Greetings for Ramadan: friends holding some sparklers

More than a billion people celebrate Ramadan each year. Observers spend the holy month fasting from sunrise to sunset, reciting prayers, and avoiding negative thoughts. If you’re Muslim, you know how special this time of year can be. Spending time with friends and family and deepening your relationship with Allah are hallmarks of the holiday.

If you don’t observe the holiday but have friends and family who do, it’s a great opportunity to share well wishes. Here, you’ll find some of the best greetings for Ramadan you can share with friends, family, and colleagues. You’ll also learn more about the holiday if it’s new to you and discover the perfect greeting card designs to share with the people you care about.

Understanding the Ramadan Holiday

Greetings for Ramadan: family happily eating together

Understanding the significance and practices of Ramadan will help you choose the best greetings to share with friends, family, and colleagues. Ramadan honors the time when God first unveiled the Quran (also spelled Koran) to the Prophet Muhammad. It’s one of the five pillars of Islam. Ramadan is a time when observers focus on practicing self-discipline and deepening their relationship with God.

Ramadan, also known as Ramzan, Ramadhan, or Ramazan, takes place during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, which is a lunar calendar (meaning the months are based on the moon cycles). By contrast, the 12-month Gregorian calendar that most people follow is based on the movement of the sun. The month of Ramadan starts with the new moon and ends with the next crescent moon — or after 30 days of fasting if the sighting committee doesn’t spot the moon. The actual start and end dates can vary depending on if the moon is obscured.

During the holy month of Ramadan, healthy adult observers fast from sunrise to sunset. The morning meal is called suhoor, while the evening meal that breaks the fast after dusk is called iftar. Many greetings for Ramadan include references to the fast. The holy month ends with Eid al-Fitr as observers celebrate the past month of fasting and reflection by donating to charity and spending time with loved ones.

Greetings for Ramadan: Thoughtful Ways to Share Well Wishes

Greetings for Ramadan: group of friends talking to each other

Whether you’re one of a billion Muslims celebrating this holy holiday or want to be able to share best wishes with friends and family who celebrate, you’ll find greetings for Ramadan on this list. We’ve included greetings in Arabic and their translations as well as some English greetings you can use to share well wishes.

Here are some of the most popular greetings for Ramadan that you can include in a greeting card:

  • Ramadan Mubarak — this means “Happy Ramadan or Blessed Ramadan” in Arabic
  • Ramadan Kareem — this translates to “Have a generous Ramadan” in Arabic
  • Eid Mubarak — this means “blessed feast” and is most commonly shared at the end of Ramadan

Here are some other greetings you can share with others for Ramadan:

  • Sending well wishes for iftar and endless blessings during the holy month.
  • May Allah grant you peace and grace during this holy observance.
  • Have a blessed month. We hope this time brings you peace, joy, and reflection.
  • Happy Ramadan. May you reap the rewards of all your good deeds.
  • May the spirit of Ramadan fill our homes and our hearts with joy, peace, and happiness.
  • Sending our warmest wishes for the holiest month. Have a blessed Ramadan.
  • As you fast and offer special prayers to Allah, we are thinking of you. Hope this season brings you joy, peace, and fulfillment.
  • Sending love to you and your family this Ramadan. May all your prayers be answered and your fasting go smoothly.
  • Sending well wishes for good health, peace, and a happy Ramadan. 
  • Sharing our happiest Ramadan wishes to you and yours this holy time of the year.
  • We wanted to send Eid ul-Fitr greetings to you and your loved ones. Wishing you lots of joy, happiness, and serenity. Eid Mubarak!
  • Wishing you abundance as you allow Allah to guide you through this holiest of months.
  • Sending your family love and light during the holy time of Ramadan. We hope Allah grants you abundance, prosperity, and strength throughout the fast. 
  • Wishing you a peaceful and profound connection to God during the fasting of Ramadan.
  • We hope your observance brings peace, discipline, and joyous celebrations. 
  • Sending our best wishes for a happy and healthy Ramadan.

Ramadan Greeting Cards to Share With Friends, Family, and Colleagues

Now that you know some of the best greetings for Ramadan, you can share them in a beautiful digital card from Greenvelope. You can send them to friends and family who observe the holiday as well as work colleagues. You’ll find different designs, including reverential cards and joyful patterns to suit any recipient. Here are some of our favorite greeting card designs you can customize for your warmest Ramadan wishes.

1. Eid Mubarak Card

Greetings for Ramadan: Eid Mubarak Card

Design: Diasty Hardhikaputri

With its gorgeous gold-foil effect, this Eid Mubarak card is the perfect way to send well wishes to Muslim friends and family. It comes in various colorways so you can go for a joyful vibe or one that’s more reserved. You can also customize the font and add special elements like a wax seal. The supported backside offers plenty of space for longer greetings.

2. Falcon Invitation

Falcon Invitation

Design: Kiss by Kohl

This luxurious design features Mughal jewels — a tribute to the Muslim dynasty that ruled over much of South Asia. It’s a beautiful design to use for a Muslim wedding as well as for sending greetings for Ramadan.

3. Gilded Paisley Invitation

Gilded Paisley Invitation

Design: Signature Greenvelope

This stunning card template features paisley mandalas, which combine geometric and cultural motifs to reflect a close connection with Allah. Update it to send well wishes for a joyful Ramadan or customize it to invite friends and family to celebrate Eid ul-Fitr at the end of the holy month.

4. Ikat Invitation

Ikat Invitation

Design: Kiss by Kohl

This colorful greeting design is inspired by Ikat — an ancient textile-dyeing technique developed in Indonesia, home to one of the largest Muslim populations in the world. Send joyful Ramadan greetings with this design or invite guests to join you as you break the fast.

5. Golden Mosaic Invitation

Golden Mosaic Invitation

Design: Signature Greenvelope

This mosaic design comes in several colorways that are perfect for celebrating Ramadan. Choose purple and dark violet to honor independence and wisdom or opt for yellow to celebrate the holiday’s focus on joy and happiness. You can also choose the design in turquoise to reflect growth and renewal.

Celebrate Holy Moments With Greetings From Greenvelope

Whether you’re a practicing Muslim looking for new ways to share greetings for Ramadan or a non-Muslim who wants to send well wishes to Muslim friends, family, and colleagues, you’ll find the perfect words to say with this guide. And with a better understanding of the holiday and traditions, you can choose the most appropriate greeting for your recipients.

If you’re looking for more ways to send greetings to the ones you love, continue browsing our Stationers blog. You’ll find ways to share greetings for many religious occasions, including Christmas cards, Diwali greetings, and more. Sharing warm wishes is a wonderful way to connect with others and let them know that you honor them throughout the year.