everything is created for a purpose, then progresses, evolves, and moves according to GOD's design toward that goal and its final destiny. Every event, large or small is exactly counted. We, as human beings, do not have all the information at our disposal to know why a particular event occurs, which may seem unjust at the time, and not another. Quran very specifically addresses this issue for those who do believe in 18:60-82, among other verses.

In this article we are concerned with created things and shall present one more example of how every thing is created for a purpose, moon, in this case. As you recall we previously gave many examples of laws of nature, properties of atoms etc. that had to be exactly what they were for life to evolve and flourish and how the slightest deviation would have prevented life, at least as we know it. Let us see if moon plays any crucial role, or it just happens to be there. Let us imagine we have the same solar system, same galaxy, same history of universe, same earth with same characteristics- with only one difference: no moon. This, of course, is not an exhaustive study; I only highlight some of the effects assuming there was no moon.

Ocean tides are largely caused by the moon, and so in the absence of moon they would decrease significantly. What effect would this decrease in tidal activity have on life? For one thing, the intertidal zone of the oceans; the regions exposed on the shoreline, would be smaller and as a result the number of birds and sea-feeding birds would be less and this in turn would affect the whole chain of species, above and below, with disastrous results.

Without the moon, the earth's rotation would have decreased much more slowly. A shorter day would have had important effects on the evolution of life. Today our biological clock cycle is about twenty five hours, but there is a mechanism that adjusts these internal clocks every day to be in synch with the cycle of day and night. Research by physicians has shown that if day was significantly shorter than it is, biological clocks could not be pulled in synch with earth's rotation- we could not function.

Wind patterns, which are generated in large measure by earth's rotation, would be quite different and much stronger. For example, winds on Jupiter which rotates about every ten hours are so strong that they create hurricanes that last for decades and maybe even centuries! Wind patterns extend in complete rings around the planet. Can you imagine how we could possibly have communicated amid such howling winds?! That would have been the least of our problems, if we could possibly exist under those conditions.

One may argue that the above, and other effects not mentioned, are matters of degree and somehow we could have adjusted and survived. However, moon plays other roles that is of absolute importance to earth and its inhabitants and is not a matter of degrees. Moon has shielded earth from meteors that would have otherwise hit us. Instead of striking earth, they have smashed into the moon. We can see on NASA pictures many of the scars they have created on the far side of the moon, which always faces deep space and as a result is one of the most heavily cratered surfaces in the solar system. There are more than a dozen craters on the moon's far side with diameters of one hundred and fifty miles and more and numerous smaller ones. Consider what catastrophe would have been if these were to strike earth. Remember, in addition to the immediate disasters, they would cause hundreds of miles of dirt and earth material be thrown into the air and they would stay there for many years and prevent sunlight from reaching earth, causing global winter for years to come and their cumulative effect would be total disaster for life.

Research shows that over great span of time cumulative gravitational effects from other planets com­bined with their own slightly wobbly rotation have caused significant fluctuations in the orbits and orientations of planets with dire climatic consequences, among other effects. However, in the case of earth, the moon being so large and so close, it exerts enough gravitational pull not only to move oceans in tides, as mentioned before, but also provide a restraining torque on earth's propensity to tilt and in the words of researchers who discovered these effects "in one sense, one might consider that moon acts as a potential climate regulator for earth."

According to astronomers the material from which the solar system formed could easily have arrayed itself differently. According to the theory of chaos, recently developed, even the tiniest changes in initial conditions can and does lead to enormous changes in the end product. According to this theory, in the case of earth for example, even if ONE of the many billions of space rocks that coalesced to form earth had headed in a SLIGHTLY different direction than it actually did, the result would have been so different that earth's composition, energy, angular momentum, its tilt... would have been vastly different and it is doubtful that we or any one else would have been here at all.

Of course, as the Quran says, GOD has counted all things and has assigned the direction of each and every particle including those "billions of space rocks." What is puzzling is that very many of these scientists who have discovered these and similar phenomenon and effects, who do admit "these show how thoroughly interconnected objects and processes are in the universe..." nevertheless deny GOD, and continue to attribute it to chance, and combination of some lucky accidents of nature. Glory be to GOD.

Congratulations to all believers for the upcoming month of Ramadan (December 30, 1997 through January 28, 1998). This month is when we abstain from eating and drinking from beginning of dawn to the advent of the night (sunset). This month is a feast for our souls, commemorating GOD day and night. Ramadan is the month when the Quran was revealed. Let us each one of us, individually, make a vow to GOD to read the Quran from cover to cover during this month.

A Note

A Farsi translation of the Quran by Behruz Mofidi is available. Interested parties should contact him directly in order to obtain more information. His address/phone number is"

P.O. Box 251902

Los Angeles, CA 90025

Tel: (310) 262-7838

Behruz Mofidi has expressed and is expressing, in the strongest terms, that although; he has trans­lated the preface, the footnotes, the subtitles, the items in the parenthesis, and the appendices from Rashad's English translation of the Quran; these items ARE NOT parts of the Quran.

The editor

Good News

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References

[1] Quran, 74:31

[2] Quran, 37:6