بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful.

Continuation of Chapter 1 Al-Fatihah (سورة الفاتحة)
(The Opening)



بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful.
1:6
اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ
Show us the straight way.
  • If we translate by the English word "guide," we shall have to say: "Guide us to and in the straight Way." For we many be wandering aimlessly, and the first step is to find the Way; and the second need is to keep in the Way: our own wisdom may fail in either case. The straight Way is often the narrow Way, or the steep Way, which many people shun (xc.11). By the world's perversity the straight Way is sometimes stigmatized and the crooked Way praised. How are we to judge? We must ask for God's guidance. With a little spiritual insight we shall see which are the people who walk in the light of God's grace, and which are those that walk in the darkness of Wrath. This also would help our judgment.

Jazak Allahu Khairin