2Bismillah Ar-Rahman Ar-Raheem In the name of Allah,the most Gracious,the most MercifulAr-Rahman = most Gracious (giving)Ar-Raheem = most Merciful (forgiving)
3Alhamdulillahi Rabbil Alamin Praise be to Allah,Lord of all of the worldsAlhamdulillah = all praise is for AllahRabb = LordAlamin = all that exists (man, jinn)
4Ar-Rahman Ar-Raheem The most Gracious, The Most Merciful Ar-Rahman Ar-Raheem are two ofAllah’s 99 Names. Knowing Hisnames helps us know Allah better.
5Master of the Day of Judgment Maaliki yaumid DeenMaster of the Day of JudgmentMaaliki = masterYaum = day
6You alone we ask for help Iyyaaka na’abuduwa iyyaaka nasta’eenYou alone we worshipYou alone we ask for helpIbadah = worship
7Ihdinas siraatal mustaqeem Guide is to the Straight PathSirat = pathMustaqeem = straight
8Siraatal ladheena an ‘amta alahim The path of those who have earned your favorSiraat = path
9Ghairil maghduubi' alaihim waladaaleen.Not of those who have earned Youranger or gone astray.
10Aameen Ameen. Hadith: “When a person says ameen the angels also say Ameenand if his Ameen coincides with theAmeen of the angels his previoussins will be forgiven”(Bukahri)
11Allah talks to us as we recite Abu Huraira heard Prophet Muhammad say that Allah had said," I have divided the prayer into twohalves between me and my servant,and my servant will receive what heasks."
12Allah talks to us as we recite Abu Huraira heard Prophet Muhammad say that Allah had said," I have divided the prayer into twohalves between me and my servant,and my servant will receive what heasks."
13When… We say: All Praise is for Allah, Lord of the Worlds Allah says: My servant has praised me
14When… We say: The Most Gracious, Most Merciful Allah says: My servant has praised me again
15When… We say: Master of the Day of Judgment Allah says: My servant has glorified me
16When… We say: You alone we worship, you alone we ask for help Allah says:This is between my servant and me. My servant will get what he asks.
17When… We say: Guide us to the straight path… Allah says: This is for my servant, and my servant will get what he asks for.