You are probably familiar with the phrase Ameen which is recited at the end of a dua or supplication to punctuate a prayer or message.
What Does Allahumma Ameen Mean
Ameen translation is derived from the Arabic root word A-M-N, which means faithful or truthful.
By saying Ameen you are affirming what has been said, in English, this would take the form of “verily,” “truly,” or “May it be so.”
Whereas Allahumma is used to call Allah. It can be translated as “Ya Allah” or “O Allah”.
Allahumma Aameen is used at the end of supplication “Dua”. It is the form of requesting Allah to fulfil all the wishes and dua that have been made.
Together, Allahumma Ameen would be a plea, “O Allah, hear this truth” or hear my prayer, my invocation.
Many Muslims say Allahumma Ameen considers it a Sunnah but the fact is it’s not a Sunnah and is a mere addition made by humans.
This article covers the use of Allahumma Ameen, its meaning, importance, virtues, etc.
Allahumma Ameen Meaning
When To Say Allahumma Ameen
Allahumma Ameen is a common term used by Muslims. It is recited at the end of the dua. Some authentic Hadiths favour the use of Ameen after every dua and Fatiha. However, some similar words such as Allahumma Ameen Thumma Ameen are frequently used nowadays.
Allahumma Ameen can be said in multiple situations such as:
- When asking dua for someone else
May Allah grant her a high level of Jannah. Allahumma Ameen.
May Allah show his mercy on you. Allahumma Ameen.
- When praying for oneself
May Allah forgive my sin. Allahumma Ameen.
May Allah grant me the success of the world and hereafter. Allahumma Ameen.
- When praying for the ummah
May Allah guide the ummah toward the right path and remove the love of this temporary world from our hearts. Allahumma Ameen.
May Allah help the suffering Muslims in Palestine, Syria, Kashmir, Yamen, Afghanistan and all others.
- When praying for parents
May Allah give a long and blessed life to my parents. Allahumma Ameen.
May Allah show mercy upon my parents and forgive their sins. Allahumma Ameen.
- When asking forgiveness from Allah
May Allah show his Mercy on me and remove all my sins and make my heart the place of Allah’s dhikr.
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Allahumma Ameen In Arabic
The Arabic writing of Allahumma Ameen
Similar to Allahumma Ameen, other phrases are also used in Arabic
آمين يا رب العالمين
Ameen Ya Rabbul Alameen
Allahumma Ameen Translation
Ameen Ya Rabbul Alameen means “hear my invocation, O lord of the world”.
Great Benefits Of Saying Ameen
It was narrated that Abu Hurairah said:
The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said: ‘When the reciter says Amin, then say “Amin” too, for the angels say Amin and if a person’s Amin coincides with the Amin of the angels, Allah will forgive his previous sins. (Sunanandn-Nasa’i )
I heard the Prophet recite:
(Not the way) of those who earned Your anger, nor those who went astray) and he said: ‘Amin.’ And he stretched it out with his voice. (Jami` at-Tirmidhi 248)
Abu Al-Darda’ said:
I heard the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) say: When a Muslim supplicates for his absent brother the angels say: Amin, and may you receive the like. (Sunan Abi Dawud 1534)
Abu Misbah al-Muqra’i said:
We used to sit in the company of Abu Zuhayr an-Numayri. He was a companion of the Prophet (PBUH), and he used to narrate good traditions. Once a man from among us made a supplication. He said: End it with the utterance of Amin, for Amin is like a seal on the book.
Abu Zuhayr said:
I shall tell you about that. We went out with the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) one night and came upon a man who made supplication with persistence. The Prophet (peace be upon him) waited to hear him. The Prophet (PBUH) said: He will have done something which guarantees (Paradise for him) if he puts a seal to it. One of the people asked: What should he use as a seal? He replied: Amin, for if he ends it with Amin, he will do something which guarantees (Paradise for him).
Then the man who questioned the Prophet (PBUH) came to the man who was supplicating and said to him: So-and-so, end it with Amin and receive the good news. These are the words of Mahmud.
Abu Dawud said:
Al-Muqra’i is a clan of Himyar. (Sunan Abi Dawud 938)
It was narrated from Ibn ‘Abbas that the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said:
“The Jews do not envy you for anything more than they envy you for the Salam and (saying) Amin, so say Amin a great deal.” (Sunan Ibn Majah 857)
Saying Allahumma Ameen
It is not part of Sunnah to say Allahumma Ameen after every dua, Allahumma is an additional word used with Ameen to call Allah.
There is no sin in saying Allahumma Ameen after the dua. While using the phrase Allahumma Ameen, you should keep in mind that it’s not sunnah.
No hadith was found that could prove Allahumma Ameen phrase used at the end of the dua as sunnah.
However Islamic scholars guide that if one is willing to use the phrase, he/she can use it. Saying Allahumma Ameen at the end of the dua is not forbidden.
Allahumma Ameen Used In A Sentence
There are multiple ways of using Allahumma Ameen in a sentence. But for you, we have observed social media communication to check in which sentence Muslims are mostly using Allahumma Ameen.
I just can’t wait to listen to my husband’s mesmerising qira’a after every Fajr Salah. I can imagine how beautiful it would feel to see him reading the Holy Quran with a perfect voice. Allahumma Aameen.
I pray to Allah to forgive me for every mistake I have made to date. When I realise how many sins I have committed, I get scared of Allah’s wrath. But I ask for His mercy as he is the most merciful. Every passing minute, hour and day make us close to you-al-Hashr, May Allah choose us to be among those who will be forgiven and grant us Jannah by his mercy. Allahumma Ameen.
May Allah show His mercy on us. Allahumma Ameen
May Allah ease my struggles. Allahumma Ameen
“May Allah protect our faith and may we die with the right faith”. Allahumma Ameen
May Allah grant us a beautiful end and take our soul when he is pleased with us.
May you get close to your creator. Allahumma Ameen!
Ma Sha Allah, May Allah reward you for your good deeds in the world and hereafter, Allahumma Ameen.
Allahumma Ameen is widely used by Muslims at the end of the supplication. Hadith suggest the use of Ameen but no hadith is found favouring the use of Allahumma Ameen. However, according to Islamic scholars, the addition of Allahumma to Ameen making the phrase Allahumma Ameen is not forbidden hence can be used at the end of the dua.
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