“All Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds.” [al-Fatihah: 1]
Have you ever wondered what the word, ‘Alameen’ really means? Most of the time it is translated as ‘worlds’ or ‘all things’ etc. But is there a deeper meaning to it?
Well, one interesting take by the scholars (such as Sh. Muhammad al-Amin al-Shinqiti in his tafsir ‘Adhwa al-Bayan) is that this word comes from the Arabic word: ‘alamah which means ‘a sign’. Because everything in the heavens and the earth, everything in the world and all the Worlds out there, is a sign pointing to the existence and power of Allah, the Creator.