Friday, September 19, 2008

On the 19th September 2008 (today), I went to Batu Agau graveyard together with my wife and my children to join the others visiting the grave of my wife’s late grandmother.

Around the grave of my wife’s late grandmother, the Surah Yassin and tahlil prayer are recited for her. Then, aying asah-asahan (water mixed with scented wood) is poured over her grave. Lastly, the children (including the “big children”) received sadaqah in the form of money gift, in which its pahala (rewards for good deed) is intended to be given to the departed one.

Cleaning the gravesite

Burn the dry leaves

This is not Seasons' Iced Peach Tea drink. It is aying asah-asahan. Usually, we use any drink bottle to put the aying asah-asahan. The incenses or 'kemenyan'
One type of flower that can be found at the gravesite
The smoke is to move the mosquitoes away
More flowers at the gravesite
Abstract photo of the flowers at the gravesite
My daughter (pink headscarf) with her cousin (black headscarf)
Time to give (and receive) the sadaqah

(Photos: Abdul Rashid Haji Tahir. Taken on 19 September 2008)