CHAPTER 1

Sura 1 

THE OPENING

AL-FĀTIḤAH ( الفاتحة )


1:1

بِسمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحمٰنِ الرَّحيمِ

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem

In the Name of Allah, the All-beneficent, the All-merciful.


1:2

الحَمدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ العالَمينَ

Alhamdu lillaahi Rabbil ‘aalameen

All praise is to Allah, the Lord of The Creation.


1:3

الرَّحمٰنِ الرَّحيمِ

Ar-Rahmaanir-Raheem

The Most Gracious, the Most Merciful


1:4

مالِكِ يَومِ الدّينِ

Maaliki Yawmid-Deen

Owner of the Day of Recompense


1:5

إِيّاكَ نَعبُدُ وَإِيّاكَ نَستَعينُ

Iyyaaka na’budu wa lyyaaka nasta’een

You alone we worship and from You alone we seek help (and may we always).


1:6

اهدِنَا الصِّراطَ المُستَقيمَ

Ihdinas-Siraatal-Mustaqeem

Guide us on the straight path,


1:7

صِراطَ الَّذينَ أَنعَمتَ عَلَيهِم غَيرِ المَغضوبِ عَلَيهِم وَلَا الضّالّينَ  

Siraatal-lazeena an’amta ‘alaihim ghayril-maghdoobi ‘alaihim wa lad-daaalleen

the path of those whom You have favoured, Not the path of those who earned Your anger – nor of those who are astray.