Congratulations with the statement Mabruk


Question: What is the ruling on congratulating someone with the work Mabruk, as it is said that it is taken from the word Baruk meaning the kneeling of a camel, and it does not have the meaning of Mubarak (may you be blessed) from the word Barakah (blessing)?

Answer: The word is fine since most people only use it to mean Barakah (blessing), then according to the custom it means the same thing as Mubarak. I also do not see that it is correct according to the rules of conjugation, to say that it is derived from Barak so i do not see anything to prevent the usage of Mabruk to mean Mubarak.

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[Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-`Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah)|Fatawa Islamiyah vol.8, p.324 DARUSSALAM]

About Umm Abdulazeez

"I am a Muslim who is upon the Qur'aan and the Sunnah and upon the methodology of the Salaf As-Saalih (Pious Predecessors). And that can be said in short by saying, 'I am a Salafee' " [Shaykh Al-Albaanee رحمه الله] ________ Sufyaan Ath-Thawree (rahimahullaah) said: “Indeed knowledge should only be learned for the purpose of fearing Allaah. Indeed, knowledge has been given virtue over other than it because with it Allaah is feared.” [Jaam'i Bayaan al-'Ilm wa Fadlihi by Imaam Ibn Abdil-Barr (rahimahullaah)]
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