Islamic Expressions for Ramadan

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Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is the time when Muslims observe a fast from sunrise to sunset. Muslims believe that this time is a glorious chance given to have sins erased, and gain a higher position in the eyes of Allah (SWT).

The following infographic demonstrates some common expressions that you might use or hear them during this month. Please, feel free to ask or give feedback in the common box below.

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رَمَضَان كَريم
Ramadan Kareem
A common expression to greet others when this month starts. It means “Ramadan, the Generous Month”. The generosity is by the rewards that Allah will grant who makes faithful and intense worship during Ramadan.

رَمَضَان مُبَارَك
Ramadan Mubarak
Another common expression for greeting. It means “Ramadan, the Blessed Month”. Allah distinguished this month with special worship that is the fasting and excess of prayers and reading the Quran.

Fasting (SAWM)
Muslims are obligated to fast every day from dawn to sunset during this month. Fasting requires the abstinence from food, drink and sexual activity.
To say “I am fasting today” in Arabic, you say:
أنا صَائِمٌ الْيَوْم

Break Fast (IFTAR)
A meal served at sunset during Ramadan, to break the day's fast. Muslims traditionally first break the fast with date (تَمْر =TAMR)

Another meal traditionally eaten before dawn during Ramadan; the final meal before the day's fast begins.

It refers to extra prayers performed at night in the this month. They are not compulsory. However, many Muslims pray these prayers.

زَكَاة الْفِطْر
Zakat al-Fitr
It is a charity given to the poor at the end of the fasting in this month, just before the holiday “Eid Elfitr = عِيدُ الْفِطْر”

خَتْم الْقُرْآن
Completing the Qur'aan
It means finishing reading entire Qur'an. Muslims are encouraged to do that because the Prophet Muhammad used to do that every Ramadan.

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