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.
Step 1: 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.
Step 2: 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.
Step 3: Wish them a healthy year Say "Kul 'am wa enta bi-khair," meaning "May every year find you in good health."
Step 4: 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.
Step 5: 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.
FACT: Since Ramadan is a strictly lunar holiday, and occurs 11 days earlier each year, it take 33 years for it to cycle.