Jazakallah Khair or Jazakallah Khairan Meaning & How to Reply Nicely.

The phrases “Jazakuallah Khairan” or “Jazakallah Khair” all imply the same thing which is a powerful Arabic expression of appreciation, which means “May the Almighty grant you the greatest of all blessings.”.


The Arabic meaning of just the word Jazakallah is “May Allah give you” but it is incomplete as it could be given with either something good or bad.

The complete sentence should be as it was mentioned in the hadith Jazakallah Khairan which means “May Allah reward you [with] goodness” or ” May Allah give You More, blessing and Goodness“.

Although the standard Arabic word for thanks is Shukran (شكراً), jazakallahu khair is often used by Muslims instead in the belief that one cannot repay a person enough, and that Allâh can reward the person better.


The following video we have made will help you learn the proper pronunciation of the phrase word by word:

In Arabic

Jazakallahu Khairan in Arabic is 3 words which are written with Diacritical as:

جَزَاكَ اللهُ خَيْرًا

and Without the Diacritical:

جزاك الله خيرا

And they are broken down as the following table:

JazakجَزَاكَRewarded by
Allahاللهُ God

Common spelling:

  • Jazakumullahu khairan
  • Jazakumullahu khair
  • Jazakallah khair
  • Jazak allahu khayran
  • Jazakillah khair

Variations of Jazakallah:

In the same way saying (thanks, thank you, or thanks a lot) have the same meaning, Also Jazakallah has a different variation that holds the same meaning as the following:

Jazakallahu Khairanجزاك اللهُ خيرً
Jazakallahu kol Khairجزاك اللهُ كل خير
Allah Yajzik Khairanالله يجزيك خيرا

Jazakallahu Khairan to female and Plural

The Following spelling may seem the same but they are different from each other. Unlike English where you can use Thanks to anyone (Male, Female) or any sum of people, The accuracy and complexity of Arabic make you define who you saying it to from the word Jazak as the following:


Jazaki Allah Khairan (in Arabic: “جزاك الله خيرا”)

Dual (2 persons)

Jazakuma Allah Khairan (in Arabic: “جزاكما الله خيرا “)


Jazakom Allah Khairan (in Arabic: “جزاكم الله خيرا “)

Jazakallah Khairan Reply

The formal response is “Wa Antum fa Jazakumullahu Khayran” which means “And you too, May Allah reward with Goodness”.

The shorter response to someone who has said Jazakallah Khairan is Wa Iyyaka (for male) and Wa Iyyaki (for female), for plural Wa Iyyakum. This means and to you too

Jazak Allahu Origin

1st Hadith

“Whoever some good was done to him, and he says: ‘May Allah reward you in goodness‘ then he has done the most that he can of praise.”

 قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ “‏ مَنْ صُنِعَ إِلَيْهِ مَعْرُوفٌ فَقَالَ لِفَاعِلِهِ جَزَاكَ اللَّهُ خَيْرًا فَقَدْ أَبْلَغَ فِي الثَّنَاءِ ‏”‏

[Jami` at-Tirmidhi 2035]

2nd Hadith

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “He who is favored by another and says to his benefactor: `Jazak-Allah khairan ‘ indeed praised (the benefactor) satisfactorily.”

وعن أسامة بن زيد رضي الله عنهما قال‏:‏ قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم‏:‏ ‏ “‏من صنع إليه معروف، فقال لفاعله‏:‏ جزاك الله خيرًا، فقد أبلغ في الثناء‏”‏‏.‏ رواه الترمذي وقال حديث حسن صحيح ‏.‏



Ameen, Jazakillah Khair for you Dua.

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Jazakallah khairan Alterntaives

Because of the richness of the Arabic language, there are 2 more ways to thank someone:

  1. Barakallahu Feek (for male) or Barakallahu Feeki (For Female)
  2. Shurkan