Al-Fatiha (The Opener)

Part of the Matheson Trust Sacred Audio Collection

The Fatiha (Arabic for “Opener” or “Opening” sc. chapter) is the first chapter of the Qur’an. As an essential component of the canonical daily prayer (salat), it is recited at least seventeen times a day. Called “the Mother of the Book” and the “Oft Repeated Seven” (sc. verses), it was one of the earliest revelations of the Qur’an.


Recited by Imam Sejad Mekic. Recorded by The Matheson Trust.

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Bismillahi r-rahmani r-rahim.
Al-hamdu li-llahi rabbi l-alamin,
ar-rahmani r-rahim,
maliki yawmi d-din.
Iyyaka na‘budu wa iyyaka nasta‘in.
Ihdina s-sirat al-mustaqim,
sirat alladhina an‘amta ‘alayhim, ghayri l-maghdubi ‘alayhim wa-la d-dallin.

(For several translations, follow this link)

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