Muslims believe that the Qur’an is a revelation from God in the Arabic language. Translations into other languages are considered by many to be merely superficial “interpretations” of the meanings and not authentic versions of the Qur’an.
The Arabic text with transliteration and translation in English is as follows: [Qur’an 1:1].
Bismillāhi r-raḥmāni r-raḥīm
In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful:
Al ḥamdu lillāhi rabbi l-‘ālamīn
All Praise is due to God, Lord of the Universe.
Ar raḥmāni r-raḥīm
The Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
Māliki yawmi d-dīn
Sovereign of the Day of Judgment.
Iyyāka na’budu wa iyyāka nasta’īn
You alone we worship, and You alone we ask for help
Ihdinā ṣ-ṣirāṭ al-mustaqīm
Guide us to the straight path;
Ṣirāṭ al-laḏīna an’amta ‘alayhim ġayril maġḍūbi ‘alayhim walāḍ ḍāllīn
The path of those on whom You have bestowed your grace, not of those who have earned Your anger, nor of those who go astray.
When recited during daily prayers, some schools of thought follow Al-Fatihah by the word Amin.