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Hadith on Prayer: The virtue of Surat al-Fatihah and Allah's response | Daily Hadith Online
Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, "A prayer performed by one who has not recited in it the foundation of the Quran (surat al-fātiḥah) is deficient and incomplete." It was said, "Even though we pray behind the Imām?" Abu Huraira said: Recite it to yourself, for I heard the Prophet say, "Allah Almighty 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 'all praise is due to Allah the Lord of the worlds,' Allah says: My servant has praised me. When he says 'the Gracious, the Merciful,' Allah says: My servant has exalted me. When he says 'the Master of the Day of Judgment,' Allah says: My servant has glorified me and my servant has submitted to me. When he says 'you alone we worship, you alone we ask for help,' Allah says: This is between me and my servant, and my servant will have what he has asked for. When he says 'guide us to the straight path, the