Shukran Meaning, In Arabic & How to reply

Shukran is a simple Arabic word that means thanks. It is used in all Arabic-speaking countries, in both formal and informal ways. For Muslims, it is better to follow the Sunnah and say Jazakallah khair which not only thanking the other person but also you making a Dua that means “May Allah reward you [with] goodness”.

Shukran Meaning

Shukran means “Thanks” in English, and to say Thank you then it would be “Shokran lak”. As it Explains itself it’s used to show appreciation towards a person who had done a favorable act.

Shukran in Arabic

Shukran is written in Arabic as


It comes from the root verb shakara (شكر) meaning “to thank”.

From the word Shukran comes different variation as follows:

Shokran شكرا Thanks
Shokran lakشكرا لكThank you
Shukran Jazilanشكرا جزيلاThanks Alot
Shukran Jazilan lak شكرا جزيلا لكThank you Alot

How to Reply

there are 3 ways to reply to Shukran

1st is to say Afwan عفوا which is equivalent of  either “no problem” or “You are welcome”.

2nd is Ash-shukru lillah الشكر لله which mean “Thanks is to Allah”

3rd is La Shukr Ala Wajeb لا شكر على واجب which means “there is no thanks over duty”

There are more ways to reply but these are the most common to reply to Shukran by Standard Arabic responses.

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