Majid Fakhry, An Interpretation of the Qur’an; English Translation of the Meanings; A Bilingual Edition (2002)

Sûrat Al-Fâtihah1, (The Opening) 1

1. In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful 2

2. Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds,3

3. The Compassionate, the Merciful,

4. Master of the Day of Judgement,

5. Only You do we worship, and only You do we implore for help.

6. Lead us to the right path,

7. The path of those You have favoured Not those who have incurred Your wrath or have gone astray.

1. That is, the opening section or chapter of the Qur’an. It has various other names including Umm al-Kitab or the Quintessence of the Book and the Chapter of Prayer, because it is repeated in every one of the five daily prayers. It is also recited on many important occasions.

2. This verse is one of the most recurrent verses in the Qur’an. Muslims recite it at the commencement of their daily activities.

3. That is, the whole of creation.

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Majid Fakhry, An Interpretation of the Qur’an; English Translation of the Meanings; A Bilingual Edition, Garnet Publishing Limited, UK, Consulted online at “Quran Archive - Texts and Studies on the Quran” on 26 Sep. 2022: http://quran-archive.org/explorer/majid-fakhry/2002?page=14