NOTICE: This article is a reproduction from Submitters Perspective No 62, January 1990 Special Bonus Issue.

17 1 2 [*][*] 2 4 [*][*][*][*] 3 4 [*][*][*][*] 4 3 [*][*][*] 5 4 [*][*][*][*]

This long number (6346 digits, or 19×244) consists of the total number of “Keys” (Faatihas) in the 5 prayers (17), followed by the number of the first prayer (1), followed by the number of units in the first prayer (2), followed by the number of “Keys” (Sura 1) that we recite in this prayer, followed by the number of the second prayer (2), and so on to the last prayer. This very long number is a multiple of 19. Please note that each [*] = 1 7 1 19 2 60 40 1 30 30 5 1 30….30 10 50.

[*] represents one “Key” consisting of the number of Sura 1, followed by the number of its verses (7), followed by the number of the first verse, followed by the number of letters in Verse 1, followed by the gematrical value of every individual letter in Verse 1, followed by the number of Verse 2, then the number of letters in Verse 2, then the value of every individual letter in Verse 2, and so on to the end of Sura 1.

Please note that any representation of Sura 1 can replace the [*] without affecting the outcome; all of them give multiples of 19. For example, a short representation of “The Key” consists of the Sura number (1), followed by the number of verses (7), followed by the total number of letters in Sura 1 (139), followed by the total gematrical value of the whole sura (10143). The resulting number (1713910143) can also represent [*]. Since the Friday prayer consists of two sermons and two Rak’aas (total is still 4 units), we read only 15 “Keys” on Friday, compared with 17 on the other days. Abdullah Arik discovered that if we replace the 17 in the long number at the top of this article, we must remove two “Keys” from the noon prayer to get a multiple of 19. This confirms the Friday Prayer, at noon, with 2 “Keys.” The long number shown below represents Friday’s five prayers; it is a multiple of 19.

1 5 1 2 [*][*] 2 4 [*][*] 3 4 [*][*][*][*] 4 3 [*][*][*] 5 4 [*][*][*][*]