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View Full Version : Praying,time-consuming?...Small Mathematical Fact

12-08-2007, 10:45 PM

It always annoyed me when I heard people say:"I don't have time to pray..." or "Im too busy,with school and homework and assignements...".Well,I've decided to do this bit a bit of mathematics(don't worry,it's not complicated...im no math-lover.hehe) to demonstrate that your 5 daily prayers,which seems a lot to some,isn't quite time-consuming.

here we go,

Let's say it takes you 5-6 minutes a day to pray(including wu'du)
You pray five times a day

that would mean:

(5x6)=half an hour

You spend half an hour a day praying.(or 0.5 hour)

There are 24 hours in a day,which means there are 48 HALF and hours a day.

24hr = 48 half an hours

So,keeping this all in mind,you know that:

praying=1/48 of a day

since you pray one round of 30 minutes in a round of 48 half and hours.

remember that,in decimal terms,

1/48 is = to approx. 0.0208

Now,here's the second part:

There are 60 minutes in an hour.

1 hr= 60 min

If you take a minute and a half out of an hour,it would give you:

1.5 min/60 minutes


1.5 divided by 60 minutes = to 0.025

or try it in seconds,

There are 60 seconds in a minute.

which means: 60minutes x 60 seconds= 3600 seconds

There are 3600 seconds in an hour( physics students know this!:) )

1min and a half = 90 seconds/3600 seconds

90 divided by 3600= 0.025

SO,to conclude,

0.0208(praying) = 0.025 (a minute and a half out of an hour)

Taking half an hour out of 24 hours a day to perform your daily prayers is equivalent to taking a minute and a half out of an hour.I found this quite surprising.

Maybe,by putting it this way,people who claim to "not have enough time" to pray will realise how little time it actually takes to perform an obligation in Islam that benefits us so much.Insh'allah this will be an eye-opener to some.


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