An Exegesis of the Opening Chapter of the Qur'aan, The Greatest Soorah in the Qur'aan - Al Faatihah
The book before you is an exegesis of the greatest Soorah or Chapter of the Quraan by one of the excellent scholars of the Ummah, Shaikh Abdur-Rahmaan ibn Naasir as-Sadee, may the Mercy of Allaah be upon him.
We present here an extract from the book to show you its great benefit: The statement of Allaah with the meaning: In the name of Allaah, the Extremely Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy.
Shaikh Abdur-Rahmaan ibn Naasir as-Sadee said: Allaah is the One who is revered and worshipped, Who has the right that He be singled out with all worship due to His possessing the attributes of Divinity, these being attributes of Perfection. The statement of Allaah with the meaning: The Extremely Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy, Shaikh Abdur-Rahmaan ibn Naasir as-Sadee said:
Ar-Rahmaan (The Extremely Merciful) and Ar-Raheem (the Bestower of Mercy) are two names which show that He, the Most High, possesses the attribute of vast and tremendous Mercy (ar-Rahmah), which is such that it encompasses everything, and covers every living thing. He furthermore, decreed it for His pious and obedient servants who keep their duty to Him those who follow His Prophets and Messengers: for them there is unrestricted Mercy; whereas the rest of the people receive only a portion of His Mercy.