Salat In Kneeling Position;

By Ijaz Chaudry

 Introduction;

There are four fundamental postures involved in performing five daily Salat’s or Contact prayers. The Salat is called Contact prayers, because in the sanctity of the Salat one is in intrinsic contact with God. These four postures are, standing, bowing, kneeling and prostrating. All these postures are the common in all the daily Salats.

Today in this article we are concentrating, on one particular stance which is the posture of kneeling and in particular what one has to recite while we are in this particular position. There has been a lot of controversy regarding what to say while in this position, but none of these stipulations have been proven in any concrete way to be true. In this article an attempt has been made to remove any doubt regarding what is read in this position, by using mathematical proof in the shape of miracle of 19.

What do we read in kneeling position and its confirmation;

The following code confirms what should be read whilst in the kneeling position in the Salat. The verse we recite in the kneeling position during Salat is (17:111) here is the proof;

 The verses concerned in the code are as follows;

      Tone of the Contact Prayers (Salat)

 [17:110]  Say, "Call Him GOD, or call Him the Most Gracious; whichever name you use, to Him belongs the best names." You shall not utter your Contact Prayers (Salat) too loudly, nor secretly; use a moderate tone.

 [17:111]  And proclaim: "Praise be to GOD, who has never begotten a son, nor does He have a partner in His kingship, nor does He need any ally out of weakness," and magnify Him constantly.

 [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.

 Code;

 17:110 -111 and 110+111=221

 52:48

 52 48 17 221

 Temporal Connection;

52:48 left most signifies most recent what to say as in (17:111) and how to say it, as in “when you get up”, in moderate tone (17:110).

Within the code 17:221 is right most which signifies the follow up from (52:48).

 Multiple of 19 proof;

 52 48 17 221 = 27621959 x 19 or 52 48 17 221 / 190 = 2762195 / 9

 Position 9 describes “Provision” and indeed this code is provision from God to make us understand how to read Salat correctly.

 The Level is 7 which is Theme “Disbelievers” thus those who do not read Salat in this fashion are categorised as disbelievers.

 The above code confirms that 52:48 and 17:110-111 has close association.  When we read these verses we see that 17:110-111 is indeed capturing the whole Salat (see 17:110-111).  52:48 confirms when we should read 17:111, i.e. in the kneeling position in the Salat after the Prostration.  17:111 tells us to praise and glorify God and 52:48 tells us when we get up from Prostration we should Praise and Glorify God.  Thus these two fit.  But we also get up from Prostration and not kneel i.e. we immediately go back into Prostration or stand up depending on which Rakah or step we are in ( See Salat Step by Step Guide).  To find out when to recite 17:111, we look at (52:48) and (52:49) as follows;

[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.

[52:49]  Also during the night glorify Him, and at dawn as the stars fade away.

Explanation of the above two verses;

1)      The above two verses, are both talking about “getting up”.

2)      (52:48) is an instruction to get up.

3)      (52:49) is implied “getting up”, because at dawn normally people get up from sleep.

4)      However, since these two verses are related to each other by the virtue of implication of “getting up”, these two verses imply two different scenarios.

5)       Since (52:49) is implying getting up from sleep, therefore (52:48) must mean “getting up” in some other dimension. We cannot say that there could be duplication, because it is the word of God and God does not make mistakes.

6)      When we prostrate in Salat we do two prostrations in a row.

7)      After first prostration we kneel by saying “God is Great” (52:48) i.e. glorify God and then we prostrate again.

8)      After the second prostration, we “praise God” as in (52:48) and (17:111), where the verse starts with “Praise be to God” and recite rest of (17:111).

9)     The points 7 & 8 fit in very well with what (52:48) is saying i.e. glorify and praise your Lord when you get up.

10)   Thus the inference is that (52:48) is telling us to read (17:111) in the kneeling position also confirmed by the mathematical codes above and as follows;

 Further proof that 52:48 is talking about getting up from Prostration is as follows;

 Gv of Al-Sajdah = 503 which means "Prostration" in English. Calculation of Gi.e. Alif = 1, Laam = 30, Seen = 60, Jeem = 3, Dhall = 4, Tae = 400 and Hae = 5 = 503.

 52 48 503 = 276237 x 19 or 52 48 503 /190 = 27623 / 7 this confirms the fact that above.

Temporal Connection;

52:48 left most instructions came first and the instruction is to Glorify and Praise God which is by saying either “God is Great” or reciting (17;111) when you get up from the prostration,  Gv 503 for “the prostration” right most historical, because “prostration” is the follow up from the instruction given in by (52:48).

Position;

Position 7 describes “Disbelievers” indeed the disbelievers do not read (17:111) in the kneeling position in the Salat and that they would reject this code.

 Level;

The Level is 6 which is Theme “Messenger related”.  Indeed the Temporal connection in the above signifies the importance of language specific Salat which involves Muhammad who was Arabic hence the revelations were Arabic thus the Salat is Arabic.  Thus the involvement of Muhammad makes this code “Messenger related”.

How to prostrate in Salat correctly;

There is further code which suggests that the disbelievers do not prostrate in Salat correctly. The prostration according to Quran is described in (17:107).  This fact is further explained when we add 503+17+107=627/19 = 33 x 19 or 627 / 190 = 3 /3.  Position 3 describes “Principle or Rule clarified”, indeed this code clarifies the way to prostrate in the Salat.  The Level is 3 which is Theme “Include missing information”, indeed this code signifies application of prostration in Salat thus missing information has been included, which is (17:107) is not just any prostration but the correct way of doing prostration in the Salat.

[17:107] Proclaim, "Believe in it, or do not believe in it." Those who possess knowledge from the previous scriptures, when it is recited to them, they fall down to their chins, prostrating.

 So the proper prostration in the Salat constitutes the action whereby our chins should touch the mat!!!

In Conclusion:

This article confirms that (17:111) is read in Salat in the kneeling position and not the Shahaada as previously thought by Dr Rashad Khalifa, this fact is confirmed by the context of verses (52:48-49) and consolidated by the Miracle of 19.

Statistical Analysis of the Code:

Positions 1 to 9 and there descriptions;

Position

Description

Position 1

Scenario Described

Position 2

Command used in various situations

Position 3

Principle or Rule Clarified

Position 4

Act of Righteousness

Position 5

Gift from God

Position 6

Caution

Position 7

Disbelievers

Position 8

Issues

Position 9

Provision