Sura Al-Fatihah (The Opening)
No. 1 (7 Verses)
(The Opening) No. 1 (7 Verses)
Contents of the Sura
The Tone of the Sura
Al-Fatihah, the Basis of the Qur'an
Al-Fatihah, Magnificent Honour of the Prophet (p.b.u.h.)
The Importance of its Recitation
The Titles of the SuraSura Al-Fatihah,
Arabic - English TranslationVerse 1
Everything should Begin in His Holy Name
Tradition and Narrations .
Is the Phrase ' Bism-il-lah ' a Part of Each Sura ?
Allah, the Most Inclusive Name of God
Allah's General and Specific Mercy.Verse 2
The World is Full of His Mercy.
Virtue of the Verse
The Word / rabb /
The Term / 'alamin /.
Macrocosm and MicrocosmVerse 3
The History of Slavery
' Belief in Allah ' is the First Principle of IslamVerse 4
' Faith in the Resurrection ' is the Second Principle
Is not Allah the Absolute Owner of This World?Verse 5
Man in the Presence of Allah
Unity of Worship
Unity of Acts
Allah: the Only Site of Reliance
The Social Aspect of Worship
We Ask Allah for Help in Confronting ForcesVerse 6
Why must We Always Ask Allah for Guidance ?
Human Beings Resemble an Electric Lamp (from One Point of View)
What is the ' Straight Path ' ?
The ' Belief ' Aspect
The ' Practical ' Aspect
' Divine Guidance '
' Religious Guidance 'Verse 7
Two Paths of Deviation
Those upon Whom Allah has Bestowed His Bounties
Who are the Last two Groups in this Verse ?