QUR’AN DOES NOT REPORT THE NUMBERS OF UNITS (RAK’AS) IN ANY CONTACT PRAYER (SALAT) WHY?
ANSWER: Because the number of Rak’aas in each prayer was never disputed. The number of Rak’aas is universally known since the time of Abraham, and unanimously agreed upon; there are no disputes whatsoever regarding the number of Rak’aas in the five daily contact prayers.
The five times for observing the five contact prayers (Salat) are reported in Qur’an [see 11:114 (morning, sunset, & night prayers), 17:78 (noon prayer), 24:58 (morning and night prayers mentioned by name), and 2:238 (afternoon)]. Also, the positions to be assumed during contact prayers are mentioned throughout Qur’an, namely, the standing position, the bowing position (Ruku’), and the prostration position (Sujood).1
As for the number of Rak’aas, they have been universally recognized since the time of Abraham, the founder of Islam (see Qur’an 2:135, 3:67,95, 4:125, 6:161, 16:123, and 22:78).
Only the practices that underwent change, distortion, or disputation are reported in Qur’an. For example, the ablution (Wuduu’) has undergone serious distortions. This is why we find it stated in Qur’an 5:6 as four steps, and no more than four steps. Also, the tone of voice during contact prayers has undergone serious alterations, and we find it reported in Qur’an in 17:110; We are commanded to use a moderate tone and never to say our Salats secretly.
When fasting was decreed through Abraham, sexual intercourse was forbidden throughout the month of Ramadan. This commandment was modified in Qur’an to permit intercourse during the night of fasting (see Qur’an 2:187).
Since the number of Rak’aas was never disputed, why should the Qur’an deal with it? If you are sitting down, why should I ask you to sit down? You are already sitting down!
Additionally, the number of Rak’aas in each prayer is confirmed as part and parcel of the Qur’an’s miraculous mathematical composition. Thus, the number of Rak’aas in the morning, noon, afternoon, sunset, and night prayers is 2, 4, 4, 3, & 4, respectively. This number, when written 24434 is a multiple of 19. This confirms the divine source and preservation of the number of Rak’aas in each contact prayer.
PRODUCED BY MASJID TUCSON
FOUR TELEVISION PROGRAMS PRODUCED AND TELECASTED
The four programs are being broadcast daily in Tucson, and at various times throughout the world. In North America, these programs are shown in Tucson, Southern California, San Francisco, Cincinnati, Detroit, New York, Connecticut, and Vancouver (B.C., Canada). The four programs are:
(1) WITNESS A MIRACLE: Describes the Qur’an’s miraculous mathematical composition, and links it with the
19-based mathematical code discovered in previous scripture.
(2) KINGS OF CHAOS: Provides the Qur’anic explanations for the abundance of misery, starvation, oppression, disease, wars, etc. Also, it answers the most crucial question: Why are we here? What is the purpose of our life?
(3) IN DEFENSE OF THE BIBLE: Many Muslims are pre-occupied with attacking the Bible, indiscriminately. They forget that the Bible is the word of God, and that we are commanded to believe in it (see Qur’an 2:4, 5:44 & 46). This TV program exposes the disastrous human interference in the Bible, confirms the truths therein, and exposes the fabrication of false doctrines in the Bible such as the Trinity and the deification of Jesus against his will.
(4) WORLD NEWS BULLETIN: Qur’anic prophecy covering the next 300 years, and the countdown towards the end of the world.
We urge each and every one of you to check your local TV Cable Company (public access division) to see if you can have these programs broadcast in your area free of charge. This would be a great service to God and His message.
We have now put all four programs, in condensed form, on one 2-hour video tape. You can obtain your own VHS or Beta copy for only $38.00 by writing to Masjid Tucson.
PLEASE LET US KNOW TODAY IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND THE SAN FRANCISCO CONFERENCE