Sunday, February 22, 2009

Surat Al-Fatiha

Its a great recitation of Surat-Al Fatihah by Sheikh Minshary.
The translation of Surat al-Fatihah is as follows.

1. In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
2. All the praises and thanks be to Allah, the Lord of all the worlds (of all that exists).
3. The Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
4. The Owner of the Day of Judgement.
5. You alone we worship, and You alone we ask for help.
6. Guide us to the Straight Way.
7. The Way of those on whom You have blessed, not the way of those who earned your anger , nor of those who went astray.


Last ayah of Surat Al-hajj:
And strive hard in Allâh's Cause as you ought to strive (with sincerity and with all your efforts that His Name should be superior). He has chosen you (to convey His Message of Islâmic Monotheism to mankind by inviting them to His religion, of Islâm), and has not laid upon you in religion any hardship, it is the religion of your father Ibrahim (Abraham) (Islâmic Monotheism). It is He (Allâh) Who has named you Muslims both before and in this (the Qur'ân), that the Messenger (Muhammad SAW) may be a witness over you and you be witness over mankind! So perform As¬Salât (Iqamat-as-Salât), give Zakât and hold fast to Allâh [i.e. have confidence in Allâh, and depend upon Him in all your affairs] He is your Maula (Patron, Lord), what an Excellent Maula (Patron, Lord) and what an Excellent Helper!

The Prophet Peace be upon him said, "religion is very easy and whoever overburdens himself in his religion will not be able to continue that way. So you should not be extremists, but try to be near to perfection and recieve the good tidings that you will be rewarded; and gain strength by offering the Salat (prayers) in the mornings, afternoons, and during the last hours of the nights."