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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1:3 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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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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