The discovery of the miracle of Tawafuq in the Quran was enabled by organising the pages of the Quran according to the Quran’s own measure. When the Quran is written with the page height according to the longest verse in the Quran (verse 282 of Surah al-Baqarah) and the line width according to the shortest surah (Surah al-Ikhlas and Surah al-Kawther are both considered to be the shortest surahs), which can be written on a single line, its pages have 15 lines.
When the Quran is written according to its own measure in that way, a miracle becomes apparent: each page begins and closes with a complete verse. This feature of the Quran became famous in the Islamic world, and can be described as “Ayat Barkanar”. Ayat Barkanar was first applied by Kayışzade Hafiz Osman رحمة الله عليه, a well-known Ottoman calligrapher. The beginning and closing of each page with a complete verse is a miracle in itself; the revelation of verses occurred during various times, and verses have different lengths.
That is partly why the beginning and closing of each page of the Quran with a complete verse cannot be described as a coincidence or as a product of human minds, especially when considering how Ayat Barkanar became apparent hundreds of years after the revelation of the Quran. Historical sources would entirely support that Ayat Barkanar became apparent with the work of Hafiz Osman.
The second phase of the discovery of the miracle of Tawafuq in the Quran can be described as occurring in 1930s, when the mujaddid of the age, Imam Bediuzzaman, discovered in his copy of the Quran (handwritten by Hafiz Osman) the alignment of the Name of Allah ىسُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى in many of the instances in which it occurs.
Imam Bediuzzaman asked ten of his students to handwrite three juz’ of the Quran each, to discern whose writing best conveyed the Tawafuq in the Quran. He selected his student Ahmet Husrev رحمة الله عليه, although Husrev had previously been considered less proficient in Quranic calligraphy than his friends.
Ahmet Husrev’s father was descended from Hazrat Abu Bakr رضي الله عنه, and belonged to a prestigious family of Isparta known as “The Green Turbans”. Ahmet Husrev’s mother’s ancestors were from amongst the descendents of Hazrat Hussein رضي الله عنه , who is descended from the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.
Ahmet Husrev Efendi went on to write the Quran in Tawafuq nine times, helped to ensure that Iman was deeply rooted across Turkey, and founded the Hayrat Foundation, which continues to print the Quran in Tawafuq.
Readers may be interested in:
An interview on Radio Dawn (106.7 FM) about Tawafuq: “https://youtu.be/uqToowNv7Dg“
“The Hayrat Foundation”
“The ‘Risale-i-Nur’, by Bediuzzaman”
Reading a digital mushaf in Tawafuq: