God has sent down the Quran as a guidance with clarity and a reminder for the people of the world with proofs of His authorship. It has been confirmed both literary and mathematically from the Quran that an Arabic Quran is a revelation of the scripture from God as well as a confirming scripture to serve as a guidance and a healing for the believers. Many of us may understand God being the Creator of the universe, even an author of the Quran while much less than that is aware of God as a teacher of the Quran. Since this fact is hidden from many of us, and we think or made us to think that it is difficult to understand, we do not make any efforts to learn it from Him to be given as our guidance, even though He has repeatedly assured us that He has made it straightforward for us for the warning (54:17, 22, 32 & 40).
God as a Teacher
There are 41 instances of عَلَّمَ (`allama) in the Quran referring to teaching, of which 22 instances are in the perfect active verb form. 3 out of these 22 occurrences, refers to teaching of the human being to others or training animals while the other 19 instances refer to teaching of God to man directly or through the instrumentality of angels. The 19 instances of “`allama” that refer to God as teacher are spelled out in the following verses of the Quran:
[2:31] He taught (`allama) Adam the names – all of them, then He presented them to the angels, then He said, “Inform me the names of these, if you are truthful.”
[2:32] They said, “Glory be to You, we have no knowledge except what You have taught us (`allamtanaa). You are the Omniscient, the Most Wise.”
Note: God knows everything while humans and angels are aware of what has been taught them.
[2:239] But if you are in danger, then you may pray while walking or riding. But when you are secure, then you shall remember God as He taught you (`allamakum) what you did not know.
Note: God is our Teacher who has taught us how to remember Him in all our circumstances.
[2:251] So they defeated them by God’s leave and David killed Goliath; and God gave him the kingship, the wisdom, and taught him (wa-`allamahu) what He willed. If God had not repelled some people of others, the earth would have seriously been corrupted. But God has bestowed infinite grace upon the people.
Note: God had taught whomever and whatever He willed.
[2:282] O you who believe, when you contract with one another a debt for a fixed term, then you shall write it. And let a scribe write with impartiality. And a scribe shall not refuse to write as God has taught him (‘allamahu). So let him write and let the one who is to repay dictates and let him fear God, his Lord and not to diminish anything from it. Then if the one who is to repay is not knowledgeable, or weak or cannot dictate, then his guardian shall dictate with impartiality. And have two witnesses from among your men. And if there are not two men, then a man and two women whom you accept as witnesses that one of the two errs, then the other of the two will remind the other one of the two. And the witnesses should not refuge when they are called. And do not feel tired as you write its term whether small or large. That is more just with God and better for evidence and better that you do not have any doubt, except that be a transaction done on the spot among you, then there is no sin on you not to write it. And have witnesses when you deal with business transaction. Neither scribe nor witness shall be harmed, and if you do, then indeed, it is a sin for you, and you shall fear God. And God teaches you (wa-yu`allimukumu) and God is aware of all things.
Note: The teaching in the verse is an example for us how clear and detailed we should be to avoid any confusion and injustice.
[4:113] And if it were not for God’s grace upon you (Muhammad) and His mercy, surely, a group of them had determined to misled you, while they do not mislead except themselves, nor will they harm you in anything. And God has sent down through you the scripture and the wisdom, and has taught you (wa-`allamaka) what you do not know. And God’s grace upon you has been great.
[5:4] They ask you (Muhammad) what has been made lawful for them; say, “It has been made lawful for you the good things, and what you have taught (`allamtum) of the hunting animals, as trainers you teach them (tu`allimunahunna) of what God has taught you.” So you shall eat from what they have caught for you, and shall mention God’s name upon it, and shall fear God. Indeed, God is swift in the reckoning.
Note: God has made all good things lawful for us even what the hunting animals catch for us while it is important for us to mention His name to eat from it. This commandment may help those who avoid many good foods based on their own lawful and unlawful criteria without knowing God’s teaching.
[5:110] God said, “O Jesus, son of Mary, remember My favor upon you and upon your mother, when I strengthen you with the Holy Spirit, you speak to the people in the cradle and maturity. And when I taught you (`allamtuka) the scripture, the wisdom, the Torah, and the Gospel. And when you made the shape of a bird from the clay by My leave, then you blew into it and it became a bird by My leave, and you healed the blind and the leper by My leave, and you revived the dead by My leave. And when I restrained the Children of Israel from you when you came to them with the clear proof, then those who among them disbelieved said, “Not this is but a clear magic.”
Note: God taught Jesus, son of Mary the Torah (Taurat) and the Gospel (Injeel) and supported him with many of His great signs.
[12:37] He (Joseph) said, “Food you are provided with will not come to both of you except I will inform both of you its interpretation before it comes to you. That is of what my Lord has taught me (`allamanee). Indeed, I disowned a religion of people who do not believe in God, and they are disbelievers in the Hereafter.”
[12:68] And when they entered from where their father had commanded them, it would not have availed anything against God except it was Jacob’s desire that he had carried out. And indeed, he was a possessor of knowledge that we had taught him (`allamnaahu), but most people do not know.
[12:101] “My Lord, indeed, You have given me the kingship and taught me (wa-`allamtanee) the interpretation of the events. Initiator of the heavens and the earth, You are my Protector in this world and in the Hereafter. Let me die as a submitter, and count me with the righteous.”
Note: Verses 12:37, 68 and 101 state that Joseph was taught knowledge to interpret certain matters.
[18:65] Then They found one of our servants, whom we had given mercy from us, and we had taught him (`allamnaahu) a knowledge from us.
Note: It is a historical event with Moses. God teaches whomever He wills to interpret certain matters.
[21:80] And we taught him (`allamnaahu) the making of armor to protect you in war. Are you then thankful?
Note: God has taught us how we can protect us from our enemies.
[36:69] What we taught him (`allamnaahu) was not poetry, nor is it befitting for him. This is but a reminder and a clear Quran.
Note: What was taught Muhammad is a clear Quran. It might help those who are stuck with other teachings to come out of those.
[53:5] The Most Powerful taught him (`allamahu).
Note: What was directly taught Muhammad was a special revelation, has reflected in the verse. The entire Quran was placed in Muhammad’s soul in 610 A.D (13 B.H) in a blessed night (44:3) called the Night of Power (Laylatal Qadr) (97:1), which is better than a thousand months (97:3). Even though this is a great historical event but no ritual is prescribed around it except to study, understand and follow it being a guidance for all the people.
[55:1] The Most Gracious.
[55:2] He taught (‘allama) the Quran.
Note: These verses clearly indicate that the Most Gracious is a teacher of the Quran and we all are the students of the Quran including the prophet through whom we received it.
[55:4] He taught him (`allamahu) intelligence.
[96:4] The One who taught (‘allama) by the pen.
[96:5] He taught (`allama) the human being what he did not know.
Note: God has taught the human being what he did not know.
In addition to the instance, `allamtum refers to human’s teaching found in 5:4, the other 2 instances are found in the following verses:
[20:71] He said, “Have you believed to him without taking my permission? He is surely your chief who taught you (`allamakumu) magic. So surely, I will cut off your hands and feet from alternate sides, and surely, I will crucify you on the trunks of the palm trees, and you will come to know which of us is greater in retribution and more lasting!”
[26:49] He said, “Have you believed to him without taking my permission? He is surely your chief who taught you (`allamakumu) magic, so surely, you will know soon. I will surely cut off your hands and feet from alternate sides, and I will surely crucify you all.
There are 19 occurrences of `allama related to God’s teaching to human in the 19 verses of the Quran across 10 suras. The sum of the digits of the pertinent verse and sura # is not a multiple of 19. But if the sum of the digits of the pertinent verse and sura # is added to the digit of first verse of sura 55 where the Most Gracious has been mentioned, the total is a multiple of 19 => 1804 + 1 = 1805 = 19x95, and also the product as well => 95 = 19x5 (see below for details). It is noteworthy that since the first verse of sura 55 (55:1) has a direct connection with its second verse (55:2) but is not connected by any Arabic conjunction to carry the message to the next verse, the first verse # is added to the mathematical interpretation as an argument in persuading comprehensive expression.
Note: This mathematical confirmation is a physical proof that God, the Gracious is a teacher of the human being and of the Quran as well indicating a unique pattern of mathematical coding of the Quran.
A clear scripture/Quran/reminder
God as a teacher makes the Quran clear in our hearts when we study it with our utmost sincerity:
[5:15] O people of the scripture, our messenger has come to make clear for you much of what you have concealed from the scripture and to pardon much. There has come to you from God a light and a clear scripture (wa-kitaabun mubeenun).
Note: The Arabic word, Rasool usually means a human messenger but it refers to the message here, which can be confirmed from the last phrase of the verse. This is a direct commandment from God that we must focus on the message but not on the person through whom we received the message, may serve as a wakeup call for those who idolize Muhammad to be a messenger of God.
[12:1] Alif Laam Ra. That is of signs of the clear scripture (al-kitaabi al-mubeenin).
[15:1] Alif Laam Ra. These are the proofs of the scripture and a clear Quran (al-kitaabi wa-Quraanun mubeenin).
[26:1] Ta Seen Meem.
[26:2] That is of signs of the clear scripture (al-kitaabi al-mubeenin).
[27:1] Ta Seen. That is of signs of the Quran and a clear scripture (wa-kitaabin mubeenin).
[28:1] Ta Seen Meem.
[28:2] That is of signs of the clear scripture (al-kitaabi al-mubeenin).
Note: The Quranic initials are signs of the clear scripture while they play multiple roles including the physical facts that the Quran is from God.
[36:69] What we taught him was not poetry, nor is it befitting for him. This is but a reminder and a clear Quran (dhik’run wa-Quraanun mubeenun).
Note: What was taught Muhammad through Gabriel was a reminder and a clear Quran.
[37:117] We gave both of them the clear scripture (al-kitaaba al-mustaabin).
Note: Both Moses and Aaron were given the clear scripture. What we also know from the Quran that both Moses and Aaron were given the same scripture.
[43:1] Ha Meem.
[43:2] And the clear scripture (wal-kitaabi al-mubeenin).
[44:1] Ha Meem.
[44:2] And the clear scripture (wal-kitaabi al-mubeenin).
Note: The Quranic initials are signs of the clear scripture while they multiple roles including an element of God’s oath to confirm the subsequent statements in the verses.
A clear record
God is aware of everything, still there is a clear record of everything with Him, and none of us will be able to escape from his or her consequence on the Day of Judgment:
[6:59] With Him are the keys to the unseen; none knows them except He. He knows everything in the land and in the sea; and not a leaf falls without His knowledge; nor a seed in the darkness of the earth; nor anything moist or dry, all is in a clear record (fee kitaabin mubeenin).
Note: God is not only aware of everything but also there is a clear record of everything with Him.
[10:61] And you cannot be in a situation, nor can you do any recitation of the Quran, nor can you do any work without our witnessing over you when you are engaged in it. And nothing can escape from your Lord, even the weight of an atom in the earth or in the heavens, nor smaller than that nor larger, but is in a clear record (fee kitaabin mubeenin).
Note: Any of our works whether good or bad or anything whether it is small or large is in a clear record and we will receive what we deserve on the Day of the Judgment upon equitable judgment.
[11:6] There is not a creature in the earth but its provision is with God. And He knows its place of dwelling and its place of storage. All is in a clear record (fee kitaabin mubeenin).
Note: There is a clear record of our provision and destination.
[27:75] There is nothing hidden in the heavens and the earth but is in a clear record (fee kitaabin mubeenin).
Note: There is a clear record of every event and matter in the heavens and the earth.
[34:3] And those who disbelieved said, “The Hour will not come to us.” Say, ” “Yes, by my Lord, it will surely come to you.” He is the Knower of the unseen, not even the weight of an atom or less than that or greater in the heavens or the earth can escape from Him, but in a clear record (fee kitaabin mubeenin).”
Note: There is a clear record of every one of us with Him and none can escape from Him on the Day of Judgment.
There are 2 sets of verses: one set represents the clear scripture/Quran/reminder consisting of 12 verses of 10 suras and the other set represents a clear record consisting of 5 verses across 5 suras. Thus, there are 17 verses across 15 suras, and if the relevant verse and sura # are added, the total is a multiple of 19 => 779 = 19x41 (see table below for details). It is noteworthy that since the first verse of sura 26 and sura 28 has a direct connection with their second verses of respective suras but is not connected by an Arabic conjunction wa or any other conjunction to carry the message to the next verse, the first verse # of both suras is included in the mathematical interpretation as an argument in persuading comprehensive expression while the first verse # of sura 43 and sura 44 connected by an Arabic conjunction wa, the first verse # of both suras is not included in the mathematical interpretation to make a consistent to the aforesaid principle.
Note: This mathematical confirmation is a physical proof of the relationship between the clear scripture and the clear record indicating a wakeup call for those who idolize Muhammad to be a messenger of God, and a unique pattern of mathematical coding of the Quran.
God is the Knower and the Wise. He teaches the human being and the angels what they did not know. He has not only taught us wisdom but also has taught us how to remember Him.
God has given us the Quran and He is a teacher of it as well. He has made it the clear scripture to understand and follow to be our guidance. He would make it clear in our hearts and would show us the straight path from within it to lead a righteous life if we study it with our utmost sincerity. However, it might take sometime but eventually would be a great help for us to end our life-long journey with an appropriate destination. But it is unfortunate that there are many among us who claim that they teach the Quran or say that they can only make the correct interpretation of message in it. In fact, we all are the students of the Quran including the prophet through whom we received it, and the messenger through whom we received the reminder of mathematical coding of it while we may share with others any knowledge of it that we may have but cannot claim to be a teacher of it.
God has given us the clear scripture and has also informed us that He has maintained a clear record of everything with Him including our works whether good or bad. When He has informed us that He has a clear record with Him, we must believe Him and reflect on it. Hence, those who fail to appreciate and remember Him according to His teaching in the clear scripture will not be able to escape from their consequences on the Day of Judgment.
We have both literary and mathematical proofs of God being a teacher of the human being as well as of the Quran along with the relationship between the clear scripture and the clear record. When God Himself has taken the responsibility to teach us the Quran, then why should we not take this opportunity to ensure our safer return learning His teaching from Him getting out of the trap of the people who pretend to be religious leaders and claim themselves to be a teacher of the Quran?
Peaceful Friday, salaam and God bless.