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Recitation of the First Chapter of the Qur'an and Translation

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Muhammad Khalil al-Hussary recites the first chapter of the Qur'an, entitled Al-Fathihah, which means "the Opening." It consists of Translated by Muhammad Asad. Transliteration from


Bismi Allah al-rahman al-raheem
Alhamdu lillahi rabbi alAalameen
Al-rahman al-raheem
Maliki yawmi aDdeen
Iyyaka naAbudu wa iyyaka nastaAeen
Ihdina alssirat almustaqeem
Sirat al-atheena anAamta Aalayhim, ghayri al-maghdoobi Aalayhim wa la al-Ddalleen.

Translation (Muhammad Asad):

In the name of God, The Most Gracious, The Dispenser of Grace:
All praise is due to God alone, the Sustainer of all the worlds,
The Most Gracious, the Dispenser of Grace,
Lord of the Day of Judgment!
Thee alone do we worship; and unto Thee alone do we turn for aid.
Guide us the straight way.
The way of those upon whom Thou hast bestowed Thy blessings, not of those who have been condemned [by Thee], nor of those who go astray!


Al-Mushaf al-Murattal, recited by Mahmud Husari; Egypt: Wizarat al-Awqaf (Ministry of Charitable Foundations) Cairo: Musna' al-Sharq lil-Istawanat, 19??. Muhammad Asad (translator). The Message of the Qurʼan. Mecca : Zürich: Muslim World League ; European representative, Islamic Foundation, 1964. Transliteration from Arabic at under "Chapter Index: 1-Fatiha"

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"Muslim Journeys | Item #52: Recitation of the First Chapter of the Qur'an and Translation", July 20, 2024


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