The Surah Fatiha, also known as the “Opening Chapter,” is the first chapter of the Quran. It contains seven verses and is considered to be one of the most important surahs in the Quran as it is recited in every unit of prayer and is referred to as the “Mother of the Quran.” The Surah Fatiha is a prayer for guidance and protection and seeks blessings from God. It is considered to be a summary of the entire Quran and is believed to contain the essence of Islam.
Protection: It is believed that reciting Surah Al-Fatihah provides protection from the devil and other negative influences.
Healing: The surah is believed to have healing properties and is often recited over the sick.
Guidance: The surah is a prayer for guidance and is believed to provide spiritual guidance to those who recite it.
Forgiveness: Surah Al-Fatiha is also believed to be a means of seeking forgiveness from God.
A summary of the Quran: It is believed to contain the essence of the entire Quran and reciting it is considered to be a summary of the entire Quran.
A reminder: It is a reminder for Muslims to seek guidance and blessings from God in all aspects of their lives and to always turn to Him for help and support.
Reward: Reciting it regularly is rewarded as it is recited in every rakat of Salah and it is considered as a source of great reward in the hereafter.
It is a supplication: It is a supplication to Allah for guidance and help, and it is believed that Allah responds to it when recited sincerely
It can be recited as a standalone prayer or recited as a part of the five daily prayers (salah) as it is the opening chapter of every unit of prayer. The recitation of Surah Fatiha is considered to be a form of worship and should be done with humility and sincerity.
“In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful”
This verse is called “Bismillah” and is the opening statement of all the 114 surahs in the Quran except for the ninth surah At-Tawba. It is considered as an important and integral part of the surah and is recited before the recitation of the surah. It is also a reminder that all actions should be done with the intention of seeking the pleasure of Allah and that everything is done in the name of Allah.