Al-Fatiha (the first chapter of Al-Qur'an) is highly revered by Muslims. It is so important that a ritual prayer (salat) without reciting Al-Fatiha is a worthless prayer.
"Whoever does not recite Al-Fatiha in his prayer, his prayer is invalid." (HR. Bukhari).
There are 1.4 billion Muslims in the world. If Al-Fatiha is recited 17 times a day by each Muslim during prayer, the Al-Fatiha is recited almost 24 billion times a day. If only 50% of the Muslim population prayed obediently, the count would still be 12 billion times a day. Is Al-Fatiha the most popular prayer in the history of the world? By far it is!
What if Al-Fatiha contained hidden secrets about God and this world? Who could reveal these secrets to us? The Quran states that Isa Al-Masih is, “. . . worthy of regard in this world and the Hereafter. . .” (Qs. 3:44). One translation says he is “. . . foremost in this world and the world to come”. The Quran also states that Isa Al-Masih was given true knowledge about the Day of Judgment. This means that Isa possesses knowledge beyond what normal human beings have been given (Qs. 43:57-61).
The Bible supports the Quranic statements by saying that Isa Al-Masih (Jesus, the Messiah) is “The wisdom of God.” (Injil, I Corinthians 1:24). Could Al-Fatiha’s hidden secrets be revealed by Isa Al-Masih, the wisdom of God?
The staff of “Isa and Islam” provides a series of more than 100 short articles about 175 words in length. These articles show the hidden secrets of Al-Fatiha revealed by Isa Al-Masih. When you complete the form below with your name and email, these key articles will be sent to you once a week! Al-Fatiha is normally recited in the Arabic language. We write these short articles in English.
Is it a good idea to recite a daily prayer and not know what it means? This series of articles will guide you to the secrets of Al-Fatiha. You will begin praying with understanding.
Weekly 150 word meditations on Isa Al-Masih and Al-Fatiha
Christians also need to understand what is in Al-Fatiha. This Quranic sura (chapter) holds a prominent place in the Muslim faith. In order to understand your Muslim neighbor, it would be good to grasp the content of this prayer.
Al-Fatiha, which means “Opening”, is greatly revered by Muslims. It has many Arabic names such as: Ummul Kitab (Heart of the Book), Ummul Qur’an (Heart of the Koran), As-Sabu’ul Matsami (The Seven that are Repeated), Ash-Shalah (Ritual Prayer), Al-Hamd (Praise), Al-Wafiyah (That Which is Complete), Asy-Syifa (Medicine), Al-Kafiyah (That Which Supplies), Al-Asas (Foundation), Ad-Du’au (Prayer), and Al-Waquiyah (Protector from Going Astray).
The highly esteemed seven short verses of Al-Fatiha need to be studied in depth. Do not live your life blinded about the hidden secrets in Al-Fatiha! Begin mastering the secrets of Al-Fatihah through the wisdom of Isa Al-Masih by completing the following form: