ReviveasunnahJazaakAllaahukhayran

“Thanks.”
“You’re so sweet!”
“Really appreciate it.”

Etcetera.

What do you say when someone does something nice? 
You can now revive a priceless sunnah many times a day, just by saying”Jazaak Allahu khayran!”
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جزاك اللهُ خيرًا

“JazaakAllaahu khayr/khayran” means: “May Allaah reward you with good (khayr). It’s an actual dua’ you are making, so say it with conviction!

Grammar:

JazaakAllaahu khayr/khayran (to a man)

Jazaakillaahu khayr/khayran (to a woman)

Jazaakumullaahu khayr/khayran (plural)

NOTE: “Jazaak Allaahu khayran” is mentioned in the hadeeth (not just “Jazaak Allah”)

How do you reply to “Jazaak Allahu khayran”?

According to the majority of the scholars there is no fixed reply required by the sunnah, unlike other sunnah phrases that have specified answers. You can respond to “jazaak Allaahu khayran” with any number of phrases that make sense, such as “Wa iyyaakum” or “wa iyyaak” (“and to you”), “Aameen,”  “wa jazaak,” or “wa jazaakum” (“aameen, and reward you”), “Wa iyyaanaa wa iyyaakum” (“and to us and to you all”), or “Wa iyyaak kadhaalik” (“and to you likewise”).

Some English options:

“Aameen, and to you brother,”
“Aameen, to you likewise,”
“And may He reward you too.”

By saying it:

  • Your receive a reward for making dua.
  • Angels repeat the dua you make for others.
  • You may in turn receive a dua from the person you said it to.
  • You get rewarded for reviving a sunnah of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam!

Umar ibn al-Khattaab radiyallaahu ‘anhu said: If one of you knew what there is in his saying to his brother, ‘Jazaak Allaahu khayran’, you would say it a great deal to one another.   [Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah  (5/322)]

From now on increase in saying it to your spouse, children, friends, and family, and gain lots of hasanaat inshaa’Allah!

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