Isti’anah

Posted on 04/10/2012 by marina

ISTI’ANAH استعانة
Lit. “Seeking aid.” Imploring help from God. The word occurs in the Suratu ‘l-Fatihah, or the first chapter of the Qur’an, which is part of the liturgical prayer: اياك نستعين waiyaka nasta’in “Of Thee only do we seek help.”

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam