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SURAH FATIHA AND GAYATRI MANTRA

23 May

Now I am no Theologian or an expert on Quraan e Hakim  or on Hindu Vedas. What follows is just an innocent observation by me and I wish to share it with you dear readers. YOU WILL MAKE YOUR OWN FINAL CONCLUSIONS AND UNDERSTANDING.

1. Surah Fatiha has two main aspects

(a) Description of and praise of Allah subhanahu wa Taala and mentioning of His some of many qualities

(b) Prayer to Allah (SWT)

2. Gayatri Mantra also is conprised of these two main aspects. The praises and other attributes are practically the same. The prayer is also same!

(The only thing missing in Gayatri mantra is the last ayat in which the prayer qulifies the sought guidance as of those… and NOT of those….)

NOW READ WITH AN OPEN MIND, AND CAREFULLY   O N L Y  IF YOU WANT TO LEARN. COMPARE THE TWO STEP BY STEP. WHAT DO YOU SEE? 

GAYATRI MANTRA – ITS MEANING

गायत्री मंत्र की व्याख्या

भूर्भुव: स्व:

तत्सवितुर्वरेन्यं

भर्गो

देवस्यधीमहि,

धीयो

यो:

प्रचोदयात्

।।

AUM BHOOR BHUWAH SWAHA,
TAT SAVITUR VARENYAM
BHARGO DEVASAYA DHEEMAHI
DHIYO YO NAHA PRACHODAYAT.

Summary of the Gayatri Mantra

Gayatri Mantra (the mother of the vedas), the foremost mantra in hinduism and hindu beliefs, inspires wisdom. Its meaning is that “May the Almighty God illuminate our intellect to lead us along the righteous path”. The mantra is also a prayer to the “giver of light and life” – the sun (savitur).

Oh God! Thou art the Giver of Life,
Remover of pain and sorrow,
The Bestower of happiness,
Oh! Creator of the Universe,
May we receive thy supreme sin-destroying light,
May Thou guide our intellect in the right direction.

 

Word for Word Meaning of the Gayatri Mantra

Aum = Brahma ;
bhoor = embodiment of vital spiritual energy(pran) ;
bhuwah = destroyer of sufferings ;
swaha = embodiment of happiness ;
tat = that ;
savitur = bright like sun ;
varenyam = best choicest ;
bhargo = destroyer of sins ;
devasya = divine ;
these first nine words describe the glory of God
dheemahi = may imbibe ; pertains to meditation
dhiyo = intellect ;
yo = who ;
naha = our ;
prachodayat = may inspire!
“dhiyo yo na prachodayat” is a prayer to God

Hence the Gayatri is unique in that it embodies the three concepts of stotra (singing the praise and glory of God), dhyaana (meditation) and praarthana (prayer).

FOR DETAILED DISCUSSION PLEASE GO TO THE FOLLOWING WEB SITE:

http://www.eaglespace.com/spirit/gayatribywords.php

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SURAH FATIHA

 

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيم 1:1

الْحَمْدُ للّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِين 1:2

الرَّحمـنِ الرَّحِيم 1:3

مَـالِكِ يَوْمِ الدِّين 1:4

إِيَّاك نَعْبُدُ وإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِين 1:5

اهدِنَــــا الصِّرَاطَ المُستَقِيمَ 1:6

1:7

صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنعَمتَ عَلَيهِمْ غَيرِ المَغضُوبِ عَلَيهِمْ وَلاَ الضَّالِّين

 

1.Bismillah Ar-Rahman Ar-Raheem
2.Al-hamdu lillahi Rabb il-‘alamin
3.Ar-Rahman Ar-Raheem
4.Maliki yawmi-d-Din
5.Iyya-ka na’budu wa iyya-ka nasta’in
6.Ihdina-sirat al-mustaqim
7.Sirat al-ladhina an’amta ‘alai-him

Ghairil-Maghdubi ‘alai-him wa la-d-dallin

 

 

1.In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
2.Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds:
3.The Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful:
4.Owner of the Day of Judgement.
5.Thee (alone) we worship; Thee (alone) we ask for help.
6.Show us the straight path:
7.The path of those whom Thou hast favoured; Not (the path) of those who earn Thine anger nor of those who go astray.

 

 

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14 Comments

Posted by on May 23, 2011 in Quraan o Sunnat

 

14 responses to “SURAH FATIHA AND GAYATRI MANTRA

  1. salim598786

    May 24, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    A thought provocative and informative post. People like me can learn a lot from such posts. Thanks dear.

     
  2. shakilakhtar

    May 24, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    This mantra like the Surah Fatiha, in my openion, could only have originated from the High above the One an only. I have found after a lot of reading that Hindus believe in oneness of God more than the christians who are not tired of claiming mono theism and at the same time profess three distinct dieties.
    The Gayatri Mantra could be, like the Surah Fatia definitely is, the most chanted surah in the world.

     
  3. Peace

    September 2, 2013 at 6:39 am

    wow…this actually gives me some hope that their is still tolerance in this world…Essential Unity of Godhead…and various paths to him….its actually amazing to see similarities about praises to 1 GOD in different cultures

     
    • shakilakhtar

      September 3, 2013 at 12:48 am

      The Hindus may have millions of gods but it never troubled me because my friends, whenever I asked, how are you, said,”Ooper wale ki kirpa hai” never said ooper waloN ki kirpa hai.I also read a book called “the concept of oneness of God in Hinduism.” Hinduism also has a fundamental parallel with Islam, that you get what you sow: meaning there is dharma in karma and you will be judged according to your karma/ aamaal ,exactly like in Islam, In some religions it is said you will be saved only by virtue of your mere believing in someone. Be blessed.

       
  4. Rajen

    September 23, 2015 at 3:56 am

    The Al=Fathiha, The Gayathri Manthra and The Lord’s Prayer serve the same purpose.

     
    • shakilakhtar

      September 23, 2015 at 10:25 pm

      yes, you are right. Even Lords prayer has parallels with the other two. Praise of the Lord, asking for help (guidance) etc.

       
  5. Vijay Kumar Gupta

    November 12, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    Shakil Bhai,
    I am an Arya Samaji Hindu. I couldn’t agree more with you. We fundamentally believe in one God though to an outsider it looks so confusing! I hope we forget the teachings of Brahmans and Maulvis and learn to live with each other (Muslim-Hindu-Christians-all others) in love and in peace.
    Shaiyari (Urdu) – Kavita (Hindi) – Poem (English) is a good starting point,

     
    • shakilakhtar

      November 13, 2015 at 6:20 am

      Thanks Vijay bhai I am thrilled to know you and your comments are very encouraging.

       
  6. siraj dh

    November 20, 2016 at 7:27 am

    very interesting. I was passing by a city in mysore where i heard one kannada song in which it says to chant certain mantras on friday for certain time. After that I did small google search to see the different mantras and dhikhr and their similarities. I see lots of similarities in mantras and dhikhr. Really a good research material, and interesting subject.

     
  7. Nabiullah Warsi

    May 7, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    The similarity of Gayatri Mantra with Surah Fatiha is sufficient proof that our forefathers (indian origin) were enlightened and recognised the SAW as the Prophet of Allah (Brahm) and hence his true religion of PEACE (islam) propogated only through his blessed descendants / progeny Not otherwise through self proclaimed Khalifas (Rulers).

     
    • shakilakhtar

      May 8, 2017 at 10:00 am

      some more explanation may be better in this regard please. As it I am at a loss as to what to make of it..

       
  8. naeem

    June 5, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    A powerful example of” Karma Yoga” ( act only for God) is the same as “Ikhlaas” in Islam ( actions solely for God)

    An extremely powerful real life example of Ahimsa (Non-Violence) in the midst of battle is that of Hazrath Ali. He was known to be a skilled swordsman, in one encounter while he was having a duel with the opponent and after having got the upper hand with the enemy on the ground the opponent does something strange ….he spits on Ali’s face, Ali does something even more strange, he turns around to walk away, the opponent quickly tries to attack from behind only to be silenced by a quick reflex blow from Ali.
    One would wonder why did he turn away the first time? it is said he was concerned of reacting out of anger (being spat on), he wanted to ensure that his fight was NOT on the basis of vengence and ego, rather it must be a fight to restore peace and end injustice. Only a skilled Non-violent warrior could display such control over his emotions in the midst of a heated battle.

     
  9. naeem

    June 6, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    The secret in both Gayatri Mantra and Surah Fatiha is Guidance of Intellect to make the right decisions ….please check out this blog

    https://onegod4all.wordpress.com/2017/06/05/gayatri-mantra-and-surah-fatiha-opening-of-quran/

     

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