The meaning of the Arabic phrase Allahumma Barik in English is “May Allah Bless You”. It’s often said to another Muslim as a token of appreciation, just like how you would say thank you in English. It could also be said when you see something you admire or are amazed by.
To a male: Allahumma Barik Lahu (may Allah bless him)
To a female: Allahumma Barik laha (may Allah bless her)
To an object such as a car: Barakallahu laka fiha (may Allah bless it)
How To Write Allahumma Barik in Arabic
In Arabic this is written:
There are hadiths which mentions this phrase. In congratulating a newly wed you could follow the Sunnah of the Prophet (saws) and say the following:
It was narrated from Aqil bin Abu Talib:
that he married a woman from Banu Jusham, and they said: “May you live in harmony and have many sons.” He said: “Do not say that, rather say what the Messenger of Allah said: ‘Allahumma barik lahum wa barik alaihim (O Allah, bless them and bestow blessings upon them).”
Grade: Hasan (Darussalam)
Sunan Ibn Majah English reference: Vol. 3, Book 9, Hadith 1906
Sunan Ibn Majah Arabic reference: Book 9, Hadith 1981
You may have also heard Allahumma Barik in Durood Sharif which is recited to send blessings to the Prophet Muhammad (saws):
Allahumma Salli ala Muhammadin wa ala aali Muhammadin, kama sallaita ala Ibrahima wa ala aali Ibrahima innaka Hamidum-Majeed. Allahumma barik ala Muhammadin wa ala aali Muhammadin kama barakta ala Ibrahima wa ala aali Ibrahima innaka Hameedum-Majeed.
Bless, O Allah, Muhammad and the people of Muhammad, as Thou didst bless Abraham and the people of Abraham. Thou art indeed the Praiseworthy, the Glorious. Prosper, O Allah, Muhammad and the people of Muhammad, as Thou didst prosper Abraham and the people of Abraham. Thou art indeed the Praiseworthy, the Glorious.
Here is another Popular Dua from Hadith which mentions the phrase Allahumma Barik:
Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas:
I was in the house of Maymunah. The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) accompanied by Khalid ibn al-Walid entered. Two roasted long-tailed lizards (dabb) placed on the sticks were brought to him. The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) spat. Khalid said: I think that you abominate it, Messenger of Allah. He said: Yes. Then the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) was brought milk, and he drank (it). The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) then said: When one of you eats food, he should say: O Allah, bless us in it, and give us food (or nourishment) better than it. When he is given milk to drink he should say:
اللَّهُمَّ بَارِكْ لَنَا فِيهِ وَأَطْعِمْنَا خَيْرًا مِنْهُ
Allahumma barik lana fihi wa at`imna khairan minhu.
O Allah! bless us in it and give us more of it, for no food or drink satisfies like milk.
Abu Dawud said: This is the Musaddad’s version.
Grade : Hasan (Al-Albani)
Reference: Sunan Abi Dawud 3730
In-book reference : Book 27, Hadith 621
Allahumma Barik Used in A Sentence:
One of the best ways to learn is through real life examples, we have compiled from social media Muslim’s using the phrase in everyday conversation. Let’s take a look at the different contexts in which Allahumma barik is said:
can’t believe i didn’t think of her myself, her work is amazing Allahumma barik, so if you live in/near london and want a beautiful tailor made dress check out: @HIDDENFORPRIVACY (used in complimentary fashion).
Wow allahumma barik you are glowinggg (again used in a complimentary way).
You are beautiful. Allahumma Barik. (wishing the person well, complimentary).
Example #4: Ameen! This is soooooo cute! Allahumma Barik (image of mom with infant child, an example of wishing the person well).
Allahumma barik to all the mamas out there. we can literally achieve anything because of their sacrifices and their duas. may allah protect them all. ameen. (Sending blessings).
Allahumma Barik laha to my sis , she’s been blessed with a beautiful girl (sending blessings using the proper Arabic version for women).
Just listen to my little brother, the levels! Allahumma barik lahu. (sending blessings to his brother using proper Arabic version for men).