Quran is the most glorious Book ever revealed. It has 114 chapters and more than 6 thousand verses. The first chapter is known as Al-Fatiha, and the last chapter is An-Naas. To start from the first chapter, here we will discuss Surah Al-Fatiha and its transliteration. 

What is Surah Fatiha?

Surah Fatiha is the first chapter of the Holy Quran and has many different names.

Different Names of Surah Fatiha

According to some scholars, Surah Fariha has almost 25 names.

The Meaning of Fatiha

The word Fatiha فاتحة means the opener.

Different Names of Surah Al Fatiha

Some of the other famous names are:

  1. السَّبع المثاني (Sab’ul-Mathani: The Seven of Repeated Verses)
  2. الرُّقْية (Ar-Ruqyah: An Amulet)
  3. ام القرآن (Umm Al-Quran: The Mother of Quran)
  4. الصلاة (As-Salah: The Prayer)
  5. ام الكتاب (Umm Al-Kitab: The Mother of Book)

How Many Verses in Surah Al Fatiha

There are seven verses in Surah Al Fatiha.

Surah Fatiha Benefits

Surah Fatiha has the most benefits and virtues among the 114 chapters of the Holy Quran.
Some of the benefits are as follows:

Narrated ‘Ubada bin As-Samit (ﷺ):
Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said: “There is no Salat (prayer) for him who does not recite Ummul-Qur’an (Surat al-Fatiha)”. (Agreed upon]. [Bukhari]

Another narration states:

that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) came out to Ubayy bin Ka’b, and the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “O Ubayy!” And he was performing Salat, so Ubayy turned around but he did not respond to him, so Ubayy finished his Salat quickly. Then he turned to the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) and said: ‘As-Salamu ‘Alaikum, O Messenger of Allah!’ The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: ‘Wa ‘Alaikum As-Salam – what prevented you from responding to me when I called you Ubayy?’ He said: ‘O Messenger of Allah! I was performing Salat.’ So he said: ‘Do you not find among what Allah revealed to me: Respond to Allah and the Messenger when they call you to what gives you life?’ He said: ‘Of course, I shall not repeat that if Allah wills.’ He said: ‘Would you like for me to teach you a Surah the likes of which has neither been revealed in the Tawrah, nor the Injil, nor the Zabur, nor in the entire Qur’an?’ He said: “Yes, O Messenger of Allah!’ The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: ‘What do you recite in your Salat?’ He said: ‘I recite Umm Al-Qur’an.’ So the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: ‘By the One in Whose Hand is my soul! The like of it has neither been revealed in the Tawrah, nor the Injil nor the Zabur, nor in the Furqan. It is the seven oft-repeated, and the Magnificent Qur’an which I was given.'”

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Surah Al Fatiha Transliteration

Surah Fatiha Arabic

بِسْمِ اللّٰهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِیْمِ

اَلْحَمْدُ لِلّٰهِ رَبِّ الْعٰلَمِیْنَۙ (۱) الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِیْمِۙ(۲) مٰلِكِ یَوْمِ الدِّیْنِؕ (۳) اِیَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَ اِیَّاكَ نَسْتَعِیْنُؕ (۴) اِهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِیْمَۙ (۵) صِرَاطَ الَّذِیْنَ اَنْعَمْتَ عَلَیْهِمْ غَیْرِ الْمَغْضُوْبِ عَلَیْهِمْ وَ لَا الضَّآلِّیْنَ۠ (۷)

Surah Al Fatiha Transliteration

Bismilla hir Rahman nir Raheem
Alhamdu Lillahi Rabbil Aalaameen
Ar Rahmanir Raheem
Maaliki Yawmid Deen
Iyyaaka Na’budu Wa Iyyaaka Nas’taeen
Ih’di Nas Siratal Mustaqeem
Siratal Lazeena An’amta aleyhim
Ghaiyril Maghdhoobi Aleyhim
Waladh Dhuaaaaalleeen

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