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Al-Fatiha: The Opening


As salaamu alaikum, Muslim and Non-Muslims alike.  I only wish you good tidings and blessings from Allah/God almighty.

The following are texts from the Qur’an, specifically the first Chapter “The Opening” or Surat Al-Fatiha.

(“Authu billahi mina shaitan ilrajeem..” this transliterates to: “I seek refuge in Allah from the accursed satan.”  This is a pre-prayer blessing before any Chapter from the Quran, so that the shaytan will not lead you to haraam or bad deeds toward or against the Quranic teachings.)

“Bismillāhi r-rahmāni r-rahīm
Al hamdu lillāhi rabbi l-‘ālamīn
Ar rahmāni r-rahīm
Māliki yawmi d-dīn
Iyyāka na’budu wa iyyāka nasta’īn
Ihdinā sirāt al-mustaqīm
Sirāt al-ladīna an’amta ‘alayhim ġayril maġthūbi ‘alayhim walā althāllīn.”

English Transliteration:

“In the name of Allah (God) the most beneficent the most merciful
All praise is due to Allah (God)
The most benificent the most merciful
The lord of the day of Judgement
Thee alone we worship thee alone we seek for help
Guide us to the right path The path of those upon whom thou has bestowed favors. Not of those who thou has cursed once not of those whom have gone astray.”

I hope this chapter (surat) opened up your heart and mind toward possibly reading more about Islam.

Thank you for taking the time to read!

Wa as salaamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatu!