people always say "Aameen, wa iyyaak" (which
means "Aameen, and to you also") after someone
supplicates, "Jazaak Allaahu khayran" (which
means "may Allaah reward you with good").
Is it is an innovation to reply with this phrase all the time?
by Shaykh Muhammad 'Umar Baazmool, instructor at Umm Al-Quraa
University in Makkah
are many narrations from the Companions and from the Messenger
(sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam), and there are narrations
describing the actions of the people of knowledge. In these
narrations, it is said to them, "Jazaak Allaahu khayran,"
there is no mention that they used to reply specifically with
"Aameen, wa iyyaakum."
to this, my position on a person clinging to this phrase,
"Aameen, wa iyyaakum," after any supplication,
not just "Jazaak Allaahu khayran," he has
fallen into an innovation that has been added (to the Religion).
in these kinds of circumstances, Muslims can use this phrase
sometimes, and abandon it sometimes, but they must not cling
to it as if it is an established Sunnah of the Messenger (sallallaahu
'alayhe wa sallam), and Allaah knows best.
was translated exclusively for www.bakkah.net from a cassette
recording with the knowledge and permission of the shaykh,
file no. AAMB021, dated 1423/7/18.
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