Saying Fatiha before General Daily Actions


Salam alaikum respected scholars, =)
I just would like to know if there are any ahadith or ayats that support saying Al-Fatiha before committing to any general action or occasion, or for making things easier for someone?

I can imagine intuitively why this would be a virtuous act, in the sense that the Fatiha (Opening) is a Dua3 to guide others and ourselves, but is there anything else specifically from the Sunnah? or is this an extraction of a general principal?


`Alaykum Salam,
In Abu al-Shaykh’s book al-Thawab from `Ata’:

“When you are in need of something, recite the Fatiha to the end and by
the will of Allah your need shall be fulfilled.”

Mulla `Ali al-Qari mentions it in al-Asrar al-Marfu`a then says:

“So then this is a basis for what people commonly believe when they recite┬áthe Fatiha for fulfilling their needs and accomplishing their projects.”

See also on this important issue:
– Shaykh `Abd Allah Siraj al-Din, Hawla Tafsir Surat al-Fatiha (p. 225);
– Shaykh Muhammad b. `Alawi al-Maliki, Abwab al-Faraj and Shawariq
– Shaykh Hisham Kabbani, Suhbas of Ramadan 1433, “Fatiha’s Unfathomable
Merits” and “Cure of Fatiha” both delivered on 11 August 2012.

Hajj Gibril Haddad

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