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## Contact Prayers (Salat)

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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.