Other Mathematical Properties of the Initialed Suras

  • 21st Aug, 2019

Other Mathematical Properties of the Initialed Suras

Fourteen Arabic letters, half the Arabic alphabet, participate in the formation of 14 different sets of Quranic Initials. By adding the gematrical value of each one of these letters, plus the number of suras which are prefixed with Quranic Initials (29), we obtain a total of 722, or 19x19x2.

Additionally, if we add the total gematrical value of all 14 initials, plus the number of the first sura where the initial occurs, we get a grand total of 988, 19x52. Table presents these data.

Table : The 14 Letters Used in Forming Quranic Initials

Letter Value First Sura
A (Alef) 1 2
L (Laam) 30 2
M (Mim) 40 2
S (Saad) 90 7
R (Ra) 200 10
K (Kaf) 20 19
H (Ha) 5 19
Y (Ya) 10 19
`A (`Ayn) 70 19
T (Ta) 9 20
S (Seen) 60 26
H (HHa) 8 40
Q (Qaf) 100 42
N (Noon) 50 68
  693 295
693 + 295 = 988 = 19x52
also 693 + 29 (suras) = 722 = 19x19x2