[Gambar] Kenangan Meyaksikan Tembakan Bedil di Kuala Terengganu

Telah bertahun berlalu sejak kali kali terakhir saya berpuasa di Kuala Terengganu namun kenangan menunggu di hadapan tingkap rumah nenek bagi menyaksikan tembakan bedil masih segar di ingatan saya. Sebenarnya, sejak sekian lama tembakan bunga api telah menggantikan tembakan bedil, namun ianya masih dikenali sebagai tembakan bedil.

Kita sering terganggu apabila mendengar bunyi letupan bunga api atau mercun menjelang Maghrib di bulan Ramadan, yang tergambar di minda kita ialah sekumpulan kanak-kanak sedang bermain-main sementara menunggu waktu berbuka; walhal mereka sepatutnya bersiap-siap untuk berbuka sama ada di rumah, surau atau masjid.

Tetapi berlainan di Kuala Terengganu, kerana bunyi letupan bedil amat ditunggu-tunggu kerana ia menandakan tibanya waktu berbuka puasa. Malah, waktu imsak juga ditandakan dengan tembakan bedil. Itulah di antara keunikan berbuka puasa di Kuala Terengganu yang sangat saya rindui. Malah, bedil bukan hanya ditembak sepanjang bulan Ramadan sahaja tetapi juga daripada 2 hingga ke 7 Syawal iaitu sepanjang enam hari pertama puasa sunat bulan Syawal. Menurut nenek saya, dahulunya ramai yang memilih untuk terus berpuasa bermula 2 Syawal dan sambutan Hari Raya ke enam lebih meriah daripada Hari Raya pertama.

Telah bertahun berlalu sejak kali kali terakhir saya berpuasa di Kuala Terengganu namun kenangan menunggu di hadapan tingkap rumah nenek bagi menyaksikan tembakan bedil masih segar di ingatan saya. Sebenarnya, sejak sekian lama tembakan bunga api telah menggantikan tembakan bedil, namun ianya masih dikenali sebagai tembakan bedil.

Menariknya, walaupun bunyi bedil amat sinonim dengan bulan puasa di Kuala Terengganu, tetapi masih ramai penduduk Kuala Terengganu sendiri yang tidak mengetahui di mana lokasi sebenarnya bedil ditembak sepanjang Ramadan. Persoalan ini telah membawa kepada satu misi mencari lokasi sebenar tempat bedil ditembak dan pada 5hb Syawal 1431H bersamaan 14hb September 2010M, arwah ayah telah membawa kami ke tapak lokasi tembakan bedil iaitu di atas sebuah bukit kecil bernama Bukit Pak Apil.

Kami berpeluang mengambil gambar dan merakam video daripada satu kedudukan yang selamat seperti yang dinasihatkan oleh mereka yang berkenaan.

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri 1434

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Selamat Hari Raya diucapkan,

Kepada umat Islam serata dunia;

Setelah berakhirnya Ramadan,

Kini tibalah Syawal yang mulia.

 

Ketupat dan rendang disediakan,

Kuih-muih yang lazat dihidangkan,

Maaf zahir dan batin diucapkan,

Kepada pembaca-pembaca sekalian.

Solat Tarawih

Now is Ramadan; the Muslim’s holy month.

During Ramadan we fast, perform the solat Tarawih and read the Quran.

We perform the solat Tarawih only in Ramadan.

When we do the solat Tarawih, we will get lots of extra rewards from Allah.

But first we need to pray our daily solats:

  1. Subuh 2 raka’ats

  2. Zohor 4 raka’ats

  3. Asar 4 raka’ats

  4. Maghrib 3 raka’ats

  5. Isyak 4 raka’ats

I think it’s easier to mark the raka’ats on a piece of paper in case we forget how many raka’ats we had prayed.

When I  perform the solat Tarawih, I pray 20 raka’ats.

That means I pray ten times because each of the prayer has 2 raka’ats.

People usually pray the solat Tarawih 8 raka’ats or 20 raka’ats.

After the solat Tarawih, I first do the solat Witir 2 raka’ats.

After that I solat Witir 1 raka’at.

The total raka’ats in solat Tarawih is in even numbers but the raka’ats of solat Witir must be in odd numbers.

The World’s Largest Clock

The world's biggest clock is seen under construction in the Holy City of Mecca August 11, 2010. REUTERS/Hassan Ali

The four-faced clock, atop the Abraj Al-Bait Towers, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The clock faces are 43 × 43 m (141 × 141 ft). Saudi Arabia will test what it is billing as the world's largest clock in the holy city of Mecca during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, the official news agency reported Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010. The tallest tower in the complex will stand as the tallest building in Saudi Arabia, tallest and largest hotel in the world, with a planned height of 601 m (1,972 ft), including a 200 ft spire. Upon completion, the structure would have the largest floor area of any structure in the world with 1,500,000 m2 (16,150,000 sq ft) of floorspace. (AP Photo/ Saudi Press Agency) ** EDITORIAL USE ONLY, NO SALES **

Here are the pictures of the biggest clock in the world.

This clock tower is taller than the Big Ben in London.

It is a 4 faced clock.

The clock is at the top of the Abraj Al-Bait Towers in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Mecca is the muslim’s Holy City.

The size of the clock is 43 x 43m (141 x 141 ft)

On Tuesday, August 10, 2010 the official news agency reported that Saudi Arabia will be testing the clock during the Ramadhan.

Abraj Al-Bait Towers is going to be the second tallest building in the world after Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

The tower’s height is going to be about 601m(1,972 ft).

At night, the faces of the clocks would be green in colour.

They can be seen from very far away.

Below are more pictures of the biggest clock in the world.

The under construction four-faced clock, atop the Abraj Al-Bait Towers is seen in Mecca, Saudi Arabia Wednesday Aug. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Essa Mohammad)

The four-faced clock tower is seen under construction in the Holy City of Mecca August 11, 2010. REUTERS/Hassan Ali

The four-faced clock, atop the Abraj Al-Bait Towers is seen overlooking the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia Wednesday Aug. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Essa Mohammad)

The under construction four-faced clock, atop the Abraj Al-Bait Towers is seen overlooking the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia Wednesday Aug. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Essa Mohammad)

The four-faced clock, atop the Abraj Al-Bait Towers is seen overlooking the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia Wednesday Aug. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Essa Mohammad)

A view shows the four-faced clock tower under construction in the Holy City of Mecca August 11, 2010. REUTERS/Hassan Ali

An artist's impression, released by the Saudi Press Agency on August 10, 2010, shows what the four-faced clock tower in the Holy City of Mecca will look like when finished. The clock, billed as the world's biggest with a diameter of 40 meters (130 feet), will sit atop the second highest building in the world, after Dubai's Burj Khalifa, with a height of around 600 meters (1,970 feet ). REUTERS/Saudi Press Agency/Handout

An artist’s impression, released by the Saudi Press Agency on August 10, 2010, shows what the four-faced clock tower in the Holy City of Mecca will look like when finished. REUTERS/Saudi Press Agency/Handout

Solat Tarawih

Now is Ramadan, during Ramadan we fast, solat tarawih and read the Quran.

We do the solat Tarawih at night after solat Isya’.

After solat Tarawih, I do the solat Witr.

People normally do the solat Tarawih 8 or 20 raka’at.

I usually solat Tarawih 20 raka’at and solat Witr 3 raka’at.

I solat with my father.

So all together I solat 23 raka’at.

Last year I followed my father to the mosque or masjid for solat tarawih.

But this year we solat at home because of the Influenza A (HINI).

After solat I eat fruits, dessert or cookies before I drink my milk and sleep.

Ramadan

Now is the month of Ramadan.

During Ramadan we fast together.

This is the song about Ramadan by Dawud Wharnsby Ali.

I like the song very much because it teaches me about Ramadan.

Well, we’ve scanned the sky and we’ve sighted the moon
And we welcome the month of Ramadan
When we’ll fast together for Allah, to help and strengthen our iman

Oh it was so very long ago
In the holy month of Ramadan
Allah sent his message to the world
The holy book of Quran
A light to shine for all mankind
A guide to teach us right from wrong
First revealed on the night of power
With peace until the rising of the dawn.

So we’ve scanned the sky and we’ve sighted the moon
And we welcome the month of Ramadan
When we’ll fast together for Allah, to help and strengthen our iman

As the sun lay sleeping, beneath the blanket of the night
We rise early to make suhur, before the white thread of light
We’re patient and kind, remembering Allah all throughout our day
And when the sun has gone and we’ve made iftar,
We gather together and pray.

’cause we’ve scanned the sky and we’ve sighted the moon
And we welcome the month of Ramadan
When we’ll fast together for Allah, to help and strengthen our iman

Well, we’ve scanned the sky and we’ve sighted the moon
And we welcome the month of Ramadan
When we’ll fast together for Allah, to help and strengthen our iman

So many of our brothers and sisters, all across the land
They have no food to eat at all, and they need a helping hand
When we fast from morning ’til the night, to fulfill Allah’s command
We feel the hunger and thirst they feel, and it helps us to understand

For, all too fast, the moon goes past, our month of blessings now has gone
But we’ll keep its spirit throughout the year, Everyday should be like Ramadan

So we’ve scanned the sky and we’ve sighted the moon
And we say “Farewell” to Ramadan
When we fast together for Allah, to help and strengthen our iman

Yes, we’ve scanned the sky and we’ve sighted the moon
And we say “Farewell” to Ramadan
When we fast together for Allah, to help and strengthen our iman