Maulana Abul Kalam AzadThe Tarjuman al-Qur’an 1968

The Surat-ul-Fatiha is the first chapter of the Qur’an and is for that reason styled Fatihatul-Kitab or the opening of the book. Because of its intrinsic value, it has been assigned a place of honour in the Quran and allowed to appear on the very first page of it. Indeed, the Qur’an endorses its importance in the following terms:

“O Prophet! It is a fact that We have given thee seven oft-repeated verses and the great Qur’an.”

Surah: Al-Hijr (The Rocky Tract) – Chapter: 15 – Verse: 87