Highlights On the meaning of Al-Fatiha

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  • Highlights On the meaning of Al-Fatiha


    Verse Seven:

    صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنعَمتَ عَلَيهِمْ غَيرِ المَغضُوبِ
    عَلَيهِمْ وَلاَ الضَّالِّينَ


    "The way of those upon whom you have bestowed Your Grace and
    Favors, not of those who have incurred your wrath or those who have gone astray."

    The ones upon whom Allah has bestowed his favors according to the
    religion of Islam are the righteous and the truthful. They are interpreted by
    Abus-Soud as the prophets of past nations. (Vol. 1:1) According to Al- Baghawi,
    the blessed people are the Prophet Muhammad and his companions (Vol.l: 37).
    Ar-Razi explains: "those who have incurred Allah's wrath are the
    disobedient and those who have gone astray are the nonbelievers" (Vol.l: 154,

    In Chapter Sixteen of the Qur'an, Allah refers to t those who have gone
    astray saying: "They will bear their own burdens in full on the Day of
    Resurrection, and also the burdens of those whom they misled. Evil indeed is
    that which they shall bear" (25). Those who have gone astray are those who
    knew truth and ignored it. Such people are mistaken in their judgments. They
    are blinded to the truth and they are lost in the darkness of their blindness.
    A Muslim prays that Allah will keep him committed to the way of islam, and away
    from that of the disbelievers and hypocrites. In the Qur'an, Allah mentions
    that He does not guide those who chose to be disbelievers (16: 107), disobedient
    (5: l08) and unjust (2:258).

    Allah's blessings and graces to Man are uncountable, but in this life
    they are either physical or nonphysical. The physical graces are like health.
    The non-physical blessings are like knowledge. According to Al-Kalbi, Allah
    will also exercise His blessings and graces on us on the Day of Judgment
    (Vol.l: 32). This positive concept of the Divine Being encourages individuals
    to get closer to Allah, their loving protector.



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