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Quranic word of the day: 1. Al-Fatihah

Word: Al-Fatihah

Pronounciation: Ul-Faah*-Tih-Huh

Translation: 'The First One' or 'The Beginning'.

Explanation: Al-Fatihah is the name of the first chapter of the Quran (this chapter has many other names though). Imam Bukhari** (r) says this chapter is called 'The Beginning' because Allah (aw) has placed it at the beginning of the Quran and the beginning of all prayers.

*Bold text indicates stressed syllable.

**As mentioned in Tafsir Ibn Kathir.