I woke up this morning with an idea for a post in my head (don’t you just love when that happens)..I sat in bed remembering how I had asked a friend why the name “Kareem” was after Ramadan..and why everyone was saying “Ramadan Kareem..”
“Isn’t Kareem the name of one of your friends?” I asked..
“Kareem means “generous” in Arabic,” he told me. “Most people’s names have a meaning in Arabic. Take mine for example: Mounir. The islamic translation of Mounir, is the one who enlightens your path, symbolically of course… However, back in beginning of the century in Alexandria, the men who would walk in the streets and light up the gas lamp posts lining the streets, were also called “Mounirs” as they would enlighten your path, literally..”
What a nice story. Can’t say my name has any symbolic meaning. BOOORING.
So now, I turn to you..what does your name mean?