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:
- The Dawn Prayer must be observed during two hours before sunrise [11:114], [24:58].
- The Noon Prayer is due when the sun declines from its highest point at noon [17:78].
- The Afternoon Prayer can be observed during the 3-4 hours preceding sunset [2:238].
- The Sunset Prayer is due after sunset [11:114].
- 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.
[13:40] Your ONLY mission (O Muhammad) is to deliver (Quran), while it is we who will call them to account.
[42:48] You (O Muhammad) have no duty EXCEPT delivering (Quran).
[5:99] The messenger has no function EXCEPT delivering (Quran)...
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.
- 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.
- 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.
Now, let us replace each verse number by the number of letters in that verse. This is what we get: 1 19 17 12 11 19 18 43 also a multiple of 19.
Theoretically, one can alter the letters of Sura 1, and still keep the same number of letters, however, the following mathematical phenomena rule out that possibility. For the gematrical value of every single letter is taken into consideration. Here it is:
Properties of Sura 1,The Key Verse No. No. of Letters Gematrical Value 1 19 786 2 17 581 3 12 618 4 11 241 5 19 836 6 18 1072 7 43 6009
- Let us include the gematrical value of every verse, and write it down following the number of letters in each verse: 1 19 786 17 581 12 618 11 241 19 836 18 1072 43 6009 also a multiple of 19.
- Now, let us add the number of each verse, followed by the number of letters in that verse, then the gematrical value of that verse. This is what we get: 1 1 19 786 2 17 581 3 12 618 4 11 241 5 19 836 6 18 1072 7 43 6009 a multiple of 19.
Instead of the gematrical value of every verse, let us write down the gematrical values of every individual letter in Sura 1.
This truly awesome miracle shows that the resulting long number, consisting of 274 digits, is also a multiple of 19.
1 7 1 19 2 60 40 1 30 30 5 1 30 200 8 40 50 1 30 200 8 10 40 2 17 ...50
This number starts with the sura number, followed by the number of verses in the sura, followed by the verse number, followed by the number of letters in this verse, followed by the gematrical values of every letter in this verse, followed by the number of the next verse, followed by the number of letters in this verse, followed by the gematrical values of every letter in this verse, and so on to the end of the sura. Thus, the last component is 50, the value of "N" (last letter).
Since I cannot write very long numbers here, let us substitute [*] for the long number consisting of the number of every verse, followed by the number of letters in the verse, followed by the gematrical value of every individual letter in the verse. If we write down the number of the sura, followed by its number of verses, we get 17, the number of units (Rak'aas) in the 5 daily prayers.
Next to the 17, write down the number of the first prayer (1), followed by its number of Rak'aas, which is 2, then two [*]'s, followed by the number of the second prayer (2), followed by the number of Rak'aas in the second prayer (4), followed by four [*]'s, and so on.
Not only is the resulting long number a multiple of 19, but it is also the number of its component digits; 4636 (19x244) .... Please note that any representation of Sura 1 can replace the [*]'s without affecting the outcome; all of them give multiples of 19.
For example, a short representation of "The Key" consists of the Sura number (1), followed by the verses (7), followed by the total number of letters in Sura 1 (139), followed by the total gematrical value of the whole sura (10143). The resulting number (1713910143) can also represent [*].
Confirmation of the Friday prayer
Since the Friday prayer consists of two sermons and two Rak'aas (total is still 4 units), we read only 15 "Keys" on Friday, compared with 17 on the other days. If we replace the 17 by 15 in the long number in  and remove two "Keys" from the noon prayer, we still get a multiple of 19. This confirms the Friday Prayer, at noon, with 2 "Keys." The long number shown below represents Friday's five prayers; it is a multiple of 19.
The Key must be recited in Arabic
The first sura in the Quran is mathematically composed in a manner that challenges and stumps the greatest mathematicians on earth. Now we appreciate the fact that when we recite Sura 1, "The Key," during our Contact Prayers something happens in the universe, and we establish contact with our Creator. The result is perfect happiness, now and forever.
By contacting our Almighty Creator 5 times a day, we nourish and develop our souls in preparation for the Big Day when we meet God. Only those who nourish their soul will be able to withstand and enjoy the physical presence of Almighty God. All submitters, of all nationalities, recite the words of "The Key" which were written by God Himself, and given to us to establish contact with Him [2:37].
When you recite "The Key" in Arabic, your lips touch each other precisely 19 times. Your lips touch each other where the letters "B" and "M" occur. There are 4 "B's" and 15 "M's" and this adds up to 19. The gematrical value of the 4 "B's" is 4x2=8, and the gematrical value of the 15 "M's" is 15x40=600. The total gematrical value of the 4 "B's" and 15 "M's" is 608, that is 19x32.
Word Letter Value 1. Bism B 2 2. Bism M 40 3. Rahman M 40 4. Rahim M 40 5. Al-Hamdu M 40 6. Rub B 2 7. 'Alamin M 40 8. Rahman M 40 9. Rahim M 40 10. Malik M 40 11. Yawm M 40 12. Na'budu B 2 13. Mustaqim M 40 14. Mustaqim M 40 15. An`amta M 40 16. 'Alayhim M 40 17. Maghdub M 40 18. Maghdub B 2 19. 'Alayhim M 40 608 (19x32)
Number of bowing (Ruku'), prostration (Sujood), and tashahud
One of the common challenges...is: "If the Quran is complete and fully detailed (as claimed in [6:19,38,114], where are the details of the Contact Prayers?"
These people ask this question because they are not aware that the Quran informs us that the Contact Prayers came from Abraham ([21:73] [22:78]. If we write down the numbers of the prayers with their bowings, prostrations and Tashahhuds, we get:
1 1 2 2 4 1 2 4 4 8 2 3 4 4 8 2 4 3 3 6 2 5 4 4 8 2
This long number consists of the sura 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 Tashahhuds (in the sitting position) (1), then the number of the second prayer (2), then the number of "Keys" that we recite in the second 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. This long number is a multiple of 19, and this confirms the minutest details of the prayers, even in the number of Ruku`, Sujud, and Tashahhud.
What to say during the bowing
[22:77] "O you who believe, you shall bow, prostrate, worship your Lord, and work righteousness, that you may succeed."
See also, 2:43, 2:125, 5:55, 9:112, 22:26 and 48:29.
For falling prostrate also see; 3:113, 4:102, 7:206, 13:15, 15:98, 16:49, 17:107, 19:58, 22:18, 25:64, 41:37, 48:29, 53:62, 76:26, and 96:19,
What to say when we bow down: (Subhana Rabbya Al-Azeem), can be found in 56:74
[56:74] "You shall glorify the name of your Lord, the Great. ' (Fa-Sabbeh Be-Ism Rabbeka Al-Azeem)
What to say when you get up from bowing
"Sami-a Allahu Le-man Hamedahu" (God hears those who praise Him)
[3:38] "That is when Zachariah implored his Lord: "My Lord, grant me such a good child; You are the Hearer of the prayers."
[52:48] "You shall steadfastly persevere in carrying out your Lord's command - you are in our eyes - and glorify and praise your Lord when you get up."
What to say during the prostration
"Subhana Rabbya Al-A'ala " can be found in 87:1
[87:1] "Glorify the name of your Lord, the Most High." (Sabbeh Ism Rabbeka Al-A'ala)
La Elaha Ella Allah (There is no god besides God).
The Shahada recited after the prostration of the second Rakaat and at the end of the prayers can be found in 3:18. This is the Shahada of God, the angels and those who possess knowledge. The Shahada of the hypocrites can be found in 63:1
[3:18] "GOD bears witness that there is no god except He, (La Elaha Ella Ho, Ho in reference to God, Allah ) and so do the angels and those who possess knowledge. Truthfully and equitably, He is the absolute god; there is no god but He, the Almighty, Most Wise."
There is no dispute concerning the number of units (rak`ahs) in all five daily prayers enjoined by God for Abraham and his followers. They are universally accepted to be 2, 4, 4, 3, and 4 units. The Quran deals only with practices that were distorted, for example, the tone voice during the contact prayer.
Other additional units 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 Sunna, 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:
[22:78] "He has chosen you and placed no hardship on you in practicing your religion...."
Even after showing all this Quranic evidence to those who do not believe God, you will note that they insist on their ways. After all that they may ask you again ; "Where are the details of salat prayers in the Quran?" Until they decide to believe their Creator in His repeated assertions that the Quran is complete, perfect and fully detailed, they can never see the Quranic truth. This is documented in 18:57:
[18:57] "Who is more wicked than one who is reminded of the verses of His Lord, then disregard them, while unaware of his sin ? Consequently, we place shields on their hearts, to prevent them from understanding (Quran), and deafness in their ears. Thus, if you invite them to the guidance, they can never ever be guided."
The contact prayer came to us through Abraham generation after generation.
The distorted parts of it were corrected by the Quran.
The correct parts of it were confirmed by the mathematical miracle of the Quran.