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Greetings Message/Calligraphy

Posted by Mourad Diouri on January 13, 2008


  • Can you read this greetings message?
  • How would you translate it?



  • Share and discuss your answers by leaving a comment in the comments section below
  • To view/download the model answers, go to the download page

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4 Responses to “Greetings Message/Calligraphy”

  1. Edward Parsons said

    Eid Mubarak, right?

  2. hilary said

    thats what i got also!

  3. shabana said

    eid mubarak also.

    ‘happy eid’ is how i would translate it.

    Happy Eid, Eid Mubarak, Blessed Eid (i.e. celebration, festival) etc.. all these translations convey the same meaning.

    The word Eid means “festivity” and it has very specific meaning in the Islamic culture
    It refers to 2 holiday days in the Islamic calendar :

    1. عيد الفطر Eid ul-Fitr – End of Ramadan (end of fasting ) – Fiṭr means “to break the fast”
    2. عيد الأضحى is a religious festival celebrated by Muslims and Druze worldwide as a commemoration of Ibrahim’s (Abraham’s) willingness to sacrifice his son, as commanded by Allah


  4. David said

    Good effort – i had no idea. But now that i’ve seen your answers, i’ll go for Eid Mubarak too.

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