In Islam, Surah Al Fatiha (Arabic: سورة الفاتحة), is the first chapter of the Quran. Its seven ayat (verses) are a prayer for God’s guidance, and stress His Lordship and Mercy. This chapter has an essential role in Salaat (daily prayer); according to some, Muslims should recite the sura Al-Fatiha 17 times a day in Fard (compulsory) Salaat, at the start of each unit of prayer.
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. (1)All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. (2)The Beneficent, the Merciful. (3)Master of the Day of Judgment. (4)Thee do we serve and Thee do we beseech for help. (5)Keep us on the right path. (6)The path of those upon whom Thou hast bestowed favors. Not (the path) of those upon whom Thy wrath is brought down, nor of those who go astray. (7)