Today we will study Verse # 04 Chapter # 01 – Surah Al-Fatiha.
اِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَاِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِيْنُ
You ˹alone˺ we worship and You ˹alone˺ we ask for help.
|By Word||No. of Instances|
in The Holy Quran
in the Holy Quran
in the Holy Quran
|اِيَّاكَ||01||You Alone||Verse # 04 Chapter # 01||Verse # 04 Chapter # 01|
|نَعْبُدُ||275||We worship||Verse # 04 Chapter # 01||Verse # 05 Chapter # 109|
|وَاِيَّاكَ||01||and You Alone||Verse # 04 Chapter # 01||Verse # 04 Chapter # 01|
|نَسْتَعِيْنُ||11||We seek help||Verse # 04 Chapter # 01||Verse # 04 Chapter # 25|
The word اِيَّاكَ is used only for one time in the entire Holy Qur’an. Allah Subhan O Talah distinguishing himself by mentioning اِيَّاكَ only one time in the Holy Qur’an. The peculiar reason behind that He even does not want to have a similarity of words relating to his authority.
The first placement of the word نَعْبُدُ is in Verse # 04 Chapter # 01. Meaning of the word نَعْبُدُ is that We worship. Rasool Allah(SAW) is addressing to non-believers in Verse # 05 Chapter # 109 وَلَآ اَنْتُمْ عٰبِدُوْنَ مَآ اَعْبُدُ that nor will you ever worship what I worship.
He is alone to be worshipped and Rasool Allah(SAW) endorsing the fact that what I worship you will never worship.
Again the word وَاِيَّاكَ is used only one time in the entire Holy Qur’an. If we split this particular Ayat of the Holy Quran into two parts. The first part اِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ is connected to second part وَاِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِيْنُ, The exhibition of His greatness could be illustrated in مقلة عين لمقلة عين eyeball to eyeball. .As one could not control his eyeball movement. If one eyeball focus on a particular object another eyeball will automatically sync. Similarly, when we worship Allah Subhan O Talah we should seek help from Him also.
The last placement of the word نَسْتَعِيْنُ is in Verse # 04 Chapter # 25. Allah Subhan O Talah is negating the disbelievers and advocating the truth of Rasool Allah(SAW) and the Holy Quran.
وَقَالَ الَّذِيْنَ كَفَرُوْٓا اِنْ ھٰذَآ اِلَّآ اِفْكُۨ افْتَرٰىهُ وَاَعَانَهٗ عَلَيْهِ قَوْمٌ اٰخَرُوْنَ ڔ فَقَدْ جَاۗءُوْ ظُلْمًا وَّزُوْرًا
The disbelievers say, “This ˹Quran˺ is nothing but a fabrication which he made up with the help of others.” Their claim is totally unjustified and untrue!
In the peak of اِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ is the message of Rasool Allah to disbelievers that “nor will you ever worship what I worship. ” and In the peak of وَاِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِيْنُ is the message of Allah Subhan O Talah to disbelievers that “This ˹Quran˺ is nothing but a fabrication which he made up with the help of others.” Their claim is unjustified and untrue!
The Letter ‘و’ is a Boolean expression. If you wanted to embrace success in your life then you should worship Allah Subhan O Talah and seek help from Allah Subhan O Talah. Both conditions must be true as explained in the following Boolean expression representation else you should correct your approach and look into the details of your faith.
| اِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ |
You ˹alone˺ we worship
|وَاِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِيْنُ |
and You ˹alone˺ we ask for help