When : Saturday 12th April 2008
Where : Kg Sungai Udang, Klang
Why: Aqiqah ceremony
What is aqiqah?,
i got this from Islamic Institute of Toronto © 2003-2008,
Aqiqah involves sacrificing a goat or lamb on behalf of the child. It is giving thanks to Allah for the gift of a child. The meat is distributed to the poor, or it can be used to arrange a feast to which the poor as well as relatives and friends are invited.
It is reported that the Prophet, pbuh, sacrificed a goat each for his grandsons Hasan and Husain. It is recommended that, on the day of aqiqah, the child is given a good name, his head is shaved, and his/her hair weighed as gold and its equivalent in money is given in charity. If, for any reason, aqiqah cannot be done on the seventh day, it can be done on the fourteenth, twenty-first or whenever possible. However, it should not be unnecessarily delayed.
Lastly, the significance of aqiqah is that it is part of the Abrahamic legacy. Prophet Ibrahim, peace be on him, was a man of tawhid, and his entire life typified that of a perfect muwahhid or monotheist. He abolished sacrifices or rituals to deities other than Allah, and allowed sacrifices and prayers to be directed solely to Allah. The rituals associated with aqiqah, therefore, can be considered as a child’s initiation into the lessons of tawhid.
enjoy the pictures.
|ain, my niece|
|housewives preparing the raw ingredient for lunch and dinner|
|menu for lunch, fried fish with ‘cicah’ asam, sprout ‘salad’ (err.. kerabu) and mutton bone soup. That marrow ooze is very yummy – 100% cholestrol.. you’ve been warned.|
|not salty enough? both chefs busy giving instruction. ajinomoto is strictly prohibited.|
|nearby relative preparing cocunut milk, one of key ingredient for rendang. what is rendang?|
|overview of preparation area. a square pangkin and big tent can easily accomodate 15-20 person|
|kayu api, slow and steady burn to ensure quality|
|tempe, made by a natural culturing and controlled fermentation process that binds soybeans into a cake form. invented by javanese.|
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