A Summary of Some Benefits from Soorah Fatiha
AbdurRazaaq bin AbdulMuhsin al-Badr
AbdurRazaaq bin AbdulMuhsin al-Badr mentioned:
‘ٱهۡدِنَا ٱلصِّرَٰطَ ٱلۡمُسۡتَقِيمَ’ Guide us to the Right path
This correct path is the Sunnah which was given to us by the Prophet –sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam. Therefore if we wish to be guided we ask Allaah –Tabaraka wa Ta’ala – to grant us the ability to be guided and then we act upon what we learn from the Sunnah.
Allaah tells us clearly in the Quran:
<<’He who obeys the Messenger (Muhammad) has indeed obeyed Allaah, but he who turns away, then we have not sent you (Muhammad) as a watcher over them.’>> [Nisa’: 80]
And the Prophet –sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- told us:
‘I have left you upon the shining path, its night is like its day. No one will deviate from it except that he wishes to be destroyed.’
‘صِرَٰطَ ٱلَّذِينَ أَنۡعَمۡتَ عَلَيۡهِمۡ’ – The Path which you have blessed
The Arabic word An’amta (those who have been blessed) comes from the word Na’amah which means blessed therefore the one who is blessed is called Mun’im (One who is blessed). To be Munim (one who is blessed) you must possess knowledge and you must act upon that knowledge. This is one group of people.
‘غَيۡرِ ٱلۡمَغۡضُوبِ عَلَيۡهِمۡ’ – Not those with whom Allaah is angry
This is another group of people and they possess knowledge but they do not act upon the knowledge they have, therefore they are like donkeys merely carrying the load of books but not implementing the knowledge within those books.
‘وَلَا ٱلضَّآلِّينَ’ – And not those who have gone astray
This is the last group and they have no knowledge and worship Allaah with Bid’ah (innovations) and whilst following their desires. They perform much worship however it is not according to the Sunnah therefore it is not correct nor is it accepted. Allaah Ta’ala describes these people in the Quran in Surah Khaf as << Those whose efforts have been wasted in this life while they thought that they were acquiring good by their deeds!>>’
[Taken from: ‘The explanation of Soorah Fatiha by Shaykh ul-Islam Muhammad bin AbdulWahaab’ explained by AbdurRazaaq bin AbdulMuhsin al-Badr in the Prophet’s Masjid Madina 14th and 15th of Ramadhan 1432 A.H.]