"And remind, for indeed, the reminder benefits the believers."
(Al-Quran 51:55)

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Virtues of Surah Al-Faatiha

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

First, let us look at the beautiful meaning of this Surah:

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful


All praise is only for Allah, the Lord of the universe.


The Beneficent, the Most Merciful


Master of the Day of Retribution


Only You do we worship, and only You do we ask for help.


Guide us upon the straight path.


The path of those whom You have favoured, not the path of those who have incurred Your wrath, nor those who have gone astray.

Allah mentions Surah Al-Faatiha in Surah Hijr:


Verily, We have granted you seven verses that are often repeated, and the Glorious Quran.
(Surah Al-Hijr, Verse 87)

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) has said:
"Surah Al-Faatiha is the greatest Surah in the Quran".
(Bukhari - Vol. 2 - Pg. 642)

Tirmidhi reports that the Prophet (saw) said:
"By Allah! Such a Surah (Al-Faatiha) has not been revealed in the Torah, nor in the Injeel, nor in the Zaboor, nor in the Quran".

Abu Umamah (ra) reports from the Prophet (saw) that only 4 things were revealed from the treasures that lie beneath Allah's Throne. These are:

Hadhrat Abdul Malik bin Umair (ra) narrates that the Prophet (saw) said:
"Faatihatul Kitaab (Surah Al-Faatiha) is a cure for everything".
(Durrul Manthoor)

Hadhrat Anas (ra) reports that the Prophet (saw) said:
"When any of you lies down to rest at night, he will be safe from everything besides death if he recites Faatihatul Kitaab and Surah Al-Ikhlas.
(Durrul Manthoor)

May Allah give us all the ability to recite Surah Al-Fatiha with real consideration as to its virtues and meaning - Ameen!


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