Traditions and culture

Traditions and culture

 

 

صامْ

 

/Saam/

 

Means

 

To fast/ To abstain (from food)

 

 

 


 

فَطَر

 

/faTar/

 

Means

 

To break the fasting/ To eat breakfast

 

 

 


 

 

الفْطور

 

/lifToor/

 

Iftar time

 

 

 


 

 

صايِم

 

/Saayim/

 

Fasting (Masculine)

 

صايْمِة

 

/Saaymih/

 

Fasting (Feminine)

 

 

 


 

 

تَمْر و مَيْ

 

/tamr u may/

 

Means

 

Dates and water

 

 

 

 


 

 

وَقِتْ السحور

 

/waʼit lisHoor/

 

Is an Islamic term referring to the meal consumed by Muslims early in the morning before fasting

 

 

 


 

 

عيد الفِطِر

 

/ʻeed ilfiTir/

 

Is the Eid that comes directly after Ramadan.

 

 

 


 

 

عيد الأَضْحى

 

/ʻeed ilʼadhHaa/

 

Is the greater Eid which follows the completion of the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

 

 

 


 

 

أَواعي العيد

 

/ʼawaaʻee ilʻeed/

 

Means

 

Eid clothing

 

 

 


 

 

أَضْحِيِّة

 

/ʼadhHiyyih/

 

Means

 

The sacrifice of Eid Al Adha. It can be a goat, camel, lamb or cow.

 

 

 


 

 

صَلاة الجُمْعَة

 

/Salaat iljimʻah/

 

Means

 

Friday’s prayer

 

 

 


 

 

قَضّى وَقِتْ مَعْ عيلْتُه

 

/ʼadhaa waʼit maʻ ʻailtuh/

 

Means

 

He spent time with his family

 

 

 


 

 

Fridays are really important for Arab families. It is considered a holy day and families prefer to spend time with each other.

 

 


 

قَرايبين

 

/ʼaraayib/

 

Means

 

Relatives

 

 

 


 

 

كِبِّة لَبَنِيِة‎‎

 

/kibbih labaniyyih/

 

Is the Jordanian traditional dish.

 

 

 


 

 

 

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