Surah Fatiha in Arabic:
Recite surah Fatiha in Arabic with English translation. The al-Fatiha (The Opener) was revealed in Mecca. It is the Makki Surah of Quran Majeed that means it was revealed on Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) when he was staying in Mecca before migration to Madina.
There are some chapters that were revealed for some specific purpose, one of them is “Surah al-Fatiha“. This greatest chapter of Quran, surah Al-Fatiha is also known as Umm-ul-Quran or the mother of Quran.
|Surah Fatiha in Arabic|
|In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful||
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ
|Praise be to Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds;||الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ|
|Most Gracious, Most Merciful;||
|Master of the Day of Judgment.||
مَالِكِ يَوْمِ الدِّينِ
|Thee do we worship, and Thine aid we seek.||
إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ
|Show us the straight way,||
اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ
|The way of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy Grace, those whose (portion) is not wrath, and who go not astray.||
صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ غَيْرِ الْمَغْضُوبِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا الضَّالِّينَ
Pillar of the Salah:
As we all know this surah has great importance in prayer whoever not read it in his prayer, his prayer (Salah) is invalid or void. Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) said Surah al-Fatiha is
“The Mother of the Quran, the Mother of the Book, the Seven Oft-Repeated Verses and the Great recitation.” (Tirmidhi)
It is also called Umm al Kittab:
The Prophet (SAW) said, The Um (substance) of the Quran is the seven oft-repeated verses and is the Great Quran (i.e. Surah-al-Fatiha). [Sahih al Bukhari]
From above-stated hadees we can conclude this chapter has great importance as it is the opening of Quran (first chapter) and we should memorize it even for starting the salah.
Surat Fatiha Important Information:
|Chapter Name||Surah Fatiha|
|No. of Words||27|
|No. of Letters||140|
The chapter Fatiha is a matchless surah revealed in Holy Quran. No one can find a match for this greatest chapter of Quran. Allah did not reveal anything like this Surah in the Holy Books revealed before the Qura’n. There are great rewards for those who recite surah Fatiha.