89 . Surah Fatihah is Gifted by Allah


Surah No.15, Al Hijr Ayet No. 87


وَلَـقَدۡ اٰتَيۡنٰكَ سَبۡعًا مِّنَ الۡمَـثَانِىۡ وَالۡـقُرۡاٰنَ الۡعَظِيۡمَ


Translation :

We have indeed bestowed on you the seven oft-repeated verses49 and the Great Qur'an.

These seven verses which are recited over and over again in every prescribed salat are the verses of Surah Al- Fatihah.  The majority of the early commentators opine that it refers to Al-Fatihah. Imam Bukhari has cited two authentic traditions in support of the view that it refers to Al-Fatihah.

 The mention of the precious gift of the glorious Quran has been made also to console the Prophet (peace be upon him) and his followers.  In addition to their sad economic plight, all the Muslims, along with the Prophet (peace be upon him), were suffering harassment from the people of Makkah and its surroundings. In short, they were so much persecuted, ridiculed and insulted that no one of them was safe from physical and mental torture. On the other side, the Quraish, their opponents and persecutors, enjoyed all the good things of this world, and lived lives of happiness and luxury. Revelation of Surah Fatiha was kind of reassurance given to the believers, as to say: Why should you feel disheartened at this? We have given you wealth which surpasses all kinds of worldly riches. 

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