Appendix 29
The Missing Basmalah
Every sura in the Quran opens with the statement "In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful", known as the Basmalah, with the exception of Sura 9. This conspicuous absence of the Basmalah from Sura 9 has been an intriguing feature of the Quran for 14 centuries. Many theories have been advanced to explain this phenomenon. Now we learn that the missing Basmalah plays a significant role as [1] a significant constituent of the Quran's mathematical miracle, and [2] a glaring sign from the Most Gracious, Most Merciful, that Sura 9 has been tampered with and must be purified (Appendix 24). Both roles of the missing Basmalah were revealed with the discovery of the Quran's mathematical code. The following list of factual observations illustrate the miraculous features of the missing Basmalah:
[1] Since the Basmalah consists of 19 Arabic letters, and prefixes all the suras except one, it can be considered the foundation upon which the Quran's 19based code is built. But the absence of the Basmalah from Sura 9 causes the number of this crucial opening statement to be 113, a number that does not conform with the Quran's code. However, we find that this deficiency is compensated for in Sura 27. Two Basmalahs
occur in Sura 27, one as an opener and one in Verse 30. This restores the total number of Basmalahs in the Quran to 114, 19x6.
[2] From the missing Basmalah of Sura 9 to the extra Basmalah of Sura 27, there are 19 suras.
[3] The sum of sura numbers from the missing Basmalah (Sura 9) to the
extra Basmalah (Sura 27) is 9+10+11+12+ ... +25+26+27 = 342, 19x18.
This is a mathematical property, any consecutive 19 numbers will add up to a multiple of 19. But the miraculous phenomenon is that this number, 342, equals the number of words from the first Basmalah of Sura 27 to the second Basmalah in 27:30.
[4] The occurrence of the extra Basmalah in 27:30 conforms with the Quran's code in that the sura number, plus the verse number is a multiple of 19 (27+30 = 57 = 19x3).
[5] The occurrence of the extra Basmalah in Verse 30 compares with the occurrence of the number 19 itself in Verse 30 (Sura 74).
[6] The Quran contains 6234 numbered verses. The absence of the Basmalah from Sura 9, and compensating for it in Verse 30 of Sura 27 gives us two numbered Basmalahs, 1:1 & 27:30, and 112 unnumbered Basmalahs. This causes the total number of verses in the Quran to be 6234+112 = 6346, 19x334.
[7] From the missing Basmalah to the extra Basmalah, the number of verses containing the word "Allah" is 513, 19x27. Note that 27 is the sura number where the extra Basmalah occurs. The data are in Table 1.
[8] The sum of verse numbers (1+2+3+ ... +n), plus the number of verses, from the missing Basmalah to the extra Basmalah is 119624, 19x6296. See Table2:
Table 1: The Verses Containing the Word "Allah" from the Missing Basmalah to the Extra Basmalah. 

Sura Number 
Verses w/ "Allah" 
9  100 
10  49 
11  33 
12  34 
13  23 
14  28 
15  2 
16  64 
17  10 
18  14 
19  8 
20  6 
21  5 
22  50 
23  12 
24  50 
25  6 
26  13 
27  6 
   
342 (19x18) 
513 (19x27) 
Table 2: Suras & Verses From the Missing Basmalah to the Extra Basmalah. 

Sura  Verses  Sum of Verse # 
9  127  8128 
10  109  5995 
11  123  7626 
12  111  6216 
13  43  946 
14  52  1378 
15  99  4950 
16  128  8256 
17  111  6216 
18  110  6105 
19  98  4851 
20  135  9180 
21  112  6328 
22  78  3081 
23  118  7021 
24  64  2080 
25  77  3003 
26  227  25878 
27  29  435 
     
342  1951  117673 
1951+117673=119624=19x6296 
[9] This item also proves that Sura 9 consists of 127 verses, not 129 (see Appendix 24). The sum of digits of 127 is 1+2+7=10. By finding all the verses whose digits add up to 10, from the missing Basmalah of Sura 9 to the extra Basmalah of Sura 27, then adding the number of these verses to the total number of verses from the missing Basmalah to the extra Basmalah, we get 2128, or 19x112 (Table 3).
[10] Sura 9 is an oddnumbered sura whose number of verses (127) is also odd. From the missing Basmalah to the extra Basmalah, there are 7 suras that possess this property; they are oddnumbered suras whose numbers of verses are also odd. As detailed in Table 4, these are Suras 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 25, and 27. By adding the digits that make up the sura numbers and the numbers of verses, the grand total is 114, 19x6.
Table 3: The Verse Whose Digits Add Up to 10, from the Missing Basmalah to the Extra Basmalah. 

Sura No. 
No. of Verses 
No. of Occurences 
9  127  12 
10  109  10 
11  123  11 
12  111  10 
13  43  3 
14  52  4 
15  99  9 
16  128  12 
17  111  10 
18  110  10 
19  98  9 
20  135  12 
21  112  10 
22  78  7 
23  118  11 
24  64  6 
25  77  7 
26  227  22 
27  29  2 
     
342  1951  177 
(19x18) & 1951+177=2128=19x112 
Table 4: The Oddnumbered Suras Whose Number of Verses are also Odd 

Sura No. 
Sum of Digits 
No of Verses 
Sum of Digits 
9  9  127  10 
11  2  123  6 
13  4  43  7 
15  6  99  18 
17  8  111  3 
25  7  77  14 
27  9  29  11 
    
45  69  
45+69 = 114 = 19x6 
[11] The next two features authenticate both the missing Basmalah and he number of verses in Sura 9 (where two false verses had been injected).
If we take the same suras listed in Table 4, oddnumbered suras whose numbers of verses are also odd, and write down the number of every sura, followed by its number of verses, the resulting long number (30 digits) is a multiple of 19 (Figure 1).
9 127 11 123 13 43 15 99 17 111 25 77 27 29
Every sura number is followed by the number of verses in that sura.
This long number equals 19 x 48037427533385052195322409091.
[Figure 1]
[12] Let us take the last digit of all the verses from the missing Basmalah to the extra Basmalah. If we write down the number of every sura, followed by the last digit in every verse in that sura, we end up with a long number, of 1988 digits, which is divisible by 19 (Figure 2).
9 1234567890123... ... 27 1234567890 ... 789
The sura number is followed by the last digit in every verse number
from Sura 9 to Sura 27, Verse 29.
[Figure 2]