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Translation of the meanings Surah: Al-Fātihah
Ayah:
 

Al-Fātihah

Purposes of the Surah:
تحقيق العبودية الخالصة لله تعالى.
This sūrah aims to divert one’s full focus on Allah making worship for Him alone

بِسۡمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
1. I begin by calling on Allah, Who is Ar-Raḥmān, the Merciful, and Ar-Raḥīm, the Compassionate. These last two names of Allah are derived from the Arabic word raḥmah, which means mercy: proving the greatness and vastness of His Mercy and that His Mercy surrounds everything, and embraces all living beings. Every blessing is due to His mercy, and the believers receive the greatest mercy.
Arabic explanations of the Qur’an:
ٱلۡحَمۡدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ ٱلۡعَٰلَمِينَ
2. All praise belongs to Allah with regards to His essence, attributes and actions, because He is the Creator of everything. Everything belongs to Him and He is the disposer of their affairs; blessing individuals specifically and humans in general.
Arabic explanations of the Qur’an:
ٱلرَّحۡمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
3. Two names of Allah, Ar-Raḥmān and Ar-Raḥīm, derived from the word raḥmah, or mercy: indicating His mercy for creation, with the believers being the greatest recipients of it.
Arabic explanations of the Qur’an:
مَٰلِكِ يَوۡمِ ٱلدِّينِ
4. He is the Master of the day of Judgement, the day in which we will be brought back to life and repaid for what we have done, all of His creation will be held accountable for their actions and recompensed for them. On that day God will ask “To whom belongs the Kingdom today?” [Sūrah Ghafir: 16] No one, no matter how high his status, will answer, and then God will reply Himself, “to God, the One, the Overcomer” [Sūrah Ghafir: 16]
Arabic explanations of the Qur’an:
إِيَّاكَ نَعۡبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسۡتَعِينُ
5. We worship and obey none except You; we associate no one with You, and from You alone do we ask for help in all our affairs. All goodness is in Your hand, and there is no helper except You.
Arabic explanations of the Qur’an:
ٱهۡدِنَا ٱلصِّرَٰطَ ٱلۡمُسۡتَقِيمَ
6. Show and facilitate for us the right way, the path of submission to You which has no crookedness, and make us firm upon it –
Arabic explanations of the Qur’an:
صِرَٰطَ ٱلَّذِينَ أَنۡعَمۡتَ عَلَيۡهِمۡ غَيۡرِ ٱلۡمَغۡضُوبِ عَلَيۡهِمۡ وَلَا ٱلضَّآلِّينَ
7. The same path as those of Your creation whom You have blessed with guidance, such as the prophets, the truthful, martyrs, and the righteous ones. What good companions these people make! Keep us away from the path of those who earned Your anger, who knew the truth and did not follow it – as was the case with the Israelites; and keep us away from the path of those who lost their way and were not guided, because they were neglectful in seeking the Truth and being guided by it – as was the case with the Christians.
Arabic explanations of the Qur’an:
Benefits of the verses in this page:
• افتتح الله تعالى كتابه بالبسملة؛ ليرشد عباده أن يبدؤوا أعمالهم وأقوالهم بها طلبًا لعونه وتوفيقه.
1. Allah starts His scripture with ‘In the name of Allah’, showing us that we should start our actions and speech in this way, asking for His help and His aid.

• من هدي عباد الله الصالحين في الدعاء البدء بتمجيد الله والثناء عليه سبحانه، ثم الشروع في الطلب.
2. Sūrah Al-Fātiḥah is the greatest sūrah in the Qur’ān, because it contains the rights that belong to Allah only, and explains the way to reach Him.

• تحذير المسلمين من التقصير في طلب الحق كالنصارى الضالين، أو عدم العمل بالحق الذي عرفوه كاليهود المغضوب عليهم.
3. All gratitude and praise belongs to Allah, because He is the Lord of everything: He brought everyone into life; He regulates our lives; and cares for us through His blessings.

• دلَّت السورة على أن كمال الإيمان يكون بإخلاص العبادة لله تعالى وطلب العون منه وحده دون سواه.
4. The sūrah shows that faith is perfected through sincerely worshipping Allah and seeking His help alone.


 
Translation of the meanings Surah: Al-Fātihah
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