We often hear the phrase fii amanillah, what do you mean? Maybe if one of your relatives, friends or lovers goes and says goodbye, what do you say to him. Usually we hear sentences commonly pronounced such as “goodbye”, “see you later”, “be careful on the road” and so on.
It is not wrong, because these sentences are pronounced in their proper place. But now the more famous and popular sentence in Arabic is pronounced “fii amanillah”. Actually what the meaning of this sentence, let’s see the explanation below.
What is “Fii Amanillah” Meaning
In Arabic, the best words and phrases to say to someone who is traveling or about to travel is “fii amanillah”. This Arabic sentence has extraordinary meanings, if you know. Not only as a sentence or farewell, but fii amanillah also functions as a prayer of goodness in Islam.
So, what does fii amanillah mean? Fii amanillah is a phrase in Arabic sentences and means “In the safety of Allah” or “may you be in the protection of Allah”.
Hopefully we certainly agree that the sentence fii amanlillah was pronounced when our brother was traveling. “Hopefully in the protection of Allah” is an expression of prayer that is quite meaningful, this is a prayer that has the meaning that Allah will provide safety for our traveling brothers.
So, we also need to know how to reply to these words, so that our brothers who prayed for us first get prayers from us. It is wonderful if we humble each other, respect, glorify and pray for each other.
Ok, before we look at the answer to the Arabic farewell sentence, we need to know first how to use the sentence “Fii Amanillah”.
Using or saying this sentence for a traveling person is indeed appropriate and appropriate, but the use of the sentence “Fii Amanillah” is not limited to when our relatives are traveling, but there are still many other situations that are suitable to say. Here are some examples where the sentence fii amanillah is suitable to say.
- If you meet someone who has been in an accident or accident
- For people who are getting a certain position
- When about to hang up the phone and before saying greetings
- Spoken for people doing dangerous tasks
Reply to the Saying “Fii Amanillah”
After we know the meaning of fii amanillah, now see how to answer this greeting. If someone says “fii amanillah” to you, you must respond with good sentences too. Among the sentences that you can say to someone who has said fii amanillah to you is “ma’assalamah”, so we also reply with a du’a, namely “ma’assalamah” which means “may your safety”.
So, repaying the kind wishes of others is a recommendation in Islam, if someone gives a du’a, then we are circumcised to reply to his prayer with a better prayer.
Example: When someone greets us with the words “assalamualaikum”, then we sunnat reply with a more perfect sentence such as “wa ‘alaikum salam warah matullah wa barakatuh”. That is the beauty of Islam, including in replying to the words fii amanillah. In the Al-Quran Allah SWT, has faith which means:
“If you are honored with something respect, then repay the respect with something better than him, or return the honor (with something similar)” (Surah An Nisa ‘: 86)
So, when someone says fii amanill, answer it with a better one.
Content of the Sentence Fii Amanillah
Fii Amanillah has extraordinary meaning and content so that it is very encouraging to say to someone or to our relatives who are traveling, have an accident, are being promoted and others.
Some of the meanings of fii amanillah contained are as follows:
1. Prayer of salvation
It is a du’a that contains the meaning of salvation, so it is very suitable to be said to friends or relatives who are traveling. We pray for them to be safe and always under the protection of Allah because Allah is the one who protects, guards and everything happens by His will, so it is natural and appropriate that we pray to Allah SWT.
2. As a sense of care
When we pray for our brother, it means that we care for him, we feel love and care and do not want that something to happen. So, as he travels, we pray with the words “Fii amanillah”. We hope that he is safe and that nothing happens on his way.
Building a sense of caring like this is very good for strengthening relationships and unity of the ummah.
3. Love fellow Muslims
Apart from being a form of caring and a prayer of safety, saying Fii Amanillah is also a form of love for our fellow Muslims.
Also read: Adhan Word or the Muslim call to Prayer
This is a brief explanation of the sentence or utterance of fii amanillah, starting from the meaning, the reply, the answer, and the meaning contained in the sentence. Hopefully we can get used to prayer sentences for our brothers. Angels will pray for those who pray for their siblings. Praying for siblings does not have to be in Arabic sentences, we can also say it in Indonesian or use our respective local languages.