Some of the Benefits of Sooratul-Faatihah


Author: Shaykhul-Islaam Muhammad Ibn 'Abdul-Wahhaab [Explained by Shaykh Saalih Ibn Fawzaan al-Fawzaan]
Paperback: 82 Pages
Published: 2011

About this publication:

An explanation of a short treatise on the illustrious sooratul-faatihah. This oft-repeated soorah (chapter) is a pillar of the salaah (prayer). Deep and virtuous in its meaning, the explanation uncovers its names and virtues, its comprising of the two types of du'aa (du'aa al-Ibaadah and du'aa al-mas'alah), the balance of fear (al-khawf) and hope (ar-Rajaa') contained therein, the four types of love, the praising of the believers and the condemnation of the disbelievers and the misguided.


Translator’s Foreword III
A Brief Biography of Shaykhul-Islaam Muhammad Ibn ‘Abdul-Wahhaab VII
A Brief Biography of Shaykh Saalih Ibn Fawzaan al-Fawzaan IX
The Text: Explanation and Benefits of Sooratul-Faatihah by Shaykhul-Islaam Muhammad Ibn ‘Abdul-Wahhaab 1
The Explanation: Some of the Benefits of Sooratul-Faatihah by Shaykh Saalih Ibn Fawzaan al-Fawzaan 5
An Introduction to Sooratul-Faatihah: It’s Names, It’s Virtues and an Explanation of the First Three Verses 5
It Comprises the Three Categories of Tawheed 7
It Contains the Two Types of Du’aa; Du’aa al-Ibaadah and Du’aa al-Mas’alah 10
It Contains Confirmation of the Message of all the Prophets 10
It Contains a Refutation of the Mushrikeen and all the Deviated Groups 11
Al-Mahabbah (Love) is of Four Types 15
It Contains Hope (ar-Rajaa’) 22
It Contains Fear (al-Khawf) 23
“You Alone do We Worship and Your Aid We Seek” 28
“Guide Us to the Straight Path.” The Two Types of Hidaayah (Guidance) 29
The Last Two Verses - Mankind are of Three Categories: Favoured, Resented or Astray 30
It Exemplifies the Power, Strength, Guidance and Mercy of Allaah 33
It Contains the Knowledge of One’s Lord and One’s Self 35
Summary 46
Appendix I: Related Questions and Answers 47
Appendix II: Imaam as-Sa’dee’s Tafseer of Sooratul-Faatihah 51
Glossary of Important Arabic Words and Phrases 61
Index 64

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