Know Your Arabic

For lovers of languages, we have compiled some Arabic phrases you can use during the blessed month of Ramadan. Start practicing!

Ramadan Kareem – A commonly used phrase in order to wish a Muslim a happy and healthy Ramadan

Iftar – Muslims all around the world will abstain from food and drink, through fasting, from dawn to sunset. At sunset, the family will gather the fast-breaking meal known as Iftar.

Sohour – Before the day of fasting begins, Muslims will have their last meal before the sunrise which is known as Sohour.

Eid Al Fitr – The holiday of Eid Al-Fitr marks the end of the fasting period of Ramadan and the first day of the following month, after another new moon has been sighted.

Alsalam Alaykom – An Arabic greeting, which translates to “peace be upon you.”

Maghreb – Means sunset and usually refers to the sunset prayer. In Ramadan this is the time in which Muslims break their fast, ending their day of fasting.

Fajr – Meaning dawn, which is an hour before sunrise, and also refers to the dawn prayer. This is the time in Ramadan which marks the beginning of the fasting day.

Eid Mubarak – Eid means festivity and Mubarak means blessed. Together it means blessed festivity, which is usually said as a greeting to mark the end of the month of Ramadan and the 3-day celebration that follows.

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