**Introduction**

We have received all religious rites as gifts from God to ensure our safe return to Him (**2:28, 2:46, 2:110, 2:245, 2:281, 3:83, 6:62, 6:108, 6:164** etc.) and the Salat is the prime one (**14:37, 20:14, 29:45**) and our commitment is to practice it perfectly (**23:1-2, 87:14-15**) to fulfill our obligation to attain certainty (**15:99**). But it is unfortunate for us that the Salat is the most corrupted and distorted rite among all the rites given to us by God as practiced today by the majority people all over the world who claim that they are Muslims. Despite extra Salat and extra rakats of Salat, the infiltration of corruptions and distortions are also found in what we recite at different positions during the prayer. There are lots according to various sects but the recitation of any other sura or a part of a sura upon completing sura 1 (Al-Fatehah), especially in the first 2 units of prayer, the recitation of distorted Tashahhud and Salaam, extra recitation between standing and before making move to prostration (* Rabbanaa Lakal- Hamd*), and extra recitation between two prostrations (

*), and extra recitation at the sitting position for praising Muhammad and Ibrahim as well as their families (*

**Allahumma Aghfirlee warHamnee wa-Ehdinee war-Zuqqnee****Darud**) are very common.

Below is the mathematical confirmation of what we must recite in the entire Salat from start to end to perfectly observe the Salat with a preview on a few simple facts for better understanding and reflection on the physical evidences that are being presented here:

**Preview**

**1.** The units of universally accepted daily 5 times Salat prayers are **2** (Fajr), **4** (Zahr), **4** (Asr), **3** (Maghrib) and **4** (Isha), and their sum is **17**. The number **24434** placing the units side by side is also a multiple of 19 =>**19**x1286, and the sum of the digits of the multiplier (1286) is **17**.

**2.** The names of Salat prayer at 5 times consist of **17** Arabic letters which confirms daily 5 times **17** units of prayer.

**3.** If sura no 1 and no of verses in sura 1 which is 7 are placed side by side, we have **17** which confirms **17** units of prayer a day as the sura 1 is given to us as specific words for our redemption (**2:37**) as the children of Adam while the rest of the Quran is given to us for our guidance (**2:1-2**). The position of all suras is also confirmed using revelation order followed by sura no for all suras and the resulting number is a multiple of 19.

**4.** There are **17** units of Salat from Saturday to Thursday and **15** units on Friday, which are confirmed using the total units of each day prayer at 5 times of the week=> (5 + 15) x 1 + (5 + 17) x 6 = 20 + 132 = 152 ( **19** x 8).

**5.** The distribution pattern of word number is **2:3:4:8** both in the sura Al Fatehah composed of 28 words in 7 verses and 6 other Arabic phrases composed of 22 words that we recite in the entire Salat. If the pattern of word number is added such as 2 + 3 + 4 + 8, we get **17** which confirms **17** units of prayer a day.

**6. **The phrases recited in both start and end of the prayer consist of 2 Arabic words. If we repeat start and end in the above pattern considering the start and end being the significant events, we get **19** (2 [start] + 3 + 4 + 8 + 2 [end]) which confirms what we recite from start to end are appropriate and perfect utterances to remember and please God during the prayer to serve the purpose.

**7.** We ask God to guide us to the straight path at the 6th verse of Al-Fatehah followed by recitation of **19 ** words from the phrase to start the prayer to the completion of reciting the 5th verse of Al-Fatehah.

Properties of Sura Al- Fatehah

**Notes:** All the numeric properties of sura 1 (Al-Fatehah) as mentioned above participate in mathematical interpretation to confirm that it is God’s gift given to us to establish contact with Him 5 times a day through 17 units of Salat prayer.

Numeric Properties of Recitation of daily Salat prayer

**Notes:** Before the discovery of the modern 10-base number system, the letters of Hebrew, Aramaic and Arabic were used as number. So every Arabic letter has a numeric value.

**Mathematical Confirmation**

We observe our Salat reciting sura Al-Fatehah including 6 other Arabic phrases in different positions as mentioned in the above table, and the below physical facts are derived from their numeric properties obtained from the table to precisely confirm what we must recite to observe the Salat with appropriate words in a befitting manner:

**Fact 1:** This simple mathematical interpretation is a word level confirmation with the combination of the number of components and the number of words of the recitation to observe Salat prayers at 5 times a day eliminating any distortion and extra recitation at any position during Salat prayer, leaving no room for any confusion to be the appropriate recitation for the vast majority of Muslims all over the world, which is a big concern for them, even its details are missing in the literature of the Quran in their view.

If we add the total # of components, which is **7** and the total # of words in the 7 components, which is **50** in the recitation, the sum is a multiple of 19 => 7 + 50 = 57 (**19**x3).

**Fact 2:** This simple mathematical interpretation is a letter level confirmation of the words what are repeated in the recitation to observe Salat prayers at 5 times a day eliminating any distortion and extra recitation at any position during Salat prayer, leaving no room for any confusion to be the appropriate recitation for the vast majority of Muslims all over the world, which is a big concern for them, even its details are missing in the literature of the Quran in their view.

If we add the total # of letters in Al-Fatehah, which is **139** and the total # of letters in the other 6 comopnents, which is **89** in the recitation, the sum is a multiple of 19 => 139 + 89 = 228 **19**x12).

**Fact 3:** This simple mathematical interpretation is a component, word and letter level confirmation what are repeated in the recitation to observe Salat prayers at 5 times a day eliminating any distortion and extra recitation at any position during Salat prayer, leaving no room for any confusion to be the appropriate recitation for the vast majority of Muslims all over the world, which is a big concern for them, even its details are missing in the literature of the Quran in their view.

If we add the total # of components, which is **7**, the total # of words, which is **50**, and the total # of letters, which is **228** in the recitation, the sum is a multiple of 19 => 7 + 50 + 228 = 285 (**19**x15).

**Fact 4: **This mathematical interpretation is a confirmation what we recite 5 times a day other than Friday during Salat prayer but also eliminates any extra Salat prayer or extra Rak’ahs from our 5 times daily Salat prayer.

If we add the total # of all recitation, total # of all Arabic letters and total # of gematrical value, we get 198 + 228 + 14147 and their sum is a multiple of 19 => 14573 = **19**x767.

**Fact 5:** This mathematical proof confirms the words what to be uttered based on gematrical values during the Salat prayer including the method i.e., steps and order.

If we place the gematrical values of what we recite at different positions side by side, we get a 25-digit number which is a multiple of 19 => 2891014313834134741145300 = **19** x152158648096533407428700.

**Fact 6:** This mathematical proof confirms the words to be said based on gematrical values and the number of its occurrence in the Salat on a day other than on a Friday. Hence, any other recitation at any step is either corruption or distortion. Just insert the total number of occurrences in the **Fact 5**.

If we add total # of all recitation and their gematrical values, we get 94 + 289 + 17 + 10143 + 17 + 413 + 17 + 1383 + 34 + 474 + 9 + 1145 + 10 + 300 and their sum is a multiple of 19 =>14345 = **19** x 755.

**Fact 7:** This mathematical proof confirms every word that we utter during 5 times Salat other than Friday is a correct and appropriate utterance. Just insert # of Arabic letters between total # of occurrences and gematrical values in **Fact 6**.

If we place total # of recitation, total # of letters and gematrical value side by side for all what we recite during 5 times Salat and add those numbers we get, 948289 + 1713910143 + 17141383 + 1715413 + 3414474 + 9301145 + 108300 which is a multiple of 19 =>1746539147 = **19** x 91923113.

**Fact 8:** This mathematical interpretation not only confirms what we recite 5 times a day other than Friday during Salat prayer but also eliminates any extra Salat prayer or extra Rak’ahs from our 5 times daily Salat prayer. Just insert 5 and remove the gematrical values of all utterances from Fact 3 i.e., inserting 5 before total # of occurrences and # of Arabic letters for all what we recite during 5 times Salat prayer on a day other than Friday.

If we add 5 with the total # of all recitation and total # of letters in all recitation placing side by side, we get 5 + 948 +17139 + 1714 + 1715 + 3414 + 930 +108 => 25973 = **19**x1367.

**Conclusion**

There is infiltration of corruptions and distortions in what the majority of Muslims all over the world recites at different positions during the prayer. Some distortions are easily detectable just reflecting on the main objective of Salat to remember God (**1:1, 16:52, 20:14, 29:45**) as well as to appreciate Him (**1:2-4**) asking His favor to guide us in the straight path (**1:6-7**) being extremely submissive to Him (**1:5**). Thus, it is clear from the Quranic teaching that we are NOT supposed to ask God for our health, wealth or provision in the Salat prayer or NOT to praise for His prophets and messengers including their families as well. In addition, God has ensured that He has not imposed any hardship on us in practicing the religion (**22:78**) given to us by Him (**3:19, 3:83, 3:85**).

God is so kind and merciful on us that He has given us knowledge through His messenger to get rid of those distortions to prevent us from idol worshiping as the idol worshipping is an unforgiveable sin (**4:48, 4:116, 39:65**) if maintained until death (**4:17, 4:18, 25:71**). Thus, the above physical facts are so precise and solid being the word, even the letter level confirmation as proofs of what we must recite in each step during the Salat including method of observing Salat disregarding all the corruptions and distortions that occurred in the practice of Salat over the period of time stealthily being the satanic tricks.

Moreover, the above physical facts depict that Salat is a daily basis package deal for the believers to continue consistently and regularly during their lifetime. The vital importance of such sophisticated system of God can only be understood by the sincere believers. Thus, if we miss any prayer in any day or all the prayers in any day, the deal is broken, and we are out of God’s favor or kingdom. Now, we may also reflect on why there is no opportunity for us to makeup the missed Salat prayer, and if we miss any prayer, we missed it forever. But God is most merciful on us and has left opportunity for us to repair it to return back to His kingdom through repentance (**42:25**) as He teaches us that He loves the repenters (**2:222**). We should observe Salat in each and every day at our lifetime being fully reverent to God (**23:1-2**) reciting the words as precisely confirmed by the above physical facts to get real benefits from observing it avoiding idol worship.

Peaceful Friday, salaam and God bless.

Tafazzal (10/31/2014)