A Poem about the Fatiha

By Sister Hanan


O Friends who read the Holy Quran, the mother of all revealed Books
Now look at this glorious sun through my eyes.

Ponder over the prayer that is the Fatihah and read it over and over,
It brings to light all the profound truths of life.

Behold! This prayer has come to you from God Himself,
And it was His beloved friend who taught it to you.

This is the du’a (prayer) that you recite five times a day in your prayers
And this is the path that leads you to the threshold of the Self-sufficient One.

I swear by Him Who has sent down this chapter
On that pure heart whose countenance is so sweet and beautiful.