QURAN MAY HAVE CHANGED – NUH (NOAH)

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NOAH’S AGE MIRACLE
The Quran and the Bible say Noah died at the age of 950.
The men who created a written document from the memorized words of the prophet Mohammed included many very short versus only 3, 4 or 5 Arabic words long in chapter Nuh, which would have made it easy to select verses for inclusion to manipulate the exact count of how many Arabic letters the chapter contains.
But the Quran in Arabic in use today has exactly 967 (not 950) letters in chapter Nuh, indicating several words (containing 17 letters) were later added to the chapter. [If the age of Noah is 950 solar years, then this is 979 lunar years, which is greater than the 967 letters in chapter Nuh, indicating words containing 12 letters had been removed from the Quran verse.].
QURAN CANNOT CHANGE
Quran verse 15:9 teaches that Allah will not permit the Quran to ever change.
MOON MOTION

Another coincidence is that the Arabic word “qamar”, which means “moon”, appears 27 times in the Quran, which is the number of days for the moon to completes one orbit around the Earth as seen by Allah at a distance, but the prophet Mohammed on Earth would see 30 [not 27] days as the length of the lunar cycle.

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Nuh (Noah) releasing the dove

NOAH’S AGE MIRACLE
The Quran and the Bible say Noah died at the age of 950, and Quran chapter Nuh (Noah) likely was deliberately made to have exactly 950 letters when 28 verses (many with only 3, 4 or 5 words) were selected from the oral tradition about Mohammed and grouped together to form chapter 71. But the Quran in Arabic in use today has exactly 967 (not 950) letters in chapter Nuh.
[Using an Arabic font that leaves space between Arabic letters makes the letters easier to count.]

The verse numbers of chapter Nuh and how many letters each verse has are :
1  51
2  22
3  25
4  65
5  26
6  21
7  80
8  16
9   28
10 27
11 21
12 44
13 20
14 14
15  31
16  31
17  23
18  25
19  21
20  20
21  49
22  15
23  54
24  35
25  54
26  37
27  41
28  71
The men who created a written document from the memorized words of the prophet Mohammed included many very short verses only 3, 4 or 5 Arabic words long in chapter Nuh, which would have made it easy to select verses for inclusion to manipulate the exact count of how many Arabic letters the chapter contains.
An earlier version of chapter Nuh may have had exactly 950 Arabic letters, but 4 words could have been added later, increasing the letter count by 17 Arabic letters to its current 967 letters.
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QURAN CANNOT CHANGE
The Quran teaches that Allah will not permit the Quran to ever change.
“We have, without doubt, sent down the Message; and We will assuredly guard it (from corruption).” Quran verse 15:9 (Yusuf Ali translation) http://www.islamawakened.com/quran/1/1/w4wcv.html
Some Muslim websites miscount the letters of chapter Nuh and falsely claim a miracle that chapter Nuh contains exactly 950 letters

MOON MOTION
As seen by Allah observing from a distance, the moon completes one orbit around the Earth in about 27 days. People at the time of the prophet Mohammed would not have known this. The Arabic word “qamar”, which means “moon”, appears 27 times in the Quran.
[You can confirm this by doing a Google search of “quran arabic corpus qamar dictionary”.] In addition, the word crescent occurs once, bringing the total to 28, but the Muslim calendar alternates between months of 29 days and months of 30 days.
Harun Yahya interprets the 27-day coincidence as proof that the author of the Quran was Allah, not Mohammed.
An alternate explanation is that the men who collected the memorized oral statements of Mohammed and arranged them into a printed document selected enough verses to contain the word “qamar” 29 or 30 times. Then mistakes were made making copies of the Quran, reducing the number of mentions of the moon to only 27 or 28.

[If the age of Noah is 950 solar years, then this is 979 lunar years, which is greater than the 967 letters in chapter Nuh, indicating words containing 12 letters had been removed from the Quran verse.].


Image by anonymous artist at basilica San Marco, Venice, via Wikimedia Commons.
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