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    Default The Correct Way Of Saying JazakAllah Khayr

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    The correct way of saying “May Allaah reward you”


    Jazaak Allaah khayr literally means: “May Allaah reward you” to a male.

    Realistically, jazaak should be pronounced as jazaaka but the “a” is usually omitted when speaking to a male (this is the case with many spoken Arabic words), but left when written. On the other hand if jazaak were to be written in Arabic, it would be unclear who the writer is referring to, is it a male or a female? Also, Allaah should be said as Allaahu. This is due to grammatical reasons, where the “u” displays the doer (the one who will be rewarding), i.e. Allaah (swt).

    Jazaak comes from the root word jazaa’ which according to the popular Arabic-English dictionary, Al-Mawrid, has two meanings that are completely opposite to eachother!

    Thus jazaa’ can either mean reward/requital OR punishment/sanction. For an even more accurate reference, one just has to turn back to the Qur’aan and see how Allaah (swt) uses the word jazaa’ regarding the reward for the believers and the punishment for the disbelievers in the Day of Judgment, may Allaah (swt) save us from that, aameen.

    Jazaak literally means “May he reward” in a requesting sense. Thus the person saying that is making du’aa. Obviously du’aa can only be made to Allaah. That is why Allaah is immediately mentioned after jazaak, for He is the only one who can reward with good or bad.

    If you were to say to someone: “Jazaak Allaah”, the person would, in almost all cases, think that you are asking Allaah to reward him/her with good. This is the case with an Arab as well. But if you were to pay attention closely to what you are saying, you will see that you are not emphasizing what you would want Allaah to reward that person with. Imagine a person that is very angry at someone, telling him: “Jazaak Allah sharran!” (May Allaah reward you with bad!). Although that is a very unlikely situation in shaa Allaah, it still shows us the importance of always being clear with our words and speech with other people, in order to prevent any misunderstandings.

    Thus, what follows is the correct way of saying “May Allaah reward you with good” in different grammatical forms, i.e. to a man, woman, group etc.:


    To a male: Jazaak Allaahu khayran
    To a female: Jazaaki-llaahu khayran

    To two people (whether male/female): Jazaakuma Allaahu khayran

    To three men or more: Jazaakum Allaahu khayran
    To three women or more: Jazaakumunna-llaahu khayran

    In the case of a group of people, with only one man but many women, one must use “Jazaakum Allaahu khayran” (i.e. that which is used to three or more men). That is just how the Arabic grammar is.

    When speaking about people that are not present, but invocating Allaah (swt) to reward them with good, the following is the correct way to make du’aa for them:

    To one man: Jazaahu-llaahu khayran
    To one woman: Jazaaha-llaahu khayran

    To two people: Jazaahuma Allaahu khayran

    To three men or more: Jazaahum Allaahu khayran
    To three women or more: Jazaahunna Allaahu khayran

    In the case of a group of people, that has only one man but many women, one must use “Jazaahum Allaahu khayran” (i.e. that which is used to three or more men).

    You may also like to add more emphasis to the goodness that you want Allaah swt to reward the person with. For example, after khayran you can say “katheeran” (plenty/abundant/many).

    Alternatively, you could say after Allaahu “khayrul-jazaa’”, which literally means “the best of rewarding”; thus when said altogether: “May Allaah reward you with the best (type) of rewarding”.

    The Sunnah way to respond to someone saying Jazaak Allaah, is to say: “Jazaana wa iyaakum” (may Allaah reward us and you). For a shorter version, one can say “wa iyaakum” (and you).

    This concludes the topic at hand in shaa Allaah. Whatever good that has been written‚ is from Allaah. And whatever bad or mistake has occurred therein, is from me and Shaytaan.

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu.

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    thanks for nice info subhanallah

    Our Lord! grant us good in this world

    and good in the hereafter,
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    Hadrat Anas Radi ALLAH Taala Anhu reported that the Messenger of Allah Peace And Blessings Be Upon Him has said, “Everything has a heart, and the heart of the Qur’an is Yasin. Allah records anyone who recites Yasin as having recited the Qur’an ten times.”
    [Sunan Tirmidhi, Vol 2, Page 116 - Sunan Daarimi, Vol 2, Page 336]

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    masha Allah very nice sharing
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    thanx 4 sharing

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    Thumbs up Jazak Allah for correcting this, May Allah tala give Ajar...............Ameen

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    Bismillaahir-Rahmaanir-Raheem



    The correct way of saying �May Allaah reward you�


    Jazaak Allaah khayr literally means: �May Allaah reward you� to a male.

    Realistically, jazaak should be pronounced as jazaaka but the �a� is usually omitted when speaking to a male (this is the case with many spoken Arabic words), but left when written. On the other hand if jazaak were to be written in Arabic, it would be unclear who the writer is referring to, is it a male or a female? Also, Allaah should be said as Allaahu. This is due to grammatical reasons, where the �u� displays the doer (the one who will be rewarding), i.e. Allaah (swt).

    Jazaak comes from the root word jazaa� which according to the popular Arabic-English dictionary, Al-Mawrid, has two meanings that are completely opposite to eachother!

    Thus jazaa� can either mean reward/requital OR punishment/sanction. For an even more accurate reference, one just has to turn back to the Qur�aan and see how Allaah (swt) uses the word jazaa� regarding the reward for the believers and the punishment for the disbelievers in the Day of Judgment, may Allaah (swt) save us from that, aameen.

    Jazaak literally means �May he reward� in a requesting sense. Thus the person saying that is making du�aa. Obviously du�aa can only be made to Allaah. That is why Allaah is immediately mentioned after jazaak, for He is the only one who can reward with good or bad.

    If you were to say to someone: �Jazaak Allaah�, the person would, in almost all cases, think that you are asking Allaah to reward him/her with good. This is the case with an Arab as well. But if you were to pay attention closely to what you are saying, you will see that you are not emphasizing what you would want Allaah to reward that person with. Imagine a person that is very angry at someone, telling him: �Jazaak Allah sharran!� (May Allaah reward you with bad!). Although that is a very unlikely situation in shaa Allaah, it still shows us the importance of always being clear with our words and speech with other people, in order to prevent any misunderstandings.

    Thus, what follows is the correct way of saying �May Allaah reward you with good� in different grammatical forms, i.e. to a man, woman, group etc.:


    To a male: Jazaak Allaahu khayran
    To a female: Jazaaki-llaahu khayran

    To two people (whether male/female): Jazaakuma Allaahu khayran

    To three men or more: Jazaakum Allaahu khayran
    To three women or more: Jazaakumunna-llaahu khayran

    In the case of a group of people, with only one man but many women, one must use �Jazaakum Allaahu khayran� (i.e. that which is used to three or more men). That is just how the Arabic grammar is.

    When speaking about people that are not present, but invocating Allaah (swt) to reward them with good, the following is the correct way to make du�aa for them:

    To one man: Jazaahu-llaahu khayran
    To one woman: Jazaaha-llaahu khayran

    To two people: Jazaahuma Allaahu khayran

    To three men or more: Jazaahum Allaahu khayran
    To three women or more: Jazaahunna Allaahu khayran

    In the case of a group of people, that has only one man but many women, one must use �Jazaahum Allaahu khayran� (i.e. that which is used to three or more men).

    You may also like to add more emphasis to the goodness that you want Allaah swt to reward the person with. For example, after khayran you can say �katheeran� (plenty/abundant/many).

    Alternatively, you could say after Allaahu �khayrul-jazaa��, which literally means �the best of rewarding�; thus when said altogether: �May Allaah reward you with the best (type) of rewarding�.

    The Sunnah way to respond to someone saying Jazaak Allaah, is to say: �Jazaana wa iyaakum� (may Allaah reward us and you). For a shorter version, one can say �wa iyaakum� (and you).

    This concludes the topic at hand in shaa Allaah. Whatever good that has been written� is from Allaah. And whatever bad or mistake has occurred therein, is from me and Shaytaan.

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu.

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    jazak Allah Khair

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