Type: Creative Essays
Sample donated: Donna Jimenez
Last updated: April 22, 2019
One of the happening celebration Malay Muslims inMalaysia now days are Hari Raya Aidilfitri. This celebration also known as HariRaya Puasa, Hari Raya Fitah and Hari Lebaran. The meaning of Hari RayaAidilfitri for Muslims is bringing purity for human being. In this celebrationMalays have unique tradition for celebrate their Hari Raya Aidilfitri withtheir own ways. For Malays, their unique tradition activities while celebrationlikes Hari Raya Aidilfitri make their bond of family relationship becomestronger and it also make their culture so unique than other.
One of Malaysunique tradition activities in Malaysia at Hari Raya Aidilfitri is visiting families,friends and neighbour. Visiting each other is encouragement in Islam. At themorning of Hari Raya Aidilfitri, before Muslims pray Solat Sunat Hari RayaAidilfitri, Muslims visit their family grave for remembered the lost of theirfamily members. Muslims pray surah Al-Fatihah or Yasin as a gift for their family who havedied.
After Solat Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Malays will visiting their families,friends and neighbour. They will apologize each other and will forget mistakethat they have done in the past. Hari Raya is the day for Muslims to happy andforgive each others. Also to get their relationship become stronger while theycelebrating their victory to pray for Allah. Pocket money or duit raya is popular tradition at HariRaya. Adults give duit raya tochildren in the envelope that Malays call it sampul duit raya.
This tradition is adaptation from Chinese AngPau, the difference between Chinese Ang Pau and Malays Duit Raya is the colorof the envelope. The envelope for duitraya is colorful and came with creative design for Hari Raya. This traditionmake children happy and to teach them how to saving their money for the future.For Muslims this tradition is good as they known as giving is better than receiver.
Sometimes this duitraya tradition have change with giving present. At the last sevennight before Hari Raya, Malays puts on the oil lamps for cheer up the spiritsof the celebration of the Hari Raya Aidilfitri. This tradition turn on mode ofHari Raya Aidilfiri. The view is so nice and we just will see it once in ayear. At the last seven last night of Ramadhan before Syawal, Muslims goes to themosque for praying searching for the Lailatulqadar. So the traditions to putson the oil lamps actually is helping Muslims who going to the mosque at nightto search their way easily.
The tradition mustbe continued when Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrate. Young generations of Malaywill known their culture and uniqueness. The traditions must be transmitted to newgeneration for guiding them to keep the tradition continue. The Government canhelp by create events every years for inspired Malays new generation tomaintain their culture, so the young generations of Malay will follow thehumble and politeness culture of Malays.