Here are some examples from the 1000s of stunning Numerical and Scientific Miracles in the Glorious Quran. Allah Almighty also promised in several Divine Prophecies that He will show the Glorious Quran's Miracles to mankind: 1- The root letters for "message" and all of its derivatives occur 2- Allah Almighty said that Prophet Noah lived for
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Rebuttal to Walid's book's "The Law of Probability" section:

He wrote:

After examining only ** eight** different prophecies even though we could use
456, professor Emeritus of Science at Westmont College and Peter Stoner, has calculated
the probability of one man fulfilling the major prophecies made concerning the Messiah.
The estimates were worked out by twelve different classes of 600 college students. The
students carefully weighed all the factors, discussed each prophecy at length, and
examined the various circumstances which might indicate that men had conspired together to
fulfill a particular prophecy. They made their estimates conservative enough so that there
was finally unanimous agreement even among the most skeptical students. But when professor
Stoner took their estimates and made them even more conservative. He also encouraged other
skeptics or scientist to make their own estimates to see if his conclusions were more than
fair.

Finally, he submitted his figures for review to a Committee of the American Scientific Affiliation. Upon examination, they verified that his calculations were dependable and accurate in regard to the scientific material presented. For example, concerning Micah 5:2, where it states the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem, Stoner and his students determined the average population of Bethlehem from the time of Micah to the present; then they divided it by the average population of the earth during the same period. They concluded that the chance of one man being born in Bethlehem was one in 2.8 x 10 to the 5th power - or rounded, one in 300,000.

After examining eight different prophecies, they conservatively estimated that the chance of one man fulfilling all eight prophecies was one in 10 to the 17th power. To illustrate how large the number 10 to the 17th power is (a figure with 17 zeros), Stoner gave this illustration. Imagine covering the entire state of Texas with silver dollars to a level of two feet deep. The total number of silver dollars needed to cover the whole state would be 10 to the 17th power. Now, choose just one of those silver dollars, mark it and drop it from an airplane. Then thoroughly stir all the silver dollars all over the state. When that has been done, blindfold one man, tell him he can travel wherever he wishes in the state of Texas. But something he must do, stop and reach down into the two feet of silver dollars and try to pull up that one specific silver dollar that has been marked. Now, the chance of his finding that one silver dollar in the state of Texas would be the chance the prophets had for eight of their prophecies coming true in any one man in the future.

In financial terms, is there anyone who would not invest in a financial venture if the
chance of failure were only one in 10 to the 17th power**?**
This kind of sure investment we are offered by God for belief in Christ His Messiah.
Professor Stoner concludes: "The fulfillment of these eight prophecies alone proves
that God inspired the writing of those prophecies to a definiteness which lacks only one
chance in 10 to the 17th power of being absolute".

Another way of saying this is that any person who minimizes or ignores the significance
of the biblical identifying signs concerning the Messiah would be foolish. But, of course,
there are many more than eight prophecies. In another calculation Stoner used 48
prophecies (even though he could have used 456) and arrived at the extremely conservative
estimate that the probability of 48 prophecies being fulfilled in one person is 10 to
157th power. How large is the number on in 10 to the 157th power**?**
10 to the 157th power contains 157 zeros !

Let us try to illustrate this number using electrons. Electrons are very small objects. They are smaller than atoms. It would take 2.5 times 10 to the 15 power of them, laid side by side, to make one inch. Even if we counted four electrons every second and counted day and night, it would still take us 19 million years just to count a line of electrons one-inch long.

But how many electrons would it take if we were dealing with 10 to the 157th power of
electrons**?**

Imagine building a solid ball of electrons that would extend in all directions from the
earth of 6 billion light years. The distance in miles of just one light year is 6.4
trillion miles. That would be a big ball! But not big enough to measure 10 to the 157th
power of electrons. In order to do that, you must take that big ball of electrons reaching
the length of 6 billion light years long in all directions and multiply it by 6 x 10 to
the 28th power! How big is that**?** It's the length of the
space required to store trillions and trillions and trillions of the same gigantic balls
and more. In fact the space required to store all of these balls combined together would
just start to "scratch the surface" of the number of electrons we would need to
really accurately speak about 10 to the 157th power.

But assuming you have some idea of the number of electrons we are talking about, now
imagine marking just one of those electrons in that huge number. Stir them all up. Then
appoint one person to travel in a rocket for as long as he wants, anywhere he wants to go.
Tell him to stop and segment a part of space, then take a high-powered microscope and find
that one marked electron in that segment. What do you think his chances of being
successful would be**?** It would be one in 10 to the 157th
power. Remember, this number represents the chances of only 48 prophecies coming true in
one person.

All this illustrates why it is absolutely impossible for anyone to have fulfilled the
Messianic prophecies by chance. In fact, a leading authority on the probability theory,
Emile Borel, states in his book __Probabilities and Life__, that once we go past one
chance in 10 to the 50th power, the probabilities are so small it's impossible to think
they will ever occur. Here is one last illustration of the immensity of the number 10 to
the 157th power and why the science of probability shows we are dealing with the
miraculous.

Imagine one ant traveling at the speed of only one inch every 15 billion years. If he
could only carry one atom at a time, how many atoms could he move in 10 to the 157th power
of years**?** He could even at that incredibly slow speed, be
ale to move all the atoms in 600,000 trillion trillion trillion trillion universes the
size for our universe, a distance of 30 billion light years! Again, all of this means it
is impossible for 48 prophecies to be fulfilled by chance.

This is the kind of proof that there must be a God who supernaturally gave this information. Let's keep in mind that's only 48 out of over 456 Messianic prophecies out of over 8000 total verses in Bible prophecy, of which thousands of verses have been fulfilled already. God challenges us!

My response:

I could apply the law of probability on Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him as well for starting Islam all alone among 360 pagan Arab tribes, each fought him and his followers fiercely to protect their old traditions, culture and pagan gods that they were making money off of from pilgrimage.

The number of battles the Muslims went through, and the imbalance in numbers and horses and camels in each battle (Muslims would be out numbered at least 3 times in each battle in number of men, horses and camels) clearly suggests that the Muslims should've lost and Islam utterly defeated and eliminated. But Allah Almighty chose otherwise.

After that, and when the Muslims took over Arabia, and decided to move up north against the Roman and Persian Empires, the probability there also was highly against them. They too were out out numbered by the Persians and Romans, and the Muslims had to fight both Empires at the same time! Yet, Allah Almighty chose for the Muslims to be victorious and invade Persia, and crush the Romans, and expand from the borders of France all the way to the borders of China.

We could apply the law of probability to Islam as well and be overwhelmed by the great and miraculous achievements Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him and the Muslims got.

Back to my rebuttal to Walid's
"Dear Muslim, Let Me Tell You Why I Believed" **Book**.

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Here are some examples from the 1000s of stunning Numerical and Scientific Miracles in the Glorious Quran. Allah Almighty also promised in several Divine Prophecies that He will show the Glorious Quran's Miracles to mankind: 1- The root letters for "message" and all of its derivatives occur 2- Allah Almighty said that Prophet Noah lived for
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