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Surah Al Fatihah

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Q. I read Quran on a regular basis, English version. I am presently striving to learn to read Arabic (may ALLAH make this easy for me, and keep me amongst those who read the glorious quran often). I came across this ayat 15:87.. “And we have bestowed upon you the seven oft-repeated (verses) “and” the Quran”. Am I to believe that Fatiha, that glorious and most perfect ayat is an addition (for want of a better term) to the Quran?

A. Most of the scholars are of the view that the ‘seven oft repeated verses’ refer to Surah Al Fatihah which consists of seven verses. Since these verses are repeated in every salaah, they have been referred to in the verse as ‘oft repeated verses’. The words ‘and the glorious Qur’an’ occurring after it are of an explanatory nature which refer to the same seven oft repeated verses. Therefore, the name of the ‘glorious Qur’an’ has been given here to Surah Al Fatihah itself, which shows the greatness of this Sura.

And Allah knows best.

Mufti Waseem Khan

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