The Al-Fatiah is an explanation of Bismillah
Have you ever wondered why...
is considered an ayat in Al-Fatiah (rather than an introduction to a Surah)?
In the name of Allah,
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.