Selamat Menyambut Ramadhan Al-Mubarak 1441

Sambutan Ramadhan Tidak Harus Terhad Pada Orang Islam Sahaja: Menteri Agama

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Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri (Hal Ehwal Agama) Datuk Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri, meminta rakyat Malaysia agar bersabar sepanjang bulan Ramadhan yang akan kita sambut dalam masa terdekat ini.

Beliau mengingatkan seluruh warganegara tentang “the new normal” atau kebiasaan baharu yang disebut Perdana Menteri, dan menekankan bahawa rakyat Malaysia haruslah menyambut bulan Ramadhan dengan kebiasaan baharu ini.

“Kita bakal menyambut Ramadhan dengan new normal. Sudah pastinya agak sukar bagi kita dalam membiasakan satu perkara yang tidak biasa. Namun saya yakin ada hikmahnya.”

Ini termasuklah dari segi ibadat dan kehidupan seharian, di mana umat Islam kebiasaannya ke masjid untuk menunaikan solat jemaah, tetapi tahun ini masjid-masjid tidak dibenarkan untuk dibuka bagi membendung wabak Covid-19.

Beliau menegaskan bahawa perkara ini tidak menghalang umat Islam untuk beribadat, tetapi ia adalah bagi menjaminkan keselamatan seluruh warga Malaysia agar terbendung dari wabak Covid-19.

Datuk Zulkifli juga mengingatkan bahawa bulan Ramadhan ini adalah bulan bersedekah, dan amalan sedekah itu bukan sahaja terhad kepada umat Islam sahaja, tetapi orang Islam juga digesa untuk bersedekah kepada rakan-rakan bukan Islam dan orang bukan Islam juga digalakkan untuk turut bersedekah dalam apa jua bentuk.

Encik Ali boleh tempah nasi Arab, sedekahkan kepada Ah Chong. Aunty Tam boleh tempah KFC (ayam goreng) sedekahkan kepada Puan Wani. Encik Nordin boleh tempah nasi kerabu sedekahkan kepada Uncle Muthu. Ramadhan adalah bulan sedekah, dan berkongsi kegembiraan dengan sesiapa sahaja sekeliling kita.

Beliau turut mengingatkan seluruh rakyat Malaysia untuk jangan membazir, dan untuk makan dan minum seadanya.

Menjawab soalan yang sering ditanya orang iaitu apakah yang harus dibuat sepanjang hari semasa PKP di dalam bulan Ramadhan ini, Datuk Zulkifli mengsyorkan semua untuk melakukan ibadat di rumah atau tempat masing-masing bagi memanfaatkan bulan yang penuh barakah ini.

Pekerja barisan hadapan atau frontliners diingatkan untuk terus beribadat sekadar yang mampu, dan mereka diwajibkan untuk terus berpuasa, melainkan jika dikhuatiri akan menjejaskan fokus mereka di dalam pekerjaan mereka, maka adalah harus bagi mereka untuk berbuka dengan lebih awal dan menggantinya pada hari lain.

“Kepada ‘frontliners’, sesibuk manapun anda jangan lupa untuk bersahur. Pada sahur itu ada barakahnya … Anda perlu kuat untuk kami demi negara…

“Sepanjang Ramadhan mungkin ada yang kepenatan berkerja terutamanya ‘frontliners’ yang kita kasihi. Puasa tetap wajib mengikut kemampuan, tetapi diharuskan berbuka puasa apabila tak mampu melaksanakan puasa sepanjang hari tersebut, atau dikhuatiri sekiranya meneruskan ibadat puasa akan menjejaskan fokus dan kemampuannya untuk merawat pesakit.”

Silaturrahim juga harus dieratkan seperti biasa, dengan teknologi yang wujud rakyat Malaysia boleh berhubung dengan keluarga di kampung atau sahabat-sahabat mereka dengan menggunakan panggilan video tidak kira di mana jua mereka berada.

Kerajaan menerusi keputusan kabinet telah besetuju untuk menubuhkan dapur it’am, di mana masjid-masjid akan memasak untuk diagihkan kepada penduduk setempat.

Cara yang dibuat adalah, walaupun masjid terus ditutup dan dikunci, tetapi 6 petugas terpilih yang mana jaraknya dijaga, berpakaian topeng muka dan lain-lain, serta menggunakan pensanitasi tangan, akan memasak makanan dan akan membungkusnya selepas waktu Asar untuk diagihkan kepada rumah-rumah di kawasan sekeliling.

Ini adalah bagi menggantikan jamuan berbuka puasa beramai-ramai yang sering diadakan di setiap masjid dan surau selama ini.

Kerajaan telah menganggarkan bahawa bagi program ini kerajaan hanya akan belanja lebih kurang RM2.16 juta bagi tempoh 30 hari dengan bajet RM1,100 di setiap 72 masjid yang dipilih, maka setiap hari 25,200 keluarga akan diberi makanan iaitu lebih kurang 3 juta individu berkeperluan bagi tempoh sebulan di Wilayah Persekutuan sahaja.

Datuk Zulkifli juga mengingatkan bahawa bazar Ramadhan tidak dibenarkan untuk beroperasi pada tahun ini, dan sebaliknya rakyat boleh membeli makanan melalui perkhidmatan penghantaran ke rumah daripada kedai-kedai dan restoran yang menyediakan makanan untuk berbuka.

Beliau turut menegaskan bahawa ini menunjukkan bahawa Islam merupakan agama yang senang, di mana jika wujud halangan atau sesuatu yang berbahaya, Islam tidak memaksa umatnya untuk beribadat hingga membahayakan diri, tetapi sebaliknya sentiasa mempunyai jalan alternatif di mana jua.

“Sifat agama Allah ini adalah mudah. Ia tidak membebankan dan tidak memberatkan… Allah tidak mentaklifkan kepada seseorang melainkan dalam ruang lingkup kemampuannya.”

Bubur Lambuk Paling Sedap Di KL

In the Malaysia, bubur lambuk is a special dish that is not to be missed in the holy month of Ramadhan.

People enjoy this delicious dish for iftar, and it is only sold during the month of Ramadhan.

In Kuala Lumpur, the most popular bubur lambuk comes from Kampung Baru and the best comes from Aunty Sham’s stall, Bubur Lambuk Warisan Kak Sham which is located across the street from the Masjid Jamek Kampung Baru.

We never fail to buy Aunty Sham’s delicious bubur lambuk at least a few times each Ramadhan.

Aunty Sham’s bubur lambuk is so popular that some people even cheated the customers by claiming that their bubuk lambuk is the Bubur Lambuk Warisan Kak Sham

Today we got to enjoy the tasty bubur lambuk for the first time this Ramadhan.

Usually we will be having our bubur lambuk on the first few days of Ramadhan, but this year my father had been very busy that it was postponed until today.

It is delicious as always and eating Aunty Sham’s bubur lambuk is very nostalgic because it is what I have been waiting for every Ramadhan ever since I can remember.

If you happen to be in Kampung Baru and looking for the best bubur lambuk, please look for the banner for the authentic and most delicious bubur lambuk!

Location of Aunty Sham’s signature Bubur Lambuk.

Bubur Lambuk Warisan Kampung Baru Kak Sham

WP_20140629_006Today is the first day of Ramadhan and in Malaysia, ‘bubur lambuk’ is one of the most popular food for iftar or breaking fast.

There are different types of ‘bubur lambuk’ in Malaysia, and in Kuala Lumpur the most popular bubur lambuk is ‘Bubur Lambuk Kampung Baru’; which is my favourite.

Today I am going to have ‘Bubur Lambuk Kampung Baru’ for iftar so we went to Aunty Sham’s bubur lambuk stall in Kampung Baru to buy the ‘bubur lambuk’.

It was very, very hot over there and the sun was shining brightly over our heads.

I was already hungry at the time and I became hungrier as I looked at the bubur lambuk.

Aunty Sham’s ‘bubur lambuk’ is very, very tasty and the best that I’ve ever tasted.

Every year, during the month of Ramadhan, we’ll drive to Kampung Baru just to buy her tasty ‘bubur lambuk’.

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Ramadhan’s Bedil In Kuala Terengganu

In Kuala Terengganu, one of the most special part of Ramadhan is the ‘bedil’.

How I wish there is ‘bedil’ in Kuala Lumpur too, to signal the time for Iftar and Imsak.

Below is a post that I wrote on September 28, 2010 about photographing the bedil in Kuala Terengganu.

Photographing The Bedils

I snapped this photo myself. I need to aim my camera to the right spot and snap at the right moment because if I was a few seconds late I’ll be snapping photos of smoke.

In Kuala Terengganu people break their fast after the sound of the ‘bedil’ in the Ramadhan.

There were bedil‘s on the 2nd day of Eid until 7th day of Eid too.

On the 5th day of Eid, my dad took me to Bukit Pak Apil in Kuala Terengganu to watch bedil’ shooting.

These are the bedil shooting base.

A policeman guided us to a safe location to watch the bedil‘.

The ‘bedil’ contractor and a policeman reached the ‘bedil’ shooting site.

The ‘bedil’ contractor preparing the ‘bedil’.

First we have to wait for the sound of ‘dup’.

Then we started snapping lots and lots and lots of photos as the bedilexploded in the sky into a gigantic umbrella of colourful lights right above our heads.

Then the umbrella turned into tiny sparkles of lights like colourful rain drops and faded into tiny umbrellas of smoke.

The bedil after the ‘dup’ sound

The bedil exploded…

…into tiny sparkles of lights like colourful rain drops…

…and faded into tiny umbrellas of smoke.

We went there again on the 6th and 7th day of Eid to snap more photos.

It was very, very hard to snap the photos because we have to aim at the right spot of where there the wind would blow the ‘bedil’.

We also need to snap at the right moment before the beautiful ‘bedil’ faded into umbrellas of smoke in the sky.

We also had to squat down fearing the loud sound made us jump and fall down the cliff.

We need to squat because we do not want to fall down the hill.

I snapped some beautiful ‘bedil’ photos and I am very proud of them 🙂

I snapped all the above photos by myself!

Bubur Lambuk Kak Sham: The Tastiest Bubur Lambuk Kampung Baru

Aunty Sham's bubur lambuk Kampung Baru stall.
Aunty Sham’s bubur lambuk Kampung Baru stall.

Now we are in the holy month of Ramadhan.

This pot of bubur lambuk is almost ready.
This pot of bubur lambuk is almost ready.

So, Aunty Sham’s bubur lambuk Kampung Baru is back!

Packets of packed tasty bubur lambuk.
Packets of packed tasty bubur lambuk.

Well, lots of people will never understand why the porridge is so popular that people will be queuing in a very, very long line at Masjid Jamek Kampung Baru daily during Ramadhan for the free porridge when other mosques and some hotels are also giving away free bubur lambu;, until they had tasted the tasty porridge that is cooked using the original recipe.

Aunty Sham's brother is stirring a huge pot of bubur lambuk.
Aunty Sham’s brother is stirring a huge pot of bubur lambuk.

If you do not want to queue, try the ones from Aunty Sham’s stall as Aunty Sham uses the same recipe as she used to cook the porridge at the Masjid Jamek Kampung Baru for years.

Aunty Sham packing her bubur lambuk that were ordered by her customers.
Aunty Sham packing her bubur lambuk that were ordered by her customers.

Since my father was very busy during the week days, this year I only got to eat Aunty Sham’s bubur lambuk on Saturday July 13, 2013 which was the fourth day of fasting.

And it was very, very tasty.

I am standing in front of a row of part of the huge pots that Aunty Sham uses to cook her bubur lambuk.
I am standing in front of a long row of part of the huge pots that Aunty Sham uses to cook her bubur lambuk.

Aunty Sham sells the best bubur lambuk Kampung Baru, so if you are looking for the original and tasty bubur lambuk, please buy them from her stall 🙂

Aunty Sham and I posing for a photo.
Aunty Sham and I posing for a photo.

Like the previous years, Aunty Sham’s stall is located in front of the Al-iSLAM Specialist Hospital (AiSH); opposite the Masjid Jamek Kampung Baru.

Rows of empty huge pots at about 11 a.m. on July 13, 2013.
Rows of empty huge pots at about 11 a.m. on July 13, 2013.

By the way, since Aunty Sham’s bubur lambuk Kampung Baru is always sold out earlier than the other stalls, so please be there before 2 p.m. or call Aunty Sham at 016-6160-593 to book your bubur lambuk.

Some of Aunty Sham's customers.

Some of Aunty Sham’s customers.

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