by Mushtari Begum (Bijnor)
The Islamic Review (UK), April 1916 Issue (Vol. 4, No. 4, p. 173)
Praise be to Thee, my God, Lord of the worlds;
O Merciful, Compassionate art Thou,
The King of all on the Day of Reckoning,
Thee only do we worship and adore.
To Thee, Most Merciful, we cry for help;
O guide us ever more on the straight path,
The path of those to whom Thou gracious art;
On whom Thine anger falls not then, nor now,
The path of them from Thee that do not stray.
Musthari Begum (Bijnor [India])
[Note: The above is a free translation in rhyme of the opening chapter [Al-Fatihah] of the Holy Quran, which is recited repeatedly in all the five prayers of the day and night by a Muslim.]