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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1:2 Lord of the Created Worlds

رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ ... ... Rabbi al 'Aalameen ... Lord of the Worlds, -Surah Al-Fatihah, Ayah 2 General This phrase explains 'Allah' which was mentioned in the earlier part of this ayat. Allah is the rabb of al 'aalameen. Rabb Linguistically, rabb covers all the dimensions below: Master; Chief; Ruler; King; Lord; Owner; Creator; Originator; Combiner; …

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