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)?

 

1.1

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

 

Rahman

§ Thee do we serve and 

 

Rahim

ß Thee do we beseech for help.

 

 

Now it explains Rahman/Rahim in more detail

 

Rahman

§  Keep us on the right path.

Rahman

§   The path of those upon whom Thou hast bestowed favors

 

Rahim

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

Rahim

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.