Surah Fatiha is a surah with many virtues, in sha Allah soon I ll be putting all its virtues in light but for today’s post I would like to highlight one of the most overwhelming side of reciting Surah Fatiha in our prayers.
As Muslims we are blessed with a direct link to our Creator 5 times a day, where we stand in front Him and worship Him. It’s a one to one conversation just between Allah swt and his slave.
So do you also know that when you recite Surah Fatiha, Allah swt actually replies to every ayah you recite?! Subahn Allah its just such a beautiful thing.
In Hadith Al-Qudsi Allah swt says: ” I have divided the prayer into two halves between Me and My servant, and My servant will receive what he asks.’
Here’s the conversation between your Sustainer and you every time you stand in front of Him reciting this beautiful surah:
You say: ( (الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينPraise be to Allah, the Lord of the universe.
Allah the Most High says: My servant has praised Me.
You say: الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ)) The Most Compassionate, the Merciful.
Allah the Most High says: My servant has extolled Me.
You say: (مَالِكِ يَوْمِ الدِّينِ) Master of the Day of judgement.
Allah the Most Exalted says: My servant has glorified Me. and sometimes He would say: My servant entrusted (his affairs) to Me.
You say: (إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ) You alone do we worship and You alone we ask for help.
Allah Almighty says: This is between Me and My servant, and My servant shall have what he has asked for.
You say: (اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ غَيْرِ الْمَغْضُوبِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا الضَّالِّينَ) Guide us to the straight path, the path of those to whom You have favored, not the path of those who earn Your anger nor the ones who go astray.
Allah the Most High says: This is for My servant, and My servant will receive what he asks for.
Isn’t it beautiful? :’)
The next time you stand for your prayers, keep in mind this sacred conversation between you and the Lord of Worlds, don’t rush through it, recite properly and feel the closeness of the One who is more Merciful to you than your own mother.
Complete Hadith Qudsi: http://sunnah.com/muslim/4/41