Traditions and culture

Traditions and culture

 

صام

 

/Saam/

 

Means

 

To fast/ To abstain (From food)

 

 

 


 

فُطَر

 

/fuTar/

 

Means

 

To break the fasting

 

 

 


 

صايِم

 

/Saayim/

 

Fasting (Masculine)

 

صايْمَة

 

/Saaymah/

 

Fasting (Feminine)

 

 

 


 

 

الفطور

 

/ilfToor/

 

Means

 

Iftar time

 

 

 


 

 

تَمُرْ و مَيْ

 

/tamur u may/

 

Means

 

Dates and water

 

 

 


 

 

وَكِت السُّحور

 

/wakit issuHoor/

 

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

 

 

 


 

 

هدوم العيد

 

/hdoom ilʻeed/

 

Means

 

Eid clothing

 

 

 


 

 

أَضْحِيَّة 

 

/ʼaDHHiyyah/

 

Means

 

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

 

 

 


 

 

صَلاة الجُمْعَة

 

/Salaat iljumʻah/

 

Means

 

Friday’s prayer

 

 

 


 

قَضَّى وَكِت وِيَّة أَهْلَه

 

/gaDHaa wakit wiyyah ʻahlah/

 

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.

 


 

قَرايِب

 

/garaayib/

 

Means

 

Relatives

 

 

 


 

دولْمَة

 

/doalmah/

 

Is the Iraqi traditional dish

 

 

 


 

 

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