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Easter in Arabic and other questions about religious celebrations

Marhaban, I would be glad to know how you say Easter in Arabic and how you wish somebody Happy Easter. Are there differences between Egypt, Lebanon, Syria and Palestine?

Another question: do Muslims wish Christians a Happy Ester or a Merry Christmas ? Or is it considered Haram?

Do Christians wish Muslims a Happy Ramadan, or Eid el Kebir? Or would Muslims feel insulted? 


Apr 11, 2017 10:45 PM
Comments · 5

Yes, of course, we congratulate the Christians on their holidays

 

 Some of the holidays we celebrate are also like New Year's

 They also congratulate us on the holidays and share with us the joy and joy of those days

 Especially Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, it is almost a collective event

 Some Christians do not eat in front of Muslims during Ramadan

 I know a Christian grandfather whose granddaughter is a Muslim

 He does not eat during Ramadaan until breakfast

 And many of the situations that we hear about or pass through

 We are all Egyptians

 Even my mother tells me when the Jews here had a good relationship with them

 We used to make food for them on Saturday because they could not

 

April 12, 2017
2Q- The majority of Muslims scholars if not all consider greeting Christians for these two holidays Haram. The reason behind that is if a Muslim greeted a Christians for Easter that's will mean he/she recognize that Al Masih alayhi salam was crucified. However, Muslims don't believe in crucifixion of Jesus.
3Q- We don't consider that as an insult. You will be welcomed for that.

May 13, 2017

Thank you for all these informations. I was just surprised (with some other Arabic learners in my local Arabic course) that here in Europe no Muslim wished us ever a Merry Christmas or Happy Easter or a Happy New Year while we sent messages for Ramadan or Ayd el Adha. We really thought that we were doing wrong!


April 14, 2017
You can say kol sana we enta/enty/ento taybeen كل سنة و انت طَيب in any occasion. And yes you can say it to anyone Muslim or Christian. Easter in Egypt called sham alnasseeem شم النسيم which means smiling the breeze and it's related to spring festival in ancient Egypt.
April 14, 2017

in arabic easter=Fis7 and in egypt we say kol sana wenta tayeb for"the event"

and no its not haram to congratulate non muslims for thier feast as long as they arnt in fight with :D

it would be great to write the words that you know in arabic alphabet :) no matter how few they are (Y) good luck

April 12, 2017
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