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Showing posts with label religion. Show all posts
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Sunday, September 5, 2010

The Night of Tujuh Likor...

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The last 10 nights of Ramadan is said to be the most auspicious nights for the month. It is mentioned in the holy Quran that angels would come down to earth on one of those night, praying together with those who pray late in the nights.

Another practice associated with the last days of Ramadan is that of putting up lights around the house. From the twenty-seventh day of the month up to the Hari Raya (Eid) festival, if you walk through any Malay village you will find the houses lighted up with oil lamps, or coloured electric lamp. The occasion is known as "Malam Tujuh Likur" but it is not of Islamic origin even though the lights are said to welcome the angels who visit earth during this period.

Nevertheless, these displays of lights are very attractive especially in the villages. It also set the mood for the Hari Raya festival which is just a few days away.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Hari Raya Preparation..

All Malaysian Muslim are getting into a final one third stage of the holy month of Ramadan.In less then 10 days,they will celebrate Eidul Fitri or Hari Raya Puasa.

What would Hari Raya be without new clothes, new shoes, new bags and basically lots of new things?

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Shoppers throng malls, bazaars and boutiques in search for the trendiest baju kurungs and kebayas (traditional Malay attire for women), latest tudung )(scarf) trends, fashionable shoes, sleekest baju melayu (traditional Malay attire for men) and so forth. There are some who opt for a family colour theme for Hari Raya each year, and will hunt for materials of the same colour. While some can make their own Hari Raya attire or send it to the tailors, others prefer to get it ready-made as it is easier and sometimes cheaper.

 

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Spoilt for choices........

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It’s not just about the shoes,kopiah or clothes; even Hari Raya delicacies are on sale along with the apparel.

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Delicacies etc,etc.......

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Children wear etc.etc.........

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Though it’s the fasting month, many shoppers don’t seem to feel the fatigue or tiredness when hunting for the best deals. While some opt to go shopping at night, after the breaking of fast, many would rather go during the day as there are more shops open and they can get the best bargains.

My advise....spend wisely.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Ramadan-The Quran

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It's been fifth days. The month of the Quran, Ramadan, moves very quickly.

 

 

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Ramadan is a month of fasting. In Ramadan we read Quran and learn different aspects of life. There are 30 days in Ramadan and Quran has 30 Suparah. Muslims easily recite all the Quran in 30 days of Ramadan and understand what it says then implement the teaching of Islam in their lives. Quran tells us the right way. Ramadan is a month when ALLAH showers his blessings on Muslims. ALLAH forgives Muslims and saves them from the fire of hell. Ramadan is a month when Muslims forget all things and worship ALLAH for his forgiveness and blessings. It is the month when Quran was revealed to our beloved Prophet Muhammad S.W...

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Ramadan-It's not about food .

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The food sale at Ramadan Bazaar..

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Few hours before breaking fast..a lot of people stampede the bazaar......

 

The magical moment of Ramadan in Malaysia are those market stalls selling a variety of foods and some are only available during Ramadan. Seeing people of all races and religions shopping and buying these foods are images that will forever be etched in one's mind. Ramadan is also that time of the year where family members make an effort to be home for the breaking of fast and be together as a family to enjoy and share those wonderful spread. Ramadan brings the family closer. Of course eating in moderation and eating healthy foods are key to a longer, happier and prosperous family lives.However, in Malaysia, the month itself has been tainted with the extreme gluttony during the entire month of fasting. Not sure what I’m talking about? Well, I don’t mean I am good Muslim then any other Muslim brother but the gluttony among most Muslims in Malaysia can be seen in the Ramadan Bazaar. A few hours before breaking fast, a lot of people will stampede the bazaar in order to buy loads of food for the breaking fast.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Malaysia-Ramadan Bazaar.

Malaysian Muslim celebrate Ramadan, towns and cities throughout Malaysia hold a Ramadan Bazaar. Each bazaar has its own distinctive flavour that comes to life after dusk with a series of stalls and vendors pedaling their wares. They are a great place for visitors to sample traditional Malay cuisine which is freshly prepared and cooked on open coals while you wait.

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Stutong Ramadan Bazaar....Kuching

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Kota Samarahan Remadan Bazaar-Desa Ilmu Commercial centre

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Comes Ramadan Malaysians are spoilt for choice when it comes to food no matter they are Muslim or non-Muslim.  In Ramadan there are plenty of temporary stalls selling food at the place gazetted by the local council for the whole month of Ramadan.  Malaysians will flock the market normally after coming back from work and it spares them the hassle of cooking their meal for breaking of fast especially for both working parents

Just see for yourself how colourful and busy the market is.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Malaysia-The Sighting of Ramadan Moon..

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Gambar Hiasan.....

Welcoming the fasting month of Ramadan the year of 1431 Hijrah.

The sighting of the moon or anak bulan Ramadan in Malay is declare to take place on the evening of Tuesday, 10th August 2010.If the new moon is sighted,the Muslim in Malaysia will begin the fast next day.Islam require to be unique or  Muslim scholar person appointed by the Islam's Authority in the country.

The Spirit of Ramadan..

Ramadan begin maybe to-morrow or Wednesday.Many non-Muslim who were not previously familiar with Muslim Holy Day and custom have heard about Ramadan through the media.bolggers,facebook friends etc,etc.On a more distribution level,we often get the impression from the media that Ramadan is associated with an increase is violence or terrorism.Yet Ramadan asit is understood and experience by millions of Muslims probably remains a mystery.
Now remember this:::
Fasting has been decreed for you as it was decreed for those before you, that you may acquire God-consciousness."

Fasting is, therefore, a universal form of worship observed by all the prophets of God, and recognized by most world religions.
Through fasting we learn to give up things which may give us pleasure for the sake of higher principle. The Prophet taught us to spend Ramadan in acts of charity, feeding the poor, and assisting those who are less fortunate. In fact, the fasting is not complete until food or money is given to those in need.
ALHAMDULLILAH.Thanks you Ya ALLAH for giving me an opportunity to experience Ramadan again..It's a bless and hopefully this Ramadan will bring Rahmat,hopefully my Ramadan this year is better then before.
I never spend my Ramadan outside Malaysia..I'm Malay/Melanau Malaysian from Sarawak...Celebrating Ramadan and Shawal in Malaysia is full of excitment,joys and fun especially to the children.Even to-day if you go to the shopping mall,they already play Raya song and promotion of raya sale.Well,this is Malaysia..welcome to the reality of Ramadan & Shawal.Ramadan bazzar is everywhere...Ramadan is not about food..it's holy month.
Festival of Breakingfast at the 5 star hotel and don't be suprise some muslim bloggers will blog about having nice  the fast at the hotel.I am not a rich person but I always remember this,Ramadan is blessed time when all Muslim gather together.It is time to remember the poor,strive to please Allah by being the most generous and it is time of much prayers.
This is my own research...I wish a blessed Ramadan to all.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Ramadhan.......

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Old part of Kuching City....Dates Bazaar during Ramadhan.

We're now just few days into Ramadhan.I spent Ramadhan in simple way,we broke our fast with dates and some other fruits  then went for Magrib prayer and back for the main meal then off again for the Isyak prayer then follow by the taraweh prayer.........

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Happy Deepavali

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Photo of Sikh Temple in Kuching.

Although Deepavali today is not a public holiday in Sarawak, the celebration is not affected as the Indian-Hindu community here open their homes to friends, acquaintances and well-wishers in the spirit of sharing that befits the Festival Of Lights.

Even as Deepavali approached, the fragrance of murukkus being cooked pervaded an Indian household amid a ruckus from family members trying to get things organised for the big day.

On Deepavali Day itself, Indian homes are spruced up with kolams (a beautiful floor decor made up of coloured rice, flour or desiccated coconut), beautiful lambs and lights and other elegant decorations.

Families welcome guests throughout the day with an array of Indian delicacies amid at atmosphere of cordiality.

Oh well… HAPPY DWALLI to all.


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

My World Tuesday-Hari Raya Preparation.

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For place to visit by visit this homepage That's My World

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The best time to visit Kuching is during the month of Ramadhan.Every year in the month of Ramadhan Muslim from within Kuching and outside Kuching will go to Gambier Street and India Street area to shop for cloth and food in preparation for their Hari Raya.

Hari Raya is very much commercialised in Malaysia.In the city like Kuching,shopping malls and commercial centres will hold big promotion and price discounts for festive shoppers as people purchase clothes and supplies.Decorations are hung in public areas and Hari Raya song will be played in shopping complexes.The media,such as TV will host various programs in conjunction with the celebrations and tourist are welcome to their open house.

Monday, March 17, 2008

MAULIDUR RASUL

This fountain is just about 1 kilometer to the Mosque.
People are rushing back home after work......The Mosque is just opposite of this main road.

On my way to the Mosque.

RABI'UL AWWAL.


We are already in the 9th day of Rabi'ul Awwal to-day.Rabi'ul Awwal is the third month in the Islamic calendar.The significance of this month is of course the Maulidur Rasul or the birth of Prophet Muhammad S.A.W on the 12th of this month.Thursday,20th March 2008 and it is a public holiday for Malaysia.


On this day,Muslims send their blessing to Prophet Muhammad S.A.W with recitations of praises and blessings. Muhammad(peace be upon him),the last messenger of ALLAH,was bornin Mecca,the chieftown of Arabia in the year 570 A.D.His father,Abdullah,died before his birth and he lost his mother,Aminah,when he was at the age of six years.He belonged to the Hashimite family,the nobelest of the Qureish tribe of the Arabian race.His gradfather,Abdul Muttalib who was directly descended from Ishmael,the son of Abraham,held the high office of custodian of the Ka'aba,the common pantheon of pagan Arabia,and was vitually head of the Meccan Commonwwalth.
Muhammad(peace beupon him) according to the Quran,the 'blessing' for the Universe'and the 'perfect example to follow' died in 632 A.D.and was buried in his Mosque at Madinah.He left behind him the revealed QURAN and his Sunnah as the sources of guidance for all generations.


Thursday, January 10, 2008

AWAL MUHARAM/MAAL HIJRAH 1429H.


ASSALAMU'ALAIKUM WARAHMATULLAH HI'WABARKATUH.
TO ALL MUSLIM BROTHERS AND SISTERS,
I WISH YOU SALAM MA'AL HIJRAH 1429H.

WASSALAMU'ALAIKUM WARAHMATUALLAH HI'WABARAKTUH.
YOUR BROTHER IN ISLAM.