Saturday, June 5, 2010

english translation of Sura Al-Fatiha Quran


"This is a short chapter of Quran but it is full of truth having numerous meanings. The verses are so impressive that attract hearts of the people. It is most illustrious and glorious chapter from which the Holy Heavenly Book starts. The Book which changed the course of human history and gave an unique and marvelous impetus to human life by revolutionizing the thinking and perception of human beings.
Such a great importance has been assigned to this chapter by the Prophet (Sallahaho alaihe wassallam) that the chapter has been given various names. Some of them are:
1. The Opening, that is opening of the treasure of mercy and wisdom.
2. Fatihatual Kitab (Key of the Book) that is the Key of the secrets of Quran.
3. Ummul Quran (the mother or centre of Quran) that is the. main source of the truths of Quran.
4. Assabai Masani (Seven verses chapter to be repeated time and again).
Besides these there are several other names too mentioned in the commentaries of Holy Book.
In this chapter there are seven verses twenty seven words and one hundred forty letters. This chapter was revealed in Mecca or Madina or in both. For the purpose of teaching the verses were revealed in the language of bonds men. '
This chapter is necessarily to be recited in every prayer. Its recital is Wajib (Compulsory) for both Imam and individual in the prayer.'
The recital by any individual offering prayer should be in his own words. If any individual is offering prayer, he should himself recite it, but when he is following an Imam in the prayer then recital of Imam is taken as recital by the followers too.
In a funeral prayer the recitation of this chapter is permissible as benediction.
Benefits and Excellences of the Chapter:
Such a grand Chapter was not revealed in New Testament or old Testament (Injeel and Taurah). This Chapter is the cure of every disease. After reciting this Chapter hundred times any benediction made to Allah is accepted.
Revealed at Mecca, 1 Section, 7 Verses.

Allah in the name of The Most Affectionate, The Merciful

1. All praise unto Allah, Lord of all the worlds.
2. The most Affectionate, The Merciful.
3. Master of the Day of Requittal.
4. We worship You alone, and beg You alone for help.
5. Guide us in the straight path.
6. The path of those whom You have favoured.
7. Not of those who have earned Your anger and nor of those who have gone astray.

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