Ameen Ya Rabbul Alameen can be broken into two phrases which will help understand the meaning.

Ameen:

The meaning of Ameen comes from root A-M-N which comes from Hebrew and Arabic origins. This can be translated to English as faithful or truthful. In saying Ameen as a response to something that was said you’re affirming the statement. It’s like saying the “truth has been told”, “verily”, or “may it be so”. When making supplication this would be said after reciting a specific ayat, verse, or dua. 

Ya Rabbul Alameen:

Ya = It is equivalent to the English O, as in making a call out. 
Rubbu = has many different meaning but in this context it would refer to God or Allah. It could also refer to master, cheif, or king.
Al-Aalameen = The Worlds or the universe.

Putting this together, we have “O, Lord of the Worlds”

Other Spellings:

  • ya rabbal alamin
  • ya rabbal alameen
  • ya rabbul Alameen
  • ya rabb al alameen
  • amin ya rabbal alamin

How To Write in Arabic Text:

In Arabic, ameen ya rabbal alamin is written as:

آمين يا رب العالمين

In short, this Arabic phrase is said while making dua as a way to affirm their belief in what is being recited. It’s a way for Muslim’s to offer their words of acknowledgment and be in agreement, with humility, in hopes that Allah will hear and answers their prayers. Saying just Ameen would suffice, but adding Rabbul Alameen is term of endearment.

Abu Hurairah [may Allah be pleased with him] narrated that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:

“Allah, the Most High said: ‘I am as My slave thinks of Me, and I am with him when he remembers Me. If he remembers Me to himself, I remember him to Myself, and if he remembers Me in a gathering, I remember him in a gathering better than that. And if he seeks to draw nearer to Me by a hand span, I draw nearer to him by a forearm’s length, and if he comes to Me by a forearm’s length, I draw nearer to him by an arm’s length. And if he comes to Me walking, I come to him quickly.’”

Grade: Sahih (Darussalam)
Reference: Jami At-Tirmidhi 3603
In-book reference: Book 48, Hadith 234

Ameen Ya Rabbal Alameen Used in a sentence:

One of the best ways to learn is through seeing examples.  We have gathered gathered, from Facebook and Twitter, Muslim’s naturally using this phrase in everyday conversation. Let’s take a look at the different contexts in which it is used:

Example #1:
Asaalaamu walaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakahtu. May Allah swt, the Most Merciful, Most High and Giver of Peace bless you with peace, contentment and eternal serenity. Ameen Ya Rabbul Alameen.

Example #2:
May Allah swt bless you and your family with sabr, and grant him the quickest of recoveries. We beg of You, Ya Shifa. Ameen Ya Rabbul Alameen.

Example #3:
Ameen. May Allah swt bless you and your family abundantly sis. Ameen Ya Rabbul Alameen.

Example #4:
May Allah bless him high place in jannatul firdous ameen ya rabbal alameen.

Example #5:
Ya Allah, guide us to the straight path, the path of those whom you have favoured. Not of those who have gone astray”. Ameen ya rabbul alameen.

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