Simplified Chart from the Book "The Quran: Muhammad's Perpetual Miracle" Critically Evaluated.
(The numbers highlighted in red are divisible by 19.)

Sura #InitialsAlif Lam Mim Ra Sou Ha Ta Sin Ha Ya Ain Qaf Nun Kaf TOTAL
2 ALM 4592 3204 2195                       9991
3 ALM 2578 1885 1251                       5714
7 ALMS 2572 1523 1165   98                   5260+98=5358
10 ALR 1353 912   257                     2522
11 ALR 1402 788   324                     2514
12 ALR 1335 812   258                     2405
13 ALMR 625 479 260 137                     1364+137=1501
14 ALR 594 452   160                     1206
15 ALR 503 323   99                     925
19 KHYAS         26       168 345 122     137 798
20 TH             28   314           342
26 TSM     489       33 93             615
27 TS             27 93             120
28 TSM     461       19 100             580
29 ALM 784 554 347                       1685
30 ALM 545 396 318                       1259
31 ALM 348 298 177                       823
32 ALM 268 154 158                       580
36 YS               48   237         285
38 S         28                   28
40 HM     389     64                 453
41 HM     276     58                 334
42 HM-ASQ     308     53   53     99 57     361+209=570
43 HM     317     45                 362
44 HM     145     16                 161
45 HM     200     31                 231
46 HM     227     37                 264
50 Q                       57     57
68 N                         133   133
Totals  17499 11780 8683 1235 152 304 107 387 482 582 221 114 133 137 41816

Deedat's Arithmetic Errors

 All  ALM = 26676 = 19 x 1404 (in fact 20052 is not divisible by 19). (We added Suras 2, 3, 29, 30, 31, 32, but excluded Suras 7 and 13, for they are ALMS and ALMR. ALMR was fitted in place arbitrarily for it could just as well have been put with ALR as ALM. All this we disregard as being fabrication.) All  ALR = 9709 = 19 x 511 (This figure should be 9572 or, if Sura 13 is included, 10813, both not divisible by 19). Dr. K. expediently just adds the 137 R's of Sura 13, leaving out the A's and L's. All   TS = 494 = 19 x 26 (All TS are in fact 120. If we were to include Suras 26 and 28, i.e. TSM, the sum would be 365, which again is not divisible by 19). All  TSM = 1444 = 19 x 76 (Again the addition is wrong. This sum should be 1195, which is not divisible by 19).

Deedat's Statistical Errors

Disregarding the totals we have 78 figures in the chart. Six of these are divisible by 19, i.e. the probability of this being so by chance is 1 : 1.46. This does not look like being miraculous and of divine origin. If we include all the totals the probability changes in favour of a miracle: 1 : 3.3. Not quite convincing yet, however. Mr Deedat worked it out as 1 : 626,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (626 Septillions).

Conclusion

Considering the expediency as well as the 'errors' in addition, we are quite suspicious about all the given figures, which, however, we are not equipped to check, as this would mean the counting of all letters in the Arabic Quran.

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