Abstract

Some of the well known Ulamas in the world have born in this country. They have born in the Nusantara Archipelago. They have spent their younger time to study with Ulama in their home villages. After that, they have continued to study to the Middle East Countries, especially  to  Mecca. In Mecca, they have also well acknowledged by the local people as influenced Ulama. Muhammad Nawawi> bin Umar al- Bantani al-Jāwī, one of the Ulama from Indonesia, has well known by the Middle East people. He was born in Serang’s regency, Banten. He has well known as one of the active Ulama who were very active to produce various works. There were many books written in Arabic language by him. There were more than 80 books written by Nawawi>. One of his famous works is Qur’anic interpretation entitled Marāh Labīd. The data gathered by author  showed that there were three (3) famous publishers in the Middle East that continually published this book. Some of the publishers in Indonesia also published this book. Marāh Labīd has been used by some of the Pesantren and Madrasah in Indonesia as their primer sources. Anyhow, this paper will discuss deeply on Nawawi>’s interpretation on al-Fātih}ah. Beside of well known as opening surah in the holy Qur’an, al-Fatihah also relatively shorter, just seven verses. In order to be found the deeper discussion on how Nawawi> conducted interpretation on Qur’anic verses.