Question: Is it true that Tidjani practitionners claim that the prayer called Salat Fatihi is superior to reading the noble Quran?
Answer: This affirmation is absolutely wrong. In the book Djawahirou-l-Ma’ani, Seyyidina Ahmed Tidjani (may ALLAH sanctify his precious secret) said :
“The prominence of the Quran over all other words, whether they are formulas of Zikr or prayers upon the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him), including Salat Fatihi, is more radiant than the sun. This radiance is implementing in the very principles of the Shari’a itself (Quran and the authentic prophetic hadith).
This prominence has two main reasons: