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 Salat - Mathematical Structure

Introduction

The contact prayer was given to the Prophet Abraham and passed on to us from generation to generation.

The prayer existed before Muhammad. Muhammad`s sole mission was to deliver the Quran.

There is no dispute concerning the number of units in all five daily prayers.

The Quran`s mathematical code confirms the number of units in the five prayers 2,4,4,3 and 4 respectively.

The Quran deals only with practices that were distorted, for example, the voice tone during the prayer.

Where can we find Salat in the Quran?

When Abraham implored God in [14:40], he did not ask for wealth or health; the gift he implored for was: "Please God, make me one who observes the contact prayers."

The religious duties instituted by God are in fact a great gift from Him. They constitute the nourishment required for the growth and development of our Souls. Belief in God does not by itself guarantee our redemption; we must also nourish our souls [6:158], [10:90-92]. Additionally, [15:99] states that observing the religious duties instituted by God is our means of attaining certainty: "Worship your Lord in order to attain certainty."

We learn from [2:37] that we can establish contact with God by uttering the specific Arabic words given to us by God in Sura 1, the Key, which is a combination of sounds that unlocks the door between us and God:

1. The Dawn Prayer must be observed during two hours before sunrise [11:114], [24:58].

2. The Noon Prayer is due when the sun declines from its highest point at noon [17:78].

3. The Afternoon Prayer can be observed during the 3-4 hours preceding sunset [2:238].

4. The Sunset Prayer is due after sunset [11:114].

5. The Night Prayer can be observed after the twilight disappears from the sky [24:58].

The Friday noon congregational prayer is an obligatory duty of every Submitting man and woman [62:9]. Failure to observe the Friday Prayer is a gross offense.

Each contact prayer is valid if observed anytime during the period it becomes due until the next prayer becomes due. Once missed, a given contact prayer is a missed opportunity that cannot be made up; one can only repent and ask forgiveness. The five prayers consist of 2, 4, 4, 3, and 4 units (Rak`ahs), respectively.

The Quran teaches us that Abraham is the founder of Islam as it is practiced today. All religious practices, including the contact prayer, were given to the Prophet Abraham and passed on to us generation after generation. The majority of Muslims always ask, how can these practices come to us from Abraham and not from Muhammad. They do not trust that God Almighty can preserve His own religious practices (rituals). They do not know that, the Hadith and Sunna books do not have enough information about how to perform Salat, the number of Rakaat (units), or what to say in them.

Not a single time, was the prophet Muhammad reported as telling the people, let me tell you how to perform your Salat prayers, or let me tell you the number of Rakaat in the prayers. The Prophet Muhammad and the people before him were given the ways to pray, which were already handed down from Abraham through generations of believers who kept the prayers intact as God promised. God would not have told Muhammad to follow the religion of Abraham if no one knew or practiced that religion.

In other words, all religious practices in Islam existed long before Muhammad. Muhammad`s sole mission was to deliver the Quran.

"Your ONLY mission (O Muhammad) is to deliver (Quran), while it is we who will call them to account." [13:40]

"You (O Muhammad) have no duty EXCEPT delivering (Quran)." [42:48]

"The messenger has no function EXCEPT delivering (Quran)..." [5:99]

The proof that Salat was already established through Abraham is found in [8:35], [9:54], [16:123], [21:73].

This most important duty in Islam (Submission) has been so severely distorted that the contact prayers (Salat) have become a practice in idolatry for the vast majority of Muslims. Although the Quran commands that our contact prayers must be devoted to God alone [20:14], [39:3, 45], today`s Muslims insist on commemorating "Muhammad and his family" and "Abraham and his family" during their prayers. This renders the prayers null and void [39:65].

All the 5 contact prayers confirmed.

[1] Sura 1 is God`s gift to us, to establish contact with Him (Salat). Write the sura number and the number of verses next to each other and you get 17, the total number of units in the 5 daily prayers.

[2] Let us write down the sura number, followed by the number of each verse in the sura. This is what we get:
1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7. This number is a multiple of 19.


[3] Now, let us replace each verse numbe