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Ramadan in Malaysia: Special traditions

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Ramadan is considered a sacred month during which Muslims focus on fasting and praying. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and it is believed that the Koran’s first verse was revealed during its last 10 nights.

Over half of the population in Malaysia is Muslim. For Muslims all around the world، the fasting month is regarded as the best month of the year for good deeds، doing charity، and prayers. Many pray an additional evening tarawih prayer at home or at the masjid. Many read and recite the Quran and give alms.


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Ramadan in Malaysia
June 13، 2016 by Happy Go KL

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Ramadan is considered a sacred month during which Muslims focus on fasting and praying. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and it is believed that the Koran’s first verse was revealed during its last 10 nights.

Over half of the population in Malaysia is Muslim. For Muslims all around the world، the fasting month is regarded as the best month of the year for good deeds، doing charity، and prayers. Many pray an additional evening tarawih prayer at home or at the masjid. Many read and recite the Quran and give alms.

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In Malaysia، the sun rises and sets at nearly the same time each day. Fasting is observed from the start of the early morning prayers (around 5.40 AM) until sunset (around 7.30 PM). Non-Muslims aren’t required to fast.

Ramadan is when families get together، and many try to make sure they break fast together. Malaysians live to eat، and the local characteristics of Ramadan are most notable at iftar time. Families have different traditions of breaking fast: some cook at home، others buy meals from one of the many pasar Ramadan، Ramadan food bazaars، or eat at the local mosque. Many hotels and restaurants offer lavish Ramadan buffets that are sometimes criticised for commercialising the religious tradition. Some of the dishes are only available at this time of the year، like a rice porridge called bubur lambuk.

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Muslim-run eateries are closed until the afternoon، but especially in big cities other restaurants and cafés stay open as usual for those not fasting. The pasar Ramadan sell a variety of food and are patronised by both Muslims and non-Muslims. It’s good manners to not to tuck in at the market but take the food home to eat.

In the olden times، food was mostly prepared at home، and often shared with neighbours in the spirit of Ramadan. Some still follow this tradition. Kerosene lamps and sparklers are also part of the countryside traditions that many fondly remember from their childhood.


Multicultural Kid Blogs

For families and educators raising world citizens، through arts، activities، crafts، food، language، and love.

Ramadan in Malaysia
June 13، 2016 by Happy Go KL

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Ramadan is considered a sacred month during which Muslims focus on fasting and praying. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and it is believed that the Koran’s first verse was revealed during its last 10 nights.

Over half of the population in Malaysia is Muslim. For Muslims all around the world، the fasting month is regarded as the best month of the year for good deeds، doing charity، and prayers. Many pray an additional evening tarawih prayer at home or at the masjid. Many read and recite the Quran and give alms.

ramadan in malaysia mosque 1

In Malaysia، the sun rises and sets at nearly the same time each day. Fasting is observed from the start of the early morning prayers (around 5.40 AM) until sunset (around 7.30 PM). Non-Muslims aren’t required to fast.

Ramadan is when families get together، and many try to make sure they break fast together. Malaysians live to eat، and the local characteristics of Ramadan are most notable at iftar time. Families have different traditions of breaking fast: some cook at home، others buy meals from one of the many pasar Ramadan، Ramadan food bazaars، or eat at the local mosque. Many hotels and restaurants offer lavish Ramadan buffets that are sometimes criticised for commercialising the religious tradition. Some of the dishes are only available at this time of the year، like a rice porridge called bubur lambuk.

pasar-ramadam-bbq

Muslim-run eateries are closed until the afternoon، but especially in big cities other restaurants and cafés stay open as usual for those not fasting. The pasar Ramadan sell a variety of food and are patronised by both Muslims and non-Muslims. It’s good manners to not to tuck in at the market but take the food home to eat.

In the olden times، food was mostly prepared at home، and often shared with neighbours in the spirit of Ramadan. Some still follow this tradition. Kerosene lamps and sparklers are also part of the countryside traditions that many fondly remember from their childhood.

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Traffic gridlocks in big cities change their pattern to follow the meal and prayer times. Commuters are spared from the morning traffic when people head to the office، but the jams build up in the afternoon with people rushing home or to the bazaars. The roads remain busy until late near the mosques and suraus.

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