Mr. Sajid Tarar of the Raza-e Mustafa Islamic Center in Pikesville, MD, recited the Fatiha including its 7th verse (Koran 1:7) at this “ecumenical” service.
During every Friday prayer service in every mosque, Sura 1 of the Koran is recited. The meaning of what is said — that Jews incurred the wrath of Allah, and that Christians went astray — is supported by all authoritative tafsirs on the Koran. And every Muslim who pays any attention to his religion understands what it means.
Last Saturday, at a National Prayer Service in Washington D.C. attended by President Donald Trump, an imam named Mohamed Magid recited Sura 1, calling on his god to show special disfavor to Jews and Christians. As it happens, Mr. Magid is a known Muslim Brotherhood operative.
Many thanks to Sandra Solomon for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
For more on what’s actually included in Islamic prayers, see this article.
|0:29||I seek refuge in allah from Satan.|
|0:37||Thanks be to allah the merciful one. Guide us on the right path|
|0:40||for those whom you blessed (muslims), not the path of the ones|
|0:43||you are angry at (Jews) and the ones who went astray (Christians).