7 verses • revealed at Meccan
»The surah that is The Opening to the Quran and the straight way of God. Another common name of the surah is The [Lord’s] Praise (al-Ḥamd). It is seen to be a precise table of contents of the Quranic message and is important in Islamic worship, being an obligatory part of the daily prayer, repeated several times during the day.«
The surah is also known as: The Exordium, The Opening Chapter, The Opening of the Book, The Prologue.
بنام خداوند بخشاینده مهربان