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Old 08-10-2016, 05:26 PM
 
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Salaam everyone,

The brother of one of my dad's Muslim friends died on Sunday and I want to write him a sympathy card. However, I'm not really sure what to say in Arabic offering sympathy? I definitely want to learn what to say because it is important.


Thanks!
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Old 08-12-2016, 02:09 AM
 
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I am not an expert on the subject, especially Arabic.
Here is what I gathered from Google;


How to offer sympathy & condolences
How to offer sympathy & condolences

http://haqislam.org/expressing-condo...nd-sympathy-2/
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Old 08-12-2016, 02:27 AM
 
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Salaam everyone,

The brother of one of my dad's Muslim friends died on Sunday and I want to write him a sympathy card. However, I'm not really sure what to say in Arabic offering sympathy? I definitely want to learn what to say because it is important.


Thanks!
In the sympathy card, write a few words to help the living relatives have patience and we always say:

Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un (Arabic: إِنَّا للهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ‎‎)

It means, "We surely belong to God and to Him we shall return". This is a normal saying of all when we hear of someone passing away.

Salaam
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Old 08-12-2016, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Candy Kingdom
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Thank you! My dad gave his friend the card today. Dad said the card made his eyes well a bit.



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Old 08-13-2016, 02:03 AM
 
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It was a good card. Well done!
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Old 08-13-2016, 05:16 AM
 
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Thank you, Khalif! I studied Arabic for two years in college, but I still keep up with it myself. I learn something new each day.
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Old 08-13-2016, 03:43 PM
 
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Thank you, Khalif! I studied Arabic for two years in college, but I still keep up with it myself. I learn something new each day.

You did very well. Even more important your concern and sympathy are very admirable. I am sure the family of the deceased deeply appreciated your warmth.
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Old 08-16-2016, 05:55 PM
 
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Thank you, Woodrow. I asked my Saudi friend and he had to ask where dad's friend was from. Dad's friend is from Palestine... apparently there are different phrases for different Muslim places. It was interesting to learn!
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Old 08-16-2016, 07:34 PM
 
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Thank you, Woodrow. I asked my Saudi friend and he had to ask where dad's friend was from. Dad's friend is from Palestine... apparently there are different phrases for different Muslim places. It was interesting to learn!
We are a diverse bunch.
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