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Common Arabic phrases you must learn this Ramadan

With Ramadan 2023 beginning on Thursday, March 23, in Saudi Arabia, now is a good time to brush up on some basic Arabic phrases.

We have put together a guide that covers everything from iftar to Ramadan Kareem - a greeting you might hear during the 29 or 30 days of fasting.

Here are some of the most important Arabic phrases to learn:


This means "breakfast". It is the meal served at sunset to break the fast.


The pre-dawn meal before the day's fast begins.

Ramadan Kareem

A greeting that means "generous Ramadan".

Mubarak Ramadan

Another greeting to wish everyone a happy Ramadan.


Prayer is another of Islam's five pillars. Five prayer times are observed throughout the day, beginning at dawn and ending at sunset.


This is another of Islam's five pillars. Adult Muslims are required to give 2.5 percent of their wealth in that particular year to the poor and needy. It can be given at any time of year, but it is most prevalent during Ramadan.


Fasting is a term used to describe one of Islam's five pillars.


In addition to the five daily prayers, special congregational prayers are held each evening during Ramadan.

Eid al-Fitr

This three-day celebration marks the end of Ramadan and the beginning of celebrations with prayers, festivities, food, and gifts.

Taqabbala Allah

May God accept your fasting and prayers.

Eid Mubarak

Blessed Eid.


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