(For further reading please visit this site for the full prayers: https://saioi.net/blog/translation-of-islamic-prayer-what-people-recite-salah-namaz/ )
Ramadan occurred during my deployment to Djibouti, Africa and I was always curious what the meaning of the singing prayer that echoed from the Mosques meant. Here is part of it, according to my new understanding of an English version of the Qur’an.
“1. In the name of God, the Lord of Mercy, the Giver of Mercy! 2. Praise belongs to God, Lord of the Worlds, 3. the Lord of Mercy, the Giver of Mercy, 4. Master of the Day of Judgement. 5. It is You we worship; it is You we ask for help. 6. Guide us to the straight: 7. the path of those You have blessed, those who incure no anger and who have not gone astray.”The Qur’an (Oxford World’s Classics) page 3: 1. The Opening
Those words are so beautiful to my soul. God has so many glorious titles here: Lord of Mercy, Giver of Mercy, Lord of the Worlds, Master of the Day of Judgement. What beautiful titles of love. Truly God must love those God show’s mercy to, especially in the last judgement. God’s blessings must be bountiful to be promised here to the believer. Praise be to God.
Note: This author is not Muslim, and wants to give his full respect to the Islamic faith. If he has fallen short of understanding the start to this prayer he asks forgiveness. Please comment if he has misinterpreted so he may learn the truth. He is on a journey to explore religions to gain an academic understanding of both religion and culture.