Friday, February 12, 2010

The Prayer Equation

According to Islam, Muslims are required to pray five times a day. Let us see how many prayers are required over an average lifespan of 65 years. The formula is as follows: 65(years) x 365(days a year) = 23,725 (days) x 5 (daily prayers) = 118,625 total prayers. The total does not reflect additional voluntary prayers that Muslims are also expected to perform. The variable is 2,000 if one counts one additional prayer for every day of Ramadan over the course of 65 years. The average number of prayers over the course of a lifetime seems to be approximately 120,000.

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