Why are specific words used in the Contact Prayers? There are many good reasons including universal comprehension. Let us discuss a few other reasons. For example, what happens in our everyday family life? When a child asks for something, the parent teaches the child to say “Please.” Thus, the parent teaches the child what he must say to correctly ask for what he wants. And when the child repeats those words, he is rewarded by the parent. A similar thing happened in Paradise when Adam and Eve were duped by Satan and they transgressed God’s order. Afterwards, Adam and Eve deeply repented to God and earnestly asked His forgiveness for their sins:
[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.”
Then God gave to Adam and Eve specific “words,” and sent them down to the earth to give them a chance to be redeemed for their sins. They used those words and God redeemed them:
[2:37] Then, Adam received words from his Lord, so He turned towards him. Indeed, He is the Redeemer, the Merciful.
According to the above verses Adam’s redemption process in plain English involves the following steps:
Step 1: Adam and Eve repented to God and asked His forgiveness for their sins.
Step 2: God accepted their repentance and gave them specific words.
Step 3: They recited those words given to them to be redeemed by God.
Step 4: As a consequence, God redeemed them.
Adam and Eve would not have been redeemed unless they used those words that were given to them by God nor if they changed the words given to them by their Lord. Here are some mathematical relationships of the steps of their redemption process described above based on the verses (7:23) and (2:37) along with Sura Al-Fatehah:
Numeric properties and relationships between the verses (2:37) and (7:23):
1. Both verses are made up of the same digits: 2, 3 and 7.
2. Therefore, if the Sura (Chapter) number and verse number of these two verses are added, the sum is the same (12).
(2:37) ⇒ 2 + 3 + 7 = 12
(7:23) ⇒ 7 + 2 + 3 = 12
3. These two verses (2:37) and (7:23) can also be represented by the following digits:
(2:37) ⇒ 237
(7:23) ⇒ 723
Note: The mathematical relationships above indicate that although these verses are revealed in different times and included in separate suras, they are interrelated with Adam as well as our redemption process.
Today, the words we use in the Contact Prayer are in Chapter 1 of the Quran. The chapter titled The Key, or sura Al-Fatehah, consists of specific words given to us by God to redeem ourselves. This chapter contains 7 verses. The verses of The Key are divinely coded and play a crucial role in the mathematical evidence telling us that the words are specifically designed by God for our nourishment and redemption. The following are some relevant properties of the verses of The Key:
4. Both the number of words in Al-Fatehah and the sum of digits of its 7 verses is 28
Sum of words in 7 verses ⇒ 4 + 4 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 3 + 8 = 28
Sum of digits of the 7 verse numbers ⇒ 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 = 28
Let us represent the Al-Fatehah with 28, the specific number of words of God gave us in this chapter. The next proof shows a mathematical relationship between the Al-Fatehah and verses 7:23 and 2:37 which may indicate that our redemption process is the same as the redemption process of Adam. We use 723 to represent (7:23) and 237 to represent (2:37).
5. 723 237 28 = 19 x 3806512
6. 723 + 237 + 28 = 988 = 19 x 52
Here is the mathematical interpretation of the first and second steps of Adam’s redemption process as described above. In 5, 723 is used before 237 in the relation as the Sura 7 was the 39th revelation to indicate that Adam and Eve first repented to God and asked His forgiveness for their transgression per (7:23). Chapter 2 (Sura 2) was the 87th revelation to indicate that God gave them the specific words to recite to redeem themselves per (2:37).
The number “19” is the common denominator of Quran’s mathematical code. From the Quran (74:30-35) we learn that the 19-based miracle of the Quran is a great miracle from God:
[74:35] Indeed, this is undoubtedly one of the great (miracles). If the digits of (74:35) are added, the sum is 7 + 4 + 3 + 5 = 19.
A few mathematical properties and facts about The Key (Al-Fatehah) are given below. A comprehensive list is beyond the scope of this article:
a. Its first verse, the Basmala, is also the first verse of the Quran. The Basmala is composed of 19 Arabic letters and it occurs 114 times in the Quran (in two numbered verses and in 112 unnumbered verses). 114 is equal to the total number of suras in the Quran, and is a multiple of 19 ⇒ (19 x 6).
b. Our lips touch 19 times when we recite Al-Fatehah.
c. When the sura number (which is 1) and the number of verses in it (which is 7) are placed side by side, the number is 17, which confirms 17 units (Rak’ahs) of the Contact Prayers (Salat) 5 times a day.
d. When the Sura number which is 1 and the digits of its seven verses are placed next to each other, the number is 1 1234567, which is multiple of 19 ⇒ (19x591293).
e. The number of words in its 7 verses is equal to the sum of the 7 verse numbers, both of which are 28 (see item 4). The numbers 28 and 1234567 (a list of verse numbers of this chapter) both participate in the mathematical interpretation to confirm Adam’s redemption process as well as ours (as children of Adam).
Returning to the discussion of verses 2:37 and 7:23, we observe that the Sura Al-Fatehah and its verse numbers also has a strong relationship with these two verses. Let us use the sequence of verse numbers in Sura 1 to represent Al-Fatehah (1234567).
7. 723 1234567 = 19 x 380591293
8. 1234567 237 = 19 x 64977223
In the first mathematical relation (7), the number is divisible by 19. This can represent the fact that Adam and Eve repented and asked God’s forgiveness (7:23). God accepted their repentance and gave them the specific words (Chapter 1, represented by 1234567). Adam and Eve recited those specific words asking God for their forgiveness to be redeemed by Him.
In the second mathematical relation (8), the number also is divisible by 19. Here we place the representation of The Key (1234567) first, to indicate that they recited these specific words given by God, whereby God redeemed them (2:37).
Both the physical arrangement and the chronological order of revelation of the Quran are meaningful and equally important to us, as the literary mathematical composition and the chronological order of revelation of the Quran play a crucial role in the mathematical expression. We cannot but appreciate God’s preservation of His final revelations (15:9) and His giving us knowledge of the mathematical proof He has embedded within the scripture.
Participation of Sura 1, Al-Fatehah (The Key) with the verses (2:37) and (7:23) in the above mathematical arrangement confirms the importance of these words. God gave Adam and Eve specific words for their redemption, and similarly has given us mathematically coded words to establish contact with Him for redeeming our souls. God’s system is unchangeable:
[2:138] Such is God’s system, and whose system is better than God’s? “Him alone we worship”.
[48:23] Such is God’s system throughout history, and you will find that God’s system is unchangeable.
The above analysis is a mathematical proof which confirms that Sura Al-Fatehah is a gift of God for us to redeem our sins and develop our souls as children of Adam. Sura 1 is recited by us in our Contact Prayers. The remaining chapters in the Quran are also given to us for our guidance, but are not recited in the Contact Prayers. The mathematical evidence together with the logical conclusion has undoubtedly proved that we must recite Al-Fatehah without any change or even the slightest modification to these specific words given to us as children of Adam. We must submit to God totally and perform the Salat using the precise words (Al-Fatehah) God gave us. The correct practices of worship will make our souls stronger and protect from Satan, so that he does not get any chance to dupe us again, and allow us to grow sufficiently to stand in the physical presence of God on the Day of Judgment.
It is a wonder for us how precisely God Almighty has encoded our redemption process in the Quran and how blessed our generation is to decode it to eliminate any doubts from the hearts of the believers. Now if we believe and practice it accordingly, and lead a righteous life, we can reserve our room in gardens of the Bliss as promised by God (10:9):
[10:9] Indeed, those who believed and have done the good deeds, their Lord guides them by their faith. The rivers will flow from underneath them in gardens of the Bliss.
Peaceful Friday, salaam and God bless.