Tag Archives: Hari Raya

WHY ONLY MUSLIMS CAN TAKE HALF-DAY ON HARI RAYA EVE?

In the spirit of gratefulness, I hope you will allow me the space to highlight an issue that I have been reflecting on for today. As Muslims, today we will go home and celebrate our time with family and enjoy the blessings that Allah SWT has given to us. In the meantime, many of our non-Muslim colleagues will be at work, some of them covering for us as we take time off to enjoy our much-needed holiday. They too have families, and they too deserve a break once from the stress of work.

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THE STORY BEHIND THE KETUPAT

While there are a few schools of thoughts regarding the Ketupat's origins, this is my favourite: The word Ketupat is believed by some to originate from the Javanese term, ngaku lepat, which means to admit one's mistakes.

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INSENSITIVE HOME UNITED FC SACKED MALAY MUSLIM PLAYER BEFORE HARI RAYA

This concerns former Lions XII and national defender, Sevki Sha'ban, who represented Home United FC since last year. He was unceremoniously dismissed over week ago without any compensation. What's troubling is the dismissal coincides with the Ramadan period and the upcoming Hari Raya Puasa. As a Malay-Muslim, this is the biggest festival of the year. What's even worse is that he was dismissed without any form of compensation.

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JOBLESS GRADUATE TOO POOR TO BRING SON TO DOCTOR OR CELEBRATE HARI RAYA

My son had a minor accident on Sunday morning but I still have not brought him to the doctor as I just cannot afford it at this moment. His big toe is infected – I have put antibiotic cream on it and given him panadol. Any help with the job search is very much appreciated, the family will not be celebrating Hari Raya due to my unemployment now.

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