Why “Al-Hamdulillah” Is Particularly Used in Surah Al-Fatihah

Surat Al-Fatihah starts with this phrase Al-Hamdulillah or “All praise is for Allah”.

Have you ever wondered why this formula is particularly used?

Why Al-Hamdulillah?

Why does not Al-Fatihah start with a more actionable expression like “We praise Allah”, or the command form, “Praise Allah”?

In this video, you will discover how “Al-hamdulillah” is much more eloquent.

You will learn that even the prefix “Al” at the beginning of Al-hamdulillah is indispensable. It makes the meaning more powerful.

Join Dr. Yasir Qadhi in this beautiful explanation of Surah Al-Fatihah.

In this Series:

  1. The 7 Oft-Recited Verses: An Introduction to Al-Fatiha
  2. Who Divided Up Quran into Surahs and Verses?
  3. All About Isti`adhah & Seeking Protection from Satan
  4. Starting with Allah’s Name… What Does Basmalah Mean?
  5. Why Glorify Allah’s Name, Not Allah Himself?
  6. What Is the Meaning of the Name of Allah?
  7. Al-Fatihah: Difference Between Ar-Rahman and Ar-Rahim
  8. Why Surah Al-Fatihah Starts With Al-Hamd
  9. What Allah Says When You Recite Surah Al-Fatihah