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Mathematical Confirmation
The total number of units of the five daily Salat prayers is 17:
Two units at dawn, four at noon, four in the afternoon, three at
sunset, and four at night. These practices were first given to Abraham,
and have been preserved since then by his followers, which include
Prophet Muhammad. The question often asked is how we can be sure
of that. God with His infinite mercy blessed our generation with
mathematical confirmations based on the number 19 that the units
of the Salat prayers are indeed preserved in accordance with His
will.
Fact 1. The units of daily Salat prayers consist
of 2, 4, 4, 3, and 4 units, a total of 17 units. The number 24434
is a multiple of 19:
2 4 4 3 4 = 19 x 1286
The digits of 1286 add up to 17, the total number of units prayed
each day (1+2+8+6 = 17).
Furthermore, the units of daily Salat prayers followed by the sequence
number of the prayer is also a multiple of 19:
2 1 4 2 4 3
3 4 4 5 = 19 x 112759655
Fact 2. The total number of units prayed each
day is 17. However, on Fridays the Congregational Prayer replaces
the noon prayer. This prayer has only two units instead of the usual
four units of noon prayer, because of the Friday sermon. Thus, the
total units prayed on Friday is 15. Now, let us take every day of
the week, from Saturday to Friday (assuming Friday being the last
day of the week), and write down the number of units prayed each
day. The resultant number is a multiple of 19:
Sat 
Sun 
Mon 
Tue 
Wed 
Thu 
Fri 

17 
17 
17 
17 
17 
17 
15 
= 19 x ... 
Fact 3. Let us insert the number of the day before
the units of prayer in each day. The resultant number is also a
multiple of 19:
Sat 
Sun 
Mon 
Tue 
Wed 
Thu 
Fri 

1 17 
2 17 
3 17 
4 17 
5 17 
6 17 
7 15 
= 19 x ... 
Fact 4. In above table, replace every 17 by 24434
which represents the individual units of daily prayers for Saturday
through Thursday, and replace 15 by 22434 which represents the individual
units of prayers for Friday. The resultant number is also a multiple
of 19:
Sat 
Sun 
Mon 
Tue 
Wed 
Thu 
Fri 

1 24434 
2 24434 
3 24434 
4 24434 
5 24434 
6 24434 
7 22434 
= 19 x ... 
Fact 5. The same as Fact 3, except take Friday
as the first day of the week, instead of the last day. The resultant
number is also a multiple of 19:
Fri 
Sat 
Sun 
Mon 
Tue 
Wed 
Thu 

1 15 
2 17 
3 17 
4 17 
5 17 
6 17 
7 17 
= 19 x ... 
Fact 6. The same as Fact 4, except again take
Friday as the first day of the week, instead of the last day. The
resultant number is also a multiple of 19:
Fri 
Sat 
Sun 
Mon 
Tue 
Wed 
Thu 

1 22434 
2 24434 
3 24434 
4 24434 
5 24434 
6 24434 
7 24434 
= 19 x ... 
Praise be to God, Lord of the Universe.
Abdullah Arik 