I want to know about the topic "FATIHA"
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As salam alei kum wa rahmat ullahi wa barakatuhu i want to know about the topic "FATIHA"
because in our family most peple say that giving fatiha is right & some say tht giving fatiha is wrong so can u please give u r sugesstion on this topic tht giving FATIHA is right or wrong.i suppose that most of the people in india and pakistan give fatiha(about 80% of people)but in other countries lik saudi arabia thr is not aword of fatiha.so can u please suggest on this matter.THAKyou
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In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
The literal meaning of the Arabic term al-fatihah is the opening, and it is the name assigned to the first Surah of the Glorious Quran.
There is absolutely no evidence in the Quran or Sunnah regarding the prevalent practice of giving fatihah or doing any rite or ritual in the name of fatihah!!! If any rite or ritual is not endorsed by the Quran or Sunnah, it obviously cannot be deemed a part or rite of Islam; thus the rite of giving fatihah would constitute a clear and manifest act of bida or innovation in the pure and perfect deen of Islam.
A bida or innovation is something which is invented, innovated, and added to the deen of Islam after the deen was completed on Prophet Mohamed (saws). It especially concerns the rites and rituals of worship, or any deed which was not performed or endorsed by the Messenger of Allah (saws), but was added as a part of the deen after his (sawss) death. It also concerns any innovated deed which one does and believes that by doing this innovated deed, he is eligible to earn more reward from Allah Subhanah.
Sahih Muslim Hadith 1885 Narrated by Jabir ibn Abdullah
That the Prophet of Allah (saws) said in a sermon: The best speech is that which is embodied in the Book of Allah, the Al Quran; and the best guidance is the guidance given by me, Mohamed (saws). The most evil affairs are the innovations (bida), and every innovation (bida) is an error.
Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 4515 Narrated by Ali ibn AbuTalib
That the Prophet of Allah (saws) said: If anyone introduces an innovation (bida in religion), he will be responsible for it. If anyone introduces an innovation (bida) or gives shelter to a man who introduces an innovation (bida), he is cursed by Allah, by His Angels, and by all the people!
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