Importance Of The Opening Surah Of The Quran

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The opening Surah of the Quran is Surah Al Fatiha. And we commits our salah next Surah to the degree that the Salaah is not the correct for the one who does not read Surah Al Fatiha.

Prophet Muhammad ( peace be upon him ) said: your salaah is not valid if you didn’t read Surah Fatiha in it. There is how important the Surah is.

للهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ اللهِ بِسْمِ In the name of Allah, The Beneficent, The Merciful.
The Holy phrase bism ill ah ir rahman ir rahim is, in fact, mentioned both at the onset of the Quran and at the beginning of every surah, except Surah 9 ( Surah Taubah ). And, since the purpose of Allah’s Word, i.e. the whole Quran, is to guide people; as Surah Al Maidah, No. 5 verse
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Imam al-Sadiq ( as ) which says that in a tradition from the Prophet (S), he has said:

“When believing servant says ‘The Praise is (only) Allah’s, the Load of worlds, such a praise that befits Him and His Rank, the angles are unable to record it. They will be asked by Allah why they didn’t record the reward of phrase which the believing servant stated.
Then, in response to their not recording the reward, they will ask how it’s that they could even understand and estimate the high standard of saying such a phrase which contain the praise befitting and deserving only to Him. Allah will tell them that they should record the phrase and it would be for Him to endow the servant with the reward of the praise be fitting Him. Ma’ani-ul-Akhbar, p.32, tradition 8; and Tafsir Furat-ul-kufi; vol. 1, p. 52.

The word rabb originally means ‘the owner of something who proceeds to train and improved it’.

الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيمِ “the Beneficent, The
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e.g. Surah Az-Zumar. Verse 53 says: “O My servants who have transgressed against themselves (by sinning ), Despair not of the Mercy of Allah. Indeed, Allah forgives all sins, for He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful”. Therefore, the term ‘ar-Rahman’ and ‘ar-Rahim’ used after the phrase / rabb-il-alamin ‘the Lord of the Worlds’ refers to idea that, He, with the absolute Power He has, is yet Merciful to all His creatures.

الدِّينِ يَوْمِ مَـلِك “Master of the Day of

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