Monday, October 5, 2009

15th DAY OF RAYA - MARHABAN AT HOME

On the 15th day of Eid, a busload of students from the Special Religious Class accompanied by a few teachers came visiting for Marhaban. From the historical point of view, Marhaban derived from the event when Prophet Mohamad (peace be upon him) moved from Mecca to Medina and the locals were welcoming him with some sort of chants or songs, I guess. So, in a way, marhaban was held to welcome guests to one's home with open arms, and in return, the visitors will pray for the hosts' good health and good fortune. This is a well-known activities in Johor in the month of Syawal but I am not sure whether the people in other states in Malaysia practise the same thing.

Marhaban in progress

Distributing door gifts, just for the fun of it

And some more people came visiting after that. What a joyous festive season!
the present form 2 students
En Faris and his wife, both ex-teachers of SMKTUN, who are now in teaching in Batu Pahat
Pn. Zah's, Pn. Maznah's husbands and En. Mustafa

Pn. Norashikin, Pn. Zah, En. Mustafa Kamal and Pn. Maznah, with their kids

Didn't I tell you earlier the celebration lasts for the whole month?