Stickers for the month of Ramadan & Hari Raya Aidilfitri
Insight into the month of Ramadan & Hari Raya Aidilfitri.
Eid al-Fitr (Hari Raya Aidilfitri / Hari Raya Puasa) falls on the first day of the 10th month (Shawwal / Syawal) of the Islamic calendar, it is celebrated by Muslims worldwide after a month of fasting during the month of Ramadan.
Why do Muslims fast during the month of Ramadan?
You might be wondering why Muslim fast during the month of Ramadan? Muslim believe that it is during the month of Ramadan that the first verses of Islam's sacred text are revealed. Fasting (Sawm / Puasa) is the fourth of the five pillars of Islam, the first being profession of the Islamic faith (Shahada / Shahadah), the second being prayer (Salah / Solat), the third being charitable deeds to the poor and needy (Zakat), and the fifth being making the pilgrimage to Mecca for those who are able to (Hajj). These are the fundamental practices of Muslims.
During the month of Ramadan, which is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar, Muslims would fast from dawn to sunset for the entire month. Healthy and able-bodied adult Muslims are required to fast, which usually means abstaining from food & drinks, as well as any immoral or impure thoughts or behaviour. In Islam, it is a belief that the spiritual rewards or merits (Thawab / Ganjaran or Pahala) from performing good deeds and piety are multiplied as one fast during the month of Ramadan.
Who is exempted from fasting? What if a Muslim is unable to fast?
However, exemption from fasting is allowed for permissible reasons, this includes individuals who are suffering from physical or mental illness, pregnant women, nursing mothers, women on their period, and those who are travelling on a long journey (for permissible reasons). Children who have not reached puberty and the elderly who may have health issues due to old age are also exempted.
For Muslims who have to miss their fast, or are unable to fast for permissible reasons, they are allowed to make up for the same amount of days they missed at a later time when they are able to do so. If they are also unable to make up at a later time for permissible reasons such as persistent health issues, they can still pay a Fidyah (a religious donation of money or food for the needy) as an alternative to fasting. However, if one who has been suffering from persistent health issues, and have recovered to full health to be fit for fasting again later on in their life should preferably make up for the fast.
When are Muslims not allowed to fast?
Even though fasting is a devout act, fasting on the days of Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Hari Raya Haji (Eid al-Adha) and the three days that follow it are prohibited as per Islamic teaching as these days are to be a day of celebration and feasting. Muslims are also not allowed to fast specifically on Fridays useless they are also fasting on the days before or after Fridays.
What happens after the month of Ramadan?
What comes after a month of fasting and prayer is the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration! Hari Raya Aidilfitri is often mistaken for the Muslim New Year, but it is actually the celebration to mark the end of the fasting month. Depending on preference and tradition, some Muslims may or may not visit the graves of their departed loved ones during Hari Raya Aidilfitri. Generally, those who do visit the graves do so to pay their respects and as a remembrance of their departed loved ones. However, as Hari Raya Aidilfitri is supposed to be a joyous day of celebration, those who still could not get over the grief of their departed loved ones or will be stirred emotionally should choose to visit on another day instead.
Muslim men would visit the mosque for prayers in the early morning on this day. It is also a time for Muslims to seek forgiveness from people for any wrongdoings done to them, they would visit their parents or elders to seek forgiveness from them before visiting their relatives and friends. Families will also prepare food and snacks such as Rendang (dry coconut stew), Ketupat (rice cake), Sayur Lodeh (vegetable stew), and Kueh Raya (cakes or cookies) to welcome their guests.
In Singapore, where the majority of Muslims are in the Malay community, they would greet each other “Selamat Hari Raya, maaf zahir dan batin”, which means "Happy Hari Raya, forgive my physical and emotional wrongdoings". Green Packets (sampui hijau or duit raya) are also given out to children and the elders.
Hari Raya Aidilfitri Decorations
Families would decorate their homes before the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration. In the old kampong days, small homemade kerosene lamps were used to light up homes. In modern times, decorative lighting is used in place of kerosene lamps.
Hari Raya Aidilfitri Light Up along a HDB corridor
Ramadan Bazaar & Hari Raya Aidilfitri Light Up
Ramadan Bazaar is a yearly event filled with colourful lighting and stalls selling street food, drinks, and many more! It begins during the month of Ramadan leading up to the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration, it's also a good time to shop for clothes, gifts, and snacks!
Hari Raya Aidilfitri Light Up along the street
Ramadan Bazaar at Geylang Serai
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