Sunday, March 10, 2013

Surat Al-Fatiha Gems


“ Surat Al-Fatiha, “ The opening” its is the first chapter of the Holy Quran.In a Hadith the surah is  descibed as   “ the mother of the book” ( Umm al-Kitab) and “ the mother of the Quran”
This powerful surah is repeated several times throughout the day within our daily 5 prayers. With each rak’ah we repeat  the verses of Al-Fatiha. This surah is memorized by heart.
Bismillahir-Rahmanir-Raheem- In the name of Allah, the most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
Al-Hamdu Lil-lahi-Rabbil-Alameen- praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds (mankind, jinns and all that exists)
Maliki Yawmid-Deen- The Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. Master of the Day of Judgment.
Iyaka Na budu Wa Iyaka Nasta een- You (alone) we worship, and you (alone) we ask for help (for each and everything)
Ihdinas-Siratal-Musta-qeem- Guide us to the Straight way
Siratal-Ladheena An amta Alay-him Ghayril-Maghdhoubi Alay-him Wa La-dhalleen- The Way of those on whom You have bestowed Your grace, not (the way) of those earned Your Anger, nor thos who went astray.
There are 7 ayahs in surat Al-Fatiha. Keep in mind that the number 7 is very important. I did not even know this. There are reasons why theres 7 ayahs. SubhanAllah, “We have given thee seven of the oft repeated (Verses) (i.e. Surat Al-Fatiha) and the Grand Qur’an” There are 20 facts about surat Al-Fatiha that no human can possibly manufacture. The miracle is the number “7” I will give you some of the facts to give you a better undertsanding of Surat Al-fatiha.
  • There are 7 heavens,
  • the earths crust has 7 layers,
  • the earth has 7 atmospheric layers.
  • The days of the week are 7
  •  there are 7 continents.
  • Muslims when preforming Hajj they complete 7 laps around the Ka’aba
  • A muslim in prayer prostrates on 7 body parts. ( face, 2 hands,2 knees, 2 feet) This important number is noted in the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him.  SubhanAllah!! all these miracles are based on surat Al-fatiha because of the 7 ayahs.

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