Personal reasons to discard “miracle 19″ – (Reason 2)

The second reason (and some people may say that I mention this too much; I do) to discard code 19 (and pay attention, it’s my PERSONAL reason) is the Isha Prayer.

I have already gone past the phase of believing there is such a thing as a required ritualistic salaat. However, back then when discovering this, I was still arguing whether there are 0, 2, 3, or 5 prayers that have to be practiced daily.

Discovering what exactly? Discovering that Rashad Khalifa’s claim of finding the fifth salaat was invalid.

Quoting from submission.org:

We learn from [2:37] that we can establish contact with God by uttering the specific Arabic words given to us by God in Sura 1, the Key, which is a combination of sounds that unlocks the door between us and God:

1. The Dawn Prayer must be observed during two hours before sunrise [11:114], [24:58].

2. The Noon Prayer is due when the sun declines from its highest point at noon [17:78].

3. The Afternoon Prayer can be observed during the 3-4 hours preceding sunset [2:238].

4. The Sunset Prayer is due after sunset [11:114].

5. The Night Prayer can be observed after the twilight disappears from the sky [24:58].

 

The latter five points can be found in other many 19-supporting or 5-salaat-supporting websites. Not the point.

Before I show you how Mr. Khalifa never found an Isha’ prayer, I need to point that there must be an order in the Quran saying “Do Isha’ prayer at this/that time!”

I have presented this to many people before. All they could tell me that there doesn’t have to be a verse containing an order to do salaat, and that the very mention of salaat al Isha’ by name is enough. That was quite shocking to me! How could Allah SWT only “mention” a salaat’s AS A SIDE NOTE in an UNRELATED verse and expect us to perform it within our daily prayers?

Now, let us analyze each point in the list:

1. The Dawn Prayer must be observed during two hours before sunrise [11:114], [24:58].

11:114 [Sahih International] – And establish prayer at the two ends of the day and at the approach of the night. Indeed, good deeds do away with misdeeds. That is a reminder for those who remember.
24:58 [Sahih International] – O you who have believed, let those whom your right hands possess and those who have not [yet] reached puberty among you ask permission of you [before entering] at three times: before the dawn prayer and when you put aside your clothing [for rest] at noon and after the night prayer. [These are] three times of privacy for you. There is no blame upon you nor upon them beyond these [periods], for they continually circulate among you – some of you, among others. Thus does Allah make clear to you the verses; and Allah is Knowing and Wise.

It’s easy to discover that salaat al fajr was not mentioned by name in 11:114. However, it’s also very easy to discover that 24:58 contains no order or command to establish salaat al fajr. If we are to be very fair in making conclusions, we must understand that 24:58 should not be included with the verses of trying to “find” how many salaat there are per day from a Quranic perspective.

2. The Noon Prayer is due when the sun declines from its highest point at noon [17:78].

3. The Afternoon Prayer can be observed during the 3-4 hours preceding sunset [2:238].

 

17:78 [Sahih International] – Establish prayer at the decline of the sun [from its meridian] until the darkness of the night and [also] the Qur’an of dawn. Indeed, the recitation of dawn is ever witnessed.

2:238 [Sahih International] – Maintain with care the [obligatory] prayers and [in particular] the middle prayer and stand before Allah , devoutly obedient.

Frankly, there isn’t enough time to fully digest and discuss the above verses. However, the duhr and asr salaats are very understandable if we were to think about it the way Mr Khalifa thought about it. Yes, these verses (under conditions, of course) do fit.

4. The Sunset Prayer is due after sunset [11:114].

Although number 4 is not very clear (you may want to check 11:114 now), it’s still digestible. The word “zulafan” requires quite a few prolonged explanations we shall skip now.

Finally, we reach to number 5:

5. The Night Prayer can be observed after the twilight disappears from the sky [24:58].

Remember what we spoke about earlier? Here, Mr. Khalifa extracted the Isha’ Salaat from 24:58 which mentions no order or command to do any prayer. Doubtlessly, this means that the Isha’ Salaat has to be found in one of the other verses related to salaat timing (11:114, 2:238 or 17:78). This also means that, since all the salaat mentions on those three verses were consumed trying to find four prayers, the fifth prayer becomes invalid and non-existing. This also means that, in reality, Mr Khalifa only found four prayers, yet advertised them as five.

End.


 

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