Thursday, 23 February 2012

Maulidur Rasul Celebration

Maulid means the “Birth of the Prophet’. So Maulidur Rasul is the observance of the birthday of the Islamic prophet Muhammad which occurs in Rabi' al-awwal, the third month in the Islamic calendar.
Maulidur Rasul celebration was held at Mama’s school last week and this time around Mama could see the more students participated in the ‘perarakan’ (parade) and the competitive mood was there since this time they ‘berarak’ (participated in the parade) according to their respective clubs and societies. The students had been working on their banners and on that day, Mama could see the banners were colourful and attractive.
Besides the parade, we also had 'ceramah agama' (religious talk) and as usual the teachers and students were assigned either to cook the rice, or the ‘gulai’.
According to Wikipedia: Gulai is a type of food contained rich, spicy and succulent curry-like sauce. The main ingredients might be chicken,beef, mutton, various kinds of offals, fish and seafoods, and also vegetables such as cassava leafs and young jackfruit. The gulai sauce commonly have thick consistency with yellowish color because of the addition of ground turmeric. Gulai ingredients consists of rich spices such as turmeric, coriander, black pepper, galangal, ginger, chilli pepper, shallot,garlic, fennel, lemongrass, cinnamon and caraway, all these spices is ground into paste and cooked in coconut milk with main ingredient.
400kg of meat was used for the ‘gulai’ that day and the teachers started cooking the ‘gulai’ and ‘rice’ since 7 a.m. We also had ‘kerabu’ and ‘acar’ (also prepared by teachers). By noon, everything was ready and all teachers and students had a very satisfying and delicious meal.

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