Coronavirus lockdown restrictions may mean mass gatherings are restricted but Ramadan greetings will be exchanged digitally around the world.
However, with technology allowing worshippers around the world to commemorate the holy month remotely, with seasonal greetings of “Ramadan Mubarak” and “Ramadan Kareem” exchanged digitally across the globe – but what do the phrases mean?
What do ‘Ramadan Mubarak’ and ‘Ramadan Kareem’ mean?
The more common of the greetings during the holy month is “Ramadan Mubarak“, which translates from the Arabic word meaning “blessed” – the phrase, therefore, means “Blessed Ramadan“, often used in the same way as wishing somebody a “Happy Ramadan“.
“Ramadan Kareem” is less commonly used, but translates as “Generous Ramadan” – while the phrase can be used as a greeting in a similar way to “Ramadan Mubarak“, it can also describe Ramadan in another context.