[thechat] Id

Syed Zeeshan Haider szh at softhome.net
Sat Dec 7 16:09:00 CST 2002

From: "William Anderson"
To: <thechat at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: December 08, 2002, Sunday 1:35 AM
Subject: Re: [thechat] Id

> Ashok Hariharan wrote:
> > Id mubarak and a pleasent ramadhan to all muslim subscribers of [thechat]
> If I knew what that meant, I might be chuffed about it :)  Fancy explaining
> a bit more to those non-Muslims on the list, Ashok?

Hi William,
Ashok is actually greeting Muslims on the Holy (Islamic) month of Ramazan (also
pronounced as Ramadan) and the religious festival of Eid which is celebrated on
1st of Shawwal (Islamic month after Ramadan). He spelled "Eid" as "Id". Actually
Eid is an Arabic word which means "something which returns again and again".
Muslims all over the world spell it as "Eid".
There are two Eids every year. Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Duha. Eid after Ramazan is
called Eid-ul-Fitr. It's a reward for Muslims for fasting in Ramazan.

The word "Mubarak" is also a word from Arabic which means "Greetings". It is
used to greet. Urdu speakers use it widely as this is also a part of Urdu. Most
Arabs use a word "Mabrook", which is a variation of Mubarak, to greet others.

"Eid Mubarak" or "Id Mubarak" simply means "Eid Greetings" or "Greetings of

Syed Zeeshan Haider.

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