God has given us specific words – the words of Al-Fatehah in order to establish daily contact with Him through Salat to redeem ourselves and grow our souls. But it is unfortunate that Satan has succeeded in altering the Salat prayers for millions of Muslims, thus depriving them of making contact with their Creator by canceling the first verse known as “Bismillah” as well as adding the word “Aameen” at the end of Al-Fatehah.
Salat is a prime source to nourish our souls
God has commanded us to observe the Contact Prayer (Salat) at specific times (4:103) to remember Him (20:14) as His remembrance through it is the greatest (29:45), and to commemorate Him on Friday dropping all business (62:9). Thus, the Salat is the prime source of nourishing our souls and we should consistently observe Salat (70:34) being reverent to Him to achieve our goal (23:1-2) reciting all words as given in a moderate tone (17:110):
[4:103] Then when you have completed the Contact Prayer (al-salata), you shall remember God while standing, sitting, or lying down. But when you are secure, you shall observe the Contact Prayer (fa-aqeemoo al-salata); the Contact Prayer (al-salata) is decreed (kitaaban) for the believers at scheduled times (mawzatan).
[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.
[70:34]And those who are consistent on their Contact prayers (Salatihim).
[23:1-2] Successful indeed are the believers who are reverent at their Contact Prayers (Salatihim).
[17:110] Say: “Call on God or call on the Most Gracious. Whichever you call on, so to Him are the best names.” And do not be loud in your Contact Prayers (bisalatika), nor be quite in it; and use between that way.”
Specific words given to Adam and his wife
However, 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 all over the world by the majority who claim them Muslims. Even they are proud of being the second largest religious group in the world while they are not aware that the headcounts do not play any role in developing their souls. It is a well-known story that when Adam and Eve were duped by the Satan, they transgressed God’s order. Afterwards, Adam and Eve deeply repented to God and earnestly asked His forgiveness for their sins (7:23). Then God gave them 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). The relationship between these two verses is established fact based on two numeric properties: the order of revelation and the digits of the relevant sura and verse number. The sura 7 is an earlier revelation (revelation order 39) while sura 2 is a later revelation (revelation order 87) and the total of the digits of sura and number of both 7:23 and 2:37 is equal (12):
[7:23] They said, “Our Lord, we have wronged our souls (ourselves), and unless You forgive us and have mercy on us, we will be losers.”
[2:37] Then, Adam received from his Lord words, so He redeemed him. Indeed, He is the Redeemer, Most Merciful.
Specific words given to us
However, we do not exactly know the words what were given to them but we do know the specific words given to us are 28 words in 7 verses of the sura Al-Fatehah. These words are recited at standing position to redeem our sins as well as to nourish our souls accompanied 22 words in 6 other components at different positions to observe the Salat prayer 5 times a day altogether reciting 50 words. We recite Al-Fatehah in Arabic to observe the contact prayer to worship God being reverent to Him to guide us to the straight path and our lips touch 19 times during its recitation where there are Baa and Meem in the words while God has given us a tongue and two lips (90:9), even the total of the gematrical values of these two letters is a multiple of 19 => 608 = 19x32 as shown below:
Fig: 19 times touching of our lips along with mathematical confirmation.
Fig: Gematrical value of Arabic alphabet
Distortion of Al-Fatehah
Sura Al-Fatehah plays a vital role to observe the Salat using specific words as given being Children of Adam. It is unfortunate that it is distorted by dropping its first verse known as ‘Bismillah” from the recitation but adding an extra word “Aameen” to it at the end of its recitation. Thus, not only the different aspects of Salat are corrupted with man-made innovations over the period of time but also sura Al-Fatehah. Satan has succeeded in altering the Salat prayers for millions of Muslims depriving them of making contact with their Creator. Thus, our Salat prayers neither help us to redeem our sins nor to grow our souls to have any weight. While we know from the corrupt jurisprudence that Bismillah is ‘Makrooh’ but the word “Makrooh” means “Hated!” is the reference from the classic book: “Jurisprudence According to the Four Sects,” (Dar AI-Fikr, Beirut), ’69, page 257. Can you imagine it how successful the Satan is to make us losers in the Hereafter?
Certain violations for its distortion
(1) We honor our God, who is very Kind and Most Merciful using the words which are the foundation of the Quran being the first verse known as Bismillah, and the words are repeated 114 (19x6) times in it being 2 of them are numbered (1:1, 27:30) and 112 of them are unnumbered while are missing in the sura 9: Bara’ah. By removing “Bismillah” the mathematical coding of the Quran is violated as shown below:
Note: This mathematical confirmation is another explicit proof that the Quran consists of total number of verses [6234 (numbered) + 112 (unnumbered)] = 6346 = 19x334) and sura Al-Fatehah is divinely designed to be our specific words including Bismillah, the first verse of Al-Fatehah as well as the first verse of the Quran.
(2) Our lips touch 19 times during the recitation of Al-Fatehah where there are Baa and Meem in the words. By removing “Bismillah” the divinely designed Al-Fatehah is distorted only touching 15 (19-4) times instead of 19 times, then how should we expect that our prayer would be responded by God?
(3) There is a mathematical confirmation of right recitation during the Salat prayer from the sum of numbers of components, words and letters respectively => 7 + 50 + 228 = 285 (19x15). By removing “Bismillah” this mathematical coding of Salat is violated as the sum of them is not a multiple of 19 => 7 + 46 + 209 = 262 is a not a multiple of 19 while Bismillah consists of 4 words having 19 letters.
(4) The gematrical value of “Bismillah“ consisting of 19 letters in 4 words is 786 [102 (Bism) + 66 (Allah) + 329 (Al-Rahman) + 289 (Al-Raheem)], and of “Aameen” consisting of 5 letters is 102 [1 + 1 + 40 + 10 + 50]. By removing “Bismillah” and adding “Aameen” the net result is 102–786 = – 684, and 684 [383 (Al-Quraan) + 301 (Al-Kareem)] is the gematrical value of “Al-Quraan Al-Kareem”, which is the discarding of the Quran. It is noted that the gematrical value is the numeric value of each Arabic letter used as number at the time when the Quran was revealed.
The wicked have no access to Quran
The Quran informs that those who have been reminded with it but turns away from it have been placed coverings around their hearts not to understand it (17:45-46 and 18:57). Thus, we often listen from them the famous strange phenomenon saying that the Quran is “difficult to understand,” even though God has repeated four times in the Quran that He made it easy to learn (54:17) and a reminder for all people of the world (12:104):
[17:45] And when you read the Quran, we place between you and those who do not believe in the Hereafter an invisible barrier.
[17:46] And we place coverings around their hearts lest they understand it, and a deafness in their ears. And if you mention your Lord in the Quran alone, they turn on their backs in aversion.
[18:57] Who is more wicked than the one who is reminded with his Lord’s revelations but he turns away from them, forgetting what he has with him. Indeed, we have placed veils on their hearts lest they understand it, and deafness in their ears, and if you invite them to the guidance, they will never ever be guided.
[54:17] And indeed, we made the Quran easy to learn. Do any of you wish to learn? (54:22, 32 & 40)
[12:104] And you do not ask them any wage for it. It is but a reminder for the world. (38:87, 68:52 & 81:27)
There is also a mathematical confirmation from the above set of closely related 11 verses across 7 suras in the Quran, and if the relevant sura and verse numbers are added, the total is a multiple of 19 => 817 = 19x43 as detailed in the table below:
Note: This mathematical confirmation is an explicit proof of what God has made the reminder for all the people of the world being our guidance cannot be difficult while He has assured us that he has made it easy to learn but the wicked have no access to it.
This study is about the distortion of Al-Fatehah for removing the first verse from it and adding an extra word to its recitation in the Salat prayer while the words of Al-Fatehah divinely designed with specific words given us in order to establish daily contact with God. It is unfortunate that Satan succeeded in convincing millions of Muslims to drop the first and the most important verse of it: “In the Name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful” known as “Bismillah” from the beginning of Al-Fatehah and add the word “Aameen” at the end of Al-Fatehah. Thus, the practice of Salat with the distorted Fatehah does not contribute to the growth of souls for not being responded by God resulting in: (1) failing to redeem sins and grow souls to have weight, (2) discarding the Quran, (3) making difficult to learn the Quran, (4) having no access to the Quran and (5) destroying the divinely designed Salat as well as the Quran.
Moreover, the distortion of Al-Fatehah induces violations of the basic facts derived from the Quran based on the mathematical coding of Salat and Quran are: (1) there are 2 numbered and 112 unnumbered Bismillah in the Quran, (2) our lips touch 19 times during the recitation of Al-Fatehah where there are Baa and Meem in the words, (3) right recitation during the Salat prayer from the sum of numbers of components, words and letters, (4) discarding the honorable Quran and (5) confirming that the wicked have no access to it while the reminder given for all the people could not be made difficult but made it easy to learn to do things right way including practicing of Salat by reciting the right words given by God.
God Almighty has precisely designed our prayers as found in the Quran for our forgiveness and development of soul and has also given us opportunity to accept it upon verification reflecting to sufficient proofs as given in it. Hence, if any words as given are removed or any extra words are added in the recitation of Al-Fatehah, we would be deprived of making contact with our Creator resulting in failing to develop our souls having no weight on the Day of Judgment.
Salat is the prime source of nourishing our souls but there is no gain of observing it using the distorted Al–Fatehah. Hence, those who are certain about the Hereafter and expect reward from God, which starts at the time of the death must make their sincere efforts to observe Salat with correct recitation avoiding the teachings of it by the so called scholars and mullahs based on man-made sources and passing on their personal opinions to have weight of souls responded by Him.
Peaceful Friday, salaam and God bless. Tafazzal (4/20/2018).