Wednesday, January 09, 2008


Awal muharram is a muslim new year. its a important to remember the hijrah of prophet muhammad saw from mekah to madinah. So we are one years older. As chinese has their own calender, muslim calender known as Hijrah.

Wikipedia said,

Hari Awal Muharram atau Hari Maal Hijrah merupakan suatu hari yang penting bagi umat Islam kerana ia menandakan dua peristiwa penting berlaku dalam sejarah Islam.
Pertama, memperingati penghijrahan Nabi Muhammad dari Kota Mekkah ke Madinah pada tahun 622 masihi, dan kedua, ia merupakan hari keagamaan di mana umat Islam mengadakan solat sunat di masjid-masjid di seluruh negeri. Hari Maal Hijrah atau Awal Muharram merupakan hari cuti umum di
Malaysia dan merupakan permulaan tahun hijrah bagi umat Islam

In Malaysia, few state declared awal muharam as a public holiday. Johor, where i live is one of the country that declare it as a public holiday.

This new year followed by a occasion called as year end prayer and new year prayer. It started before and after maghrib solat. i have chances to attended this prayer and most of muslim will do. it asked for forgiveness for the mistake and sin done by last year before maghrib. As soon after azan maghrib, we pray for the better person, good living, more barakah and rezeki.

for those who want the end year and new year doa, click here

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Hari Raya Aidilfitri - Wedding

The school holiday usually followed by wedding occasion. This happened to all races, cultured and no barrier. Mix couples, international couple can be arranged by the immigration and laws.
In Malay tradition, they got "hantaran" means the giving from male bride to female bride and the female bride to the man bride. Usually the "hantaran" include the gold accesories, clothes, praying mat, telekong, perfume, chocolate and sweet.
Usually the bride invited their friends, relative and the community around them to the wedding.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Hari Raya Aidilfitri - School Holiday

The school holiday have been started. My family and i we're taking vacation to Royal Adelphi, Seremban. It's a quite good hotel with reasonable prices. The architechture of the building is unique and nice landscapping.

My sons ride a horse at Malacca Zoo.

This is me with my youngest daughter sleeping. Shhh... quiet please, baby sleeping.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Hari Raya Aidilfitri - day 7

It's payback time. Today is my open house day. My family, cousin and niece will come to my house for raya. I've prepared soto (a spaggeti in chicken soup), nasi himpit (rice), bread and frying nuggets and french fries. I've bought a lot of throw-away cup, plate and bowl cause it easy to managed. Two pack of ice was ready with four-4 litre concentrated juice to blend with the water.
My house was a bit small to occupied around 30 person in a shot. The environment was noisy, kids are playing and watched television. There's a lot of topic discuss from new clothes, biscuit and business; Swisscash, esuissefund, Iraq's Dinar school holiday etc.
However, I'm very happy to see this family united, love and care for each other.


Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Hari Raya Aidilfitri – Morning
Life begin with sunat Aidilfitri bath.Then prepared for Aidilfitri prayer about 7.50 – 8.30 am in the morning. After that we’re went home to have our hari raya treat like lontong with kuah lodeh, lemang with rendang and ketupat. Usually we will have our blessing and ask for forgiveness from each other from the family. At the evening, we’ve went to our eldery like my father and mother to have a visit. The kids usually presented by ‘duit raya’ by their eldery. We’ve go to our belated graves in the afternoon. During Aidilfitri many people there to pray to their beloved one.
One of my problem is my stomach always full. Every houses visited will invited me to eat. It can cause for health problem. So for u out there, watch what you eat. Those with illness, control your diet. Happy Hari Raya Aidilfitri.
Hari Raya Aidilfitri - Midnight
After a month of fasting, today is the day we celebrate Eid. It’s differ according to region. Some call it aidulfitri, some call it hari lebaran. I’ll have oppurtunit to see people shopping for last minutes in syawal midnight. The retailer will sell their baju melayu, baju kurung, cakes and buscuit in low prices in case to clear their stock and to gain their last minutes capital. Customer and entreperneur are bargain for good prices. The environment was cheerful with tactic to attract costumer.
“ Buy 3 boxes for RM 30.00!, 2 pair of clothes for RM 90.00!........”
However there’s lot money spend there and this premis support with ATM machine for them to draw their money. so let shopping!!!

Hari Raya Aidilfitri - day 2

Today I'm at my mother's in law house in Tangkak, Johor. I've got 43 niece and nephew altogeher and spending lot of money to give away to them. They enjoying their money rapidly buying junk food and sweets.
According to plan we've got to go for 5 houses. Tok teh, Mak Busu, Cik Siti, Cik Semah and Cik Noor had preparing the food and entertain us. Sometime we've continued till night. In the night there is 'marhaban' a muslim prayer that from house to house to make a social relationship among the neighbourhood.
It's a good habit and still practise by the youngster in this community.
Eid day (Aidilfitri Celebration)
The Eid bring joy to children in my hometown. The will go to their relatives, friends and other peoples house by gang and the owner will reward them with biscuit, cakes and drinks. Some people will give away money to them. They will spend it on toys and sweets. My niece is buying PS2 game worth RM 4XX.XX, wow! That’s a lot of money. During Eid, it is great to have many family members and relative. It mean more collection for children and more expences on parent. That's doesn't matter. Enjoy Eids.