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Allahumma Barik Meaning and usage

What Does ‘Allahumma Barik’ Mean?

اللَّهُمَّ بَارِكْ

Allahumma Barik means “O Allah! Bless.”

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When to Say Allahumma Barik

“Allahumma Barik” is used to seek blessings and productivity. This phrase is often used both formally and non-formally as a prayer of blessing. It is an invocation of Allah’s blessings and grace.

Usage in Sunnah

It is sunnah to say “Allahumma Barik” on the following occasions:

  1. When you come across something admirable.
  2. To protect from the evil eye.

The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) advised Muslims to supplicate for blessings (barakah) when they see something admirable in their fellow Muslim brothers. He said: “If one of you sees something with his brother that he admires, let him pray for blessing (barakah) for him.” — Narrated by Imam Malik in al-Muwatta (2/939), Imam Ahmad in al-Musnad (25/355), and Ibn Majah (3509)

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Different Usages of Allahumma Barik

The usage of “Allahumma Barik” varies depending on the grammatical rules in Arabic and the person being addressed. Here are some examples from hadith:

Allahumma Barik Laha

Meaning: O Allah! Bless her.

Allahumma Barik Lana

اللّهُمَّ بَارِكْ لَنَا فِيمَا رَزَقْتَنَا، وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ ، بِسْمِ اللَّهِ
Transliteration: Allahumma barik lana fima razaqtana wa-qina adhaban-naar. Bismillah
Meaning:O Allah! Bless (the food) You provided us and save us from the punishment of the Hellfire. In the Name of Allah.”
— Sunan Ibn Majah 3322

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Sunan Ibn Majah 3322

Allahumma Barik Lahum

Meaning: O Allah, bless them. (“Lahum” is for plural.)

Allahumma barik lahum
 Sunan Ibn Majah 1906

Allahumma Barik Lahu

اللّهُـمَّ بارِكْ لَهُ
Meaning: O Allah, bless him. (Used for males)

Allahumma Barik Lahum wa Barik Alaihim

اللَّهُمَّ بَارِكْ لَهُمْ وَبَارِكْ عَلَيْهِمْ
Meaning: O Allah, bless them and bestow blessings upon them.
— Sunan Ibn Majah 1906

Allahumma barik lahum

Allahumma barik lahum wa barikalaihim

اللَّهُمَّ بَارِكْ لَهُمْ وَبَارِكْ عَلَيْهِمْ

  • It was narrated from Aqil bin Abu Talib: that he married a woman from Banu Jusham, and they said: “May you live in harmony and have many sons.” He said:

“Do not say that, rather say what the Messenger of Allah said: ‘Allahumma barik lahum wa barikalaihim (O Allah, bless them and bestow blessings upon them).’Sunan Ibn Majah 1906

  • Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas: I was in the house of Maymunah. The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) accompanied by Khalid ibn al-Walid entered.Two roasted long-tailed lizards (dabb) placed on the sticks were brought to him. The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) spat.Khalid said: I think that you abominate it, Messenger of Allah. He said: Yes. Then the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) was brought milk, and he drank (it).

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) then said: When one of you eats food, he should say: O Allah, bless us in it, and give us food (or nourishment) better than it. When he is given milk to drink he should say: O Allah! bless us in it and give us more of it, for no food or drink satisfies like milk. Sunan Abi Dawud 3730

Allahumma Barik Fihi

اللَّهُمَّ بَارِكْ لَنَا فِيهِ وَزِدْنَا مِنْهُ
Meaning: O Allah! Bless us in it and give us more of it. (Here, “Fihi” means “it”)

Allahumma Barik Alaihi

اللهم بارك عليه
Meaning: O Allah, bless it for him.

Example from Hadith

Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “When one of you eats food, he should say: ‘O Allah, bless us in it, and give us food (or nourishment) better than it.’ When he is given milk to drink, he should say: ‘O Allah! Bless us in it and give us more of it, for no food or drink satisfies like milk.’”
— Sunan Abi Dawud 3730

It comes in ibn majah 3509,

It was narrated that Abu Umamah bin Sahl bin Hunaif said:“ ‘Amir bin Rabi’ah passed by Sahl bin Hunaif when he was having a bath, and said: ‘I have never seen such beautiful skin.’ Straightaway, he (Sahl) fell to the ground. He was brought to the Prophet (ﷺ) and it was said: ‘Sahl has had a fit.’ He said: ‘Whom do you accuse with regard to him?’

They said: “ ‘Amir bin Rabi’ah.’ They said: ‘Why would anyone of you kill his brother? If he sees something that he likes, then let him pray for blessing for him.’ Then he called for water, and he told ‘Amir to perform ablution, then he washed his face and his arms up to the elbows, his knees and inside his lower garment, then he told him to pour the water over him.”

Protection from the Evil Eye

Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allah have mercy on him) said: “If the one who is looking fears that he could cause harm by his evil eye to the object that he is looking at, then he may ward off its evil by saying ‘Allahumma barik ‘alayhi (O Allah, bless it for him),’ as the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said to ‘Amir ibn Rabi‘ah, when he looked at Sahl ibn Hunayf: ‘Did you not pray for barakah for him?’”
— Zad al-Ma‘ad, 4/156

Allahumma Barik Reply

You can reply by saying “Ameen” or saying:
وَفيكَ بارَكَ الله (Wafīka bārakallāh) — And may Allah bless you.

Difference Between Allahumma Barik and Masha Allah

“Allahumma Barik” is a supplication for Allah’s blessings and favor to be bestowed upon someone or something, while “Masha’Allah” is an expression used to acknowledge and appreciate the beauty, goodness, or excellence of something, attributing it to the will and grace of Allah.

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