A Sacred Date
The date a significant mystery of the All-Wise Qur’an became clear was again contained in the word “Qur’an.” It was like this:
According to the abjad system the numerical value of the word “Qur’an” is three hundred and fifty-one. It contains two alifs; if the concealed alif is read alfun, it is alfun with the value of a thousand.1 That is to say, the year one thousand three hundred and fifty-one may be called the Year of the Qur’an, for during it the strange mystery of the ‘coincidences’ in the word “Qur’an” became apparent in the parts of the Risale-i Nur, which is the Qur’an’s commentary. The miraculous mystery of the coincidences of the word “Allah” in the Qur’an appeared the same year. A Qur’an showing the miraculous patterns, arranged in a new way, was written the same year. That year students of the Qur’an endeavoured to preserve the Qur’anic script with all their strength in the face of its being changed. Important aspects of the Qur’an’s miraculousness became apparent that same year. And the same year numerous events occurred which were related to the Qur’an, and it seems they will continue to occur.
According to the rules of grammar, failun is read fa’lun, like katifun is read katfun. Therefore, alifun is read alfun. Then it becomes one thousand three hundred and fifty-one