Let’s use the parable of an automobile as an example to the human condition. We all know what a car looks like and its functionalities. We uses road as a platform to get from one point to another. Automobile is a vehicle which we use to transport ourselves from point A to B. Religion is similar to an automobile.
This is the most important aspect of Islam. Most Muslim failed to realize the basic governing law of Islam in their daily life. The prophet once relates that a prayer is not completed without the recitation of Al-Fatihah during the course of prayer.
What is the message of AL-Fatihah, why it is so important and why million of Muslim failed to understand this message which I called as alignment with the almighty God.
Lets look at the re verses of Al-Fatihah,
In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate.
Praise is to God, Lord of the Universe,
the Compassionate, the Merciful,
and Sovereign of the Day of Judgment!
You alone we worship, and to you alone
we turn for help.
Guide us to the straight path,
the path of those whom you have favored,
not of those who have incurred your wrath,
Nor of those who have gone astray.
(Sura 1, trans: Dawood)