Highlights on the Meaning of Al-Fatiha

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The theme of this book is Al-Fatiha. The first chapter of the Qur’an, known as “Al-Fatiha” is essential to the proper understanding of Islam, the religion for around two billion people. This chapter or sura is only seven short verses; yet, it includes the basics of Islam and introduces the Muslims’ conception of God. The sura starts with praise of Allah for being so kind and merciful. Muslims thank Allah for being the Lord of all human beings, without any discrimination or favoritism. As the sura indicates, Muslims do not believe that they are؟ chosen people or؟ favored nation. They think of Allah as the Lord of beings. They believe that Allah is؟ God of Justice as well as of love. Hence Islam is presented in this sura as؟ religion of balance that can function forever.

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Al-Fatiha,
To the Memory of my Sister,
May Allah Bless Her Soul





Highlights on The Meaning of

Al-Fatiha,

the Opening Chapter of the
Muslims’ Glorious Book, Al- Qur’an
By

Salah Ed-Din A. Nefeily
Ph. D. in English Literature UND, USA
Associate Professor at Department of English,
Faculty of Languages and Translation, Al-Azhar University



Title : Al-Fatiha,
Author : SalahEd-Din A . Nefeily
Edition : Frist
: 2005 Date of Pubication
Copyright : All Rights Reserved to Publisher
Publisher : Dar An-Nashr Liljami'at
Deposit No. : 1950/2005
ISBN : 977-316-150-1
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ﴫﻣ - تﺎﻌﻣﺎﺠﻠﻟ ﴩﻨﻟا راد
Dar An-Nashr Liljami'at - Egypt
P.O. Box (130 M. Farid) Cairo 11518, Egypt
Telefax: (00202) 4502812
Email: Darannshr@Link.netAcknowledgements
I first would like to thank Allah for helping me write this little
book on the great ‘Sura Al-Fatiha’. I pray that He will forgive me for
whatever mistakes I might have made. It is a modest attempt to approach
a great task. I wish my readers will correct me where they find me
wrong.
I would like to thank Professor Muhammad Ibrahim, Department
of African languages, at Faculty of Languages and Translation, Al-Azhar
University for reading and putting some useful remarks on the first draft
of this booklet. He also loaned me some books on the subject. May
Allah bless and reward him.
I would like also to thank Sheikh Amr Khalid for motivating me to
do something that I can carry on the Day of Judgment and say “Here is
my humble work to prove my love of God”.
My thanks also go to my family for being patient with me at the
time of researching the topic and of writing this work. May Allah bless
them all.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgments………………………….. v
Table of Contents…………………………... vii
Preface……………………………………... ix
Al-Fatiha, the Opening Chapter of the
Muslims’ Glorious Book Al- Qur’an………... 1
Introduction to “Al-Fatiha …………………... 3
Al-Qur’an, The Muslim’s Glorious Book 16
Interpretation of the Qur’an (Tafsir) ………... 30
Translating the meanings of the Qur’an …….. 39
Sura Al-Fatiha: Verse One …………………. 40
Verse Two …………………………………... 44
Verse Three …………………………............ 51
Verse Four ………………………………….. 53
Verse Five ……………………………........... 55
Verse Six ……………………………………. 60
Verse Seven …………………………………. 63
/Aamiyn/ …………………………………….. 65
65 Notes …………………… … .……………....
Translations of the meanings of the Qur’an
used in the book……………………………… 66
Interpretations of the Qur’an used in
the book ……………………………………... 67
References .………………………………….. 68
Index………………………………………… 70
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