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Dunya and akhira word count in the Qur'an

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prefixes are counted in 365 days
This article lists all occurrences of the arabic Arabic words ''ad-dunya'' (ٱلدُّنْيَا) and ''al-akhira'' (الآخرة) in the Qur'an. The translation of these words to English is complicated and is discussed in the article. These words do not appear in the dual or plural forms, so this word count will be easier and less questionable than others.
To make it clear for non-speakers of arabicArabic:* The ''al-'' (ال) prefix represents the definite article, like the "the" in English.* The letter د (d) in ''dunya'' is from a group of letters called ''sun letters''. <ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_and_moon_letters</ref> If a word starts with a sun letter, then the "l" in the al- prefix is replaced with the first letter of the word in pronunciation. So Al-Dunya is read as Ad-Dunya. Just like Al-Salam (peace) is read as As-Salam. The "s" here takes double time in pronunciation.
==Ad-Dunya (ٱلدُّنْيَا)==
==Al-Akhira (الآخرة)==
The word الآخرة is derived from the trilateral root اخر (a-kh-r). Other derived words from this root besides "hereafter" are "last", "other", "next", "second" or "to delay".
This word, unlike the first one, appears in the Qur'an with different prefixes. The list also counts the basic form الآخرة separately.
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==Conclusions==
* The word Ad-Dunya appears 115 times in the Qur'an but doesn't always mean "this world" or "worldly life"
* The word Al-Akhira appears 71 times, when counting the basic form Al-Akhira and 115 times, when the word count includes occurrences with prefixes, like ''bilakhirati'' (بِٱلْءَاخِرَةِ) in the verse 12:37. This * The word Al-Akhira also doesn't always mean "hereafter".
* "''The words Dunya (this world) and Akhira (hereafter) both appear 115 times in the Qur'an, which is a numerical miracle.''"
** In this "miracle" the word ''akhira'' is counted with many prefixes, while in the [[365 days miracle in the Quran|365 days miracle]] words with these prefixes were not counted.
** The word ''dunya'' doesn't always mean "world" and the word ''akhira'' doesn't always mean "hereafter". So the miracle claim is wrong. And phrasing it without the translations is misleading, because it makes people assume that those words always mean "this world" and "hereafter".
** What is the message behind the number 115? This number seems to be a product of coincidence.
** What is the message behind these numbers being equal? Worldly Is worldly life is the same as the hereafter? They are Are they equally important? Are they equally long? Shouldn't the hereafter be much more important and have a possibly double word countif there is anything miraculous in the Qur'an?** The correct A better way of describing the miraclewould have been like this: The word ''ad-dunya'' (ٱلدُّنْيَا), meaning either "this world" or "nearer" or "lower" and so on, appears 115 times in the Qur'an and ; the word ''al-akhira'' (الآخرة) , meaning either "hereafter" or "second" or "latter" and so on, appears 71 times in the Qur'an and if we count also the words with prefixes like bi- (ب) or waw- (و) the word appears 115 times. So , that is the same amount number of times as the word ''ad-dunya''. ==See also==* [[Word Count Miracles in the Qur'an]]* [[365 days miracle in the Quran]]* [[12 months miracle in the Quran]]* [[Iman and kufr word count in the Qur'an]]* [[Land to water ratio miracle in the Qur'an]]* [[Man and woman word count in the Qur'an]]* [[Paradise and hell word count in the Qur'an]]
==References==
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