Monday, December 8


Alhamdulillah, finally I get to perform solat Hari Raya Aidil Adha for the first time in the mosque, in my 3rd year of celebrating it. I faced various problems during the past 2 Aidil Adha which forced me to stay away from the mosque during this festive season.
Being able to perform solat raya berjemaah was a good feeling. I feel truly blessed. Finally Allah swt answer my pleas. And as I can actually perform my prayers again in normal ways, I didn't face any problem doing so with the other jemaah this morning. It was good to hear the khutbah raya too.

It's the first time I'm celebrating Aidil Adha at my in-laws. There're ketupat, rendang, tose (mom-in-law's specialty) and chicken curry. I decided to have only a small ketupat pulut (yummy), as I'm told that the glutonious rice used for this Malay delicacy is not good for post-surgery patients, huhuhu. Poor me! Tried as I did, I still fail to weave a ketupat palas properly, so I ended up opening the daun palas leaves for others to weave. Better luck next time :P.

I wish all readers a blessed Aidil Adha. Maaf zahir batin.

(note: Alhamdulillah I managed to perform my sunat raya prayers at the mosque today. Was told not to expect my menses for 6-8 weeks but it decided to show up after zohor, 3 weeks post surgery. Guess my fertility rate is still at a normal level :P)


  1. Salam Tadhiyyah untuk Kak Aliya. Semoga mendapat sihat dan sejahtera dunia dan akhirat.

    Gembira nampaknya Kak Aliya sambut raya kali ni.

  2. Salam Kakchik,
    Terima kasih banya-banyak atas doa untuk saya. Saya amat bersyukur dengan segala kurniaanNya. Semoga Aidil Adha tahun ini memberi Nur Islam kepada hati kita. Selamat Raya Raya Aidil Adha.

  3. salam..
    huhu..In UK, i dont even have a chance to eat ketupat, rendang, and those stuffs. Even here, the qorban were performed only by butchers. People bring their 'kambing' and cows to the butcher an pay them some money, then they get fresh qorban meat as a return. Huhu..
    I'm really miss the moment when I saw the cow being 'lapah' by pakcik2 in my hometown in Malaysia.. Here I cant see all those things..huhu..

  4. Waalaikumussalam ahad fairuz,
    Well, that's what they call it korban or sacrifice. I think you'd appreciate the moments of festivities with your family more when you return to M'sia. Gosh, I've never seen the cow being lapah and I don't think I want to, hahaha. Ketupat, rendang and nasi himpit may be new for me, but I understand. I do miss the traditional chinese festive foods too and I have yet to find a Muslim cook who can cook (hala) chinese food up to their original taste.