Ramadan Daily Dose: The Qur’an and Your Child’s Academic Studies
By Shofi Ahmed
Morally Sound Choices
صِرَٰطَ ٱلَّذِينَ أَنۡعَمۡتَ عَلَيۡهِمۡ غَيۡرِ ٱلۡمَغۡضُوبِ عَلَيۡهِمۡ وَلَا
The path of those upon whom You have bestowed favour, not of those who have evoked [Your] anger or of those who are astray. (1:7)
The surah recognises that human beings are fallible and prone to making mistakes, and that guidance from Allah SWT is necessary to make well-informed and morally sound choices.
By reciting Surah Fathiha, individuals are reminded of Allah SWT’s attributes and the fact that He is the ultimate source of guidance and wisdom. The surah stresses the importance of staying on the Siratul Mustaqim, the straight and balanced path, and seeking Allah SWT’s help to do so. This can be applied to all areas of life, including personal growth, career choices, and relationships with others.
When faced with difficult decisions, reciting Surah Fathiha can provide comfort and guidance. It can serve as a reminder to seek Allah SWT’s guidance and wisdom, and to make decisions that align with His teachings. This can lead to a more fulfilling and successful life, both spiritually and materially.
Surah Fathiha highlights the importance of seeking Allah SWT’s guidance in all matters of life, including personal and professional decision-making. By doing so, individuals can make well-informed and morally sound choices that lead to a balanced and successful life.
Simply put Surah Fathiha captures the essence of prayer and emphasises the importance of seeking Allah SWT’s guidance in all aspects of life. It provides guidance on how to lead a successful life with both spiritual and material growth. Life is not just about professionalism, business, sports or entertainment.
There is much more at the personal, family and social levels that can impact one’s overall well-being. By reciting the surah in every prayer, individuals are reminded to stay on the straight and balanced path and seek Allah’s guidance in all aspects of life. This can lead to making well-informed and morally sound decisions that bring success in both this life and the hereafter.