Friday, September 2, 2011

My 3rd Eid-ul-Fitri in Palmy.

Assalamualaikum wbt,

Eid mubarak to all of you. Hope you enjoying yourself.

As I told before in the previous entry, Eid in New Zealand is a day late than Malaysia, that is on 31st August.

Like previous years, I went for Solat-ul-Eid that morning. As the same for last years, it was held at Arena Manawatu to accommodate the increasing number of Muslims in Palmerston North from time to time. The takbir started around 7.30am followed by prayer at 8am.

Takbir being recited while waiting for the prayer.

Khutbah after prayer. Delivered by Dr. Ibrahim al Bahadly.

Usual scene after khutbah..

For this time, it was decided that the hari raya gathering is going to be held at 42 Ward Street, that is the 1st year undergrads place since it's a bigger place and has quite spacious lawn for this gathering. Rather than cooking the foods all alone, it was held in forms of potluck where every family / houses bring their own foods to be shared.

My "baju raya" for this year.


Usual scene.

Dapat duit raya :) (only for childrens)

Undergrads left for Eid. The rest whether going back to Malaysia or gone somewhere else.

Big Family of Malaysian in Palmerston North.

This gathering ended around 11am. And we went for several other open houses as well till night. 

Open house at Botanical Rd.

Abg Mat's open house after Maghrib.

And that's not the end of the open houses...there will be another two open houses this weekend and the official one this 18th September organised by MUMSA.

Hope everything went well and as planned. And this is the start of spring as well :) Can't wait for Sakura Festival this mid of the month :P

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