Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar when the new crescent moon is first seen in the sky; it is the month that all the believers wait for it to approach to Allah more and more, it is great chance for every believer to improve himself to be the right person on the religious and moral level.
Ramadan is the month of Qur’an and Fasting as well, as all the Muslims fast from dawn to sunset for Allah as it is the fourth of the five pillars of Islam that teaches us the right way to live our lives as Allah wants.
It is just few days and the month of mercy and forgiveness are going to start, as we will start fasting to be closer to our faith and Allah, we will see our relatives and friends and we will greet each other with the expression of “Ramadan Mubarak” as well so we are going to talk about the meaning of this expression “Ramadan Mubarak” in the month of mercy and forgiveness in this article.
What is the meaning of Ramadan Mubarak?
Ramadan Mubarak is the greeting that the Muslim faithful greets one another in Ramadan, it is an Islamic traditional way that we used to use in Ramadan to greet each other and to welcome friends and passers-by during this holy month as a manifestation of celebration in this blessed month.
Ramadan Mubarak means “blessed Ramadan” or “happy Ramadan”, so most of the Muslims use this expression to share it with friends and relatives to wish them well and blessings at the beginning of this holy month.
Ramadan Mubarak is considered as an appropriate greeting in this month for an important reason as Mubarak means blessed or happy which is used in the a happy occasions as we say “Eid Mubarak”, so this expression is the best expression that we can use in our greetings with each other in this month as we wish blessings and happiness for each other in this blessed month.
What is the difference between Ramadan Mubarak and Ramadan Kareem?
There are different expressions that we can use to greet and congratulate each other in this holy month such as Ramadan Mubarak, Ramadan Kareem, Happy Ramadan, May this Ramadan be as bright as ever, wishing you all the blessings of the holy month, Have a peaceful Ramadan, May Allah accept your deeds, May Allah accept your fasting, and may you find your peace and happiness in this holy month but actually the most common expressions that we use are Ramadan Mubarak and Ramadan Kareem.
Many people thought that there is no difference between the two expressions Ramadan Mubarak and Ramadan Kareem but actually it is not true because there is big difference between both of them in the meaning as the expression Ramadan Kareem is used to wish the other with munificent and free-handed Ramadan but this expression isn’t preferable to be used as some thought that it carries the dangerous implication that Ramadan itself is capable of being generous and free-handed to us but in fact Allah is the one who grants blessing and giving, while Ramadan Mubarak means blessed Ramadan as we mentioned above and it is the best expression to be used in Ramadan.