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Al Fatiha

Posted in Quran on December 17, 2007 by servant of the most merciful

The first surah of the Quran Al Fatiha is often called Umm-ul Quran (the mother of the Quran ) as it summarises the whole of the Quran. In the course I was present at during the weekend Shaykh Abu Bakr As-Sudani stressed the summary of the Quran in Al Fatiha. He then went on to say that Bismillahir Rahmannir Raheem is a summary of Al Fatiha, the summary of Bismillahir Rahmannir Raheem being the Ba and Ba being summarised as the dot that the Pen wrote when Allah told it to first write.

I also came across what I would call a very beautiful hadith some weeks ago about Al Fatiha which I will quote here because I dont feel it is self explanatory.

It is recorded in Sahih Muslim that Abu Hurayrah said that the Messenger of Allah SWS said

” Allah said, ” I have divided the prayer into two halves between Myself and My servant, one half is for me and one half for my servant. My servant shall have what he asks for! When the servant says

بِـسْـمِ اللهِ الرَّحـْمـنِ الرَّحِـيـم

الْحَمْدُ لِلّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِيـنَ

‘All praise and thanks be to Allah, the Lord of all that exists’

Allah says ” My servant has praised me”. When the servant says

الرَّحْمـنِ الرَّحِيـمِ

‘The Most Gracious, the Most Merciful’

Allah says “My servant has praised me”. When the servant says

مَالِكِ يَوْمِ الدِّيـنِ

‘The Owner of the Day of Recompense’

Allah says ” My servant has glorified me”. If the servant says

إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِيـنُ

‘You we worship and You we ask for help’

Allah says ‘ This is between Me and My servant, My servant shall have what he asked for. If the servant says

اهدِنَـا الصِّرَاطَ المُستَقِيمَ

صِرَاطَ الَّذِيـنَ أَنعَمتَ عَلَيهِمْ غَـيرِ المَغضُوب

عَلَيهِمْ وَلاَ الضَّالِّيـنَ

‘Guide us to the straight path. The path of those whom You have bestowed your grace, not (that) those who have earned Your anger, nor of those who went astray.’

Allah says ” This is for My servant, and My servant shall have what he asked”.”

And with being a dua after Al Fatiha ameen should be said.


From Darkness to Light

Posted in Quran with tags , , on December 11, 2007 by servant of the most merciful

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

هُوَ الَّذِي يُنَزِّلُ عَلَى عَبْدِهِ آيَاتٍ بَيِّنَاتٍ

لِيُخْرِجَكُم مِّنَ الظُّلُمَاتِ إِلَى النُّورِ

وَإِنَّ اللَّهَ بِكُمْ لَرَؤُوفٌ رَّحِيمٌ

“He is the One who sends to His servant Manifest Signs, that He may lead you from the Depths of Darkness into the Light and verily, Allah is to you most Kind and Merciful”

Surah Al Hadid(57) verse 9