Is Bismi-Llāh ar-Rahmān ar-Rahīm The First Verse Of Every Sūrah?


Depend on few valid Ahādīth, بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم is actually the first verse of every Sūrah.

“Qutaybah ibn Sa‘īd, Ahmad ibn Muhammad al-Marwazī, and Ibn as-Sarh narrated to us; from Sa‘īd ibn Jubayr, Qutaybah said; from Haḍrat Ibn ‘Abbās(ra), he said: The Holy Prophet(SAW) used to not know the separation of Sūrah until Bismi-Llāh ar-Rahmān ar-Rahīm descended to him”.
[Sunan Abī Dāwūd, Kitāb aṣ-Ṣalāt, Bāb al-Jahr Bi Bismi-Llāh ar-Rahmān ar-Rahīm, no. 788].

Elaboration: This Hadīth is Mursal Ṣahābī from Haḍrat Ibn ‘Abbās(ra). The law of Hadīth Mursal, in its origin, according to the populary scholars of Uṣūl and Fiqh, is Ḍa‘īf Mardūd. But, the scholars disagree with each others on the law of basing argument on Hadīth Mursal. There are three opinions on it:

1. Ḍa‘īf Mardūd.
This is held by the popularly scholars of Hadīth and Fiqh.

2. Ṣahīh, we must base argument on it.
This is held by al-Imām Abū Hanīfah(rh), …continue reading at

2 replies

  1. Regrettably!

    The Muslim World’s self-inflicted disease has to find its remedy in the 21st Century. Regrettably, “In the name of GOD, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful” seems to have neither its noteworthy impact, nor the actualisation of The Noble Qur’anic Message.

    Nobody is perfect, or will ever be on this beautiful planet. Only THE ALMIGHTY is. Albeit that the homo-sapiens is an abstraction of THE CREATOR’s Perfection, individually and collectively, the call of THE WISE has to be, continually, in one’s psyche to Ethical Thinking and Actualisation in one’s Spiritual and Temporal Life for Society’s Welfare.

    Not Utopian, but constant CHANGE toward THE RIGHT PATH.

    I humbly call on the Muslim Scholars to finding the solution for The Muslims’ Internecine. The sad situation mustn’t be allowed to drag on any longer. The DEEN – The Way of Life of the Muslims – has to play a significant role in the 21st Century. The Noble Qur’an explicitly says: ” WE explain the Signs in detail for those who reflect.” Surah Yusuf:24

    Communism has collapsed, Capitalism has shown, and is showing its shortcomings, thus an Islamic Paradigm has to be the Synthesis in the 21st Century. So, let us have an Intellectual Debate, Not War, but PEACE.

    Peace, La Paix, Shalom and Salaam.
    Umar Solim
    A British Muslim

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