Duties were informed to Hazrat Mohammad (Sallalahu Alayhi Wa salaam) through Archangel Gabrail. But Salah five times a day is, apart from all these, given to the Lord of the Worlds by Allah, Himself, as a present on the night of Miraaj. Salah which was became a binding duty as 50 times a day at the beginning, was reduced to 5 times a day finally, with the 5 requisitions and begging of the Prophet of Allah to Allah on the night of Miraaj, by this advice of Hazrat Moses (Alayhi Salaam) to Hazrat Mohammad (Sallalahu Alayhi Wa salaam) in the sky:
Oh, the Prophet of Allah! I had experienced with the boys of Israel before. Your community will not be able to perform for fifty times!
After it was finally decided as five times a day, Hazrat Moses again told our Prophet (Sallalahu Alayhi Wa salaam) that:
They can not be able to perform this.
But our Prophet (Sallalahu Alayhi Wa salaam) said that:
I am ashamed to require more than this from Allah.
And, He had chosen five times a day as the final. But Allah gave this joyful news along with the reduction to the Prophet Allah that: “Oh my Prophet! The word is never changed in my presence. You will take the benefit of fifty times of Salah in return of performing five times a day of Salah” (İbn-i Mace, İkameti’s salat, 194) on the night, as the union night.
Hazrat Mohammad (Sallalahu Alayhi Wa salaam) tells His community on the matter of five times: “Allah ordered that; “I put five times a day of Salah as a binding duty on your community. There is a promise given in my presence. I will surely put the ones in the Heaven who performs these Salahs on time. But, there is no promise given in my presence for the ones who do not protect these salahs.” ” (İbn-i Mace, İkameta’s salat, 194)