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It is Jazakallaah Khayra, not just Jazakallaah!

When someone does any favour or says something good, you show your gratitude to him by saying ‘Thank You’. As a Muslim, it is better to prefer saying “Jazakallah Khayra” which means ‘May Allah reward you with goodness’. 

Some Muslims do not say this in full. They simply say or text message: ‘Jazakallah’.

Of course, no one intends to mean evil or say bad. But then it is always good to use the full phrase ‘Jazakallah Khayra’. 

There are three basic reasons for this:

1) The relevant hadeeth motivates us to say ‘JazakAllah Khayra’, and not ‘Jazakallah’.

2) It was the way of the companions.

3) The word ‘Jazaa’ means ‘recompense’ which can either be a ‘reward’ or ‘punishment’.

Saying Jazakallah Khayra does not leave any room for ambiguity. Whereas saying ‘Jazakallah’ could either mean ‘May Allah reward you’ or ‘May Allah punish you’.

Actually the phrase Jazakallah Khayra is a complete du’aa.

Usamah bin Zaid (radhiyallahu anhu) narrated that the Messenger of Allah, sal-lal-laahu-‘alaihi-wa-sallam, said:

“Whoever has a favour done for him and says to the one who did it, ‘Jazakallah Khayra’, has done enough to thank him”. Tirmidhi

It is enough to thank him because you have actually made a beautiful du’aa for his/her welfare.

Read this ayah wherein Allah uses the word ‘Jazaa’ to mean ‘punishment’.

Jazakallaahu Khayra.

Sal-lal-laahu-‘ala Muhammad, Sal-lal-laahu-alaihi wa Sallam.

dua at gathering

June 10, 2016 - Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Thanks, I suggest we also make some short forms for todays technology jAk.

    Comment by MOHAMED YUSUF SAGRI | June 10, 2016 | Reply

    • Let us not repeat the mistake of Jews and Christians whose attitude distorted the true teachings of their Prophets!

      Comment by MuQeet | June 10, 2016 | Reply

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