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CHAPTER (SURAH) 1: AL-FATIHAH (THE OPENING), VERSES 001Ė007

 

Surah: 1 Ayah: 2

 

2.  All the praises and thanks be to All‚h, the Lord  of the 'AlamÓn (mankind, jinn and all that exists).

Transliteration

2. Alhamdu lillahi rabbi alAAalameena

Tafsir Ibn Kathir

The Meaning of Ar-Rabb, the Lord

Ar-Rabb is the owner who has full authority over his property. Ar-Rabb, linguistically means, the master or the one who has the authority to lead. All of these meanings are correct for Allah. When it is alone, the word Rabb is used only for Allah. As for other than Allah, it can be used to say Rabb Ad-Dar, the master of such and such object. Further, it was reported that Ar-Rabb is Allah's Greatest Name.

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