19 code deceit exposed
Fourth letter:About quranic "initials": Alif-Lam-Mim, Ja-Sin and similar
The phenomena common to the the people who claim that they were witnessed the numerical miracle is imo **generalizing** without actually analyzing the whole population of statistics of a particular kind. That is, "miracle here seems to be based on nothing more than an impression produced by looking at a lot of 19-divisible statistics, which were largely preselected". "Miraculous" phenomena are selected out of a larger group of phenomena". ---I'll give an example from a phone book. Suppose I look in a phone book, and I find a list of fifty people, all named Smith, whose phone numbers are divisible by 19. Is this significant? To answer, we would need to know how many Smiths were in the phone book, and whether or not the sample was biased.---(A.L.)
Similarly, people say:" in the surah qaf there are 57 qafs(letter qaf), you see it´s 19-divisible, and in surah Shura(surah No 42) there are also 57=19x3 qafs, and 57 +57 =114 and it`s miracle!!!".
1.But when we analyse other initials using the same method no inital letter show such a 19 divisibility pattern.(even in the case that sin in the word bastaten(7/69) is corrected to sad and nun in 68/1 spelled out as NwN, then we have only 3 out of 14 initial that are 19 divisible)(it seems that this holds true even if RK counts are used for analysis) Is it a miracle? No way ,this is an everyday coincidence and this is imo normal statistical variation. Bible code is greater "miracle" then this. I recomand you to study bible code and you will find it more "miraculous" then code 19. Then you will see more clearer that all this "19 miracle" is inside the low of probability, that is, inside normal statistical variation. 2.Similarly, if we count all the initials that crown particular chapter and when we analyse all 29 initialed surahs using same method we found that only 3 surah out of 29 initialed surahs shows 19 divisible count/sum of its initials(merjem , ja seen, qaf). (data for this analysis taken from www.q-zone.com cause i could not relie on alif counts of RK because it is indicated by many, proponents and opponents,and it seems also admited by rk, that his alif counts are wrong. But even if we take rk counts, about half of sum`s of the initials in their respective surah`s are not 19 divisible) There are other ways to combine surahs/"initials" but no other way gives more then a half of 19 divisible sums. All my investigation show/give an impression that there is a possibility of a pattern embeded quran, though not in complete, perfect and elaborated form of 19 divisibility or similarly, but in a form that constitutes fitna or misleading for people which force/seduce them to go to assumptions and conjectures,that is, in elaborating perfect patterns, changing God`s words and introducing non quranic doctrines without any proof, without any authority, and criteria, and to make an idol out of No. 19 and to change God`s word and not to trust to God .It is a well known fact that today way way too many people are mislead by 19, people daily are diserting from quranic principles and truths for the sake of No.19 and they call it even a Sign from God, disregarding the fact that God call "their number(19)" in 74/31 "but a fitna" for disbelievers.
Also, Rk has been shifting analytical methods as needed to produce multiples of nineteen. A consistent method has NOT been used for analysing initials.Good example are following combinations of "initials":
"T.H." (Ta ha), "T.S.M",(Ta Seen Meem), "T.S." (Ta Seen) and "T.S.M."(Ta Seen Mim) found at beginings of the suras 20, 26, 27 & 28)
When RK saw that, no matter how you combine(or no combine) it, there is no way to get 19 divisible result out of these surahs, he lumped it together and also added count of letter "ha" from surah 19 (contains folowing initials: kaf ha jaa ajn saad) to get 19 divisible result, justifying it by claim that in those surahs are mentioned great miracle of the other messangers!!!??? There is no end to the miracles of these kind.
Here I`ll cite the comment of Mr.Abdurahman Lomax in his debate with Edip Yuksel(proponent of code 19): **It should be noted that the "Ha" here is different from the "Ha" in "Ha Mim". There is no visible logic to the lumping together of these particular initials, except that the result is ZMN(19 divisible). Suras 20, 26, 27, and 28 at least share one common initial as the first initial. But "Ha" is not an isolated initial. Sura 19 is prefixed with KHY'AS. Why count h and not KY'A, and S? Why include Sura 19 at all? Third, I note again that the counts of these letters changed repeatedly over the years, yet each change simply brought a new method of analysis to find a ZMN (19 divisible)total. Either the invocation was included with each sura, or not included at all, or just included once for the total and not for each sura. The suras were combined in different ways as well.**
I repeat,rk has been continuously shifting methods of analyses to produce more and more 19 divisible results. Whenever consistent method of analyse is applied,imo, miraculous 19-divisibility dissappears. Also consider the following: Mr Mbdurahman Lomax in debate with Edip yuksel(proponent of code 19 and close companion of RK) (documented in "Running like zebras" which i reccomend you for reading) said the following: ** Dr. Khalifa's method of counting A (alif) is not based on any known or stated system. Sometimes upright fetha is counted, sometimes not. Sometimes hamza is counted (as A -- which is arbitrary, @ would make more sense); , sometimes not. Because upright fetha and hamza are common, it is quite difficult to untangle his counting rules. By varying slightly the rules, it is possible to manipulate the counts.Philips [op.cit., p. 21] points out that Dr. Khalifa has missed an L (Lam)in 30:21. He further shows how the hamza in "Lain" has been counted in 3:158(this influenced count of ALM and practically produced bakka-makka phenomenon) and not counted in exactly the same word (and written the same) in 30:51. Dr. Khalifa changed his counts of A, L, and M greatly over the years:
count of A
sura 2 4592 32 => 4624 -122 => 4502
sura 3 2578 21 => 2599 -78 => 2521
sura 7 2572 18 => 2590 -61 => 2529
sura 10 1353 5 => 1358 -39 => 1319
sura 11 1402 10 => 1412 -42 => 1370
sura 12 1335 12 => 1347 -41 => 1306
sura 13 625 -1 => 624 -19 => 605
sura 14 594 10 => 604 -19 => 585
sura 15 503 9 => 512 -19 => 493
sura 29 784 9 => 793 -19 => 774
sura 30 545 22 => 567 -23 => 544
sura 31 348 12 => 360 -13 => 347
sura 32 268 0 => 268 -11 => 257
count of L sura
2 3204 -2 => 3202 0 => 3202
sura 3 1885 6 => 1891 1 => 1892
sura 7 1523 5 => 1528 2 => 1530
sura 10 912 1 => 913 0 => 913
sura 11 788 3 => 791 3 => 794
sura 12 812 -1 => 811 1 => 812
sura 13 479 1 => 480 0 => 480
sura 14 452 0 => 452 0 => 452
sura 15 323 0 => 323 0 => 323
sura 29 554 0 => 554 0 => 554
sura 30 396 -3 => 393 0 => 393
sura 31 298 -1 => 297 0 => 297
sura 32 154 1 => 155 0 => 155
count of M
sura 2 2195 -1 => 2194 1 => 2195
sura 3 1251 5 => 1256 -7 => 1249
sura 7 1165 -3 => 1162 2 => 1164
sura 13 260 0 => 260 0 => 260
sura 29 347 -3 => 344 0 => 344
sura 30 318 -1 => 317 0 => 317
sura 31 177 -4 => 173 0 => 173
sura 32 158 0 => 158 0 => 158
Somehow it still continues to astound me that Dr. Khalifa never wavered from his claim that his numbers proved the perfect preservation of the Qur'an, even when he began changing the Qur'an to make his results neater.Each change in the numbers brought a new method of analysis which recovered the "miracle."**
Edip Yuksel did not objected his critic and he agreed upon difficulties and said that even dr khalifa was aware of his miscounts. He said: "Dr. Khalifa became aware of the errors after they were indicated by critics. We were planing to an extensive research on the count of A (Alif). However, he could not fulfill the plan since Sunni fanatics brutally assassinated him in January 1990. Inshallah, one day we will fulfill this research."
I would like to conclude with the words of mister Lomax: ** -The Qur'an is a clear message; it is easily recognized as the message of God by those whose hearts are free from obstruction. Had God intended the Qur'an to carry a code verifying its perfect preservation, he could have done it much more effectively and simply than the complex, arbitrary, and inconclusive "code" claimed by Dr. Khalifa. I would expect the code, once discovered, to be as clear as the book itself. **
P.S. What is more interest whereever are misterious letters connected with phrase "these are signs/proves/miracles of the book" it seems that in such surahs or sets of surahs is not established 19- divisibility yet ???!!!Here are some of the examples: “A.L.R. These (letters) are the ajats/signs of this book of wisdom.” (10/1) “A.L.R. These (letters) are ajats/signs of this profound scripture.” (12/1) “T. S. M. / These (letters) constitute ajats/signs of this clarifying scripture.” (26/1-2) “A. L. M. / These (letters) constitute ajats/signs of this book of wisdom.” (31/1-2) "T. S.M. / These (letters) are the ajats/signs of this clear book" (28/1-2) "T.S. These (letters)are the ajats/signs of the Quran and a clear book" (27/1)
I have something more to say About "initial"/letter "Meem" and makka being spelled as bakka in 3/96 ,that is, in surah that starts with ALM.(rk claimed that God here deliberatelly used the strange spelling of makka to achieve 19 divisible count of letter meem or sum of the letters Alif Lam Meem) First it is to be said that many reported the errors in RK counts of alifs. Abu Jamil(supporter of code 19, from www.q-zone.com)says: "Rashad's alif counts are a highly contentious issue because they include several identifiable errors."
EdipYuksel(RK`s close companion) in his debate with Abdurahman Lomax(Running like Zebras) was forced to acknowledge this fact, and he also said that RK was aware of this errors and he said that they planned to perform further research to resolve this counts cause they were convinced that they all must be 19 divisible. (isn`t it an assumption/conjecture, that is, FITNA, bear in mind 74/31-their number(19) is but a fitna/trial/means of misguidance for kafirs/rejectors.(Attention. An important notice: for another look at this verse, based on translating key word "fitna" with the word "punishement", check this articles: 1.Who said it? 2.The Massacre 3.Obsessions )
I made a few calculations and applied a few different methods of counting and calculating the letter "meem" or sum of the letters alef- lam- meem, and none of these methods of counting come up as multiple of 19.
The count of letter meem in 3rd surah(where the word "bakka" is mentioned) is 1249(not divisible by 19) 1249 : 19= 65,7368421052631578947368421052632
The total count of letters alif, lam and meem in 3rd surah is 5493(not divisible by 19) 5493 : 19=289,105263157894736842105263157895
The total of letters meem in all chapters that have meem in its combinations of initial letters is 8695(not divisible by 19) 8695 : 19=457,631578947368421052631578947368
The total sum of alif, lam and meem letters, from all surahs that are crowned solely by alef-lam-meem combination, is 19279(not divisible by 19) 19279 : 19=1014,68421052631578947368421052632
(All counts for particular surahs are according Abu Jamil from q-zone(summs without hamzahs). I just made the calculations.I think they are correct. Check it for yourself, if you find it reasonable) So it seems that there is no miraculous connection between bakka and 19-divisibility of letter meem or combination of letters alif -laam- meem, that is, there is nothing significant in Makka being spelled as Bakka in relation to No 19. Maybe this strange spelling is "but a trial(74/31)" to convince people about existing 19 pattern in quran without previously checking the things or seeking the answer/opinion from quran about real function of 19-"their number is but a fitna for kafirs(74/31)". Presenting the strange spelling bakka in the way that it have something to do with 19 divisibility of quranic letters could look very convincing and very impressive and people ussually start to believe in it(and in the whole "19 as a miracle" theory) without any checking -this is a real fitna because this constitutes deviation from 17/36- one of the centerpieces of "islaam". Quran 029.001 A.L.M. 029.002 Do men think that they will be left alone on saying, "We believe", and that they will not be tested?
Fifth letter: Response to Scott`s objections on letter above, and analysing "statistic anomaly" found by Abu Jamil from www.q-zone.com:
"Scott M." wrote: > Salamalaikum Zlatan, > It's funny you mention Abu Jamil and the Q-zone yet you don't tell what he > has shown there. Must be hard to argue against objective, non RK evidence? > He even answered the arguments you pose in your post yet you do not mention > that either. You mention "normal statistical variation" twice right away in > the post yet you do not tell anyone about the statistical anomaly far > outside the norm.
There are many ways to analyse initials i found my analyses simple, clear and very reasonable. If pattern existed, he would be,for sure, easily recognised.Such or similar analyses and patterns were reported by R.K. in the beggining of his research but through the time they are exposed as false.Some of these patterns are still very often presented as proofs of divinity of quran(for example at free-minds.org) cause people have not veryfied them(fitna) and they do not know that they are false.
*Only one* out of 14 quranic initials shows 19 divisibility in initialed surahs, this,you`ll agree, for sure is not statistical anomaly. *Only three* (according Abu Jamil`s data) out of 29 initialed surahs show 19 divisible sum of "initials" that crown particular chapter.This is apsolutely normal statistical variation and this can not, by any means possible, constitute any proof of divinity of the Quran. *Only four* out of 30 sets of quranic initials shows 19-divisible sum of "initials" that crown particular chapter.The commentar is same as above.
This i was reffering to when i used the expression "normal statistical variation" first time.
I do not know too much about statistics, but I think that these simple analyses of mine show clearly that 19 divisibility is "inside the law of probability" and has no any particular significance. Let say for example the all of the 14 initials showed 19-divisibility in their chapters(as people ussualy claims), or in all initialed suraahs, that would be something. It would be, there is no doubt, "statistical anomaly". However, this is not the case.
>You did read ALL of Abu Jamil's analysis, didn't you? Yet > you conveniently ignore the results and fail to give an equal presentation.
I did read all of Abu Jamil`s analysis, acctually i read some parts even twice or trice, and i analyse it carefully. So let me introduce you with my thoughts about it: 1. His analysis is way, way too complicated. I think that maybe one out of 1000 persons in the world could possibly understand a bit what his analysis is about. For objective and precise analysis of his work and for establishing corectness of his work with certainity ,imo, requries to be a specialist/expert in the science of statistics. If there is a code i excpect it to be clear and simple in the same way as Quran itself is. Abu Jamils analyses are to complicated. 2.I have 2 objections to his method which, if found correct/justified,would drastiaclly reduced anomally that he found(maybe we can discuss it later) 3.I can not be 100 % sure about correctness of his data and calculations but let say, for a moment, that everything is correct.
He made, imo, 2 crutial mistakes. He started his analysis with the wrong hypothesis. He assumed that if there is statistical anomaly in Quran, then, it MUST BE a Sign of the divinity of Quran. Consequently this misled him. Why should statistical anomaly constitute/represent a Sign that any book is from God? And moreover, why should such an anomaly should constitute an authority for correcting God `s word and derogating quranic verdicts on many topics, and for interpretating of Quran as it is used by 99% of its believers, even by discoverer(rk) himself? Many reported statistical anomaly in Bible. I have read that some guys analysed Bible, and that some of them(a matematician) found much much more powerful/significant statistical anomaly (1:33 000.000.000.000.) than Abu Jamil has found. But does it prooves the divinity of the Bible? Does prophecies of scientific findings in Hadith tell us about divinity of the Hadith as Abdur Rahman(sunnies) claims? Do many hadiths that corespond with findings of modern science constitute proof of divinity of the Hadith? What is the probability that the man(let say Bukhari), while inventing the hadiths(1000 years ago) in the name of prophet Muhamed, prophecieses the findings that modern science observed/discovered today using modern technogy(1000 years after). What about that statisticaly anomaly? It is a greater anomaly than this that is "found" by Abu Jamil. This i was reffering to when i used the expression "normal statistical variation" the second time (reffering to whole 19 thing).
He also made, imo, an obvious mistake in interpretation of the results of the analysis. When he found and established statistical anomaly in his analysis, he huried up/rush to interpret it as a Miracle and Sign from God about divinity of The Quran. He forgot to consult God about meaning of the "statistical anomaly" he found. If there is a statistical anomaly (increased 19-divisibility for example) we first must consult God about purpose/meaning of it. In 74/31 God said that 19 is BUT A FITNA (means of/for misguidance, misleading, trial) for disbelievers. (Attention. An important notice: for another look at this verse, based on translating key word "fitna" with the word "punishement and/or torment", check this articles: 1. Who said it? 2.The Massacre 3.Obsessions) Abu Jamil himself admits his mistake(i`ll mention it later), though unconsciously, cause, imo, his consciousness was filled with 19, that is, with 19 related statistical anomaly -incresed 19-divisibility. Here I am going to paraphrase his own words. He stated(at QQS mailing list) that **he witnessed the statistical anomaly and that the thing that he has been experienced get into his consciousness very strong(ly). So strongly and deeply that he can do nothing about it( i am paraphrasing him).**
This reminds me of 2/93
"... and they imbibed the calf in their hearts..."
So its natural that they said:" we hear, but we do not obey". The fact is that 19 thing is get too deep into his consciousnes that it led him to misunderstand and misinterpret 74/31. 19 in his case functioned excactly as God described -as "BUT A FITNA(misguidance, misleading,trial). He deviated from quranic principless, he forgot God. Witnessing 19 anomaly led him to consider RK as a God`s messenger and to be strongly influenced with his interpretation of quran, and to run across the quranic borders of the interpretation quran(this is wide topic, i can not explain everything in only one post, we`ll discuss it further GW) In the case of rk, 19 functioned in the same way. He possibly found some statistical anomaly and he automatiacally took right to corect God`s words and to misinterpret verses in order to polish his anomaly and in order to make the anomaly more impressive. He impresed many people so much, that they accepted(in most of the cases without any serious verifying) his teaching, his interpretation of Quran, they equalize him with God by following his teaching rather then Quran.
If you read my post again you will see that i did not apsolutelly denied possibility of existing an interesting 19-divisibility pattern(I had in mind some of A.J. and E.Y. and Milan Sulc findings).And accordingly I wrote that: "All my investigations show/give an impression that **there is a possibility of a pattern embeded quran***, though not in complete, perfect and elaborated form of 19 divisibility or similarly, but in a form that constitute fitna/trial/means of(for)misleading for people which force/seduce them to go to assumptions and conjectures,that is, in elaborating perfect patterns, changing God`s words and introducing non quranic doctrines without any proof, without authority and criteria, and to make an idol out of No 19 and to change God`s word and not to trust to God. It is a well known fact that today way way too many people are misled by No.19, people are daily diserting from quranic principles and truths for the sake of No19 and they call it even a Sign from God, disregarding the fact that God call "their number(19)" in 74/31 "but a fitna for disbelievers.""
Finding a statistical anomaly in Quran does not give the right for changing Gods words and for interpreting Quran in accordance with No.19 (what RK did in a big measure). We first must consult God. And God did not gave any authority to No.19 in His Book. That is why he was forced to announce himself as a messanger of God, to gain the authority. He even proved traditional salat timing and number of rakats through No.19. So, he acctualy followed a source of the guidance outside the quran. He spend so much time calculating everything in Quran. If he spend that time in reading of the quran, he would probably found the correct salat timing, and God`s instructions regarding other topics. God would give him the correct interpretation, but he preffered No.19`s explanations/tafseer over reading The Quran and following the best possible meaning. Not to mention other cardinal distortions in his translation of Quran and all the crazy and ludicrous interpretations and teachings mostly caused by 19. *The guy was obsessed with No. 19 -what he called One of the greatest miracles*(I am paraphrasing Edip Yuksel here - if I recall well). He rejected the role of the Muhamed`s hadith in the interpretation of the Quran, but he invented/introduced neohadith,No19-hadith, in the interpretation of the Quran. In short, what he called the one of the greatest signs/miracles, was, in fact, "BUT A TRIAL for disbelievers" -see 74/31.
And now back to Abu Jamil. First about significance of the anomaly that he found. Abu Jamil wrote about his analysis : "the odds of getting these results by accident are about one in 70,423."
What is so significant here? Does it mean that one out of 70.423 books analysed by such a method will show such an anomaly ? If so, how can it be the absolute proof of divinity of the Quran? How can it be the proof at all? 1 out of 70.423.? How many books there are in the world? Sure much more then 70.423.Please correct me if i am wrong i do not too much about statistics , I am not an expert.
Let s go further:
Abu Jamil wrote: "These findings show a real link between the physical structure of the Qur’an and the number 19, not an "accidental" one. The odds of getting these results by accident are about one in 70,423. ****With the correction of the <nun> count in Surah 68, the odds drop to about one chance in one and a half million."****
Comment: You see, this is very dangerous(fitna). If you correct the Quran!!!, you can make up anomaly that you have found to look more impressive. Here starts a fitna(74/31) , trial- misguidance -misleading. You correct Quran, with no authority, and the magic will look more impressive, you can get more people for your idea, you can be more sure that Quran is from God. Satan is always awake. He never sleeps.
Abu Jamil proceeds further giving to us picture of his fictional debate with fictional sceptic of a miracle:
Sceptic: "But aren’t you forgetting something? What about ‘intent’? Does the Qur’an intend to use the number 19 as evidence of a miracle, or did you just discover this anomaly by accident and declare the number 19 miraculous after the fact?"
Abu Jamil: The answer is found in the Qur’ân, at 74:30-31: Over it are nineteen. And We have not made the wardens of the fire other than angels, and We have not made their number but as a trial for those who disbelieve, that those who have been given the book may be certain and those who believe may increase in faith, and those who have been given the book and the believers may not doubt, and that those in whose hearts is a disease and the unbelievers may say: What does Allah mean by this parable? Thus does Allah make err whom He pleases, and He guides whom He pleases, and none knows the hosts of your Lord but He Himself;and this is naught but a reminder to the mortals.
Sceptic: "What? You mean the number 19 is a ‘trial’ for the disbelievers, while it increases the faith of the believers? How can this be? How can a mere number do all this?"
Abu Jamil: You’ve just seen how. God knew about statistics long before we did? Who do you think created the laws of random chance, anyway? (Or maybe you simply hadn’t thought of them as "laws" until now.) Who created all of the laws of the universe?
My(Zlatan`s) Comment: Here i have a very important objection. Abu Jamils as well as his fictional sceptic above misunderstood the function of 19. It is BUT a trial and the number itself does not increases faith but 19 being BUT A FITNA and causing the fitna increases the faith, that is, fitna that is caused by 19 will increase faith of people. I congratulate Abu Jamil for his pretty correct translation o 74/31. Many other believers of 19 miracle allways somehow mistranslate 74/31 inserting misleading numbers and missing to translate the crutial word "illa"-only/but(only a fitna, but a fitna) and halucinating waws(conjunction and) to give impression that 19 as fitna for disbelievers is just one of 5 functions of no 19. But in fact, in arabic original, 19 as " BUT a fitna for disbelievers" is the ONLY function of No.19. But obviously being impressed by his analysis and being influenced by his starting hypothesis(if there is anomaly it must be a miracle) Abu Jamil did not understand the verse, he did not understand that "their number(19)" is BUT A FITNA for disbelievers. We can see it from his further dialogue with the sceptic:
Sceptic: But what about the exceptions? Why did half of those numbers come out nonsignificant?
Abu Jamil: I’ll tell you. I don’t know. I didn’t have anything to do with the writing of the Qur’an. It was all God’s handiwork, and only God knows the purpose behind each thing He reveals. What I do know is that God has clearly made the number 19 stand out in the structure of His Book, while allowing all other numbers to fade into the background by comparison.
My (Zlatan`s)Comment: Excactly the same conclusion as I come to. There is no perfect 19 divisibility. There is ,maybe,increased 19- divisibility, there is a possibillity of a pattern, but not elaborated, perfect and complete pattern. Not a pattern as apsolute proof of divinity of the book,since similar patterns and even greater anomalies can be found in books other then quran(Bible for example), but a pattern in a form that it constitutes perfect satanic invitation(fitna 74/31) for changing the quran, following assumptions/conjectures and accepting (without enough quranic knowledge) unquranic doctrines. THIS, i repeat, THIS could be a proof of divinity of quran. The fact that God propheciesed(in 74/31) that 19 will be BUT A FITNA- means of misguidance/trail for disbelievers, could be the proof or phenomena that will increase the faith of people and that will helps them to attain the certainity as described in 74/31.
May god lead us to the better understanding,here I gave the best of me, and that is my understanding. All the praise belongs to Him. P.s. below look at translations of 74/31 and notice how translation of the people who believe in 19 as a miracle always have an inserted words(or numbering) that do not exist in arabic original or have missed crutial word illa/only, in phrase "illa fitneten"-ONLY a FITNA or BUT A FITNA)in order to to give impression that 19 as fitna for disbelievers is just one of 5 functions of no 19(probably cause they subjectively "witnessed" No 19, and they are under strong impression of 19). But in fact, in arabic original 19 as " BUT a fitna for disbelievers" is the ONLY function of No.19. See more natural/correct translations of people who were not negatively influenced by 19,and we can not accuse them for being biased cause they never knew anything about mathematico-numerical investigations or findings related to No19.
A notice:Fitna could mean- a trial, or it could mean- a mean(s) of/for misguidance, or mean(s) of/for misleading.
salamun alaikum Scott and all, no offence , just a food for thought. Zlatan
"19 as a miracle" influenced translations:
KHALIFA: We appointed angels to be guardians of Hell, and we assigned their number (19) (1) to disturb the disbelievers, (2) to convince the Christians and Jews (that this is a divine scripture), (3) to strengthen the faith of the faithful, (4) to remove all traces of doubt from the hearts of Christians, Jews, as well as the believers, and (5) to expose those who harbor doubt in their hearts, and the disbelievers; they will say, "What did GOD mean by this allegory?" GOD thus sends astray whomever He wills, and guides whomever He wills. None knows the soldiers of your Lord except He. This is a reminder for the people.
free-minds.org: And We did make the guardians of hell from the Angels and We made their number: 1) as a test to for non-believers, 2) for those who have received the book to comprehend, 3) for the believers to be strengthened in faith, 4) for those who have received the book and the believers not to have doubt, 5) so those who have a sickness in there heart and the non-believers say: what does God want with this example. This is how God blinds whom He wishes and guides whom He wishes. And NONE know the number of your Lord’s soldiers except He, this is but a reminder to mankind"
Q-ZONE: We have appointed none but angels as guardians of the fire. We assigned their number as a test for the unbelievers, and to ascertain those who were given the Book, and to strengthen the faith of the faithful, and so the people who were given the Book, as well as those who believed would not have any doubt, and [to expose those] with sickness in their hearts, and the unbelievers, when they say, "What did God mean by this example?" God thus sends astray whomever He wills, and guides whomever He wills. None knows the soldiers of your Lord except He. This is but a reminder for the people.
Traditional, more correct and natural translation of 074.031
YUSUFALI: And We have set none but angels as Guardians of the Fire; and We have fixed their number only as a trial for Unbelievers,- in order that the People of the Book may arrive at certainty, and the Believers may increase in Faith,- and that no doubts may be left for the People of the Book and the Believers, and that those in whose hearts is a disease and the Unbelievers may say, "What symbol doth Allah intend by this?" Thus doth Allah leave to stray whom He pleaseth, and guide whom He pleaseth: and none can know the forces of thy Lord, except He and this is no other than a warning to mankind.
PICKTHAL: We have appointed only angels to be wardens of the Fire, and their number have We made to be a stumbling-block for those who disbelieve; that those to whom the Scripture hath been given may have certainty, and that believers may increase in faith; and that those to whom the Scripture hath been given and believers may not doubt; and that those in whose hearts there is disease, and disbelievers, may say: What meaneth Allah by this similitude? Thus Allah sendeth astray whom He will, and whom He will He guideth. None knoweth the hosts of thy Lord save Him. This is naught else than a Reminder unto mortals.
SHAKIR: And We have not made the wardens of the fire others than angels, and We have not made their number but as a trial for those who disbelieve, that those who have been given the book may be certain and those who believe may increase in faith, and those who have been given the book and the believers may not doubt, and that those in whose hearts is a disease and the unbelievers may say: What does Allah mean by this parable? Thus does Allah make err whom He pleases, and He guides whom He pleases, and none knows the hosts of your Lord but He Himself; and this is naught but a reminder to the mortals.