Since it comes right at the beginning of the Quran, Surah Al-Fatiha is sometimes referred to as the “opener” of the Holy Book. This Surah was deemed the “Greatest Surah” by the Prophet Mohammed Peace be upon him.
The revelation of Surah al-Fatiha took place in Makkah, and it consists of seven ayat and twenty-five words. There is no limit to what we may learn about the Surah Al Fatiha. Because it is the most significant Surah in the Quran, we repeat it many times each day in our prayers.
The first Surat of the Quran is called Surah Al-Fatiha or Surat Al-Fatiha. it is also known as the “Mother of the Quran” and the “Mother of the Book.” These names translate as “Mother of the Quran” and “Mother of the Book,” respectively. It is referred to as Umm Al-Kitab because it is the first thing that is recited when one begins to recite the Quran, as well as the first thing that is said when one begins to pray.
Names of Surah Al-Fatiha
Surah Al-Fatiha is known by various names, each of which refers to a distinct quality or characteristic of the Sura itself. These names, along with their translations into English, are shown below.
Al-Fatiha: Because it is the first surah in the Quran, it is referred to as Surah Al-Fatihah, which basically means “the opening of the Quran.”
Umm ul Quran: It basically translates to “Mother of the Quran,”. This indicates that this is one of the most honored surahs in the Quran.
Umm-ul-Kitab: It literally translates to “Mother of the Book,” which refers to the Holy Quran. Furthermore, it reveals the significance of this Surah inside the Quran.
Ash-Shifa: Its name, translates as “The Cure,”. This relates to the surah’s ability to heal spiritual illnesses and restore Muslims’ Iman.
Al-Fatihah Recitation During Prayer:
The majority of Islamic scholars believe that the recitation of surah Al-Fatihah during Salah is required. And that prayer is ineffective without it. This viewpoint is supported by the hadith:
Narrated ‘Ubadah bin As-Sâmit Allah’s Messenger said,Whoever does not recite Surah Al-Fatiha in his prayer, his prayer is invalid.
(Sahih Al-Bukhari, Vol.1, Hadith No. 723).