The Opener (First Chapter of The Quran)

Sura Al-Fatiha

“The Opening”

Sura Al-Fatiha (“The Opening”) is the first chapter of the Quran. Its verses are a prayer for God’s guidance and stress the Lordship and Mercy of God (Allah in Arabic). This chapter has a special role in daily prayers (Salat), being recited at the start of each unit of prayer, or rak’ah.

English translation of Surah Al-Fatiha.

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful:

All Praise is due to Allah, Lord of the Universe

The Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

Owner of the Day of Judgement.

You alone do we worship, and You alone we turn to for help

Guide us to the straight path;

The path of those on whom You have bestowed your grace, not (the way) of those who have earned Your anger, nor of those who went astray.


  1. Shuaib Husein Uthman says:

    May Allah accept our Du'a and make it easy for us.

  2. Do islamic people all over the world really understand what is it on their book written? Or they were just corrupted by a fake prophet namend Muhammad who drinks wine in heaven (which really translated in hell), a wine created by Satan.

  3. Do islamic people all over the world really understand what is it on their book written? Or they were just corrupted by a fake prophet named Muhammad who drinks wine in heaven (which really translated in hell), a wine created by Satan. If that so, islamic doctrines hijacked the poor innocent souls of the people and teaches destruction and deception against anyone who opposes these political 'religious' sect who is being enforced by force under the mask of sharia law which is an anti-humanitarian teaching.

  4. Gabriele Caruso says:

    shame on you

  5. Rawshan Stiles says:

    please go away and educate yourself

  6. Ella, the Quran gives guidance … the sin belongs to mankind and those who do not follow God and the way of peace. Greed and power are man-made and for this reason there is no peace. Man was created with free will. It is at the end of this mortal life, on Judegement Day, that God decides the price for a man's sins. There is only one God and he sees, hears, knows all.

  7. "Allah is but Kindness" – one English translation I read from a book at my local library of the first line of the first Surah of the Koran. I am trying to educate myself here. This and other translations on the internet say "Allah, the most Gracious, the Most Merciful". – What is the more correct translation from the original Arabic Most "Merciful" or Most "Kind" ? I am asking as Kind has wider reaching implications in English than "Merciful". Thank you for for help

  8. Matt Chan says:

    There is only One GOD and One SON of GOD and we all know who that is.
    Christianity is the life and truth of the religion of GOD and Jesus Christ.
    No matter what religion you believe in you have all sinned in the eyes of the Lord.
    Bow your heads down in shame and beg the Lord for forgiveness!!!

    Which word from the Lord came First??????
    Moses with the Ten Commandments or your mohammed with the Quran?????

    The Lord 'SPOKE' to Moses on Mt Sinai and proclaimed the Ten Commandments'

    The Lord did NOT speak to mohammed. It came from Gabriel. Figure that one out!

    Why would mohammed disobey the Ten Commandments?

    Was the Lords Ten Commandments not good enough for him?

    ‘Thou Shalt Have No Other Gods Before Me'
    The word from the Lord himself?
    But did he choose to ignore that?
    That is my question to you muslims?

    Believing in the Lord is great but please do not attack innocent people and throw your religion in peoples faces that do not agree or believe in Islam.

    Maybe you muslims are correct, Christianity is far to peaceful to confront your religion as 'Murder' is a sin as a Christian?
    But beheading none muslims is okay with your religion is it???
    Christianity live there lives in peace whereas muslims live there lives in hatred to none muslims.

    Your Mohammed chose to go against the truth and Christianity by bringing out something to compete with the Bible.
    Surely why did a man worthy of hearing the voice of the Lord chose not to abide by his Commandments?

    I am tired of listening to beheadings and killings of innocent by so called people of Islamic religion due to some prophecy that was put together thousands of years after the Lord has given you his Commandments on Mt Sinai.
    Mohammed know very well about Christianity but choose to divert it to suit his own needs.

    To believe in God by mohammed and not the Lord himself is hypocrisy.
    To listen to a man's word that he received from Gabriel and not to listen to the Lords Commandments is also hypocrisy.

    I will not be anyone's judge but have a long think about it.

    I would like to point out that I do not hate muslims…………I just think you have been misguided.
    The intensity that your religion has conducted itself to mankind is a disgrace.

    Beheadings, killings and murder and these are the actions of good faith is it?

    You abide by the words of a man that was a messenger of a messenger from God and not the words from God itself.

    Because had you done so you would obey the 10 Commandments.

    'Thou shalt have No other Gods before me'
    This you have all failed on because you muslims decide to choose your own God of mohammed instead of the Lord himself.

    Your messenger should have obeyed the Lords command from the beginning instead HE chose to go a different path.

    Muslim's say you are descendants of Abraham???

    Then did Abraham not bow down and worship the God that created the Heaven and Earth and is it not the same God to Issac, Jacob, Moses, John, Christ himself, and all before and after.
    Is this not the same God that gave us all, his voice and commandments on Mt Sinai?

    Why did your prophet then go against the commandments from the Lord?

    Why did he take another path?
    Was he tempted by the Devil to divert away from the Lords command's?

    If you all say you believe in the Lord then you should All ask the Lord for forgiveness as you have all been misguided.

    The words of a man or the commandments of the Lord??
    Its your choice.
    how did mohammed know about Abraham? as Abraham was born thousands of years before him?

    My guess he read it from the Holy Bible.
    Mohammed learnt a lot from the Holy Bible and to cut the long story short…..
    To take bits from the Holy Bible to suit his own belief and then add a bit of his own teachings and then say it is the word of God is blasphemy in itself.

    Listen…. you can all choose what you want to believe in,

    You can pray 50 times a day if that's what your God needs you to do.
    You can all face Mecca and bow down and worship.
    You can believe your quran and mohammed.

    But let me tell you that none of you including mohammed uphold the Voice and Commandments from the Lord.

    'Thou shalt have no other Gods before me'
    'Thou shalt not worship or bow down to idols' (this includes facing a building to pray at) A building that is made by man!

    Commandments proclaimed by God and mohammed failed the very nature of what is required in the eyes of the Lord and now muslims tell me that the Lord spoke to mohammed and told him to write the quran????

    Well if that's what your religion is based upon then all I can do for you is pray for all you muslims as I truly believe that you know no better.

    Mohammed came to this Earth Thousands of years after the Commandments from God.
    To have a true meaning of religion you must look to the beginning………and…..

    'In the beginning there was God'

    The God that was with Adam, Abraham, Issac, Joseph, Jacob, Noah, Moses, Elijah, David,
    Jesus and all before and after…..

    None of which ever deviated from the words of the Lord from the beginning of time.

    The God that gave us all his Commandments. ……..

    This you must open up and believe in your heart to be the truth.

    It is difficult for a muslim to convert as you believe it is a sin worthy of death.

    Then I say unto you…….
    'I would rather sacrifice my life for the truth and gospel of the Lord and seek forgiveness than live in a misguided religion'

    'Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins'
    Let that not be forgotten. …..

    To enter the Kingdom of Heaven is not just solely being a good person it is to believe in the Lord and Jesus Christ and being pure in your heart and soul.

    You need to receive the Holy Spirit from the Lord.

    You Muslims kneel down and pray and recite passages from the quran.

    I say to you…… that you must fall on your knees and ask for forgiveness and pray until you speak in a tongue that only you and God will understand.
    The Kingdom of Heaven is within you and all around you let the Lord one day open all your eyes to the faith that is The Lord and Jesus Christ the Saviour……..amen.

    Peace be with you brothers and sisters as I do not bare any hatred towards your religion only to guide you into the light.

  9. Tasmiyah K Ansari says:

    Is this the way you talk as a Muslim? Please refine your tongue if you claim that you are a Muslim. "Say to My servants that they should (only) say those things that are best: for Satan doth sow dissensions among them: For Satan is to man an avowed enemy." (17:53) "Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and good instruction, and argue with them in a way that is best. Indeed, your Lord is most knowing of who has strayed from His way, and He is most knowing of who is [rightly] guided" (16:125)

  10. Tasmiyah K Ansari says:

    You must educate yourself first. Be respectful in your comment. Don't just say whatever comes in your mind.

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