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I don't know Arabic very well.

Our imam in the mosque says "Allahumma Ajirna Minan Naar" and we say "Ameen" to it.

Now due to lockdown, I hear to radio more often and I noticed that the Imam in the radio says "Allahumma Ajirni Minan Naar "

Is there a difference between the two ?

I asked my teacher but she was also confused.She said that the latter is the correct one according to her knowledge.

Please explain

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Well in that case the imam on the radio is rather selfish.

اللهم أجرنا من النار.
Allahuma ajirna Mina (a)n-Naar

means something like Allah save us from the hellfire. And it is correct to say "ameen " as he includes himself and all those listening to his/this du'a. So this formulation is correct for a person making du'a for himself and others like an imam of jumuah prayer.

While

اللهم أجرني من النار.
Allahuma ajirni Mina (a)n-Naar

means something like Allah save me from the hellfire. And it is only correct to say "ameen" if you whish this for the person doing this supplication (which certainly is a good deed) or if you've repeated the words behind him. And this formulation is correct for a person making du'a for himself.

In both cases the verb أجار/يجير (ajaara/yujeeru) has been used in the imperative form.

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  • Thank you so much for the clarification. It was extremely enlightening. May Allah give you the best of Rewards – TheMadHatter May 18 at 16:00

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