The Superiority of Sooratul Faatihah
Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) said: All previous revelations (Books) were summarized in the last three Books; the Torah, the Psalms and the Bible. These were in turn included in the Quraan. The Quraan was also summarized in the Opening Chapter (al Faatihah). It is an invocation (du’aa), a prayer, a remembrance and it includes monotheism, servitude of Muslims to Allaah ‘Azza wa Jall and it curses the Jews and the Christians who went astray. It is – to conclude – the best Soorah of the Quraan.