Hadith on al-Fatihah: The greatest chapter of the Quran

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, was on a journey and he descended from his riding animal as a man among his companions was walking by his side. The Prophet turned to him and he said, “Shall I not tell you of the greatest of the Quran?” The Prophet recited to him, “All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the worlds,” (1:1) meaning Surat al-Fatihah.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Ibn Ḥibbān 774

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ قَالَ كَانَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فِي مَسِيرٍ فَنَزَلَ فَمَشَى رَجُلٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِهِ إِلَى جَانِبِهِ فَالْتَفَتَ إِلَيْهِ فَقَالَ أَلَا أُخْبِرُكَ بِأَفْضَلِ الْقُرْآنِ فَتَلَا عَلَيْهِ الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ يعني سورة الفاتحة

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