‘…and for my servant is what he asks’Posted: September 28, 2012
Most of the time, we recite Surat Al-Fatiha so hurriedly in our prayer it as though we’re all about to be chased by a lion. Remember that this is the only Surah in which Allah has commanded us to read in every prayer and this tells us how important this Surah is. We should take our time reciting it and contemplate its meaning thoroughly.
Allah says: I have divided the salah between Me and my slave into 2 parts. And for my slave will be what he asks.
When my servant says alhamdulillahi rabbil alamin Allah says in response to that my servant has praised me.
When my servant arrahmanir rahim Allah says in response my servant has extolled (exalted) me.
When my servant says maliki yomiddin Allah says my servant has magnified me.
When my servant says iyyakanabudu waiyyaka nastain Allah says this is between Me and my servant and for my servant is what he asks.
And for the rest of the ayaat Allah says this is between Me and my servant and for my servant is what he asks.
[Reported by Muslim, Malik, Al-Tirmidhi, Abu Dawud, An-Nasa’i, Ibn Majah]