Fatwaa ID: 829
السّلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته
Is Bismillah a part of Surah Fathiha?
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.
The scholars have two positions in this regard.
A. Bismillaah is the commencing verse of Surah Al-Faatihah. In this case, the final verse will be from صراط الذين to the end of the surah.
B. Bismillaah is not the commencing verse of Surah Al-Faatihah, although it is part of the Qur’aan. In this case, the least verse will be from غير المغضوب.
In both of the above cases, the total verse count of Surah Al-Faatihah is seven. The latter position is preferred by the Hanafiyyah. However, one may alternatively adopt the Qira’at perspective and thereby act upon both positions depending on the Qiraa’ah being recited.
And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
08/21/1444 AH – 03/13/2023 CE | AML1-7289
وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين
Darul Iftaa New York answers questions on issues pertaining to Shari’ah. These questions and answers are placed for public view on askthemufti.us for educational purposes. The rulings given here are based on the questions posed and should be read in conjunction with the questions. Many answers are unique to a particular scenario and cannot be taken as a basis to establish a ruling in another situation.
Darul Iftaa New York bears no responsibility with regard to its answers being used out of their intended contexts, nor with regard to any loss or damage that may be caused by acting on its answers or not doing so.
References and links to other websites should not be taken as an endorsement of all contents of those websites.
Answers may not be used as evidence in any court of law without prior written consent of Darul Iftaa New York.