Ya Zal Jalali Wal Ikram : Meaning, Analysis, Benefits & Details

Shah Muhammad Suhail

Ya Zal Jalali Wal Ikram

In Islam, reciting Tasbeeh and supplicating Allah’s Names and Attributes are among the basic acts of worship. ‘Ya Zal Jalali Wal Ikram’ is a special phrase that reminds us of the glory and honor of Allah. If you add this name of Allah to any prayer, the probability of that prayer being accepted increases many times. In this post we will discuss in detail the meaning, word analysis, benefits, virtues and when it is best to read this very virtuous and important phrase.

Ya Zal Jalali Wal Ikram : Meaning and Word Analysis

The Arabic form of Ya Zal Jalali Wal Ikram is as follows:

“يَا ذَا الْجَلَالِ وَالْإِكْرَامِ”

Pronunciation: Ya Zal Jalali Wal Ikram.

Meaning: O possessor of majesty and honour.

Word analysis

يَا (Ya): “O,” (address letter)

ذَا (Za): “Owner” or “Owner.”

الْجَلَالِ (al-jalal): “The Glory” or “Greatness.”

وَ (wa): “And.”

الْإِكْرَامِ (al-Ikram): “honor” or “dignity”

ذَا الْجَلَالِ وَالْإِكْرَامِ (Zal-Jalali Wal Ikram) is one of the 99 Names of Allah. A few of the Quran and several hadiths contain this phrase.

Ya Zal Jalali Wal Ikram dua
Ya Zal Jalali Wal Ikram dua

Use of the phrase in the Qur’an and Hadith

Quran

  1. Verse:

“وَيَبْقَى وَجْهُ رَبِّكَ ذُو الْجَلَالِ وَالْإِكْرَامِ”

Translation: “And the face of your Lord’s glory and honor is immortal.” (Surah Rahman, 55:27)

  1. Verse:

“تَبَارَكَ اسْمُ رَبِّكَ ذِي الْجَلَالِ وَالْإِكْرَامِ”

Translation: “Blessed be the name of your Lord, the One who is in glory and honor.” (Surah Rahman, 55:78)

hadith

  1. Arabic of hadith:

“ألظوا بياذا الجلال والإكرام”

Translation: “In the supplication hold fast the words ‘Ya Zal Jalali Wal Ikram’. (Tirmidhi, Hadith: 3525)

  1. Arabic of hadith:

“اللهمَّ أنتَ السلامُ ومنكَ السلامُ تباركتَ يا ذا الجلالِ والإكرامِ”

Translation: “O Allah, You are the giver of peace, from You comes peace. Blessed are you, O glorious Mahanubhava.” (Muslim, Hadith: 591-592)

  1. Arabic of hadith:

“اللهمَّ إنِّي أسألُك بأنَّ لك الحمدُ، لا إله إلا أنتَ المنَّانُ، بديعُ السَّماواتِ والأرضِ، يا ذا الجلالِ والإكرامِ، يا حيُّ يا قيومُ”

Translation: “O Allah, I pray to You, praise be to You, there is no god but You, You are the Great Giver, Creator of the heavens and the earth, O Possessor of majesty and honor, O Everlasting, O Founder.” (Tirmidhi, Hadith: 3544; Abu Dawud, Hadith: 1495; Nasa’i, Hadith: 130)

Some examples of adding Ya Zal Jalali Wal Ikram Dua

“Ya Zal Jalali Wal Ikram” (يا ذا الجلال الوليكرام) is a powerful and auspicious phrase, which is added to various supplications to remember the glory and honor of Allah. Here are some examples:

For General Supplication

اللهمَّ إني أسألك يا ذا الجلال والإكرام، أن تغفر لي ذنوبي وترحمني

Translation: “O Allah, I ask You, O Possessor of Glory and Honor, to forgive my sins and have mercy on me.”

In Times of Hardship and Crisis

يا ذا الجلال والإكرام، أنقذني من هذا الكرب وامنحني الصبر والقوة

Translation: “O Possessor of Glory and Honor, rescue me from this distress and grant me patience and strength.”

For Sustenance and Blessings

اللهمَّ ارزقني من فضلك الواسع يا ذا الجلال والإكرام

Translation: “O Allah, provide me from Your vast bounty, O Possessor of Glory and Honor.”

When Praying for Children

اللهمَّ بارك لي في أولادي واحفظهم يا ذا الجلال والإكرام

Translation: “O Allah, bless my children and protect them, O Possessor of Glory and Honor.”

For Healing from Illness

يا ذا الجلال والإكرام، اشفني واشف مرضى المسلمين

Translation: “O Possessor of Glory and Honor, grant me healing and heal the sick among the Muslims.”

For Peace and Tranquility

اللهمَّ أنت السلام ومنك السلام، تباركت يا ذا الجلال والإكرام

Translation: “O Allah, You are Peace, and from You comes peace. Blessed are You, O Possessor of Glory and Honor.”

At the Time of Iftar

اللهمَّ لكَ صمتُ وعلى رزقكَ أفطرتُ فتقبل مني يا ذا الجلال والإكرام

Translation: “O Allah, I have fasted for Your sake and broken my fast with Your provision. So accept it from me, O Possessor of Glory and Honor.”

During Istikhara

اللهمَّ إنِّي استخيرك بعلمك واستقدرك بقدرتك وأسألك من فضلك العظيم، يا ذا الجلال والإكرام

Translation: “O Allah, I seek Your guidance through Your knowledge and seek ability through Your power, and I ask You from Your great bounty, O Possessor of Glory and Honor.”

Benefits and virtues of Ya Zal Jalali Wal Ikram

Confidence and determination

Remembrance of Allah’s glory and honor by adding this phrase to the supplication increases confidence and fortitude. Remembrance of Allah’s majesty and dignity helps us to have courage and patience in difficult times of life.

Being close to Allah

By reciting “Ya Jal Jalali Wal Ikram” we can get closer to Allah. Remembrance of Allah’s Attributes purifies our hearts and makes our prayers more acceptable.

Means of prayer being accepted

If we pray to Allah by adding this phrase, the probability that He will accept our prayers increases. The Prophet (peace be upon him) saw a Companion praying with Ya Jalali Wal Ikram and said, ‘You have prayed in the court of Allah through Isme Azam, by the name of which Allah responds and if you ask for something, He grants it.'(Tirmidhi: 3544, Abu Dawud: 1495, Nasa’i: 130)

Rizq and Barakah

Remembrance of Allah’s Attributes is a means of obtaining sustenance and blessings. Allah is Merciful and Glorious to His servants. Those who use this phrase of dua, Allah’s mercy and blessings in their lives.

When is the best time to Pray?

  • Daily Dua: This dua can be included in the daily general dua.
  • Special time: It is especially beneficial to read after Fajr and Maghrib prayers. It can also be recited during Iftar and Sehri during Ramadan.
  • In times of emergency: When you are in a critical situation, this dua is especially useful for seeking Allah’s help and mercy.

Conclusion

Ya Zal Jalali Wal Ikram Dua plays a special role in the life of Muslims. Reciting it recalls the glory and honor of Allah and instills confidence and fortitude in Muslims. Incorporating it in daily worship can earn Allah’s special grace and mercy. Its virtues are mentioned in the Qur’an and Hadith and it is best recited daily after Fajr and Maghrib prayers and on special occasions.

Through this dua we can remind our honor and glory to Allah, which brings peace and prosperity in our lives.

If you want to know more Islamic supplications and their virtues, you can read our other blog posts.

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