Anecdotes from the Life of the Prophet Muhammad

by Mumtaz Ahmad Faruqui

Bismillah (In the Name of Allah)

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.1

Translated by Musthari Begum of Bijnor [India] (Published in The Islamic Review, April 1916)



  1. 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.