What is the true meaning of the sentence jazakallah, jazakillah. and jazakumullah? You must have heard the Arabic sentence. Usually, the pronunciation of jazakillah or jazakallah is usually heard when you give something useful to others, either advice or property. So, that person usually responds with jazakallah, or jazakillah and so on.
So, what does that mean? In this short article we will look at the meaning of jazakallah, jazakillah and jazakumullah.
Meaning of Jazakallah Khair
If we look from the language side, then jazakallah or jazakillah and jazakumullah are a series of several sentences in Arabic, namely “Jazaa ‘”, “ka/ki/kum” and “Allah.”
In language, Jazaa ‘is fi’el madhi which means “to have replied”, KA/KI/KUM is dhamir khitab (pronoun for the other person), khitab to you men/women/we. These dhamirs are called maf’ul or objects, while Allah’s sentence is the role of Fa’el (who does), here it means the one who gives a reply.
So a series of sentences jazakallah, jazakumullah or jazakillah means: Allah has rewarded you in kind. This is the essential meaning of the sentence. However, this sentence must be interpreted majaz because Allah has not replied, while the meaning of fiel madhi is “has”, which means having replied, even though the facts have not been replied to.
In the science of bayan this is called “khabariyah means insha-iyyah”. By giving out news but the meaning or the intention is to ask Allah.
So, the meaning of jazakallah, jazakillah and jazakumullah is “May Allah reward you or repay your kindness”. While dhamir khitab “ka/ki/kum” means “you (women)/you (men) /you (we all)”. So, this dhamir is adjusted to the person being prayed for.
There are also those who say “jazakallahu ahsanal jaza ‘”, or “Jazakallah Khair”, this means that may Allah reward you with a better reply.
Now, that is the meaning of a sentence that usually becomes a reply from someone we give advice, wealth or something useful to him. This is pronounced circumcision, because it contains prayers to those who give us goodness.
When someone gives something to us, we circumcise or pray for it with a better one, that is, may Allah reward you with a better reward. And every time we pray to others, the malaikat will pray for us. If you want to be prayed for by a malaikat, then pray for others with kindness.
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Ok, that’s what the sentences jazakallah, jazakillah and jazakumullah mean. Hopefully it will give us enlightenment, and get used to saying this sentence as a prayer for those who have given us goodness. Amen