Allahumma Ameen is a commonly heard phrase among Muslims during prayers and supplications. It is an Arabic phrase that carries significant meaning and importance in Islam.
The phrase is often used as a response to a prayer or supplication made by someone else, indicating agreement and support for the request.
Allahumma Ameen in Arabic
In Arabic, this phrase is written:
Allahumma Ameen Meaning in English
The phrase “Allahumma Ameen” is a combination of two Arabic words, “Allahumma” and “Ameen.” “Allahumma” is the Arabic word for Oh Allah, while “Ameen” means “O Allah, respond or answer.” Therefore, “Allahumma Ameen” translates to “O Allah, accept our prayer or supplication.
Saying Ameen to dua is prescribed, whether the one who is saying dua is near or is far away and is being heard on a TV or radio show.
The one who hears the du’aa’ and would like to be one of those who are included in it, should say Ameen. By doing so he is asking his Lord to answer this du’aa’ and fulfil what is in it, for He is the best of those who are asked.
Ameen Ya Rabbul Alameen in Arabic
آمين يا رب العالمين
Ameen Ya Rabbul Alameen Meaning
The literal meaning of Ameen Ya Rabbul Alameen is “answer me O Lord of the Universe”.
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Note that saying Allahumma amin is not from the sunnah. ‘Ameen’ is a word that is said with the meaning of ‘O Allah, accept’ or ‘O Allah, answer’.
So, if you add something to it, it is not from the sunnah. However, if it is something appropriate, such as glorifying Allah Azzawajal, that should be okay, according to Sheikh Assim Al Hakeem.
According to him, it is not what the Prophet SAW said, but it is not an innovation because it is appropriate.
“When the imam says ‘Aameen’ then say ‘Aameen,’ for if a person’s saying Aameen coincides with that of the angels, his previous sins will be forgiven.”
Ibn Shihaab said: The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) used to say, ‘Ameen.’
Al-Bukhaari (782) narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said:
“When the imam says ‘Ghayr il-maghdoobi ‘alayhim wa laa’d-daalleen (not of those who have evoked [Your] anger or of those who are astray) [al-Faatihah 1:7], then say ‘Aameen’, for if his saying that coincides with that of the angels, his previous sins will be forgiven.”
What is indicated by the hadiths is that it is Sunnah for both the imam and the one who is praying behind him to say Ameen out loud in a prayer in which the recitation is done out loud.