Al-Hamd

Posted on 03/13/2012 by marina

AL-HAMD
“Praise” A title given to the first Surah, so called because its first word is Al-Hamd. This chapter is also called Fatihah, which terms is used by modern Muslims for the Surah when it is said for the benefit of the dead. Al-hamd its more usual title. [FATIHAD.]

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam