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Welcome Ramadan with 10 Beautiful Arabic Phrases

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by Dania Ghraoui

11 Mar, 2024 . 3 mins read

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Welcome Ramadan  

Welcome Ramadan

Ramadan, the ninth month in the Hijri Calendar, is a special month in Islam, where Muslims fast and get closer to Allah through good deeds.

All Muslims around the world rejoice upon the arrival of this holy month and exchange beautiful words and phrases that express good wishes and prayers to God for acceptance. 

Get ready for the holy month this Ramadan with 10 beautiful expressions in Arabic. These expressions are used for a wide variety of purposes, which include congratulating Muslims on the arrival of the holy month, asking God for acceptance, and other supplications that express gratitude to God and wishes for extended blessings.

1. رمضان كريم

Ramaḍān karym

This is one of the most popular phrases used to welcome Ramadan and a transliteration of it is also greatly common: Ramadan Kareem. It translates to “Generous Ramadan,” to express a wish for blessings and abundance. It is a form of greeting that is a way of acknowledging the significance of Ramadan and expressing hope that the month will bring peace, blessings, and generosity to the lives of those observing it.  

You can also say رمضان مبارك Ramadan Mubarak, or “blessed Ramadan.” These are greetings used to wish someone a generous and blessed Ramadan.

 

2. اللهمّ بلّغنا رمضان

Allahumma ballighna Ramadan

This is a common expression used to welcome the month of Ramadan, and it means “O Allah, let us reach Ramadan.” It’s a supplication asking Allah to allow one to live to see the month of Ramadan. Muslims use this phrase throughout the year whenever they talk about the holy month and more frequently in the 2 or 3 months that precede Ramadan.

 

3. تقبّل الله صيامكم

Taqabbal Allahu siyamakum

This phrase means “May Allah accept your fasting.” This supplication is usually exchanged between Muslims upon completing their fasting every day. It asks Allah to accept one’s fasting and prayers during Ramadan. It can also be used toward the end of the month and as people start exchanging Eid greetings.

 

4. اللهم أعنّا على الصّيام

 Allahumma a’inna ‘ala as-siyam

This is also another supplication repeated daily in Ramadan. It means “O Allah, help us with our fast.” It’s a prayer asking for God’s assistance in fulfilling the obligation of fasting. It is usually said after completing the fasting and eating food on Iftar or when eating Suhoor and intending to fast the following day (the Pre-Dawn meal).

 

5. الحمد لله الذي بلّغنا رمضان

 Alhamdulillah alladhi ballaghna Ramadan

This is a thankful supplication that translates to “All praise is due to Allah, who has brought us to Ramadan.” This expression shows gratitude to God for allowing one to reach the month of Ramadan. 

 

6. أعاده الله عليكم بالخير والبركة 

A’adahu Allah ‘alaikum bil-khair wal-barakah

This is another expression that can be used as a form of greeting or congratulating others on the coming of Ramadan. It means “May Allah return it to you with goodness and blessings.” This is a wish for someone to experience many more Ramadans filled with goodness and blessings.

 

7. صيامٌ مقبولٌ وإفطارٌ شهي

 Siyam maqbool wa iftar shahi

This beautiful phrase translates to “An accepted fast and a delicious iftar.” It is a wish for one’s fasting to be accepted by Allah and for them to enjoy a delicious meal when breaking their fast.

 

8. مباركٌ عليكم الشّهر

 Mubarak ‘alaikum al-shahr

This is another phrase that can be used to congratulate Muslims on the coming of Ramadan, and it means, “Blessed be the month upon you.” It’s a greeting wishing someone a blessed Ramadan month.

 

9. تقبّل الله منا ومنكم صالح الأعمال

Taqabbal Allahu minna wa minkum salih al-a’mal

This is a supplication or Duaa that Muslims exchange after completing their fasting or any other ritual or prayer. It translates to “May Allah accept from us and from you (our) good deeds.” It is a prayer for Allah to accept all good deeds performed during Ramadan, both from the speaker and the listener.

 

10. كل عامٍ وأنتم بخير

 Kullu ‘am wa antum bikhair

This is a common greeting that translates to “Every year, may you be in good health.” It’s used in various Islamic and Arabic cultural contexts, wishing the recipient well-being on the occasion of Ramadan or other events.

We hope you enjoyed and benefited from today’s blog. Take this quick quiz to make sure you remember these phrases and know how to use them correctly. 

If you would like more practice in Arabic, download our app and start learning the language with fun and engaging exercises.

 

رَمَضان مُبارَك

Ramadan Mubarak!

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Welcome Ramadan  

Welcome Ramadan

Ramadan, the ninth month in the Hijri Calendar, is a special month in Islam, where Muslims fast and get closer to Allah through good deeds.

All Muslims around the world rejoice upon the arrival of this holy month and exchange beautiful words and phrases that express good wishes and prayers to God for acceptance. 

Get ready for the holy month this Ramadan with 10 beautiful expressions in Arabic. These expressions are used for a wide variety of purposes, which include congratulating Muslims on the arrival of the holy month, asking God for acceptance, and other supplications that express gratitude to God and wishes for extended blessings.

1. رمضان كريم

Ramaḍān karym

This is one of the most popular phrases used to welcome Ramadan and a transliteration of it is also greatly common: Ramadan Kareem. It translates to “Generous Ramadan,” to express a wish for blessings and abundance. It is a form of greeting that is a way of acknowledging the significance of Ramadan and expressing hope that the month will bring peace, blessings, and generosity to the lives of those observing it.  

You can also say رمضان مبارك Ramadan Mubarak, or “blessed Ramadan.” These are greetings used to wish someone a generous and blessed Ramadan.

 

2. اللهمّ بلّغنا رمضان

Allahumma ballighna Ramadan

This is a common expression used to welcome the month of Ramadan, and it means “O Allah, let us reach Ramadan.” It’s a supplication asking Allah to allow one to live to see the month of Ramadan. Muslims use this phrase throughout the year whenever they talk about the holy month and more frequently in the 2 or 3 months that precede Ramadan.

 

3. تقبّل الله صيامكم

Taqabbal Allahu siyamakum

This phrase means “May Allah accept your fasting.” This supplication is usually exchanged between Muslims upon completing their fasting every day. It asks Allah to accept one’s fasting and prayers during Ramadan. It can also be used toward the end of the month and as people start exchanging Eid greetings.

 

4. اللهم أعنّا على الصّيام

 Allahumma a’inna ‘ala as-siyam

This is also another supplication repeated daily in Ramadan. It means “O Allah, help us with our fast.” It’s a prayer asking for God’s assistance in fulfilling the obligation of fasting. It is usually said after completing the fasting and eating food on Iftar or when eating Suhoor and intending to fast the following day (the Pre-Dawn meal).

 

5. الحمد لله الذي بلّغنا رمضان

 Alhamdulillah alladhi ballaghna Ramadan

This is a thankful supplication that translates to “All praise is due to Allah, who has brought us to Ramadan.” This expression shows gratitude to God for allowing one to reach the month of Ramadan. 

 

6. أعاده الله عليكم بالخير والبركة 

A’adahu Allah ‘alaikum bil-khair wal-barakah

This is another expression that can be used as a form of greeting or congratulating others on the coming of Ramadan. It means “May Allah return it to you with goodness and blessings.” This is a wish for someone to experience many more Ramadans filled with goodness and blessings.

 

7. صيامٌ مقبولٌ وإفطارٌ شهي

 Siyam maqbool wa iftar shahi

This beautiful phrase translates to “An accepted fast and a delicious iftar.” It is a wish for one’s fasting to be accepted by Allah and for them to enjoy a delicious meal when breaking their fast.

 

8. مباركٌ عليكم الشّهر

 Mubarak ‘alaikum al-shahr

This is another phrase that can be used to congratulate Muslims on the coming of Ramadan, and it means, “Blessed be the month upon you.” It’s a greeting wishing someone a blessed Ramadan month.

 

9. تقبّل الله منا ومنكم صالح الأعمال

Taqabbal Allahu minna wa minkum salih al-a’mal

This is a supplication or Duaa that Muslims exchange after completing their fasting or any other ritual or prayer. It translates to “May Allah accept from us and from you (our) good deeds.” It is a prayer for Allah to accept all good deeds performed during Ramadan, both from the speaker and the listener.

 

10. كل عامٍ وأنتم بخير

 Kullu ‘am wa antum bikhair

This is a common greeting that translates to “Every year, may you be in good health.” It’s used in various Islamic and Arabic cultural contexts, wishing the recipient well-being on the occasion of Ramadan or other events.

We hope you enjoyed and benefited from today’s blog. Take this quick quiz to make sure you remember these phrases and know how to use them correctly. 

If you would like more practice in Arabic, download our app and start learning the language with fun and engaging exercises.

 

رَمَضان مُبارَك

Ramadan Mubarak!

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