Posted January 8, 2015on:
In the name of Allah, The Infinitely Merciful and Eternally Compassionate.
Praise belongs to God, The Lord of beings.
The infinitely Compassionate.
The Master of the day of the Day of Reckoning.
Thee only we serve.
to Thee only we pray for succor.
Guide us in the straight path.
The path of those whom Thou hast Blessed
Not of those against whom
Thou art wrathful, nor of
those who are astray
This is the finest prayer of all times. In seven short lines the entire span of human existence and experience, individual as well as collective, has been covered. The first two lines give impression to man’s total submission to his Lord and contain his homage to Him. The third is a line which states man’s relationship with God-the Master of Doom’s Day-to Whom he shall be answerable for what he did during his lifetime
Whether man will receive God’s Grace for the good he did or be punished will depend on a comparative evaluation by God of all that he left behind-good and bad
The last three lines are a personal prayer of an individual seeking Divine guidance as well as suppliant of all humankind to God to show it the path of truth, nobility, humility and righteousness; the path of earlier people who trod the path to Divine Grace and Blessing- and keep it away from the path of the people who were evil and who received the wrath of the Lord. Grace includes material comfort, spiritual peace and inner harmony.