Posted by: alqamardesigns | May 11, 2008

Wa Iyyakum?

Waiyyakum literally means “and to you”. It is a form of dua`a though I haven’t come across it as being sunnah. In any case, when someone pray for another with ““, there’s nothing wrong in praying for the same for that person, in return. That can be done in a number of ways:

- to you as well
– and to you as well
– same to you
– May Allah reward you with good
– waiyyakum
– etc.

Or one can make any other dua`a if one wishes to do so. However, it might be good not to use waiyyakum all the time, since it could give the impression that it is something that is explicitly sanctioned as sunnah and it can end up being misleading (as I’m finding out now).

Allah knows best.

Wassalam,
Ziad


Responses

  1. I totally agree, and also…

    ‘Wa iyyakum’ is plural, so when saying to a female it should be: ‘wa iyyaki’ and to a male: ‘wa iyyaka/ wa iyyak’.

    You could also make a du’aa like:

    ‘BaarakAllaahu feek(i)’ – May Allaah bless you.

  2. Asalaamu’alaykum waRahmatullahi waBarakaatuhu my dear sister

    I was also told that “wa Iyyakum” is plural,but that it can be used for both men and women as singular.. as out of respect .. this is correct,.. could you or someone please clarrify this for us!?

    Thanks!

    BaarakAllaahu feeki

    • Ulama say that one should say Wa Iyyakum or Wa Iyyakunna (for a girl)because its out of respect, same with Assalamu’alaykum or Assalamu’alaykunna (for a girl) you don’t say Assalamu’alayka or Assalamu’alayki

  3. Bismillah

    Jazaana = Means May [Allah] Grant us …
    (which may be said before
    ‘wa iyaaki (feminine)…
    wa iyaak (masculine)…
    wa iyaakum (plural)…
    …Which means ‘And [May Allah grant u]

    is the respond to
    “Jazaki (feminine)…
    Jazak (masculine)…
    Jazakum (plural)…
    … Allahu Khayrun” = May Allah grant you Goodness

    – The “plurals” can be also said to a singular person inshaAllah

  4. Ulama say that one should say Wa Iyyakum or Wa Iyyakunna (for a girl)because its out of respect, same with Assalamu’alaykum or Assalamu’alaykunna (for a girl) you don’t say Assalamu’alayka or Assalamu’alayki

  5. Asalaamu’alaykum waRahmatullahi wabarakaatuhu
    How to write it on?
    wa iyyakum or wa iyaakum ?
    wa iyyaki or wa iyaaki ?

  6. May Allah grant us with the goodness of dis(telling people the right words to say).


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