Monday, August 20, 2012

1st Shawal 1433 Hijri in Kuala Lumpur

Masjid Khalid Al Walid
Kuala Lumpur
1st Shawal 1433 Hijri

Alhamdulillah wa shukrulillah. Praise be to Allah for allowing us to embrace this day of victory yet again. We know not how long we shall live and in what circumstances we shall live and die. On Eid morning, after the congregational prayers at Masjid Khalid Al Walid, the jemaah performed solatul janazah for a woman. Inna lillah wa inna ilai hira ji'un.

Imagine how her family must have been feeling. Our heart and prayers are with those who are not in a position to rejoice. And also for our Muslim brothers and sisters in Syria and the Rohingya of Myanmar, especially. They are on our mind as we repeatedly sing this verse of the Eid takbir:

La ilaha illallahu wahdah 
sadaqa waqdah
wa nasora abdah
wa a'az zajundahu wahazamal ahza bawahdah
La ilaha illAllahu Allah Hu Akbar
Allahu Akbar walillahil hamd

"There is no God but Allah, the One. His words are true, Who help His servants. And honor the Muslim armies by defeating the Ahzab force. There is no God but Allah Who is the Greatest. All praises and thanks are for Him."

Indeed, we pray for Allah the Almighty Al Qahar, Al Muntaqim to manifest His immense power and defeat our enemies...defeat our enemies, O Allah, confuse them, weaken them, invalidate them, O Allah overthrow them as You had defeated the Ahzab! And grant victory to our oppressed friends so that they could truly celebrate Eidul Fitr as peacefully and as joyous as You have decreed for some of us. And for that we say Alhamdulillah wa shukrulillah. 

Looking smart for Eid is a sunnah
Ketupat - rice cakes wrapped in Palas leaves
- a must have for the Malays during Eid

A replica of a traditional Malay house well decorated for Eid

Allahu Akbar wa lillahil hamd
Kullu am wa antum bi khair!

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