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What is the Meaning of Barakallahu Feekum?

This an Arabic phrase that we often hear in our daily life. It’s meaning is “May Allah Bless you.” The word Barakah means “blessings” or “to bless”. Allahu is “Allah” and he is the subject or doer of the verb. So, Allah is doing the Barakah and feek means “in you”. Putting it together, “May Allah Bless in You” or simply “May Allah’s Blessings be Upon You”. 

Different ways it is written:

  • barakallahu feek
  • barak allahu feek
  • barakallahu fik
  • barakallahu feekum
  • barakallahu fiikum

Barakallahu Feek in Arabic:

The way it is written in Arabic is as follows:

بارك الله فيك

When To Say Barakallahu Fik:

Barakallah Fik or Feekum is often said as a way to express thanks to another person. It’s literal meaning is not thank you. It’s an expression to show gratitude and direct blessings of God towards that person. Traditionally, it’s said as a response towards somebody saying Jazakallah or Jazakallah Khiran.  

There’s a Hadith that one should recite Barakallah Fiikum to congratulate someone getting married:

It was narrated that Al-Hasan said: “Aqil bin Abi Talib married a woman from Banu Jusham, and it was said to him: ‘May you live in harmony and have many sons.’ He said: ‘Say what the Messenger of Allah said: Barak Allahu fikum, wa baraka lakum. (May Allah bless you and bestow blessings upon you.)'”

Grade : Hasan (Darussalam) Reference : Sunan an-Nasa’i 3371 In-book reference : Book 26, Hadith 176 English translation : Vol. 4, Book 26, Hadith 3373

Barakallahu Fik in a Sentence:

“We aren’t supposed to shorten a du’a, so we should say either JazakhAllahu Khayran or JazakhAllah Khair, I have noticed this is quite an issue among us today, so spread the word, BarakAllahu feekum.”
– Retrieved From a Reddit Forum.

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