You (Alone) we worship,
and You (Alone) we ask for help (for each and everything).
Guide us to the Straight Way.
How often do we seek help from people? It is the nature of mankind – we are needy, require resources & help – and that’s perfectly fine because it is how we are created. But ultimately, it is Allah s.w.t. who controls everything.
And that’s the reminder here in surah Al-Fatihah. We can ask help from people, but He is the One who will make these means available to us. So turn to Him. “Guide us to the Straight Path” is a du’a for guidance and it is interesting to ponder: How many times do we recite this per day? If we weren’t made to recite this many times, would we even think to ask Allah for guidance? People have the tendency to think they know how to live their own lives and do things. Allah s.w.t. humbles us and remind us that only Allah s.w.t. can grant Guidance. So ask Him.