By Ijaz Chaudry

Three Salats Fact or Fiction

There seems to be a big move by non-traditional Muslims to observe 3 Salats instead of 5. The Muslims who indulge in this practice proclaim that Quran is fully detailed (mentioned in various verses in the Quran) and complete, therefore we just need to follow Quran alone for our religious activities. They then point out that only 3 Salats are mentioned by name in the Quran, this implies that they are required to do 3 Salats a day instead of 5. Is this a fact or fiction??

The 3 Salats mentioned in the Quran are in two verses (24:58) and (2:238) as follows;

     You Shall Observe the Contact Prayers

 [2:238]  You shall consistently observe the Contact Prayers, especially the middle prayer (al-wasta), and devote yourselves totally to GOD.

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     Two Prayers Mentioned by Name

[24:58]  O you who believe, permission must be requested by your servants and the children who have not attained puberty (before entering your rooms). This is to be done in three instances - before the Dawn Prayer (al-fjr), at noon when you change your clothes to rest, and after the Night Prayer (al-isha). These are three private times for you. At other times, it is not wrong for you or them to mingle with one another. GOD thus clarifies the revelations for you. GOD is Omniscient, Most Wise.

These 3 Salats mentioned in the Quran are Dawn Prayer (al-fjr), Night Prayer (al-isha) and Middle Prayer (al-wasta).

This argument comes to a brutal end when we consider the Middle Prayer (al-wasta). But before going into detail of how this argument fails. We need to understand the issue with the Middle prayer and the timing of Twilight in countries like England. But first we use the Miracle of 19 to prove that Quran recognises 24 hours please see the following code;

[6:96]  At the crack of dawn, He causes the morning to emerge. He made the night still, and He rendered the sun and the moon to serve as calculation devices. Such is the design of the Almighty, the Omniscient.

6 96 24 12 364 = 366442756 x 19 or 6 96 24 12 364 / 190 = 36644275.6

Also when you concatenate 24 hours, 12 months and 364 days in a year in that order with this verse you get complete multiple of 19.  Thus Quran recognises 24 hour day, indeed the 12 in this code could further clarify the 24 hours, because a day or AM is also 12 hours and PM which includes afternoon, evening and night is also 12 hours;

Isha Salat (Night prayer) and 12 AM time limit

The above example help understand Quran better; also more significantly it confirms that the Isha cannot be read after midnight.  Because the code confirms the fact that Quran recognise 24 hours and splitting of day into 12 hour portions and that after midnight it starts a new day and it is AM and not PM.  Thus as you can see the mathematical miracle of 19 enhances the understanding of the Quran.

Now under the view point above please read the verse and code explanation below;

[2:238] You shall consistently observe the Contact Prayers especially the middle (al-asr or the afternoon) prayer and devote yourselves totally to GOD.

[2:239] Under unusual circumstances you may pray while walking or riding. Once you are safe you shall commemorate GOD as He taught you what you never knew.

 *Missing word “Al-Asr” or the afternoon. The geometric value of the Arabic word al-asr is 391 when we add verses (2:238-239); 238 + 239 we get 477; then when we concatenate this with chapter 2 and gv 391 in the following order we get complete multiple of 19; 2 477 391 = 130389 x 19; This confirms the fact that the middle prayer is the al-asr or the afternoon prayer. There might not be middle prayer if the Isha or Night prayer is not done due to twilight not ending before midnight. Therefore the correct interpretation of “middle prayer” in (2:238) is “al-asr” which means “the afternoon” or the Afternoon prayer. Indeed the emphasis on “especially” reading this Salat in (2:238) is because even if we are doing 4 Salats because of the twilight and a missed Isha or Night prayer we are emphasised to read al-asr or the afternoon prayers. **Al-Muzzammil

The Middle Prayer is in fact a Noon Prayer for some

Thus the fact that some countries in Europe in summer have twilight throughout the night and the next morning and due to the stipulation that Isha or Night Prayers should only be read at night before 12 am, means that in these countries there will not be Middle Prayer or (al-wasta). The reason is that now there are only 4 prayers (Salats) to do and number 4 has no middle. Thus there is no Middle Prayer (al-wasta), there is only Noon prayers (Salat Zoher) as in the middle of the day. Since Islam is for the whole world and it should cater for the whole world, if a discrepancy occurs for part of the way, than that discrepancy apply totally to the whole ethos of Islam.  This means that 1 rule should apply for the whole of Islam. Thus al-wasta or Middle prayer (Salat) has more than 1 meaning, depending on one’s location and the rule is to interpret al-wasta or Middle Prayer depending on where you are.

This confirms the fact that 3 named Salats is fictional and that there are only two named Salats, which puts dampener on 3 Salat arguments.

Quran Emphasises on Timing of Salat and not the names of Salat

Only two Salats are mentioned in the Quran by name while all 5 Salats are mention as regards to their timing (11:114) Noon and Sunset Salats, (24:58) Dawn and Night Salats and (2:238) Afternoon Salat. Therefore just going by the flow of the Quran, it seems that temporal connection to Salat takes emphasis over what they are called. Indeed (5:101) incorporate what has been said here i.e. we should go with the flow of the Quran, and observe this matter in the light of the Quran;

[11:114]  You shall observe the Contact Prayers (Salat) at both ends of the day and during the night. The good works wipe out the evil works. This is a reminder for those who remember.

[24:58]  O you who believe permission must be requested by your servants and the children who have not attained puberty (before entering your rooms). This is to be done in three instances - before the Dawn Prayer at noon when you change your clothes to rest and after the Night Prayer. These are three private times for you. At other times it is not wrong for you or them to mingle with one another. GOD thus clarifies the revelations for you. GOD is Omniscient Most Wise

[2:238]    You shall consistently observe the Contact Prayers especially the middle (Al-Asr or the afternoon) prayer and devote yourselves totally to GOD.

 [5:101]    O you who believe do not ask about matters which if revealed to you prematurely would hurt you. If you ask about them in (light) of the Quran they will become obvious to you. GOD has deliberately overlooked them. GOD is Forgiver Clement.

*Missing word “light” or Ad’a gv 802. 101 802 = 5358 x 19 the temporal connection suggests that this is historic event, and when you look at the context of the verse if asked prematurely .i.e. when the Quran was not revealed fully yet (in Muhammad’s time) or when one has not read and understood the Quran fully. Both these instances refers to past. **Al-Muzzammil

 [70:34] They consistently observe their contact prayers (Salat) (on time).

*Missing words on time or ealaa alwaqt their respective gvs are 110 & 537; (70:34-35); 110 537 70 34 35 = 5817773865 x 19; the temporal connection is spot on the facts mentioned in these two verses are true now and in the future "Salat" should be read on time, there is no such thing as Kaza Salat. **Al-Muzzammil 

Quran fully detailed with the help of Miracle of 19

Since long time Quran has been interpreted by the translators of the Arabic language due to the grammar of Arabic language, it requires addition of words to make sense. Recently these interpretations have been validated and confirmed to be accurate by the usage of the Miracle of 19 mentioned in (74:30-35). But that is not all with the help of the Miracle of 19, we have managed to establish many, social, religious, scientific, economical and issues from various walks of life in the Quran. Therefore when Quran says it is fully detailed, it is fully detailed with the help of the Miracle of 19.

Quran is not complete

[6:115] The word of your Lord is complete, in truth and justice. Nothing shall abrogate His words. He is the Hearer, the Omniscient.

Indeed Quran is complete in truth and justice, but Quran is not totally complete as in addition of the interpretations in the translations from Arabic to other languages. As mentioned before with the help of the Miracle of 19, other entities are added to the Quran. Thus by no means Quran is complete; new information is continually being added to the Quran by Al-Muzzammil. So the people who argue that they will only follow Quran alone because it is fully detailed and complete, be aware!!!

5 Salats mentioned fully in 2 verses with the help of Miracle of 19

[30:17] Therefore you shall glorify GOD when you retire at night (Isha) and when you rise in the morning (Fjr).

*(30:17-18) Five Salats mentioned in these verses. Gv of Al-Salat = 562. 30 + 17 + 18 + 562 = 627 = 33 x 19. Position 3 is “Principle or rule clarified”, despite overwhelming proof some people only read 3 Salat’s. Here this principle is demonstrated. Level is “Include missing information” indeed this code confirms the 5 Salats. **Al-Muzzammil

 

[30:18]  All praise is due to Him in the heavens and the earth (all) evening (Asr & Mughrib) as well as in the middle (Zoher as in middle of the day) of your day.

*18 81 =  99 x 19; “all” in Arabic al kulu has geometric value of 81, when concatenated with unique verse 18 of chapter 30 we get complete multiple of 19, confirming that “all” is the best word in this verse to describe the evening; (All) is used as a noun with a noun, like London city or first name and last name; “evening” and “all” are two nouns explaining each other. “All” means to the whole quantity or extent of a particular group or thing. So when using the later definition of “all” i.e. extent of a particular group or thing, we can apply this to explain that in the evening there are two Salats Afternoon prayers (al-asr) and Sunset prayers (al-mughrib). **Al-Muzzammil

Conclusion

So we have found out that 3 Salats mentioned by name in the Quran can under certain circumstances be only two names. When we look at Salats in general in the Quran and count the frequency of how many times Salats are mentioned by name and compare this with the frequency of how many times Salats are mentioned by their timing, we see that only two Salats are mentioned by name while all 5 Salats are mentioned by the times at which they should be performed. So the emphasis on the timing of the Salat leads us to the conclusion that Salat names are less important than the time they should be performed. This ultimately puts the argument for 3 Salats wrong, based on the assumption that the only Salats to be observed are the ones which are mentioned by name in the Quran! We also discussed and confirmed that Quran can only be fully detailed if the Miracle of 19 is used with it and that Quran in incomplete, based on the fact that since long time additions have been made to the Quran in the process where the Quran has been translated into other languages. If Quran was complete this would not be happening. Then finally we quoted 2 verses where all 5 Salats are mentioned by the use of Miracle of 19. Hence 3 Salats is fiction and 5 Salats is a fact!!!!