(195) Returning a supplication after having bestowed a gift or charity upon someone — الدعاء لمن قال بارك الله فيك

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AAaishah رضي الله عنها reported that the Messenger of Allah (SAWS) was given a sheep and he ordered for it’s distribution. When the servant would come back (from distributing it), AAaishah would ask: ‘What did they say?’, he replied: They would supplicate:

بارَكَ اللهُ فيكُمْ.

Barakal-lahu feekum.

‘May Allah bless you all.’

…AAaishah would then say:

وَفيهِـمْ بارَكَ الله.

Wafeehim barakal-lah.

‘and may Allah bless them.’

…we return their supplication in a similar way and our reward remains with us.

This supplication is used whenever one initially thinks a casual event or occurrence to foretell good or evil, using it as a basis to determine which action he should undertake, but he then denounces such a link, relies on Allah and then says this supplication as an expiation for this act, since it falls under the category of shirk.