View Full Version : Need to know..How to wish Arabian Selamat Hari Raya.
I've got some new Middle East customers from Dubai, Iran and Kuwait. Does anybody here knows how to wish them "Selamat Hari Raya" in English?
19-10-2006, 09:53 AM
Eid fitr (we call it Aidil Fitri) is not a big thingy with other countries in the middle east or even in Pakistan and Bangladesh. Their big occasion is actually Eid Adha (we call it Aidil Adha or Hari Raya Haji).
You can wish them Eid Mubarak! Its used for both the Eid Fitr and Eid Adha. Well, thats what I have been told years ago, unless I have been wrong for all these years. :D
Thanks! Sentinel! So can I say "Happy Eid Fitr" to them??
19-10-2006, 10:30 AM
Just say "Eid Mubarak" and see them smile.
19-10-2006, 04:38 PM
Yes "Eid Mubarak" will do just fine.
Just dont fall off your chair if he responds with "Divali Mubarak" as well ........... and that too ( GOD forbid !!! ) without getting comments from his equivalent of Takaful in his country.
That part of the world i.e birth place of Islam ( besides a couple of other world religions ) has less hang ups about this sort of things and have lesser morons who wld get away scot free by insulting the Arabs intelligence like the way our very own punk did by insulting the intelligence of the Muslims in this country and got away Scot free.
19-10-2006, 05:12 PM
Yes,the usual greeting wud be " Elf mabruk an eid al fitr " (pronounced fiterr). followed by " Kulo A'am Antu Bikheir " ( loose translation-Good health to you all year ) or you may say " Kulo sena antu taib ". Selamat Hari Raya!
P.S. The Iranians speak farsi so..... the arabic greeting shud suffice. :)
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.12 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.