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The Al-Fatiah is an explanation of Bismillah

Have you ever wondered why...

1.1 BismillahiRahmaniRahim

is considered an ayat in Al-Fatiah (rather than an introduction to a Surah)?



In the name of Allah,

the Beneficent,

the Merciful.


It is because Allah explains BismillahiRahmaniRahim in Al-Fatiah.


 All praise is due to Allah,

the Lord of the Worlds.

 The Beneficent, the Merciful.

+ Master of the Day of Judgment.


 the link here is it completes the BismillahiRahmaniRahim

“All praise is due to Allah"  and  “The Beneficent, the Merciful."  


+  The other link is within Time/space and the end/death of it 

"the Lord of the Worlds" and “Master of the Day of Judgment."


*Prior explains Allah and that we are within test (and will be judged accordingly) i.e Before here it explains the ayatsBismilliah


Then it explains Rahman and Rahim



§ Thee do we serve and 



ß Thee do we beseech for help.



Now it explains Rahman/Rahim in more detail



§  Keep us on the right path.


§   The path of those upon whom Thou hast bestowed favors



ß  Not (the path) of those upon whom Thy wrath is brought down, 


ß  nor of those who go astray.


 the link here is the path or direction with

§ “Keep us on the right path” and ß “nor of those who go astray"


*the other link is the consequence of actions with  

§ “The path of those upon whom Thou hast bestowed favors.” and

ß “Not (the path) of those upon whom Thy wrath is brought down”



Rahman is defined as - an active participle noun in the measure of fa'lan which conveys the idea of fullness and extensiveness.

Rahim is defined as -  the measure of fail which denotes the idea of constant repetition and giving. 


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