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12 MONTHS IN A YEAR
Muslim websites falsely claim that the word month is used exactly 12 times in the Quran.
Actually, a Google search on “l-shahra quran arabic corpus dictionary” locates the word used 8 times in the singular as month and 13 times in the plural as months
It is not possible to honestly obtain a count of 12.
365 DAYS IN A YEAR
Muslim websites claim a count of the word day being used exactly 365 times.
Actually, a Google search on “quran arabic corpus yawm dictionary” lists 405 times that the word day and its derivatives are used in the Quran. Muslim websites arbitrarily disqualify some of them to obtain a count of 365.
LIFE IN THE QURAN
A Muslim website claims a miracle that the word life occurs exactly 115 times in the Quran and that the word afterlife also occurs exactly 115 times in the Quran.
The same Muslim website also claims a miracle that the word life occurs exactly 145 times in the Quran and that the word death occurs exactly 145 times in the Quran.
It is not possible to honestly arrive at a count of either 115 or 145.
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12 MONTHS IN A YEAR
Muslim websites falsely claim that the word month is used exactly 12 times in the Quran.

Actually, a Google search on “l-shahra quran arabic corpus dictionary” locates the word used 8 times in the singular as month and 13 times in the plural as months
It is not possible to obtain a count of 12.


365 DAYS IN A YEAR
Muslim websites claim a count of the word day being used exactly 365 times.
Actually, a Google search on  “quran arabic corpus yawm dictionary” lists 405 times that the word day and its derivatives are used in the Quran. Muslim websites arbitrarily disqualify some of them to obtain a count of 365.

LIFE IN THE QURAN
A Muslim website claims a miracle that the word life occurs exactly 115 times in the Quran and that the word afterlife also occurs exactly 115 times in the Quran.

The same Muslim website also claims a miracle that the word life occurs exactly 145 times in the Quran and that the word death occurs exactly 145 times in the Quran.

Is it 115 times or 145 times?

If you do a Google search on “l-ḥayatu quran arabic corpus dictionary”, words based on the root occur 184 times but 20 of them are as various verbs that do not mean life, which reduces the possibilities to 164.

It is used 51 times as a verb with the meaning “to give life”. If you exclude this meaning, there is no path to reach a count of 115 or 145, so I assume “to give life” is included. This gives a count between 51 and 164.

If you exclude 6 times it is used with the meaning of “greeting” but include 78 times it is used as a noun meaning “life”, the count is between 129 and 158, but cannot be 115.

If you include the times it is used with the meanings of “alive” or “those who are alive”, then the count is higher than 145, but if you exclude them, then the count is less than 145.
It is not possible to arrive at a count of 115 or 145.

 

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