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Asslamu allikum

I would like to know the usage of Jazak Allah Khair.
When is it best used and, is there any restrictions?
What does "Jazak Allah Khair" mean?
When do we use "Jazak Allah Khair"?

Jazak Allah Khair for the answers.

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The correct pronunciation should be "Jazakallahu Khairan". – manetsus May 6 at 13:53
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Jazak Allah Khayr (Arabic: جزاك اللهُ خيراً‎) is an Arabic term used as an Islamic expression of gratitude meaning "May Allâh reward you [with] goodness." Although the common Arabic word for thanks is shukran (شكراً), jazak allahu khayran is often used by Muslims instead, in the belief that one cannot repay a person enough, and that Allâh is able to reward a person the best. Often the response to jazak allahu khayran is wa iyyaakum (وإياكم), which means "And to you".


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Great answer! Salaam and welcome to Islam.SE . Please remember to properly quote sections that are from other sources. Also it's usually a good idea to have more than just quotations, but in this case we can make an exception since the quote completely answers the question. – Ansari Aug 1 '12 at 5:30
Thanks. It sactually copied from wikipedia, like I mentioned in my post but its exactly what I wanted to say and couldnt since English is not my first language. Anyways, Jazakallah Khair :) – xs2bush Aug 1 '12 at 5:33
you should please add the link of the wikipedia page so it wont be plagirism – NesreenA Aug 1 '12 at 9:52
@NesreenA The link is their....u just have to look for it! – xs2bush Aug 2 '12 at 6:41
  • "Jaza" (جزا) is the Arabic verb meaning "May he give reward". The root is "Jazaun" means "reward". Although the meaning is such, literally, it's in past tense, meaning HE REWARDED. That's how a number of du'as are stated.
  • "ka" (ك) here means "to/for you".

    So, "jazaka" (جزاك) means "He will reward you"

  • "Allah" here explicitly refers Allah as the doer (subject of the sentence or فاعل). Now "He" is "Allah".

  • "Khair" (خير) is the noun meaning, "good".

The full meaning becomes: "Allah will reward you good". This is used as a Du'a by the Muslims and in Arabic it is: جزاك الله خيرا.

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Be carfull here Jaza (جزا) is a generic verb in Arabic and it means judge and give the apropriate response so you may say " Jazak Allah Khair" (جزاك الله خيرا) may allah reward you or if you want to ask Allah to exact punishment on someone you may say " Jazak Allah Sharra" (جزاك الله شرا) may allah punish you and also Jazaa (جزاء) is the judgement and result – Star Apr 7 at 3:36

It means may Allah give you reward.

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In the name of Allah

Malik ibn A’yin quoted that I asked Imam Sadiq (a.s.):

… a Muslim tells another Muslim: جزاک الله خیرا (Jazak Allah Khaira) , what does it mean?

Imam Sadiq (الامام الصادق) (a.s.) said:

(briefly translated): Khair is a creek in the paradise which is originated from Kawthar-Nahr(creek), and at two sides of that “Handmaidens (beautiful (women...) who are related to the paradise)” …

In the meanwhile, it is remarked that it is related to the verse 70 or Surah A’Rahman …

Afterwards he said:

Whenever a Muslim tells his (her) friend JazakAllah-Khaira, the purpose of “Khair(Khaira)” is the homes (the places (or creeks) in the paradise as it was mentioned before…)…

معانى الاخبار شیخ صدوق ص 1

(Although it can have worldly blessings as well (besides what I mentioned which is supposed to be given in the paradise…)


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