Monday, October 06, 2008

I went to my late father’s (and also his late father, mother, brothers,and sisters) grave at Pengkalan Jalur, Lubok Pulau, Tutong on the 3rd Syawal 1429H/4th October 2008. There, I recited the Surah Yassin and Doa Arwah.

Then, I poured the aying asah-asahan (water mixed with scented wood) on my father’s grave as well as on the graves of his parents, brothers, and sisters. The ritual is followed by my wife and my two children.

The following photo shows my son and my daughter are pouring the aying asah-asahan. Actually, this is not my father’s grave. They are pouring the extra aying asah-asahan on other people’s graves, after they have poured aying asah-asahan to their late grandfather and his late family. Just, to do a good deed to the others.

p/s: I forgot to reset my camera setting. The above photo is taken at ISO1600 (it should be ISO100), in the bright sunny afternoon. Af first, it is very overexposed. Then, I adjusted the photos using DPP software.

(Photo: Abdul Rashid Haji Tahir. Taken on 4 October 2008)

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