Returning a supplication after having bestowed a gift


AAaishah رضي الله عنها  reported that the Messenger of Allah 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.