The principle known for congratulations in arabic is to bring joy into the heart of the Muslim. This, in order to strengthen the bonds of brotherhood and spread sociability among Muslims. For indeed, the Muslim is sociable and sensitive to sociability. Thus, taking the initiative to give joy to one’s brother and rejoicing him by congratulating him is recommended. And through it he will surelyinvoke Allah on his behalf.
We will observe the various occasions for congratulate and the ways to do it, insha’Allah.
Congratulations in Arabic at a wedding
It is part of good behavior to invoke in favor of the person who has just married.
According to Abu Houreira (may Allah be pleased with him), the Prophet (‘alayhi salat wa salam) invoked for a person who was getting married. To this he said:
” May Allah bless you and put blessing on you and bring you both together in good “.
Also, in phonetics, we say: baraka Allahu laka wa baraka ‘alayka wa jama’a baynakouma fi kheyr.
Finally, congratulations in Arabic are said: بَارَكَ اللّهُ لَكَ، وَبَارَكَ عَلَيْكَ، وَجَمَعَ بَيْنَكُ مَا فِي خَيْرٍ
Congratulations in Arabic on a birth
At the birth of a child, there is no specific invocation to be made. However, it is good to invoke in favor of the newborn out of propriety. What is known is to say:
” What‘Allah bless what‘He t‘granted (this newborn baby) and may you be grateful to Him who gave it to you‘gave. May he (this newborn baby) reach full maturity and‘Allah grant him good behavior towards you. »
To this, the parent responds:
“May Allah bless you with everything He has given you! May Allah reward you with His graces, give you a newborn child like mine and reward you in abundance. »
Finally, congratulations in Arabic are said:
بَارَكَ اللَّهُ لَكَ فِي المَوْهُوبِ لَكَ، وَشَكَرْتَ الوَاهِبَ، وبَلَغَ أشُدَّهُ، وَرُزِقْتَ بِرَّهُ
ويَرُدُّ عَلَيْهِ المُهَنَّأُ فَيَقُولُ
بَارَكَ اللَّهُ لَكَ، وبَارَكَ عَلَيْكَ، وجَزَاكَ اللَّهُ خَيْرا ً، ورَزَقَكَ اللَّهُ مِثْلَهُ، وأجْزَلَ ثَوَابَكَ
Congratulations in Arabic during the two Aids
The two legislated Muslim holidays are al-Aid al-Fitr And el Aid el Adha.
And on these two holidays, the Muslim can start congratulating after the Aid prayer.
To do this, he can use the formula: Eid Mubarak which is also written like this: عيد مبارك. In fact, this expression means “happy birthday” or “happy birthday”, in common parlance. But literally, it translates to: What‘Allah bless your party “.
On the other hand, the Companions congratulated themselves in the following way: May Allah accept our good deeds as well as yours “. In Arabic, it is pronounced: taqabal Allahu mina wa minkum “.
In this respect, it is also recommended to shake hands.
A common mistake in how to congratulate yourself
Some people congratulate by saying “Aïd mabrouk” or “mabrouk el Aid”. This is not correct in the language and has a whole other meaning! Since “mabrouk” comes from the verb “to sit, to lean” then we come to say “Aid seated”. Which makes no sense and is far from the expected congratulations!
- What‘what about the formula “kul ‘am wa antoum bikheyr”?
You should know that the expression: Kul ‘Âm wa antoum bikheir – كل عام و أنتم بخير” is unfounded. Moreover sheikh el Albani (rahimahullah) said that it is the greeting of the disbelievers. This one has reached us Muslims, without our realizing it!
- Is it allowed to hug each other when‘do we congratulate each other?
Sheikh al Uthaymin (rahimahuLlah) was asked about the Eid hug. He said the hugging of men to each other, there’s nothing wrong with that. As well as kissing the women among the women who are prohibited from marriage.
Nevertheless, scholars have hated it except for the man kissing his mother’s head or forehead. Also, hugging between the daughter and her father is allowed.
But it is better to stay away from kissing the cheeks, except for the two cases of maharim mentioned above.
Congratulations in Arabic on Friday
Can we wish a good Friday: “joumou‘a mubaraka جمعة مباركة”?
It is best to drop this expression, as there is no evidence in the Sunna concerning her. Especially that one can fear to fall in the innovation, because it was not used at the pious predecessors.
For Non-Muslims in Islam
Sheikh ibn ‘Otheymine (rahimahuLlah) explained that it is forbidden if it is to congratulate on their religious holidays.
On the other hand, there is no harm in congratulating a non-Muslim for a worldly blessing. Indeed, this can be a cause of Call to Islam. Examples: during a birth or the construction of a house, …
Also, this is allowed in the case where the non-Muslim himself used to congratulate us. If he congratulates us when we are touched by a worldly blessing, then we also congratulate him.
However, if there is no point in congratulating, then it is best to abstain.
- Congratulations in Arabic on innovative holidays
You should know that apart from the two festivals of Aid, in Islam, there is no other legislated holiday.
In this regard, many innovations and bad habits have entered the Muslim community. We are going to mention some very common ones in which we wrongly congratulate ourselves.
- Congratulations in Arabic for the New Year
Sheikh Al Fawzan (hafidhahuLah) explained that it is not appropriate to say: Koullou ‘am wa antoum bikhayr “. Indeed, the beginning of the Hijri year is not considered a festival that is celebrated in Islam. Rather, it is something that people have become accustomed to and has no origin.
So congratulating oneself upon entering the first Hijri day is unfounded.
Congratulations in Arabic for birthdays and especially the‘birthday of the prophet (‘alayhi salat wa salam)
Scholars of Islam are unanimous that birthdays are an innovation in the religion. Indeed, there is no proof of this either in the Quran or in the Sunnah.
On the contrary, “el mawlid nabawi” is an attack on the prophet (‘alayhi salat wa salam). It is in no way an act of love towards him, as some may claim. If it had been legislated, he would have done it himself, but that is not the case. And who loves the Prophet (‘alayhi salat wa salam) must follow him properly and stay away from the habits of non-Muslims.
As a result, congratulating oneself on birthdays is not legislated.