Eid al-Fitr (Hari Raya Aidilftri)

Posted: August 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

Captain’s log                                                                     Stardate: 79112.7 (Aug 7th, 2013)

Today marks the end of the Ramadan month. Alhamdulillah! Tomorrow the 8th will be the grand day of rejoicing for all Muslims around the world to celebrate this festive season. Early in the day, we will go to the mosques for prayers. Then we will visit the graves to pay respect to our deceased loved ones. At times like this, most will shed with tears when they sit close to their loved one’s tombs as they prayed. To them, Hari Raya will never be the same without them around. A lot of fond memories will run again in their minds…..

Then later in the afternoon, our families and close friends will gather around the table for the thanksgiving and mouth-watering food spread across the table. At the same time, to spend the quality moment to seek forgiveness to our love ones for any offences over the previous year. Its a blessing of joy, and also which symbolises purification and renewal.

Not only for us Malays. In Singapore, it attracts all Singaporean of all races to be welcome and take part in the celebration. No matter where you are from, you are always invited. Its a common sight nowadays to soak into this festive period. Like how dazzling the lights were in the Malay Village at Geylang Serai! =)

And lastly, I want to wish all my Muslim and non-Muslim friends a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri! Let’s all gathered around together in looking forward to celebrate and to greet everyone with a joyous “Selamat Hari Raya!” =)
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