Tafsir Of Surah Al-Fatihah: The Opening

Book excerpt: WHY DID ALLAH CREATE US? A: 1 He created us to worship Him and associate nothing with Him. God Almighty says: "I have only created jinns and men, that they should worship me" (Qur'an 51:56) The Holy Prophet peace be upon him says: "Man's duty to Allah is to worship Him and associate nothing with Him" (Hadith agreed upon regarding its authenticity) Q: 2 WHAT IS IBAADAH (THE ISLAMIC FORM OF WORSHIP) A: 2 IBAADAH is a comprehensive name for all what Allah likes in words and in deeds like supplication, prayer (salat), sacrifices etc. Allah Almighty says: "Say truly, my prayer, my life and my death are (all) for Allah, the Cherisher of the Worlds" (Qur'an 6:162). THE HOLY PROPHET says: "Allah the Almighty said: My servant does not please me with anything more beloved to me than the religious duties I have imposed upon him" (Related by Bukhari) DOWNLOAD BOOK GET TRIAL CLASS Main Categories: Tajweed Articles Arabic Articles Tafsir Articles All Articles

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It is named al-Fatihah

The Opening – because it opens the Book and by it the recitation in prayer commences.
It is also named Ummul Qur’an, the Mother of the Qur’an, and Ummul Kitaab, the Mother of the Book,
according to the opinion of the majority.

The Ruling of Reciting al-Fatihah in Prayer

The opinion of the majority of the scholars, amongst them Maalik, ash-Shaafi`ee and Ahmad, is that it is obligatory to recite al-Fatihah in the prayer and that the prayer is not valid without it.

Their opinion is based upon many proofs; from amongst them the sayings of the Prophet (Peace and Blessings be upon him),There is no prayer for the one who does not recite the Opening of the Book.” ( Saheeh Bukhaaree )
“Whosoever performs a prayer in which he does not recite the Mother of the Book then it is deficient,

it is deficient, it is deficient, it is incomplete” [Saheeh Muslim ] The prayer is not valid in which the Mother of the Quran is not recited. ( Saheeh Muslim ).

When you stand for pray, say the takbeer and then recite what is easy for you from the Quran. [Saheeh Bukhaaree ].

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