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Tafseer Surah Al-Fatiha: مالِكِ يَومِ الدّينِ

The following is a translation of Dr Fadhel al Samarrai’s Tafseer of Surah Fatiha. Sub-headings have been added for ease of reading. This tafseer gives an insight in to the miraculous nature of the Qur’anic Arabic. Is it recited: مالِكِ يَومِ الدّينِ or ملِكِ يَومِ الدّينِ ? The meaning of this verse is Owner of the day of recompense (مالك يوم الجزاء). مَلِك is also recited instead of مالِكِ and it is a mutawatir (continuous) recitation. There is difference of opinion in the first of the two recitations. Some scholars preferred the recitation of مالك and some of them preferred the recitation of ملِك.

Tafseer Surah Al-Fatiha: الرَّحمٰنِ الرَّحيمِ

The following is a translation of Dr Fadhel al Samarrai’s Tafseer of Surah Fatiha. This tafseer gives an insight in to the miraculous nature of the Qur’anic Arabic. The All-Merciful (ٱلرَّحْمـٰنِ) is on the pattern of فَعْلان from الرحمة, and the Most Merciful (ٱلرَّحِيمِ) is on the pattern of فعيل. The pattern فعلان indicates upon occurrence and renewal in the same manner as the attributes thirsty, hungry and angry, and it does not indicate upon permanence. The description also informs of the attribute’s fullness.

Tafseer Surah Al-Fatiha: ٱلْحَمْدُ للَّه

The following is a translation of Dr Fadhel al Samarrai’s Tafseer of Surah Fatiha. Sub-headings have been added for ease of reading. This tafseer gives an insight in to the miraculous nature of the Qur’anic Arabic. 1- Why Hamd and not Madh or Shukr? The meaning of Al-Hamd is, the Thana (praise) upon a beautiful blessing or other than it with love and reverence. So Al-Hamd is to remember the merits of the other, whether that Thana was for an attribute from his intrinsic attributes like knowledge, patience, mercy and bravery, or for his giving or courtesy upon others. Al-Hamd will only be for the living-being with intellect.

Tafseer Surah Saff, Verse 1

سَبَّحَ لِلَّـهِ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ ۖ وَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ “Whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth exalts Allah, and He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.” (Surah Saff, 61:1)