The First Surah Al-Fatihah (The Opening) Mecca Period

The Message of The Quran

Translated And Explained by Muhammad Asad



In the name of God, The Most Gracious, The Dispenser of Grace:

1 1:2

ALL PRAISE is due to God alone, the Sustainer of all the worlds,

2 (1:3) the Most Gracious, the Dispenser of Grace, (

1:4) Lord of the Day of Judgment!


Thee alone do we worship; and unto Thee alone do we turn for aid.


Guide us the straight way

(1:7) the way of those upon whom Thou hast bestowed Thy blessings,

3 not of those who have been condemned [by Thee], nor of those who go astray!4


“The Message of the Qur’an is an English translation and interpretation of the Qur’an by Muhammad Asad, an Austrian Jew who converted to Islam. The book was first published in Gibraltar in 1980, and has since been translated into several other languages. It is considered one of the most influential Quranic Translations of the modern age.”Wikipedia


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