Quran is a wondrous creation of God and its awesomeness can be perceived reflecting on its attributes while those who are insincere or those who do not trust the Quran may not see what they are supposed to see in it. God has made the Quran to be the only source of knowledge to understand His religion as well as to perfect practices of His given rites from the time of its revelation (609 AD) until the end of the world being a powerful book. In other words, God has assigned authority to Quran to control His religion leading to the straight path as well as bringing good news for the believers of His forgiveness and a great reward. But it is unfortunate that there is also bad news for those who are crowding to the mosques and around the grave of Muhammad being proud of him to be the last prophet expecting his intercession on the Day of Judgment, are contributing nothing to the growth of their souls. Let us reflect on the reminder as one of the great attributes of the Quran (6:155, 21:50, 44:3) to make it sure that it is our God given guidance to be followed until the end of the world being the last scripture, which more precisely can be called the last reminder.
There are 99 instances in the Quran from the root word “dhikr” in 2 distinct morphological and grammatical forms: (1) “dhik’ra” in the masculine noun form and (2) “dhik’raa” in the feminine noun form, which typically mean the reminder but there are also other meanings depending on context. The 76 instances in the first group in the masculine noun form refer to the reminder, remembrance, the message, the proof, the mention etc. while the 23 instances in the second group in the feminine noun form refer to a particular piece of information including a hint of Quran’s built-in mathematical system to be the reminder for us in the Quran or the scripture, i. e., the reminder in the reminder.
Quran’s built-in mathematical system.
Sura 74 (Al-Mud’dath’thir – The hidden one) is named according to the 2nd word in the 1st verse of the sura, a single instance in the Quran, and the name itself indicates that there is something hidden in it, which might be unveiled at appropriate time according to God’s will. The sura is a most misinterpreted sura while it has focused on the number 19 as mentioned in the verse 30 and it is one of the great signs mentioned in the verse, 35 which has been unveiled in the year 1974. The study indicates that Quran’s built-in mathematical system is precisely coded in the following verses of the sura as a reminder for humanity to lead them to the right path through analyzing the Quran:
[74:30] Over it is nineteen (`alayhaa tis’`ata `ashara).
[74:31] And we have not made guardians of the Fire except angels, and we have not made their number except a warning for those who disbelieved, that it may ascertain those who have been given the scripture (Jews and Christians) and may increase faith of those who have believed (Muslims), and may not doubt those who have been given the scripture (Jews and Christians) and the believers (Muslims). And that may say those in their hearts there is a disease (hypocrites) and the disbelievers, “What did God mean by this allegory?” Thus, God misguides whomever He wills and He guides whomever He wills. And none knows your Lord’s soldiers except He. And it is not except a reminder for the human race (wa-maa hiya illaa dhik’raa lil’bashar).
Note: both it (hiya) and a reminder (dhik’raa) in the last phrase of the verse are in the feminine form. According to the basic Arabic grammar rule, masculinity is by default and for femininity, it has to be something special to reflect this gender.
[74:32-34] Nay, (I swear) by the moon. And the night when it departs. And the morning when it brightens.
[74:35] Indeed, it is undoubtedly one of the great (signs).
Note: Followed by an oath of God it has been confirmed the code to be 19, the mathematical coding to be a reminder and even the oath of God itself while the sum of the digits of sura and verse # of (74:35) is 19 [7 + 4 + 3 + 5].
[74:36-37] A warning for the human race. For whoever wishes among you that he may advance or he may stay behind.
Note: a warning and consequence whether it is accepted or rejected when it comes to them.
A set of 8 verses in the sura 74 codes the details of the Quran’s built-in mathematical system in the Quran, and the sum of sura and verse # is a multiple of 19 => 342 = 19x18.
Note: a mathematical confirmation of the Quran’s built-in mathematical system with a warning and consequence if it is accepted or disregarded when it comes to the humanity as a reminder from God to guide them to the right path helping them to better understand the Quran being the last reminder.
Quran as a reminder
Since we have already reviewed the 23 instances in the feminine form to understand the reminder in the reminder, let us review the 76 instances in the masculine form in their respective context. A high level review indicates that out of 76, 31 instances that refer to the Quran or the scripture to be the reminder are stated below to better understand the reminder as an attribute of the Quran (scripture):
[3:58] That is what we recite to you (prophet) of the revelations, and the reminder (al-dhikri), the wise.
Note: Quran is recited to the prophet is the reminder, the wise. Not only the Quran but also the reminder has also been assigned an attribute of wise. We should not have any difficulty now to properly reflect to the attribute of the Quran to be the wise when we see the software code handles jobs intelligently.
[7:63] “Do you wonder that a reminder (dhik’run) has come to you from your Lord, through a man (Muhammad) among you that he may warn you, and that you may be righteous, and so that you may receive mercy?”
[7:69] “Do you wonder that a reminder (dhik’run) has come to you from your Lord, through a man among you that he may warn you. And remember that when He made you inheritors after the people of Noah, and He strengthened you in the physical strength. So, remember God’s blessings so that you may succeed.
Note: It does not matter who has been blessed with the reminder but it does matter to use it to be righteous. Thus, we must focus on the reminder NOT on the person who has been blessed with the reminder and most Muslims have failed to reflect and follow this commandment.
[12:104] And you do not ask them for a wage for it; it is but a reminder (dhik’run) for the world.
Note: Quran does not support any business with the religion or centering it, but is a reminder for the world.
[15:6] And they said, “O you to whom the reminder (al-dhik’ru) has been sent down through him; indeed, you are surely mad.
Note: this is the evil thought of the disbelievers, which has always been in all generations of people.
[15:9] Indeed, we have sent down the reminder (al-dhik’ra), and indeed, we will certainly be protector of it.
Note: God has so efficiently designed the reminder (Quran) that it will continue to be a pure Quran without missing any piece of information to guide humanity at all eras and societies until the end of the world even in the event of any attempt of distortion of it. We know now that Quran’s built-in mathematical system is guarding it against even any minor changes of it.
[16:43] And we have not sent before yourself (Muhammad) except any men, we inspire to them. So you shall ask people of the reminder (al-dhik’ri), if you have not been knowing.
Note: Quran is a reminder which has been inspired to prophet Muhammad while what has been given to the people of the scripture is also the reminder.
[20:99] Thus, we narrate to you of the news what preceded. And certainly, we have given you a reminder (dhik’ran) from us.
Note: The best history has been included in the reminder so that we can learn from it how to do the righteous deeds.
[21:2] No reminder (dhik’rin) comes to them from their Lord is new, except that they have listened to it while they are playing.
Note: People who have been given the reminder cannot accept the new reminder.
[21:7] And we have not sent before yourself except any men, we inspired to them. So you shal ask people of the reminder (al-dhik’ri), if you have not been knowing.
Note: God has sent none without His inspiration, and the reminder is sent with them to serve as a guidance for us.
[21:24] Or have they taken gods other than He? Say: “Bring your proof. This is a reminder (dhik’ru) for whoever is with myself and a reminder (dhik’rin) for whoever was before myself.” But their majority do not know the truth, so they are averse.
Note: Most people do not accept the truth when it comes to them.
[21:48] And certainly, we had given Moses and Aaron the statute book, a light and a reminder (dhik’ran) for the righteous.
Note: God spoke to Moses directly but behind a barrier and gave him a statute book, a light and a reminder, and this reference may increase our confidence in the Quran to be source of our all religious teachings and laws being a statue book, a light and a reminder for us. It is also noteworthy that Moses has been mentioned 129 times by name in the Quran.
[21:50] And this is a blessed reminder (dhik’run) we sent it down. Are you then be the deniers of it?
Note: Quran is a blessed reminder and we must accept its teachings for our own benefits.
[23:71] And if the truth had followed their desires, surely, it has not corrupted the heavens and earth and whoever is therein. Nay, we have given them their reminder (dhik’rihim) but they who are turning away from their reminder (dhik’rihim).
Note: we must focus on the reminder being the truth instead of focusing on any prophet or messenger as a person.
[25:29] “Certainly, he led me astray from the reminder (al-dhikri) after when it had come to me. And it has been the Satan a deserter for the human being.”
Note: those who do not only uphold the reminder are misguided by the Satan.
[26:5] And no reminder (dhik’rin) comes to them from the Most Gracious is new, except they have been those who are the turning away from it.
Note: it is evident from the history that most people always disregard the new reminder.
[36:11] You can only warn whoever has followed the reminder (al-dhik’ra), and has feared the Most Gracious in the unseen. So you shall give him a good news of forgiveness and an honorable reward.
Note: if anyone who wants to be guided must follow the reminder reverencing the Most Gracious.
[36:69] And we have not taught him the poetry, nor is it befitting for him. This is not but a reminder (dhik’run) and a clarifying Quran.
Note: what were taught the prophet (Muhammad) was the reminder and a comprehensible Quran. When anyone says that Quran is difficult to understand means he is a disbeliever of Quran and is prevented from understanding it.
[37:168] “If that with ourselves a reminder (dhik’ran) from the previous people,”
Note: most people do not see their reminder expecting something else.
[38:49] This is a reminder (dhik’run), and indeed, for the righteous, certainly, there is a good place of return.
Note: there is certainty in the reminder for a wonderful abode if it is believed and followed.
[38:87] This is not but a reminder (dhik’run) for the worlds.
[41:41] Indeed, those who have disbelieved in the reminder (bil-dhik’ri) when it has come to them, and indeed, it is surely a mighty book.
Note: God has made the reminder as powerful as to control His religion, and any reminder that has been sent before this reminder (Quran) has done the same.
[43:5] Should we then take away the reminder (al-dhik’ra) from you being disregarding that you have been a transgressing people?
Note: God has always been merciful to guide people to the straight path but most of us are wicked.
[43:44] And this is, indeed, a reminder (la-dhik’run) for you and for your people; and soon you will be questioned.
Note: people will be judged on a Day of the Judgment based on laws in the reminder given to them. Thus, there should not be any confusion that the reminder sent to the respective guidance period controls God’s religion.
[53:29] So you shall turn away from whoever has turned away from our reminder (dhik’rinaa), and he does not desire except the life of the world.
Note: God has reminded us not to associate with those who turn away from His reminder, even the sum of digits of sura and verse number # is 19, while 19 is a Quran’s code of numerical analysis.
[54:25] “Has the reminder (al-dhik’ru) been sent to him from among ourselves? Nay, he is an arrogant liar.”
Note: it is a human tragedy to reject prophet and messenger considering them liar or crazy when they are sent with divine message.
[68:52] And this is not but a reminder (dhik’run) for the worlds.
[77:5] And those (angels) who bring down the reminder (dhik’ran).
Note: the reminder is brought down by the angles, even the sum of digits of sura and verse number is 19, while 19 is a code of Quran’s mathematical system.
[81:27] This is not but a reminder (dhik’run) for the worlds.
Note: Quran is the reminder for the world and this statement has been repeated 4 times in the Quran (12:104, 38:87, 68:52 and 81:27 like Quran is the warning (54:17, 22, 32 & 40) that we may also reflect in this context.
There are 31 instances of dhik’ra (and its derived forms) in 29 verses across 20 suras in the Quran that refer to Quran or the scripture to be our reminder, and the sum of the relevant sura and verse number is a multiple of 19 => 2090 = 19 x 110 as shown in the table below:
Note: There are 2 instances of dhik’ra in each of the verses 21:24 and 23:71. Whether it is the participation of a single instance or double instances of these verses in the mathematical confirmation, is a multiple of 19 while the single instance of multiple instances found in the same verse is usually used in the mathematical confirmation.
God has introduced 3 terms to refer to Quran and has assigned many attributes to it to understand the message in it. Quran is a proper name in Arabic of divine instructions while what the Gabriel had brought down is a revelation (tanzeel in Arabic) being a verbal communication between the Gabriel and the prophet (Muhammad), and the scripture (al-kitab) is its writings when it is down. We have the opportunity to review some of its attributes in the last write up, which may open the door for those who were not aware of such awesomeness of the Quran before. We have also learned from the previous review that the Quran is a blessed scripture and a reminder revealed in a blessed night, which has been further reviewed isolating a set of related verses from the Quran.
The reminder is brought down by the angles which confirms that we have to only uphold divine instructions. The Quran is a blessed reminder which has been inspired to prophet Muhammad and what was taught him, was a comprehensible Quran. Muhammad was given a reminder like a reminder given to Moses, which was a statue book and a light. The best history has been cited in the reminder so that we can learn from it to do the righteous deeds. We must accept its teachings being divine for our own benefits and must focus on the reminder being the truth instead of focusing on any prophet or messenger as a person. It does not matter who has been blessed with the reminder but it does matter to use it to be righteous. Thus, we must focus on the reminder NOT on the person who has been blessed with the reminder but most people including Muslims, Christians have failed to reflect and follow this commandment. If anyone who wants to be guided must follow the reminder fearing the Most Gracious. The reminder has given certainty for a wonderful abode and people will be judged on a Day of the Judgment based on laws and teachings given to them in the reminder.
Quran does not support any business with the religion or centering it. The history reveals that people always disregard the new reminder, even the people who have been given the reminder cannot accept the new reminder. Most people do not accept the truth when it comes to them and those who do not uphold the reminder are misguided by the Satan. It is a human tragedy to reject the prophet and the messenger, and even most people do not see their reminder expecting something else, exposing their evil behavior being the disbelievers.
There is sufficient proof even from this review to believe that there is one God, one religion and one scripture for the mankind, and God has sent down the reminder from it from time to time to control His religion. The message derived through reviewing a small set of verses closely connected to the reminder as an attribute of Quran supported by a mathematical confirmation is an opportunity for all including those who claim to be Muslims as well as those who believe in any faith to find the appropriate way to practice God’s religion verifying with their own God given wisdom keeping in mind that everyone is individually accountable to God for his/her works. Hence, what is required for every one of us is to study and understand the Quran to accept the truth in it, and follow it if we truly believe in God, in the Hereafter and the scripture to make our life better upon return to Him as the reminder has given us certainty for a wonderful abode being equitably judged based on laws and teachings in it. In fact, God has authorized every reminder to control His religion to lead people to the right path in the respective guidance period, and the Quran will guide the people of the world to the right path from the time of its revelation until the end of the world being the last reminder.
Peaceful Friday, salaam and God bless.