What Is Amman Yujibu?

Many times in our majalises (congregations) we are asked to recite an Ayat from the Qur’an. We commonly call this Ayat the amman yujibu.

What is amman yujibu? It is simply a confirmation that Allah Subhanahu wa Ta ‘ala is the only One who truly listens to the soul that is distressed and removes for it all afflictions. We recite amman yujibu directly from the Qur’an. We plead to Allah Subhanau wa Ta ala. We confirm with total Iman (Belief) that Du’a is fulfilled only by Allah Subhanahu a Ta’ala. The Ayat asks “..can there be another god besides Allah?...”

أَمَّن يُجِيبُ ٱلۡمُضۡطَرَّ إِذَا دَعَاهُ وَيَكۡشِفُ ٱلسُّوٓءَ

“Or, who listens to the (soul) distressed when it calls on Him, and who relieves its suffering?…” (27: 62).1

We find in the Qur’an that when the Anbiya’ did the Du’a they fully relied on Allah, Subhanahu wa Ta’ala.

The hope and strength the Anbiya’ felt in their Ad’iyyah to Allah should be felt by all believers when they repeat the same Ad’iyyah directly from the Qur’an.

  • 1. What we recite is actually only part of the Ayat. The complete Ayat is found in Surah an-Naml, verse 62. The complete Ayat reads:

    أَمَّنْ يُجِيبُ الْمُضْطَرَّ إِذَا دَعَاهُ وَيَكْشِفُ السُّوءَ وَيَجْعَلُكُمْ خُلَفَاءَ الْأَرْضِ أَإِلَٰهٌ مَعَ اللَّهِ قَلِيلًا مَا تَذَكَّرُونَ
    Amman yujibu al-mudtarra idha da‘ahu wa yakshifu as-su’u. Wa yaj’alukum khulafa al-ardhu. Ailahun ma’a Allahi? Qalilan ma tadhakkarun.
    “Or who listens to the distressed soul when it does the Du’a and relieves its suffering, and makes you the inheritors of the earth? Can there ever be another god besides Allah? High is Allah above what they ascribe with Him.” (27:62).