Every sura in the Quran opens with the statement “In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful,” known as the Basmalah, with the exception of Sura 9. This conspicuous absence of the Basmalah from Sura 9 has been an intriguing feature of the Quran for 14 centuries. Many theories have been advanced to explain this phenomenon.
Now we learn that the missing Basmalah plays a significant role as  a significant constituent of the Quran’s mathematical miracle, and  a glaring sign from the Most Gracious, Most Merciful, that Sura 9 has been tampered with and must be purified (Appendix 24). Both roles of the missing Basmalah were revealed with the discovery of the Quran’s mathematical code. The following list of factual observations illustrate the miraculous features of the missing Basmalah:
 This item also proves that Sura 9 consists of 127 verses, not 129 (see Appendix 24). The sum of digits of 127 is 1+2+7=10. By finding all the verses whose digits add up to 10, from the missing Basmalah of Sura 9 to the extra Basmalah of Sura 27, then adding the number of these verses to the total number of verses from the missing Basmalah to the extra Basmalah, we get 2128, or 19×112 (Table 3).
 Sura 9 is an odd-numbered sura whose number of verses (127) is also odd. From the missing Basmalah to the extra Basmalah, there are 7 suras that possess this property; they are odd-numbered suras whose numbers of verses are also odd. As detailed in Table 4, these are Suras 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 25, and 27. By adding the digits that make up the sura numbers and the numbers of verses, the grand total is 114, 19×6.
Table 3: The Verse Whose Digits Add Up to 10, from the Missing Basmalah to the Extra Basmalah
Table 2: Suras & Verses From the Missing Basmalah to the Extra Basmalah
Table 4: The Odd-numbered Suras Whose Number of Verses are also Odd
 The next two features authenticate both the missing Basmalah and the number of verses in Sura 9 (where two false verses had been injected). If we take the same suras listed in Table 4, odd-numbered suras whose numbers of verses are also odd, and write down the number of every sura, followed by its number of verses, the resulting long number (30 digits) is a multiple of 19 (Figure 1).
 Let us take the last digit of all the verses from the missing Basmalah to the extra Basmalah. If we write down the number of every sura, followed by the last digit in every verse in that sura, we end up with a long number, of 1988 digits, which is divisible by 19 (Figure 2).
|9 127 11 123 13 43 15 99 17 111 25 77 27 29|
|Every sura number is followed by the number of verses in that sura. This long number equals 19 x 48037427533385052195322409091.|
|9 1234567890123… … 27 1234567890 … 789|
|The sura number is followed by the last digit in every verse number from Sura 9 to Sura 27, Verse 29.|