1:7 Conclusion for Al Fatihah

غَيْرِ الْمَغْضُوبِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا الضَّالِّينَ ...  ghayri almaghDoobi 'alayhim wala aDDaalleen ... Not the (path) of those who earn Thine anger nor of those who go astray. -Sura Al-Fatihah, Ayah 7 Allah's wrath falls upon those who knew the truth but rejected it anyway in arrogance. This was explained in Al Baqarah about the Jews …

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1:7 The blessed path

صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ غَيْرِ الْمَغْضُوبِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا الضَّالِّينَ SiraaTa allatheena an'amta 'alayhim ghayri almaghDoobi' alayhim wala aDDaalleen The path of those whom Thou hast favoured; Not the (path) of those who earn Thine anger nor of those who go astray. -Sura Al-Fatihah, Ayah 7 1. Favoured here doesn't mean favour in worldly definition. It …

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1:6 Guide us God

اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ Ihdina aSSiraaTa almustaqeem Guide us the straight path, -Sura Al-Fatihah, Ayah 6 Ihdi comes from hada. It means to guide, to show and to lead. Ihdina is in the plural imperative tense meaning we are asking for guidance. Guidance is what we really need from Allah and He answers our plea later …

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1:5 We are always in need of You, our Creator

وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ... ... wa-iyyaaka nasta'een ... Thee (alone) we ask for help. -Sura Al-Fatihah, Ayah 5 Nasta'in comes from word isti'aanah which means seeking help to complete tasks. Nouman explains that this shows that we must start exercising Allah's commands no matter how bad our situation is. And to complete them, seek help and leave …

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1:5 You alone we worship

... إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ Iyyaaka na'budu ... Thee (alone) we worship;... -Surah Al-Fatihah, Ayah 5 General After teaching His servant to praise Him and mentioning His superior attributes and roles, Allah continues with this phrase stating the specific relationship between Him and His servant. Iyyaaka Na'budu Iyyaaka means You alone. Na'budu is derived from the word …

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1:4 Master of the Day of Judgment

مَالِكِ يَوْمِ الدِّينِ Maaliki yawmi addeen, Master of the Day of Judgment, -Surah Al-Fatihah, Ayah 4 General This ayah continues the explanation on Allah after previous ayahs explain Allah as rabb and His Mercy. The Day of Judgment is one of His creations. Thus it is included in the meaning of 'aalamiin in ayah 2. …

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1:3 Merciful Lord

الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ ArraHmaani arraHeem The Beneficent, the Merciful. -Sura Al-Fatihah, Ayah 3 The meanings of Ar Rahman and Ar Raheem have been discussed in 1:1 here. Tawhid Asma wa Sifat The second dimension of Allah's singularity is Tawhid asma wa sifat meaning Allah's oneness in all His glorious names and attributes. E.g. anyone can be …

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