Traditions and culture

Traditions and culture

 

 

صامْ

 

/Saam/

 

Means

 

To fast/ To abstain (from food)

 

 

 


 

 

فِطِرْ

 

/fiTir/

 

Means

 

To break the fasting

 

 

 


 

 

صايِمْ

 

/Saayim/

 

Fasting (Masculine)

 

صايْمَة

 

/Saayimah/

 

Fasting (Feminine)

 

 


 

 

الفِطار

 

/ilfiTaar/

 

Means

 

Iftar time

 

 

 


 

 

تَمْر و مَيَّ

 

/tamr w mayya/

 

Means

 

Dates and water

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

السُّحور

 

/issuHoor/

 

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

 

 

 


 

 

عيد الفِطر

 

/ʻeed ilfiTr/

 

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.

 

 

 


 

لِبْس العيد

 

/libs ilʻeed/

 

Means

 

Eid clothing

 

 

 


 

 

أُضْحِيَة

 

/ʼudhHiyah/

 

Means

 

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

 

 

 


 

 

 صَلاة الجُمْعَة

 

/Salaat ilgumʻah/

 

Means

 

Friday’s prayer

 

 

 


 

 

قَعَدْ مَعْ أَهْلُه

 

/ʼaʻad maʻ ʼahluh/

 

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.

 

 


 

 

قَرايِبْ

 

/ʼaraayib/

 

Means

 

Relatives

 

 

 


 

 

كُشَري

 

/kusharee/

 

Is the Egyptian traditional dish.

 

 

 


 

 

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