What is the exact meaning of the word Shukran?

The translation of the word shukran in English is ‘thank you’. This is self explanatory, it’s used to show appreciation towards a person who had done a favorable act.

In Islam, it is sunnah to say Jazakallah khair which is said in the same manner as shukran. The difference is Jazakallah khairan means “May Allah reward you [with] goodness” and is a short prayer wishing Allah to reward the person.

This recognizes that nothing can happen without the will of Allah and you’re making a dua on behalf of the person.

Shukran in Arabic Text:

Shukran written in Arabic is:


There are few variations of this word:
Shukran Ya Lak (Arabic: شكرا يا لك ) Thanks a lot.
Shukran Jazilan (Arabic: شكرا جزيلا) Thank you so much.
Shukran Jazilaan Lak (Arabic: شكرا جزيلا لك ) Thank you very much.

Shukran Reply

The correct response to shukran is afwan. Afwan has two meaning depending on the context it’s used, not at all or you are welcome.

Shukran used in a sentence:

Often the best way to learn is not with theories but with examples. This will really show how to properly use the word in everyday conversation. So, we went to social media to see how Muslim’s use this in a variety of different contexts. Let’s take a look at some examples:

Example #1:
Shukran for helping me move in.

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 to Almighty Allah that He Blessed me with a son… Shukran.

Example #5:
Passed a course I thought I’d dop & I passed it well, shukran Allah.

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