and Allah said "And proclaim the pilgramage among men; they will come to thee on foot and on every kind of camel. Lean on account of Journeys through deep and distant mountain highways" Surah 22 ~ Al Hajj Part 27

Fatiha - The opening

Revealed in Makkah

 

Bismillah arak maan nira heem, Alhamdhulillahi Rabil Alamin; arak maan nira heem.

Maaliki yawmaid Din

Iyaaka na a'budhu

Waiyaaka nasta'heen

Eihidna siratual mustakeen

Siraatual alazeena an'amta alayheem

Gayriil magdhubi alayheem

Wala dhaaliin

 

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds

The Beneficent, the Merciful

Owner of the day of judgement

You (alone) we worship, You (alone) we ask for help

Show us the straight path

The path of those whom you have favoured

Not (the path) of those who earn your anger nor of those who go astray

This beautiful Surah in the essence of Seven Verses opens the first Chapter of our Holy book that guides mankind to the path of righteousness, decency, good etiquette and the way to lead our lives. This Surah also forms the essentialness of our Prayer (Ibadah or Salaah) and roots itself in our Faith (Ehmaan)

It teaches us the perfect prayer, acknowledge Allah and our deen and try to lead our lives on the straight path according to Allah and Prophet Muhammad's sunnah