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Daily 5 times 17 units of Salat and math confirmations

Contact Prayer (Salat)

Daily Contact Prayers at 5 times are very important aspects of Islam (20:14, 29:45, 62:9). They are constant reminders for us of our Creator throughout the day by bowing and prostrating before Him. God does not need any of our prayers. It is we who need these practices to redeem ourselves and to attain certainty (15:99). Observing the Contact Prayer is the most honorable among the traits of the believers, and they also enjoin their family to do the same, like Luqman did (31:17):
[20:14] “I am God; there is no other god beside Me. You shall worship Me alone, and observe the Contact Prayers (Salat) to remember Me.”
[29:45] You shall recite what is revealed to you of the scripture, and observe the Contact Prayers (Salat), for the Contact Prayer prohibits evil and vice. But the remembrance of God(through Salat) is the most important objective. God knows everything you do.
[62:9] O you who believe, when the Contact Prayer (lilsalati) is called on the day of Friday (min yawmi al-Jumu`ati), you shall hasten to the commemoration of God, and drop all business. This is better for you, if you only knew.
[15:99] And worship your Lord, in order to attain certainty.
[31:17] “O my son, you shall observe the Contact Prayers (Salat). You shall advocate righteousness and forbid evil, and remain steadfast in the face of adversity. These are the most honorable traits.”

This temporary world is our only chance to nourish our soul in order for it to be saved from the eternal retribution. If we can manage to be saved, even barely, this will be the greatest triumph by God’s will (3:185). The recompense for the righteous soul is beyond our imagination, which is God’s promise and incredible mercy (32:17).
[3:185] Every person tastes death, then you receive your recompense on the Day of Resurrection. Whoever misses Hell, barely, and makes it to Paradise, has attained a great triumph. The life of this world is no more than an illusion.
[32:17] You have no idea how much joy and happiness are waiting for you as a reward for your (righteous) works.

Contact Prayer at 5 times

We learn from (7:23, 2:37) that we can establish contact with God by uttering the specific Arabic words given to us by God in Sura 1: Al Fatehah (The Key), which is a combination of sounds that unlocks the door between us and God, and we can fulfill it through Contact Prayer as decreed for us at specific times during the (solar) day (4:103).
[7:23] They said, “Our Lord, we have wronged our souls, and unless You forgive us and have mercy on us, we will be losers.”
[2:37] Then, Adam received from his Lord words, whereby He redeemed him. He is the Redeemer, Most Merciful.
[4:103] Once you complete your Contact Prayer (Salat), you shall remember God while standing, sitting, or lying down. Once the war is over, you shall observe the Contact Prayers (Salat); the Contact Prayers (Salat) are decreed for the believers at specific times.

The Quran has confirmed 5 times Contact Prayer during the day mentioning 3 prayers by name such as Fajr, Asr and Isha. Below are the names of all the prayers with references from the Quran along with their timing when they become due:
1. The Dawn Prayer (Fajr in Arabic) must be observed during two hours before sunrise (11:114, 24:58).
2. The Noon Prayer (Zahur in Arabic) is due when the sun declines from its highest point at noon (17:78).
3. The Afternoon (middle) Prayer (Asr in Arabic) can be observed during the 3-4 hours preceding sunset (2:238 ).
4. The Sunset Prayer (Maghrib in Arabic) is due after sunset (11:114).
5. The Night Prayer (Isha in Arabic) can be observed after the twilight disappears from the sky (24:58).

[11:114] You shall observe the Contact Prayers (Salat) at both ends of the day, and during the night. The righteous works wipe out the evil works. This is a reminder for those who would take heed.
[24:58] O you who believe, permission must be requested by your servants and the children who have not attained puberty (before entering your rooms). This is to be done in three instances – before the Dawn Prayer, at noon when you change your clothes to rest, and after the Night Prayer. These are three private times for you. At other times, it is not wrong for you or them to mingle with one another. God thus clarifies the revelations for you. God is Omniscient, Most Wise.
[17:78] You shall observe the Contact Prayer (Salat) when the sun declines from its highest point at noon, as it moves towards sunset. You shall also observe (the recitation of) the Quran at dawn. (Reciting) the Quran at dawn is witnessed.
[2:238] You shall consistently observe the Contact Prayers, especially the middle prayer, and devote yourselves totally to God.

The Congregational Prayer on Friday (Salati min Yawmi Al-Jumu`ah) replaces the Noon prayer. A two-part khutbah (sermon) is given followed by a prayer of two units that equals 4 units. The Friday prayer is obligatory for all believers, both men and women (62:9).
[62:9] O you who believe, when the Contact Prayer (lilsalati) is called on the day of Friday (min yawmi al-Jumu`ati), you shall hasten to the commemoration of God, and drop all business. This is better for you, if you only knew.

Units of Contact Prayer at 5 times

There is no dispute concerning the number of units (rak`ahs) in all five daily prayers enjoined by God for Abraham and the followers of his religion (16:123). They are universally accepted to be 2, 4, 4, 3, and 4 units, respectively, for the above prayers listed. These are considered as the obligatory units ordained by God. There are additional units as practiced by the traditional Muslims are disputed and vary according to different sects, from none to as many as 10 units per prayer. These extra prayers are considered Sunnah, something that Prophet Muhammad was claimed to have done. However, establishing religious rites that are not authorized by God is a gross offense. Prophet Muhammad or any messenger of God would never disobey God by adding or even slightly changing anything that God had enjoined them to do. People who follow these practices not only disobey God, but they also make the religion difficult for themselves, and for their children. God tells us in the Quran that He does not want hardship for us in practicing our religion to fulfill our obligation to God (22:78).
[16:123] Then we inspired you (Muhammad) to follow the religion of Abraham, the monotheist; he never was an idol worshiper.
[22:78] You shall strive for the cause of God as you should strive for His cause. He has chosen you and has placed no hardship on you in practicing your religion – the religion of your father Abraham. He is the one who named you “Submitters” originally. Thus, the messenger shall serve as a witness among you, and you shall serve as witnesses among the people. Therefore, you shall observe the Contact Prayers (Salat) and give the obligatory charity (Zakat), and hold fast to God; He is your Lord, the best Lord and the best Supporter.

Mathematical Confirmation

The total number of units of the five daily Salat prayers is 17: 2 at dawn, 4 at noon, 4 in the afternoon, 3 at sunset, and 4 units at night. These practices were first given to Abraham, and have been preserved since then by his followers including any messengers and prophets of God after him. The question often asked is how we can be sure of that. God with His infinite mercy blessed our generation with mathematical confirmations based on the number 19, the code of the Quran that the units of the Salat prayers are indeed preserved in accordance with His will.

Table 1: Properties of Salat along with Arabic names of Salat
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Table 2: Distribution of words in the 7 verses of Sura 1: Al Fatehah
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​​Fact 1. Sura 1: Al-Fatehahis a God’s gift to us, to establish contact with Him (Salat),which is composed of 7 verses that is required for us to recite at every unit during the prayer. If we put sura no which is 1 and the number of verses in the sura which is 7 next to each other, we get 17, the total number of units in the 5 daily prayers.

Fact 2. If we add 7 which is total verse no in the Sura and the digits of total no of words in the sura, we get 17 [7 + 2 + 8], the total number of units in the 5 daily prayers.

Fact 3. Sura 1: Al Fatehah has 28 words in the 7 verses and their ratio is 2:3:4:8. If we add the digits of the ratio, we get 17 [2 + 3 + 4 + 8], the total number of units in the 5 daily prayers.

Fact 4. The units of universally accepted daily 5 times Salat prayers are 2, 4, 4, 3 and 4, and their total is 17 [2 + 4 +4 + 3 + 4].

Fact 5. The total of Arabic letters in the names of the Contact Prayers is 17, which is the exact same number as the total number of units in the 5 daily prayers.

Fact 6. If we add the total of gematrical value (3362), the total number of units (17), the total number of letters (17)and times of prayers a day (5), the total is multiple of 19 => 3362 + 17 + 17 + 5 = 3401 (19 x179). The digits of multiplier, 179 also add up to 17 [1 + 7 + 9].

Fact 8. If the units of 5 prayers are placed side by side the resulting number is 24434 which is multiple of 19 =>24434 = 19 x 1286.The digits of multiplier, 1286 add up to 17 (1+2+8+6), the total number of units prayed each day.

Fact 9. The units of daily Salat prayers followed by the sequence number of the prayer is also a multiple of 19 =>2 1 4 2 4 3 3 4 4 5 = 19 x 112759655.

Fact 10. The long number consists of the sura no that we recite in the 5 prayers (1), followed by the number of the first prayer (1), then the number of “Keys” that we recite in this prayer (2), then the number of bowings (Ruku’) (2), then the number of prostrations (4), then the number of Tashahhud (in the sitting position) (1), then the number of the second prayer (2), then the number of “Keys” that we recite in this prayer (4), then the number of bowings (Ruku’) in this prayer (4), then the number of prostrations (8), then the number of Tashahhuds (2), then the number of the third prayer (3), and so on to the last prayer, is a multiple of 19, and this confirms the minutest details of the prayers, even the numbers of Ruku’, Sujood, & Tashahhud:
1|12241|24482|34482|43362|54482 =>11224124482344824336254482 = (19 x 590743393807622333487078).

Fact 11. The total number of units prayed each day is 17. However, on Fridays the Congregational Prayer replaces the Noon prayer. This prayer has only two units instead of the usual 4 units of Noon prayer, because of the Friday sermon. Thus, the total units prayed on Friday is 15. Now, let us take every day of the week, from Saturday to Friday (assuming Friday being the last day of the week), and write down the number of units prayed each day. The resultant number is a multiple of 19 as shown in the table below:

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​Fact 12. Let us insert the number of the day before the units of prayer in each day. The resultant number is also a multiple of 19 as shown in the table below:

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Fact 13. The same as Fact12, except take Friday as the first day of the week, instead of the last day. The resultant number is also a multiple of 19 as shown in the table below:

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Fact 14. The same as Fact12, replace every 17 by 24434 which represents the individual units of daily prayers for Saturday through Thursday, and replace 15 by 22434 which represents the individual units of prayers for Friday. The resultant 42-digit number is also a multiple of 19 as shown in the calculations below:

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Resultant number and its product =>124434224434324434424434524434624434722434= 19 x 6549169707069707074970238128138128143286.

Fact 15. The same as Fact 14, except again take Friday as the first day of the week, instead of the last day. The resultant number is also a multiple of 19 as shown in the calculations below:

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​​​Resultant number and its product=>122434224434324434424434524434624434724434= 19 x 6443906549174970232864974970243391301286.

Fact 16. This fact is based on the number of Contact Prayer each day, the number of units (rakats) on regular day (Saturday through Thursday) as well as on Friday i.e.,throughout the week (7 days). The resultant number as calculated from the figure as shown in the table below is a multiple of 19, which is an overall confirmation of 17 units of prayer on regular day and 15 units on Friday.

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​​​Resultant number and its product=> (5 + 15) x 1 + (5 + 17) x 6 = 20 + 132 = 152 (19x 8).

Conclusion

​Contact Prayers mean our direct contact with God 5 times a day for redemption of our sins as well as for the growth of our souls to stand before the physical presence of God on the Day of Judgment. Observing Contact Prayers as well as enjoying our closet to do the same has a great importance in our life while practicing them in a perfect way should not be taken lightly keeping in mind that the unauthorized or incorrect practicing of any religious rites is a gross sin being idol worship. But this most important practice is corrupted with misconceptions, innovations and additions that are practiced today by the so called Muslims all over the world. The Contact Prayer is the most honorable among the traits of the believers while it is noticeable that it is the most corrupted one as it is practiced by different sects of Muslims all over the world. Literally, some corruptions are obvious. The commandment given in (11:114) to observe Salat at two ends of the day (tarafayi al-nahaari) is disputed not to be clear enough to many of them to be 5 times of prayer a day while the commandments given in (20:14, 29:45, 62:9) confirm the sole objective of Salat to remember and commemorate God asking His response is corrupted with the recitation to bless the dead prophets and their families at the prayer.

The commandment to observe Contact Prayer at specific times and the mentioning one of the prayers as middle prayer (wal-salati al-wus’taa) along with the universal acceptance of 2, 4, 4, 3 and 4 units of prayers at 5 times each day is a clear indication of total 17 units of prayers at 5 times, which also conform to the commandment that religion is given to the believers not to place any hardship on them. However, this generation has been blessed with the knowledge to mathematically confirm all aspects of the Contact Prayer to eliminate any traces of doubt from the hearts of the believers. The above mathematical analysis proves that the total 17 units of prayers on each day of the week other than Friday but 15 units of prayers on Friday at 5 times reciting Sura 1: Al Fatehah (The Key) at every unit are mathematically coded in the Arabic names of the prayer, number of units and their sequence, the number of words distributed in the 7 verses of the Sura 1, the day of the week and the placement of suras in writing of the Quran. This analysis also confirms that naming of Salat, number of units and the order that is followed to observe Contact Prayer as passed down to us are correct.

God has not only made Salat simple, easy and short for us but has also blessed us with the knowledge to mathematically confirm its different aspects including its commandment and what is to be recited during the prayer. The above overwhelming mathematical analysis does not leave any question or doubt about daily 5 times 17 units of prayers reciting just Sura 1: Al Fatehah at every unit in the heart of any believer except the deaf, dumb and blind who will fail to return (2:18) and will be in darkness there, and they will not be allowed to borrow any light from the believers (57:13). Hence, there are both logical and mathematical proofs of daily 5 times 17 units of prayer on regular day and 15 units on Friday but many of us cannot see or realize it because of not to behave themselves:
[2:18] Deaf, dumb, and blind; they fail to return.
[57:13] On that day, the hypocrite men and women will say to those who believed, “Please allow us to absorb some of your light.” It will be said, “Go back behind you, and seek light.” A barrier will be set up between them, whose gate separates mercy on the inner side, from retribution on the outer side.

Peaceful Friday, salaam and God bless
Tafazzal (11/7/2015)