جزاك الله خيرًا Saying Jazak Allah khair instead of Thank you.

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What dua do you say to someone who does you a favour?

What do you say to your Muslim Friend if she/he does you a favour? Usama b. Zaid reported Allah’s Messenger as saying, “If one is done a kindness and expresses to his benefactor a desire that God may give him a good reward, he has fully expressed his commendation. ”This is a sahih hadith in Tirmidhi sharif. So When some one does good to us why not say جزاك الله خيرًا instead of Thank you? This prayer may be one of the reasons for his happiness in this world and the Hereafter and you may get a reward of reviving a Sunnah and making dua for your brother/sister.

Meaning of Jazak Allah khair

جَزاكَ اللهُ خَـيْراً means May Allah reward you with good.

How to say Jazak Allah Khair

Jazak Allah khair
  • When saying to a male, one should say:- Jazaak-Allaahu Khairan/Khair: جَزاكَ اللهُ خَـيْراً
  • When saying to a female, one should say:- Jazaakillaahu Khairan/Khair : جَزاكِ اللهُ خَـيْراً
  • When saying to a group : Jazakum Allahu Khairan : : جَزاكم اللهُ خَـيْراً

Grammar Rule:

  • Meaning:”Jazaa/ جَزا “means: “to reward, recompense”
  •  “K/ كَ “: is for attribution to a second person, meaning: “to you”
  • “H هُ ” is used when attributing to a third person, as in: “JazaaHullaahu Kahiran ” (May Allaah reward him with good).
  • “Khairan خَـيْراً” is from the word “Khair” which means: “good” .

This is asking Allaah for goodness in abundance for your brother/sister in Islaam. The goodness which is from Allaah, without measure, which will bring him/her happiness in this world and in the Hereafter.

Reply to Jazak Allah khair

  • BarakAllahu feekum بارك الله فيكم
  • BarakaAllahu feek(i) : بارك الله فيك

More hadith on saying جزاك الله خيرًا / Jazak Allah khair

وَعَنْ أُسَامَةَ بْنِ زَيْدٍ قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: ” مَنْ صُنِعَ إِلَيْهِ مَعْرُوفٌ فَقَالَ لِفَاعِلِهِ: جَزَاكَ اللَّهُ خَيْرًا فَقَدْ أَبْلَغَ فِي الثَّنَاءِ “. رَوَاهُ التِّرْمِذِيّ

صَحِيح   (الألباني)

Usama b. Zaid reported God’s Messenger as saying, “If one is done a kindness and expresses to his benefactor a desire that God may give him a good reward, he has fully expressed his commendation.” Tirmidhi transmitted it.  Riyad as-Salihin 1496

عَنْ أُسَامَةَ بْنِ زَيْدٍ رَضِيَ اَللَّهُ عَنْهُمَا قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اَللَّهِ ‏- صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏-{ “مَنْ صُنِعَ إِلَيْهِ مَعْرُوفٌ, فَقَالَ لِفَاعِلِهِ: جَزَاكِ اَللَّهُ خَيْراً.‏ فَقَدْ أَبْلَغَ فِي اَلثَّنَاءِ” } أَخْرَجَهُ اَلتِّرْمِذِيُّ, وَصَحَّحَهُ اِبْنُ حِبَّانَ 1‏ .‏
‏1 ‏- صحيح.‏ رواه الترمذي ( 2035 )‏، وابن حبان ( 3404 )‏ وقال الترمذي: ” هذا حديث حسن جيد غريب”.‏

Narrated Usama bin Zaid (RA):Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said. “If one is done a kindness and [expresses his gratitude] to his benefactor by saying ‘May Allah give you a good reward’, he has fully expressed his appreciation.” [at-Tirmidhi reported it, and Ibn Hibban graded it Sahih (authentic)].

قال عمر بن الخطاب «لو يعلم أحدكم ما له في قوله لأخيه : جزاك الله خيرا ، لأَكثَرَ منها بعضكم لبعض»

Umar Ibn al-Khattaab said:”If one of you knew what there is in his saying to his brother: ‘Jazaak Allaahu Khairan’, you would say it a great deal to one another.” [Reported in Musannaf Ibn Abee Shai ah (5/322)]

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So revive a Sunnah. Stop saying Thank you to your Muslim brothers and sisters. say Jazak Allah Khair.

May Allah make this simple phrase a source of immense rewards for us. Ameen.


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