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Surah Fatiha is one of the beautiful surahs that lies in the 1st of the Quran. It is also part of our daily prayers. As we Muslims offer 5 times Namaz in a day. Allah has kept this surah as part of our prayer. Normally we recite 15+ times this surah in a day while offering Namaz. We are also unaware of the blessings of this surah.  

We will learn in this article What is Surah Fath? Where was it revealed? The meaning of this surah, benefits, and more. Let’s read the complete article and get benefits from it. 

Basic Theme

Surah Fatiha also known as Al-Fatiha means “The beginning”. It reveals the beginning of the Quran with this surah. It was revealed before Prophet Muhammad migrated from Makkah to Madina. It is also known as the mother of Quran which describes the attributes of Allah such as, The most merciful, the beneficial, the Lord, and more. 

Facts About Surah Fatiha

The meaning of Surah Fath is “The Victory”. It is the 1st surah of the Quran with another name called “Conquest”. This surah is Makki surah that is positioned in the Juzʼ 26. There are a total 25 words in this surah, 29 verses, 4 ruckus, and 113 total letters. 

Surah Name Al-Fatḥ (الفتح)
Surah Meaning The Victory
Other Names Conquest
Makki/Madni Makki
No. of Verses 29
No. od Rukus  4
No.of letters 113
No. of words 25
Position Juzʼ 26

Virtues of Surah al Fatiha

Being muslims we believe that every word of the Quran is a blessing for us. We can not deny the obligations by Allah and how to react against them. As this surah is in the 1st chapter so no one can change the position of this surah to the other chapter. There are countless surah fatiha virtues. Let’s discuss each one individually. 

  • Greatest surah of the Quran

This surah is rated as the greatest surah of the Quran. Due to this reason, it is also called the ‘Umm ul Quran’ (Mother of the Quran). So, the greatness of this surah could be visualised from this.

  • An important part of Namaz

This surah is counted as the pillar of our prayer. 

According to Hadith, if you did not recite this surah in your prayer then your prayer will be considered worthless.

  • Protection from the anger of Allah

When Allah is angry with someone, this surah is the best solution to agree with Allah in this situation. So, when you feel that Allah is angry with you then recite this surah frequently.

  • Cure for heart and mind

This chapter will guide you to keep your mind and heart both in the right direction. If you recite this surah, your heart will drive away from all negative intentions. And you will never be misguided if shaytans provoke you.

  • Medication of Physical diseases

According to Hadith, Surah Al Fatiha has proved as a cure for physical diseases and sicknesses. So, this surah also has another name which is Surah Ash Shifa. So, recite this surah if you are ill then blow on yourself.

  • Sent from Heaven

This surah is the god-gifted surah. Allah sent this surah in the form of light from Heaven to us. So, if you read the Hadith about this. It is mentioned that this surah and the last two verses of the surah Bakara are sent from Heaven.

  • Protection from Hidden Accidents

If you recite this surah before going to sleep with the surah ikhlas, Nas and Falak, then you will be safe from every accident except death.

  • Guidance on the right path 

This surah shows us the right path to us. It guides the path of the Prophets and dear persons of Allah. So, if you want to follow the right path, recite this surah to make your place in Heaven.

  • Only praise to Allah

This is the greatness of this surah that Allah describes His different names in this surah. And the reciter of this surah is a lucky person who praises Allah. So, if you recite this surah, you will be successful in this life and hereafter.

  •  Bring pleasure and reject Warth

In all virtues of surah Fatiha, the major virtue of this surah is that it brings pleasure and throws away any form of warth. When you offer prayers five times a day, this surah is recited in all prayers repeatedly. Then you will feel the benefits in your life.

  • Fulfil heart desires

If you recite this surah with bismillah 100 times, then your valid desires of heart will be fulfilled. So, recite this surah with a pure heart. You will get your desire inshaAllah.

The bottom line

In conclusion, the virtues of surah Fatiha are many more and we should seek to take advantage of its benefits. We should understand the beautiful message which Allah wants to say in this surah. Muslims can seek guidance to follow the right path. 

As Muslims, we should make a habit to recite this surah daily in or out of prayer. 

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