[I begin] in the name of Allah,
Mercy Abundant, Mercy Eternal.
All gratitude is due only to Allah, the
Lord of the vastness of the universe
, Who is abounding in Graciousness, Whose Mercy extends forever, the Owner
of the Day of Judgement. (1 – 3)
[O Lord,] Only You do we worship and
only You do we turn for help. Guide us in adhering to the straight path. The
path of those upon whom you showered your blessings. Not [the path] of those who
[due to their disobedience and transgressions] became deserving of your wrath.
Neither of those who [due to their own additions in Your guidance] went astray
.(4 – 6)
‘Understanding Islam’ (http://www.understanding-islam.com/articles/quran/translation/al-faatihah.htm)