How to offer Ramadan Greetings
Ramadan is a month-long fast for Muslims around the world. From dawn to sunset, observant Muslims abstain from eating and drinking. This period is marked by joyful greetings and a desire to be faithful to Allah.
Give a traditional greeting
Give the Muslim greeting of “Ramadan Kareem,” which means “Ramadan is generous” or “Ramadan is noble.” This alludes to the generosity of Allah towards people.
Tip: Ramadan commemorates Allah first revealing verses of the Qur’an to the Prophet Muhammad.
Vary the greeting
Vary your greeting by saying “Ramadan Mubarak,” which translates to “Ramadan is blessed.” This is essentially a way of wishing someone a happy Ramadan.
Tip: The holiday of Eid al-Fitr, literally “feast of the fast breaking,” takes place on the first day of the month after Ramadan.
Wish them a healthy year
Say “Kul ‘am wa enta bi-khair,” meaning “May every year find you in good health.”
Send a card
Send Ramadan wishes for health and prosperity to family and friends via a greeting card. Ramadan greeting cards are available for purchase online and in many area stores.
Transmit an e-card
Transmit your Ramadan salutations via the internet. Readily available technology now allows users to instantly send their greetings around the world with e-cards and e-greetings .
Since Ramadan is a strictly lunar holiday, and occurs 11 days earlier each year, it take 33 years for it to cycle.