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  • n. the first or opening sura of the Quran which is the central prayer of Islam and is used on all special occasions as well as during the five daily prayers

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Examples

  • I rose again and before reciting the "Fatiha," I looked out the door again and the guard was not in his usual position before the gate

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  • Jack Fertig, a co-coordinator for al-Fatiha, a national advocacy group for gay Muslims, says he comes across at least one such e-mail request every month.

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  • Facing west toward Mecca, he raised his hands and whispered the Fatiha .

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  • The three of them closed their eyes, raised their hands, and recited the Fatiha .

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  • She returned to Pakistan on the ninth year of her exile on October 18 and again 1+8 makes 9 and she visited Garhi Khuda Bukhsh, her ancestral village to offer the Fatiha prayer at the shrine of her father Zulfikar Ali Bhutto on October 25 and just after the 63rd day of the visit, she was assassinated and 6+3 again makes 9.

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  • Sixteen young Sudanese males all dressed in brown and gold recited the Fatiha all at once.

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  • After we squatted down, raised out hands to God, recited the Fatiha, and thanked God for helping us put out the fire, we returned to preparing for the burial of the young girl.

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  • Actually the opening is the Fatiha; something totally different.

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  • Fatiha says she hit the floor and covered her daughter who had just been released from the hospital with pneumonia and then she prayed.

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