Monday, September 15, 2008

Breaking of fast and family value...

Folks the best time during the fasting month is at the time of the breaking of the fast and surrounded by the kids. In any family this is the time where everyone would sit down together and sample the spread that had been prepared for the first meal of the day. The breaking of the fast start just as one hears the sound of the Azan for the Magrib prayer. It is not just about the eating but the culture of togetherness among the family members that made it such a wonderful moment in time.

In our home come the weekend; Friday and Saturday the grand kids and their mom and dad would come over and break the fast together. You get to see how the grand kids, the new generation of the twenty first century adept themselves to the norms and value of the society. The small tot began to practice the way of fasting just like we did when we were at their age. It was just like a flashback to the time when we had to break fast under the light of oil lamps and the food was much simpler then now. It does bring memories of those beautiful moments in our childhood. To me and my spouse it is one of the best moments in our lives. For folks in their golden age like us it is indeed a moment of joy and happiness. Have a nice day


Zawi said...

Pak Idrus,
With so many members of the family breaking fast together, it is definitely an occassion to look forward to and to remember.
Selamat berbuka with all those delicacies spread on the table.

Pak Idrus said...

zawi, thanks for the visit and good words on the subject of this posting. Well it sure do when the kids are around. I believe extended families are very important for both the folks of the golden age and those kids as well.

Have a nice day.

Ms B said...

Ah, family gathering. U either love it or hate it, right Pak? *smiles*

I remember one of the episodes in Grey's Anatomy that thanksgiving is the best time to work. It is when people go crazy during family reunion, hence more patients at A&E. *LOL*

As for me, I make sure that my girl eats together when I break fast, even if she is not fasting. It is all about bonding.

U keep well Pak!

Pak Idrus said...

ms b, thanks for the visit and sharing your thoughts on this subject.

To me family gathering from time to time is good for bonding and it is fun. Other part of the family should not live together all the time. It if better if they have their our home and live a normal life with a visit from both side from time to time.

I am indeed glad that you already start to shower the love with your tot. It the bonding with love that made the differences.

Have a nice day.

a&a'smom said...

Wow, look at the spread! Family that eats together stays together!

Pak Idrus said...

a&a'smom, thanks for the visit and the good words on this posting.

Well, family is a very important unit of our species, thus such togetherness always bring happiness and joy. The grown up kids and their kids are bonus for folks in their golden age.

Have a nice day.

Salt N Turmeric said...

Syahdunya tengok the spread and all the family gather around. :(

btw, i managed to make tepung pelita last week. yay!


salam pak idrus,

since my house and my parent inlaw house is just a 5 minutes drive, I've made it compulsory to iftar (buka puasa) with them everyday. A bigger number of people do create a better buka puasa atmosphere.


Pak Idrus said...

Salt N Turmeric, Farina family get together during Ramadan especially at Buka Pusa is a plus point for folks like us. Both the Nenek and Me enjoy the event very much.

Great that you get to sample the Tempung Pelita in the faraway land. I believe it taste great as well, a friend in Boston did just that as well. Tradition do die hard.

Have a nice day.

Pak Idrus said...

jalan rebung, Rizal thanks for the visit and sharing your thoughts on the wonder of Buka Puasa [time of the breaking of the Fast].

Like you my daughter and my son in law live not that far from us, so the grandkids kampong is our home and with them around especially at Buka Puasa it do made life so wonderfully colorful.

Have a nice day.

mekyam said...

bestnya gambar kuih-muih!

jeles saya dengar orang kumpul anak beranak dan cucu2 utk berbuka tiap hari minggu.

memang betul pak idrus, nothing beats buka puasa ramai2 dgn family. it's something i haven't been able to do in a very long time. :C

Selamat Hari Raya pd Pak Idrus dan keluarga!

all-in-one said...

Dear PI,

Glad to hear that you are enjoying great moments with the family. Breaking fast, I believe, is one good occassion to share.

Went to Jln Raja Alang KL last Sunday with family. Heavy rain and no nearby parking. Plan to check out some Ramadan stalls at Teluk Kemang near PD this weekend.

Nice day to you!

elviza said...

Salam Pak,

Wow! The first picture looks so delicious...

Pak Idrus said...

mekyam, thanks for the visit and sharing your thoughts on this subject, especially so on family togetherness at iftar.

At this age we found that extended family are the source of our happiness. It start with the kids and then the kid's kids. It does bring joy that are beyond description.

The food and the kueh are actually a mean to an end. The happiness and joy of a family gathering.

Have a nice day.

Pak Idrus said...

elviza, thanks for the visit and the compliment.

Have a nice day.

Pak Idrus said...

all-in-one, thanks for the visit and sharing your thoughts on things Ramadan, especially on the togetherness at Iftar. As for the foods, it is just simple food that we normally take. It is just a mean to an end, the joy of been together during the fasting month.

As for the Ramadan Bazaar, we are indeed blessed to be able to sample foods at the various bazaar all over the country. I hope you did get to enjoy the bazaar at PD. The next time try the one at Ampang Jaya, The Tepung Pelita is great and worth a try.

Have a nice day.

anasalwa said...

Surrounded by grandchildren during iftar is sure a blessed moment. And I love kueh sago.

Pak Idrus said...

anasalwa, Siti thanks for the visit and the good words on the get togetherness among family. Indeed a great moment and we love the gathering.

Like you I too love this kueh sago.

Have a nice day.

mamadou said...

Assalamu'alaikum Pak Idrus

Bulan Ramadhan banyak barakahnya. Antaranya ialah kita walau bagaimana sibuk pun akan memberi laluan untuk berbuka puasa bersama keluarga. Mungkin dibulan lain tidak kerap dapat bersama menikmati juadah dalam keadaan kita boleh menghargai rezeki yang dikurnia Illahi. Keinsafan boleh lahir dari mengharungi kelaparan disiang hari, namun malam hari kita boleh menikmati juada bersama keluarga.

Sekarang dirantau dinegara baru ini saya juga masih melihat golongan yang terpinggir masih mengharungi kehidupan yang sukar. Waktu berbuka, mereka masih dijalan menjaja minuman botol, kurma dan kueh kepada pemandu dan penumpang yang dalam perjalanan kerumah......

Selamat menunaikan Ibadah Puasa dan Selamat Idul Fitri

Pak Idrus said...

mamadou, thanks for the visit, the good words and sharing your thought on this amazing Ramadan. Indeed a wonderful event whenever we are surrounded by family members at buka puasa[iftar].

You are indeed lucky to be able to see the happening during Ramadan in foreign land. I believe this would give your good self a better understanding of the concept of Ramadan.

Have a nice day.