Join us as we embark on a voyage which will inspire, educate and motivate your heart and soul by exploring the key messages and themes narrated in Surah al-Fatihah, a Surah which holds a very special place in the Qur’an and the lives of Muslims. This Chapter of The Qur'an is recited daily in our prayers and has a central role in the life of all Muslims. We hope to open the doors to a deeper and more engaging experience of reciting and listening to this Surah!
It has many names including:
Fatiĥat-ul-Kitāb (the opening of the book)
Umm-ul-Qur’an (the mother/foundation of the Qur’an)
Umm-ul-Kitāb (the mother/foundation of the book)
Surat-ul-Hamd (the surah of praise)
al-Saba’ al-Mathāni (the seven oft repeated verses)
al-Wāfiya (the faithful), al-Kāfiya (the sufficer)
al-Shifā (the cure).
The topics that this great surah discusses are as follows:
Tawhīd (divine unity)
Wa’d and wa’īd (promise and threat)
Qasas wa amthāl (stories & parables)
The greatest surah of the Qur’an
It is the surah of private discourse between the slave and His Lord
It is a cure from all diseases
It is a protection from the evil eye and black magic
It is read with an intention for fulfilment of needs
It is read at sleep for protection
Ali ibn Abi Talib (may Allah be pleased with him) said, “If I wanted to expand on surah al-Fatiĥa, I would load 70 camels (with books as its commentary).
Date, Time & Location
Starting Tuesday 17th April 2018 | 4 Weeks 7:15pm to 8:45pm
Waterloo Centre 389 Waterloo Road, Manchester, M8 9AB