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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1:4 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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1:2 Alhamdulillah

.. الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ AlHamdu lillaahi.. Praise be to Allah,.. -Surah Al-Fatihah, Ayah 2 General Together, this phrase is called hamdalah or tahmid. Hamdalah is the praise which Allah chooses for Himself to be recited by His servants. In hamdalah, Allah is the bestower of praise (because the Quran is from Him) and He is also …

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1:1 In the name of God

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ Bismi Allahi arraHmaani arraHeem In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. -Surah Al-Fatihah, Ayah 1 General Together, this phrase is referred as basmalah. It is repeated as the start for all Quranic chapters except surah At Tawbah (chapter 9). It is part of the content of surah An Naml …

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