You are probably familiar with the phrase Ameen which is recited at the end of a dua or supplication to punctuate a prayer or message.
The meaning of Ameen comes from root A-M-N in both Hebrew and Arabic, meaning truthful or faithful. By saying Ameen you are affirming what has been said, in English this would take form of “verily,” “truly,” or “May it be so.”
The word Allahumma is just Allah’s name, this is best translated as “O, Allah” or “Ya Allah”.
Together, Allahumma Ameen would be a plea, “O Allah, hear this truth” or hear my prayer, my invocation.
Allahumma Ameen in Arabic:
In Arabic Allahumma Ameen is written:
This phrase is similar to a common Arabic saying, Ameen Ya Rabbul Alameen:
آمين يا رب العالمين
The rough translation of this is “answer me O Lord of the Universe”
Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet (ﷺ) said
“Say Ameen (Amin)” when the Imam says it and if the Amin of any one of you coincides with that of the angels then all his past sins will be forgiven.” Ibn Shihab said, “Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) used to Say “Amin.”
Reference: Sahih Al-Bukhari 780
In-book reference : Book 10, Hadith 175
How To Pronounce Allahumma Ameen
Here’s the correct pronunciation of this Islamic phrase.
Allahumma Ameen Used in a Sentence:
The best way to learn how to use the Arabic phrase is to see it in action. We went over to Facebook and Twitter and found examples of Muslims using it in every conversation:
I just can’t wait to be led by this man in salah My own husband, I’m just imaging his lovely qira’a, how his voice will be rising and falling with gunna, Allahumma Ameen. I can’t wait.
My sins actually haunt me every day & wallah I actually pray I never go back to my old ways. Our time is limited, every day which passes is a day closer to yawmul qiyamah. I’m not ready. May Allah grant us forgiveness and make us of those who are close to him Allahumma Ameen.
May Allah grant me much sabr! Allahumma ameen!
May Allah take our souls when He is most pleased with us and may He grant us a beautiful ending. Allahumma ameen.
May your heart always connected to the one who made it. Allahumma Ameen!
Mashallah, may Almighty Allah reward her greatly on Dunya and Akhirah, Allahumma ameen.