Surah Fatiha: A Fellowship of Faith
A look at the stylistic, linguistic, rhetoric, grammar and spiritual aspects of the Opening chapter of the Glorious Quran. More
The first chapter of the Quran, appropriately named "The Opening", is truly the opening of not just the book of God, but to Man's relationship with God himself. It is the opening of humanity's ability to understand their purpose in this life, and what awaits them in the next, which is achieved first and foremost by knowing our Creator, and seeking aid and guidance from Him alone. From that humble beginning comes great honor and strength for those who live its message.
Although small in size, its words have kept scholars and saints alike busy throughout the ages seeking out its meanings, and it will continue to do so until the last hour. That journey in understanding is in no way limited to just the arabic Language, but extends to all those who have heard it's words and wish to relay some of their beauty and depth into the other languages of the world.
So it is with great joy that we introduce a new addition to that journey of understanding into the English language, at a time in which the English speaking world is in need of hearing the true message of Islam, encapsulated in this commentary of the opening chapter of The Quran by Shaykh Allie Khalfe entitled "A Fellowship of Faith".
We ask God, the Almighty, to accept this work and its author, and to make it a means of reaching the hearts of those who read it.
Dr. Ibrahim Negm
Senior Advisor to the Grand Mufti of Egypt.
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