A salah without Al-Fatihah is deficient

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On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) from the Prophet (PBUH), who said:

“A prayer performed by someone who has not recited within it, the Essence of the Qur’an [1], is deficient (and he repeated the word three times), incomplete.”

Someone said to Abu Hurayrah: “[Even though] we are behind the imam?” [2]

He said: “Recite it to yourself, for I have heard the Prophet (may the blessings and peace of Allah be up on him) say:

‘Allah (mighty and sublime Is He), had said:

“I have divided prayer between Myself and My servant into two halves, and My servant shall have what he has asked for.

When the servant says: Al-hamdu lillaahi rabbi l-`aalameen [3], Allah (mighty and sublime Is He) says: My servant has praised Me.

And when he says: Ar-rahmaani r-raheem [4], Allah (mighty and sublime Is He) says: My servant has extolled Me.

And when he says: Maaliki yawmi d-deen [5], Allah says: My servant has glorified Me (on one occasion He said: My servant has submitted to My power.)

And when he says: Iyyaaka na`budu wa iyyaaka nasta`een [6], He says: This is between Me and My servant, and My servant shall have what he has asked for.

And when he says: Ihdina s-siraata l- mustaqeem, siraatal lazheena an`amta alayhim ghayril-maghdoobi alayhim wa la d-daalleen [7], He says: This is for My servant, and My servant shall have what he has asked for”‘.”

Related by Muslim (also by Maalik, at-Tirmizhi, Abu-Dawood, an-Nasaa’i and Ibn Maajah)

Hadith Qudsi 8

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[1] Surah al-Faatihah, the first surah (chapter) of the Qur’an.

[2] i.e. standing behind the imam (leader) listening to him reciting al-Faatihah.

[3] “Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds.”

[4] “The Merciful, the Compassionate”.

[5] “Master of the Day of Judgement”.

[6] “You do we worship and You do we ask for help”.

[7] “Guide us to the straight path, the path of those upon whom You have bestowed favors, not of those against whom You are angry, nor of those who are astray”.

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