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Overview of Surah al-Fatiha

Surah al-Fatiha, “The Opening”, is the first chapter of the Holy Quran. Its seven verses are a prayer for God’s guidance, and stress Its lordship and mercy of God. This chapter has an essential role in daily prayers; being recited at least seventeen times a day, at the start of each unit of prayer (rakah).

The surah is described in various Hadith as “the mother of the Book” (Umm al-Kitab), and said to be the seven verses alluded to in Surah Al-Hijr (15:87); “We have given thee seven of the opt-repeated (verses) and the great Quran.”

surah fatiha
Bismillāhi r-raḥmāni r-raḥīm
1:1 In the name of God, the Lord of Mercy, the Giver of Mercy!

surah fatiha
Al ḥamdu lillāhi rabbi l-’ālamīn
‎1:2 Praise belongs to God, Lord of the Worlds,

surah fatiha
Ar raḥmāni r-raḥīm
‎1:3 the Lord of Mercy, the Giver of Mercy,

surah fatiha
Māliki yawmi d-dīn
‎1:4 Master of the Day of Judgement.

surah fatiha
Iyyāka na’budu wa iyyāka nasta’īn
‎1:5 It is You we worship; it is You we ask for help.

surah fatiha
Ihdinā ṣ-ṣirāṭ al-mustaqīm
‎1:6 Guide us to the straight path:

surah fatiha
Ṣirāṭ al-laḏīna an’amta ‘alayhim ġayril maġḍūbi ‘alayhim walāḍ ḍāllīn
‎1:7 the path of those You have blessed, those who incur no anger and who have not gone astray.

55 thoughts on “Overview of Surah al-Fatiha


  2. SubhanAllah Elhamdülillah Allah’u Akbar.

    Thank you brother for sharing this beautiful pray with us.

    May Allah bless us Muslims who believe in Allah.

  3. Mashallah, this is laid out beautifully and has helped my 7yr old son to learn this with ease, thank you and God bless you 🙂

  4. AllahuAkbar
    Allah is the greatest .
    This is the most beautiful conversation between man and the lord of all that exist and ever existed and will ever exist.
    Ya Allah Ya Karim Ya Aziz Ya Malik Ya Rahman Ya Rahmin the owner of all majesty, glory and praise all in the universe glorify you . Ya Rub guide us to the straight path we our all loosers without your guidance.

  5. sukr alhamdullillah,mashaallah miya you have done a great work in the name of allah subhan otala,inshaallah the shower of blessing be on you.Those who work for the great name of allah shall be rewarded,hence you are one of them.Khuda khair kare my brother.Allah haafiz.

  6. Dear Brothers & Sisters,
    We are grateful to Allah Subhanutala for teaching us such a great Surah, which we recite during our five times parayers in each rakht. Allah subhanutala Replies to our recitation during our prayers, so we have to say our prayers with kushu & khuzu.

    Jjakallah Khairan.
    Allah Hafeez

  7. masha allah, this is the best and beautiful way of translation of surah, may all our youngsters read this translation and obey to allah.

  8. mashallah this is the best and beautiful way of translation of surah may all our youngsters read this translation and obey to allah.

  9. Wow thank you for this! Its hellped me alot now just learning it. I wish i found it alond time ago (=

    May allah bless you all

  10. Really it is very useful for all to know translation and description.
    I really like to publish this kind of thing….Thank you very much to publisher.

    InshAllah Allah will bless all of US….

  11. Mashallah! This is lovely and helps me with my studying for translation for Qur’an Class! Thank You! May Allah Bless YOU! 😀 😛

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