The 'Ten Nights' in 89:2
Researched by: A. Muhammad

By the dawn, 89:1
and ten nights. 89:2

Sura 89 starts with God swearing by the Dawn and the Ten Nights. The fact that God is swearing by the Ten Nights indicates that these nights are of great significance. The words in Sura 89 do not define exactly which ten nights is God swearing by.
As a result, this subject was open to the interpretation of the scholars.

Opinion split into two main groups:
A- The first group said that this is a reference to the last ten nights of Ramadan.
B- The second group said that these are the first ten nights of the month of Zhu al-Hijjah when Hajj is observed.
If we examine these two interpretations in the light of the Quran, it can be shown that both are incorrect.

A- The last ten nights in Ramadan
This claim is incorrect for the following reasons:
1- Nowhere in the Quran are the last ten nights of Ramadan singled out to have special significance.
2- Nowhere in the Quran does God state that the acts of worship incur extra reward if they are observed at specific times.

The following are examples:
- God prescribed a specific time range for each of the prescribed Salat. We are free to observe each Salat within the prescribed time range. There is no extra credit or reward if we observe the Salat at the beginning, middle or near the end of the specified time range.
- God allows us to observe Hajj during the four 'hurum' months (2:197 and 9:36). Once again, there is no preference nor extra reward if we observe the Hajj in the first, second, third or fourth of the hurum months.
- Equally, God decreed that we fast the month of Ramadan. In all the Quran there are no words that state that the first ten days, middle ten days, or last ten days have extra blessings or that they yield us a greater reward.

Ultimately, as long as we observe our worship practices within the time range set in the Quran, God is concerned with the sincerity and quality of our worship rather than the time in which we observed the worship practice.

B- The first ten nights in the month of Zhu al-Hijjah
Once again, this claim is incorrect, this time for four reasons:
The first two reasons are identical to the two reasons above regarding Ramadan.
3- When people go to observe their Hajj, they observe the rituals of Hajj during the daylight hours and not during the night. However, God swears by the Ten Nights. If God was referring to the Hajj, we would expect the reference to be to the ten days.
4- God permitted the Hajj to be observed anytime during the four hurum months. Sadly, this God-given privilege has been totally cancelled by the ruling authorities. They allow Hajj only during the first ten days of the month of Zhu al-Hijjah. And so, to single out any ten days out of the four months is a violation of God's law for Hajj.

If the Ten Nights do not refer to Ramadan nor to Zhu al-Hijjah, what exactly do they refer to?
A good starting point for our search is to be reminded of God's promise that the Quran has the full explanation of all things:

We brought the Book down to you providing
explanations for all things, guidance, mercy, and good news for the Submitters. 16:89

Since the Quran provides explanations for all things, then we should be able to derive Quranic information that leads us to the correct Ten Nights mentioned in 89:2.
The correct meaning should satisfy the following conditions:

1-
The Ten Nights must be mentioned in the Quran apart from 89:2
2- The Ten Nights must carry great importance since God swears by them.
3- We now know that the Quran is a mathematically structured Book based on the number 19. For that reason, we always find 19 related signs in the Quran to confirm all disputed or previously unknown matters. With regards to the true meaning of the Ten Nights in 89:2, we should also be able to find a deliberate mathematically coded 19 link between 89:2 and the intended correct Ten Nights in the Quran.

When we search the Quran in search of a case that satisfies the conditions above, we find only one candidate that satisfies all three conditions. This is found in the following verse:

And We appointed for Moses
thirty nights, and We completed them with ten. Thus, the term appointed by his Lord was completed in forty nights. Moses said to his brother Aaron, "Take charge over my people in my place. Act well, and do not follow the path of the corruptors." 7:142

Now let us see how the Ten Nights mentioned in 7:142 satisfy the three conditions above:

1-
The Ten Nights must be mentioned in the Quran in another verse besides 89:2

Not only are the Ten Nights mentioned in 7:142, but we also note that, apart from 89:2, the Ten Nights are not mentioned in any other Quranic verse besides 7:142.

2-
The Ten Nights must carry great significance

The Ten Nights mentioned in 7:142 indeed carry great significance.
God could have said 40 nights in 7:142, which would have been the normal phrasing, but God deliberately mentioned the last 10 nights separately, so they must be of great significance.
When we read 7:144 and 7:145, we learn that God spoke to Moses and gave him the tablets with God's words inscribed, then commanded Moses to uphold them strongly, and that Moses should command his people to do the same:

He said, "O Moses, I have chosen you over all people with My messages and
My words. So take what I have given you and be among the thankful."
And We wrote for him on the tablets advice and details of all things: "So uphold it strongly, and command your people to uphold the best therein. I will show you the abode of the wicked." 7:144-145

Upon receiving the tablets and God's commands, Moses returned to his people. This indicates that Moses received the tablets at the end of the 40 nights appointment with God, or in other words, during the last Ten Nights.
Upon returning to his people, Moses found them committing blasphemy by worshipping the calf (7:150-152), whereupon he threw down the tablets in anger and scolded his brother Aaron.

What happened during those Ten Nights, in terms of Moses speaking with God (an event never repeated with any other human being) as well as receiving the tablets which were inscribed by God Himself, were indeed events of untold glory.

The awesome glory of those Ten Nights explains why God deliberately mentioned them separately from the first 30 nights. It also explains why God swore by those Ten Nights in 89:2.

3-
The mathematical signs (code 19) that link the Ten Nights in 7:142 with the Ten Nights in 89:2

FACT 1
The Ten Nights are mentioned in 89:2
and ten nights 89:2
The digits of the Sura and verse numbers are 8,9 and 2
8 + 9 + 2 = 19

FACT 2
The word that is common between 89:2 and 7:142 is the word Ten.
The Arabic word for Ten is (ASHR)
The Gematrical value of this word is = 70 + 300 + 200 = 570 = 19 x 30

FACT 3
As mentioned above, the only other mention of the Ten Nights in the Quran (besides 89:2) is in 7:142:

And We appointed for Moses
thirty nights, and We completed them with ten. Thus, the term appointed by his Lord was completed in forty nights. Moses said to his brother Aaron, "Take charge over my people in my place. Act well, and do not follow the path of the corruptors." 7:142

God could have said that Moses was appointed for 40 nights, but we see a deliberate intention to mention the last Ten Nights separately.
The deliberate mention of the Ten Nights separately, as well as the positional location of the three numbers (thirty, ten and forty) carry special significance.

The word
thirty is the 3rd word in the verse
The word ten is the 6th word in the verse
The word forty is the 10th word in the verse
(All as per the Arabic text)

The positions of the 3 numbers are 3, 6 and 10
3 + 6 + 10 = 19

FACT 4
Besides the code 19 featuring in the data of the two verses (7:142 and 89:2), we also find an unmistaken code that links the two verses.

The link is simple and significant. The data we need is the Sura and verse numbers (7 142 and 89 2), the number of Arabic letters in the word Ten which is 3, and the Gematrical Value of the word Ten, which is 570.

Sura and verse numbers are
7 142 and 89 2
Number of Arabic letters in Ten is 3
Gematrical value of the Arabic Ten is 570

When placed side by side, we get one long number which is a multiple of 19:
7142 892 3 570 = 19 x 3759417030

FACT 5
If we add these numbers we also get a multiple of 19:
7142 + 892 + 3 + 570 = 8607 = 19 x 453

FACT 6
So far we employed the verse and Sura numbers, as well as the number of letters in the word Ten, and also the Gematrical Value of the word Ten. We also find that the position of the word Ten in each of the 2 verses is coded with the other variables:
The word Ten is the 6th word in 7:142
The word Ten is the 2nd word in 89:2

If we insert the positions of the word Ten in the 2 verses (
6 and 2) after the numbers of the 2 verses we get yet another multiple of 19:

7
142 892 62 3 570 = 19 x 375941717030

FACT 7
Another Variable within the data of these two linked verses is the number of words in each of the two verses:
The number of words in 7:142 is 23
The number of words in 89:2 is 2

The number of words in each verse is therefore placed after the corresponding verse number. This gives us the following number:

7
142 23892 2 3 570 = 19 x 3759073117030

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These deliberate numerical signs are not coincidental, for they share a number of features:

1- The signs above employ all the data relevant to the word Ten in the 2 verses.
2- Each one of the compound numbers (Facts 4,5,6 and 7) starts with the Sura and verse numbers (7142).
3- Each one of the compound numbers (Facts 4,5,6 and 7) ends with the number of letters (3) in the word Ten, followed by the Gematrical Value of the word Ten (570).

These common features point to a definite pattern in the signs above. They are not random calculations. This pattern provides an unmistakable link between the Ten Nights in the two verses.

The Ten Nights which God swore by in 89:2 are the Ten Nights in which God spoke to Moses and in which Moses was given the tablets inscribed by God Himself. Both of these two events were momentous events in the history of mankind.

All praise and glory to God