The Quranic Initial "A.L.M" (Alef Laam Mim)

  • 07th Aug, 2019

The Quranic Initial  - Alef Laam Mim

The letters “A,” “L,” and “M” are the most frequently used letters in the Arabic language, and in the same order as we see in the Quranic Initials — “A,” then “L,” then “M.” These letters prefix six suras — 2, 3, 29, 30, 31, and 32 — and the total occurrence of the three letters in each of the six suras is a multiple of 19 [9899 (19x521), 5662 (19x 298), 1672 (19x88), 1254 (19x66), 817 (19x43), and 570 (19x30), respectively]. Thus, the total occurrence of the three letters in the six suras is 19874 (19x 1046), and the alteration of one of these letters destroys this phenomenon.

 

Occurence of the Letters "A," "L," and "M" in the A.L.M.-Initialed Suras.

Sura Frequency of Occurence  
No. "A" "L" "M" Total
2 4502 3202 2195 9899 (19x521)
3 2521 1892 1249 5662 (19x298)
29 774 554 344 1672 (19x88)
30 544 393 317 1254 (19x66)
31 347 297 173 817 (19x43)
32 257 155 158 570 (19x30)
  8945 6493 4436 19874 (19x1046)