Sincere request to readers and users of this Book
Please recite Surah al-Fatiha and Three times Surah Ikhlas
For the Isaal-e-Thawaab of all Marhumin in the families of

Marhum Akberali Suleman Khimji
Marhum Mohammed Jaffer Ebrahim

May Allah, Subhanahu wa Ta’ala, Shower them with His Mercies and His Maghferat and grant them place in the proximity of His chosen ones in Jannat.

آمين يا رَبَّ العَالَمِين

Surah Al-Fatiha, The Opening Chapter

(١) بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ

Bismillahi al-Rahmani al-Rahim
I begin in the name of Allah the All-Merciful The Compassionate (1:1).

(٢) الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ

Alhamdulillahi Rabbi al-’Alamin
All the Praise and all the Glory belongs to Allah The Rabb1 of the Universe (1:2).

(٣) الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ

Al-Rahmani al-Rahim
The All-Merciful, The-Compassionate (1:3).

(٤) مَالِكِ يَوْمِ الدِّينِ

Maliki Yawmi al-Din
Master of the Day of Judgement (1:4).

(٥) إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ

Iyyaka na’abudu wa iyyaka nasta’in
Only You do we Worship and only Your help do we seek (1:5).

(٦) اهدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ

Ihdina as-Sirata al-Mustaqim
Show us the Right Path (1:6).

(٧) صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ غَيْرِ الْمَغْضُوبِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلاَ الضَّالِّينَ

Sirata al-ladhina an’amta ‘alayhim, Ghayri al-Maghdhubi ‘alayhim, Wa la al-Dhalleen
The Path of those on whom You have bestowed Your Grace, Not of those on whom is Your Wrath and Not of those who go astray. (1:7).
  • 1. Throughout this book, I have left the word Rabb untranslated. This is because there is no suitable word in English that will meaningfully translate this word. Usually, some oriental scholars translate it as “Lord”. For comprehensive meaning of this word as revealed in the Qur’an, see further in this book in the argument Nabi Ibrahim (‘a) makes with the idolators.