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Sura 1: The Beginning (Al-Fathiha)1

In the name of Allah, Gracious, Merciful.

1Praise be to Allah, Lord of the worlds.

2Gracious, merciful.

3Master of the day of judgment.

4You do we worship and Your aid we seek.

5Show us the straight way.2

6The way of those on whom You have bestowed Your grace.

7Those whose portion is not wrath and who go not astray.

Bismillahi Rahmani Rahim

1Alhamdu lillahi rabbil alamin

2Arahmani rahim

3Maliki yaumi dini

4Iyyaka nabudu wa iyyaka nastain

5Ihdina siratal mustaqima

6Sirata lazina anamta alaihim

7Gairil magdubi alaihim waladallina

1. Knowing this for a fact, I do accept Yusuf Ali’s commentary as a true confession to the fact. The Qur’an as we have it today is the product of man, not Allah as claimed by Muslims. Yusuf Ali states in his commentary that the arrangement of the Qur’an is by universal consent, meaning that it was agreed that the Qur’an be arranged as thus.

2 According to Yusuf Ali, “If we translate the English word “guide,” we shall have to say: ‘Guide us to and in the straight way.’ For we may be wandering aimlessly, and the first step is to find the way; and the second need is to keep in the way. Our own wisdom may fail in either case. The straight way is often the narrow way, or the steep way, which many people shun.

By the world’s perver­sity, the straight Way is some­times stig­matized and the crooked way praised. How are we to judge? We must ask for God’s guidance. With a little spiritual insight we shall see which are the people who walk in the light of God’s grace, and which are those that walk in the darkness of His wrath. This also would help our judgment. (1.6)

This shows how sincerely lost the Muslims are. They have and know the right verbage but lack the right application. Paul says in 2 Timothy 3:5: “They will hold to an outward form of godliness but deny its power. Stay away from such people.”

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