Code 19 - Simple and (un)overlookable!For centuries scholars debated the absence of the Basmalah in Sura 9. But what has come of it fourteen centuries later? God willing, nothing at all...


Written by: Ayman Teryaki
Date: 2023-01-23

Subject related to: code19

For centuries scholars debated the absence of the Basmalah in Sura 9. But what has come of it fourteen centuries later? God willing, nothing at all...

The Basmalah before the beginning of each sura was understood as part of the respective sura. However, it cannot be overlooked that these Basmalahs are not numbered. They act more as an additional function that is noted before reading the Koran.

Bism Allah Arrahman Arrahiem, which may be translated as "In the Name of God The Gracious The Merciful" should (in our opinion) draw the reader's attention to reading God's Words with care and reason. What the doubling of the name of God (Arrahman Arrahiem) signifies, in our opinion, is the mercy of God to the fullest from beginning to end.

Everyone should find out for themselves what other properties this Basmalah function contains. What we do know is that all of the suras of the Qur'an begin with this function, except for sura 9, as is easy to verify.

Is that correct? Or was something overlooked here?

If we look at the first sura (Alfatiha = the opening one), then we find out that this sura does not carry any additional Basmalah either. The first verse of the first sura of the Qur'an is actually an integral part of that sura because it is a numbered verse, unlike all other Basmalahs which are not numbered.

Sura 1 has no additional basmalah in this sense!

Now it is clear to us that there are indeed two suras in the Qur'an that do not carry additional basmalah; Sura 1 and 9, which in turn form side by side (19).

Sura 1 and Sura 9 illustrate to us the opposites (the polarity) that contain the basis of our nature. The Koran also makes it clear with the two suras 1 and 9. While Sura 1 (sometimes the most spoken sentences in the world) is about the statements of the believers in their daily prayers (so to speak, in our opinion, the perfect summary of the Koran, the guidance), Sura 9 shows us the statements and that behavior of the hypocrites and the way to the conversion of all gross sins committed in life.

Computer scientists and programmers will easily understand this with this example. An excerpt from one of my emails:

I was writing a program for Quran using PHP language for the web, where i was making some functions. I wrote a function which writes for every Surah a Basmalah on the top of it except for 2 Surahs in the Quran.
I did not notice what I wrote at the beginning. I repeated my words again (the function writes a Basmalah on the top of every Surah except for Surah 1 and 9). I repeated again (except Sura 1 and 9). Suddenly I noticed that actually both Suras 1 and 9 have no "extra" Basmalah. My head was very warm and my heart began to hit quicker. After a while I began to laugh, because it was too easy to believe. Subhan Allah Alhakiem!

Many people really thought that only sura 9 had no additional basmalah. That's not right. Because the basmalah in Sura 1 of the Qur'an is the first verse and is not actually an additional basmalah.

Praise be to God, Ruler of all the worlds, Creator, True King, Holy One!

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