We often hear the phrase “Shukran” from many people. Actually, what does the phrase SHUKRAN meaning in Arabic?
What Is The Meaning of Shukran
If we translate the sentence “Shukran” from Arabic into English, it means “Thank you”. So, it is clear that the phrase “Shukran” or شكراً in the language denotes an appreciation to someone for his kindness.
In Islam, saying “Shukran” is a good thing and is considered a noble adab. We are even encouraged (sunnat) to say “Shukran” or by saying another sentence that has the same meaning as “Jazakallah Khairan“.
So the difference between Shukran vs Jazakallah khairan is in terms of meaning. Jazakallah khair, in English it means “May Allah reward you [with] goodness”, this is a short prayer that we say to someone who has helped us either with their strength, mind, or by giving objects in the form of goods or money. While “shukran” is a short form of gratitude as a form of respect and a form of honor to someone who does good to us.
Both have the same meaning, where the two sentences (Shukran and jazakallah Khairan) are a reply to someone who has given us kindness. The law in Islam is sunnat or mustahab, it is sunnat for us to repay someone with this noble sentence because it can please those who have given us kindness.
Shukran in Arabic Text
How is Shukran or Shukran written in Arabic?
In Arabic spelling, the Shukran sentence is written as follows:
There are several variations of words or sentences in Arabic when one answers with Shukran. This can be said to be a combination of Shukran’s sentences like below.
- Shukran Ya Lak (Arabic: شكرا يا لك ) Thanks a lot.
- Shukran Jazilan (Arabic: شكرا جزيلا) Thank you so much.
- and Shukran Jazilaan Lak (Arabic: شكرا جزيلا لك ) Thank you very much.
How to Reply Shukran?
Well, when someone says Shukran to us or our kindness. So, we also need to respond with other sentences that show civility.
How will Shukran replying? The correct reply to SHUKRAN is AFWAN. Afwan actually has two meanings, but how to interpret it depends on its usage or the situation when we say it, not at all or you are welcome.
Use of Shukran in everyday sentences
So, to be able to speak Arabic and any language, the most important thing is to set an example, not theory. We have to train him a lot in everyday pronunciation so that he gets used to it.
If you want to see how the form of the use of Shukran sentences in the language, let’s look at the following usage or everyday usage.
- Example 1: Shukran for taking me this water
- Example 2: Shukran for all the well wishes and prayers. Love y’all.
- Example 3: Shukran Ya Allah For Another Blessed Friday.
- Example 4: Thank you Allah, because You have blessed us with a son….Shukran.
- Example 5: I have passed the exam well, Shukran ya Allah.
Well, that’s the meaning of the phrase “Shukran” in Arabic. We already know what it means and how to use the phrase Shukran or Syukran in everyday life. We hope, a brief review of “reply sentences” for a favor done by someone other than us. In Muslim life, saying Shukran is recommended because it can please people who do good to us.