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Surah Al Fatihah-The Opening April 4, 2009

Posted by Msfatima in Islam, Life, Qur'an.
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بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

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الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ

All the praises and thanks be to Allah, the Lord of the ‘Âlamîn (mankind, jinn and all that exists).

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الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ

The Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

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مَالِكِ يَوْمِ الدِّينِ

The Only Owner (and the Only Ruling Judge) of the Day of Recompense (i.e. the Day of Resurrection)

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إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ

You (Alone) we worship, and You (Alone) we ask for help (for each and everything).

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اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ المُسْتَقِيمَ

Guide us to the Straight Way.

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صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ غَيْرِ المَغْضُوبِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلاَ الضَّالِّينَ

The Way of those on whom You have bestowed Your Grace, not (the way) of those who earned Your Anger, nor of those who went astray.

Asalaam O Alaykum,

Surah Al Fatihah is the first surah to be revealed in its entirety with respect to chronology, and it is the first surah to be in the Qu’ran in respect to its placement. We recite surah Al Fatihah 17 times in our salah daily, it is the most recited Surah. Al Fatihah literally means ‘The Opening’. This Surah is opening the door of guidance for all.

Virtues of Surah Al Fatihah

Once the Prophet was traveling when he disembarked and began walking alongside a companion. He asked him, ‘Shouldn’t I tell you the best part of the Qur’an?’ then he recited ‘Alhamdu lillahi rabil alameen’ (Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds). (First verse in Surrah Al Fatiha (1:1) [Hakim]

Abu Sa’id ibn al-Mu’allaa said, “I was praying in the masjid when the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.) called me and I did not answer. I said, ‘Messenger of Allah, I was praying.’ He said, ‘Did not Allah say, “Respond to Allah and to the Messenger when He calls you”?’ Then He said, ‘Shall I teach you the greatest sura of the Quran before you leave the masjid?’ He took my hand. When we were about to leave, I said, ‘Messenger of Allah, you said, “I will teach you the greatest sura of the Quran?’” He said, “Praise be to Allah, Lord of the worlds” are the seven mathaani and the “Immense Qur’an” which I was given.’” [Bukhari]

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1. zenhijabi - August 25, 2009

I agree. It is the simplest surah yet anytime I feel worried or anxions, reciting Al Fatihah will always calm me down.


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