What is the meaning of Tabarakallah?

Tabarakallah literal translation is “blessed is Allah”. This is similar to the phrase mashallah meaning “what Allah has willed”. It’s a common Arabic phrase that’s used by Muslim’s to show astonishment or appreciation for the beauty of this world or anything you find out of the ordinary. It’s a way to praise Allah for something you found amazing.

There’s a chapter of the Quran also referred to as Surah Tabarak, or more popularly known as Surah Mulk.

Tabarakallah in Arabic:

In Arabic, tabarakallah is written:

تَبَارَكَ اللَّهُ

To say Tabarakallah or Mashallah?

Since the meanings of the words are so similar people often wonder if there’s more barakah (reward) for saying one phrase over another. As far as I have researched, there are no hadiths which stress saying Mashallah over Tabarakallah or vice versa. You can use these interchangeably when you see something beautiful and would like to express appreciation for it.

Used in a sentence:

One of the best way to understand how to correctly use tabarakallah is to see examples. We took to Twitter and Facebook to see how Muslims are using this word in everyday conversation. Let’s take a look:

Example #1:
No better joy in this Dunya than a sweet little girl as your daughter. My daughter is THE best thing in my life Masha’allah Tabarkallah.

Example #2:
Me, every single time I look in the mirror. MashaAllah TabarkAllah

Example #3:
She is beautiful… tabarakallah

Example #4:
Some people are fine sha. Tabarkallah

Example #5:
Tabarkallah masha Allah. may Allah bless your effort, give you a good husband, kids, and job.

Tabarakallah use in the Qur’an

There are a few passages in the Quran which use the word Tabarak.

تَبَارَكَ ٱللَّهُ رَبُّ ٱلْعَٰلَمِينَ
tabaarakal laahu Rabbul ‘aalameen
blessed is Allah, Lord of the worlds.
Surah Al A’raf Ayat 54

تَبَارَكَ ٱلَّذِى نَزَّلَ ٱلْفُرْقَانَ عَلَىٰ عَبْدِهِۦ لِيَكُونَ لِلْعَـٰلَمِينَ نَذِيرًا
Tabaarakal lazee nazzalal Furqaana ‘alaa ‘abdihee li yakoona lil’aalameena nazeera
Blessed is He who sent down the Criterion upon His Servant that he may be to the worlds a warner
Surah Al Furqan Ayat 1

تَبَـٰرَكَ ٱسْمُ رَبِّكَ ذِى ٱلْجَلَـٰلِ وَٱلْإِكْرَامِ
Tabaarak asmu Rabbika Zil-Jalaali wal-Ikraam
Blessed is the name of your Lord, Owner of Majesty and Honor.
Surah Ar Rahman Ayat 78


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