Surah Al-Fatiha is the opening Surah of the Holy Quran and is considered one of the most powerful Surahs in the Holy Book. Scholars and Tafseer writers have extensively written about the benefits of the Surah, the most important of which are that the Surah is a cure for physical as well as spiritual ailments. Fuqaha have always recommended reciting the Surah for any sort of physical ailment that one is facing, no matter how severe.

Islam also realizes that the soul (rooh) can be stricken with ailments that, just like physical ailments, require healing. Though our regular doctors and practitioners usually do not have the medicines for curing spiritual ailments, the Holy Quran is a book that prescribes solutions to all the problems that mankind will face till the Day of Judgment. It hence also entails the cure for spiritual ailments, and Surah Al-Fatiha is considered one of the strongest antidotes to diseases of the soul, including the evil eye.

This Surah is also an essential part of our daily prayers and hundreds of thousands of Muslims recite it for protection and all other circumstances. May Allah (SWT) give us the motivation to keep doing constant dhikar in our routine.

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Mohammad Ahmed Shiwani