Tag: Surah Al-Fatihah سورة الفاتحة

Hadith on Recitation: Surat al-Fatihah is enough in prayer, but more is better

June 28, 2017

Ata’ reported: Abu Huraira, may Allah be pleased with him said, “In every prayer is a recitation. Prayers that were recited aloud by the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, we have recited aloud to you, and what he recited silently we have kept silent with you. Whoever recites the foundation of the Book […]

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Hadith on Ameen: Say Ameen along with the Imam and the angels for forgiveness

July 24, 2013

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “When the Imam says Ameen then you should all say Ameen, for the angels say Ameen at that time and whoever’s statement coincides with the angels will have his previous sins forgiven.” Source: Sahih Bukhari 6039 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari عَنْ أَبِي […]

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Hadith on Prayer: The Prophet and his companions would say Ameen after reciting Surah Al-Fatihah

July 24, 2013

Wail ibn Hujr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, would recite the verse, “Not those who have earned anger or who go astray,” (1:7) and he would say with a raised voice, “Ameen.” At-Tirmidhi said, “More than one of the people of knowledge among the companions of the Prophet, their […]

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Ibn Qudamah on Prayer: The basic pillars of prayer and its necessary elements

January 24, 2013

Ibn Qudamah Al-Hanbali said, “In summary, the basic pillars of the prayer are twelve: standing in an upright position, provided one is capable; the affirmation of Allah’s greatness (takbeer); the recitation of the opening chapter (surah al-fatihah); the bowing (ruku’); rising from bowing; the prostration (sujud); sitting back from prostration; calm composure in the performance […]

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Hadith on Prayer: Sometimes the Prophet would pray his extra prayers lightly

August 5, 2012

Aisha reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, would perform two cycles of prayer before the morning prayer so lightly that I would wonder if he recited the opening of the Book (surah al-fatihah). Source: Sahih Bukhari 1112 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari عَنْ عَائِشَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهَا قَالَتْ كَانَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى […]

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Hadith on Quran: Surah Al-Fatihah is the greatest Surah in the Quran

July 27, 2012

Abu Sa’eed Al-Mu’alla reported: I was praying in the mosque when the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, called me but I did not respond. I said later, “O Messenger of Allah, I was praying.” The Prophet said, “Did not Allah say: Respond to Allah and the Messenger when he calls you?” […]

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Hadith on Prayer: The virtue of Surat al-Fatihah and Allah’s response

July 10, 2012

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “A prayer performed by one who has not recited in it the foundation of the Quran (surat al-fātiḥah) is deficient and incomplete.” It was said, “Even though we pray behind the Imām?” Abu Huraira said: Recite it to yourself, for I heard the Prophet say, “Allah Almighty said: I have […]

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Hadith on Prayer: It is an obligation to recite Surah Al-Fatihah in every prayer

April 28, 2012

Ubada ibn Samat reported: It has been narrated to us from the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, “There is no prayer for one who does not recite the opening of the Book (surah al-fatihah).” Source: Sahih Muslim 394 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Imam Muslim عَنْ عُبَادَةَ بْنِ الصَّامِتِ يَبْلُغُ بِهِ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى […]

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