The Opening

In the name of God, the infinitely Compassionate and Merciful.

Praise be to God, Lord of all the worlds.

The Compassionate, the Merciful. Ruler on the Day of Reckoning.

You alone do we worship, and You alone do we ask for help.

Guide us on the middle way,

the way of those who have received your grace;

not the way of those who have brought down wrath, nor of those who wander astray.

Amen.