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.
1:7
صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ غَيْرِ الْمَغْضُوبِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلا الضَّالِّينَ
The way of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy Grace Those whose (portion) is not wrath and who go not astray.
  • Note that the words relating to Grace are connected actively with God; those relating to Wrath are impersonal. In the one case God's Mercy encompasses us beyond our deserts. In the other case our own actions are responsible for the Wrath, the negative of Grace, Peace, or Harmony
  • Are there two categories? - those who are in the darkness of Wrath and those who stray? The first are those who deliberately break God's law; the second those who stray out of carelessness or negligence. Both are responsible for their own acts or omissions. In opposition to both are the people who are in the light of God's Grace: for His Grace not only protects them from active wrong (if they will only submit their will to Him) but also from straying into paths of temptation or carelessness. The negative gair should be construed as applying not to the way, but as describing men protected from two dangers by God's Grace.

Jazak Allahu Khairin