• WordNet 3.6
    • n Fatihah 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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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fatihah The first chapter (sura) of the Koran. It consists of seven verses (lines), and contains a doxology (‘Te Deum laudamus’) and a prayer. It is greatly reverenced by Mohammedans, who use it much as Roman Catholics use the paternoster.
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In literature:

Now, let every one who believes bear witness with me and say a Fatihah!
"Life in Morocco and Glimpses Beyond" by Budgett Meakin
Therefore, Selim, say a Fatihah, for your hour is come.
"Paul Patoff" by F. Marion Crawford
The contract is concluded with the recital of the Fatihah by all persons present.
"Arabian Society In The Middle Ages" by Edward William Lane