Sunday, September 03, 2006

A Conversation with God
(Hadith Qudsi regarding Surah al-Fatiha)

On the authority of Abu Hurairah (radhi'Allahu 'anhu), the Prophet Muhammad (sallallaahu 'alahi wa sallam) said:

Indeed, Allah has said: I have divided prayer between Myself and My servant into two halves, and My servant shall have what he has asked for.

Bismillaah ir-Rahmaan ir-Raheem
*In the name of God, Most Beneficient, Most Merciful*

Alhamdulillahi Rabil ‘alameen
*All Praises are due to God, Lord of the worlds* - Allah responds ‘My slave has praised Me’

ArRahman arRaheem
*The Beneficient, Most Merciful* - Allah says ‘My slave has extolled Me’

Maliki youmid-Deen
*King of the Day of Judgement*- ‘My slave has proclaimed My Greatness’

Iyyaaka na’budu wa iyyaaka nasta’een
*You alone do we worship, and to You alone do we turn to for help* – ‘This is between Me and My slave and I grant to My slave what he has asked.'

Ihdinaa siraat al-mustaqeen
*Guide us to the Straight Path* – ‘All this is there for My slave. He shall be given what he prays for.’ The remaining ayaat have the same response

Siraat al-latheena in’amata ‘alaihim
*The path of those whom You have graced*

Ghair il-maghdoubi ‘alayhim wa la daleen
*Not of those who have deserved Your Anger, nor those who have gone astray*

Narrated by Muslim (also by Malik, at-Tirmidhi, Abu-Dawud, an-Nasa'i and Ibn Majah).


samshki said...

jazakAllahu khayran for posting this up, I've been meaning to look this up for ages

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