WORD REPETITIONS IN THE QUR'AN
Apart from the miraculous characteristics of the Qur'an which we
have looked into so far, it also contains what we can term "mathematical
miracles." There are many examples of this fascinating Qur'anic
aspect. One example of this is the number of repetitions of certain
words in the Qur'an. Some related words are surprisingly repeated
the same number of times. Below is a list of such words and the
number of repetitions in the Qur'an.
The statement of "seven heavens" is repeated seven times. "The creation
of the heavens (khalq as-samawat)" is also repeated seven
(yawm)" is repeated 365 times in singular form, while its
plural and dual forms "days (ayyam and yawmayn)" together
are repeated 30 times. The number of repetitions of the word "month"
(shahar) is 12.
number of repetitions of the words "plant" and "tree" is the same:
word "payment or reward" is repeated 117 times, while the expression
"forgiveness" (mughfirah), which is one of the basic morals
of the Qur'an, is repeated exactly twice that amount, 234 times.
we count the word "Say," we find it appears 332 times. We arrive
at the same figure when we count the phrase "they said."
number of times the words, "world" (dunya) and "hereafter" (akhira)
are repeated is also the same: 115
word "satan" (shaitan) is used in the Qur'an 88 times,
as is the word "angels" (malaika).
word faith (iman) (without genitive) is repeated 25 times throughout
the Qur'an as is also the word infidelity (kufr).
words "paradise" and "hell" are each repeated 77 times.
word "zakah" is repeated in the Qur'an 32 times and the
number of repetitions of the word "blessing" (barakah)
is also 32.
expression "the righteous" (al-abraar) is used 6 times
but "the wicked" (al-fujjaar) is used half as much, i.e.,
number of times the words "Summer-hot" and "winter-cold" are repeated
is the same: 5.
words "wine" (khamr) and "intoxication" (saqara)
are repeated in the Qur'an the same number of times: 6
number of appearances of the words "mind" and "light" is the same:
words "tongue" and "sermon" are both repeated 25 times.
words "benefit" and "corrupt" both appear 50 times.
(ajr) and "action" (fail) are both repeated 107
(al-mahabbah) and "obedience" (al-ta'ah) also
appear the same number of times: 83
words "refuge" (maseer) and "for ever" (abadan)
appear the same number of times in the Qur'an: 28.
words "disaster" (al-musibah) and "thanks" (al-shukr)
appear the same number of times in the Qur'an: 75.
(shams) and "light" (nur) both appear 33 times
in the Qur'an.
- In counting the word "light" only the simple forms of the word
number of appearances of "right guidance" (al-huda) and
"mercy" (al-rahma) is the same: 79
words "trouble" and "peace" are both repeated 13 times in the Qur'an.
words "man" and "woman" are also employed equally: 23 times.
Will they not ponder
the Qur’an? If it had been from other than Allah, they
would have found many inconsistencies in it.
number of times the words "man" and "woman" are repeated in the
Qur'an, 23, is at the same time that of the chromosomes from the
egg and sperm in the formation of the human embryo. The total number
of human chromosomes is 46; 23 each from the mother and father.
(khiyanah) is repeated 16 times, while the number of repetitions
of the word "foul" (khabith) is 16.
being" is used 65 times: the sum of the number of references to
the stages of man's creation is the same: i.e.
Human being 65
Soil (turab) 17
Drop of Sperm (nutfah) 12
Embryo ('alaq) 6
A half formed lump of flesh (mudghah) 3
Bone ('idham) 15
Flesh (lahm) 12
word "salawat" appear five times in the Qur'an, and Allah
has commanded man to perform the prayer (salat) five times a day.
The word "land" appears 13 times in the Qur'an
and the word "sea" 32 times, giving a total of 45 references. If
we divide that number by that of the number of references to the
land we arrive at the figure 28.888888888889%. The number of total
references to land and sea, 45, divided by the number of references
to the sea in the Qur'an, 32, is 71.111111111111%. Extraordinarily,
these figures represent the exact proportions of land and sea on
the Earth today.238
238. "Scientific Miracles,"