Moderate Raya celebrations for M’sian students in Japan


KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian students in Japan managed to mark the beginning of Syawal in the Land of the Rising Sun on Monday (May 2) with a average celebration regardless that they’d lessons to attend.

Muhammad Khair Nadil Khairudin, 23, who’s a pursuing bachelor’s diploma in mechanical engineering at Nagaoka University Of Technology, Nagaoka, mentioned they carried out Aidilfitri prayers on the campus surau together with about 40 different Muslims from across the college.

“After Aidilfitri prayers on the college surau with the Muslim group right here, my buddies and I needed to rush off for morning lectures. The surau just isn’t solely utilized by Muslim students on the college but additionally by the close by Muslim group,” he advised Bernama on Monday.

According to him, the Muslim group that attended the Aidifitri prayers had been of numerous backgrounds, coming from numerous nations resembling Indonesia, Senegal, Bangladesh, Pakistan and likewise the native Japanese Muslim group.

On Hari Raya preparations in Japan, Muhammad Khair Nadil mentioned he and different Muslim buddies couldn’t discover the time to prepare dinner as a result of they didn’t count on Syawal to be celebrated on Monday, on prime of their different commitments as students.

He mentioned Japan was speculated to rejoice Aidilfitri on Tuesday (May 3) however because the nation’s closest Islamic nation, Malaysia was celebrating it Monday, the Japanese Muslim group adopted go well with.

“We had been really planning to have a Hari Raya banquet on Tuesday, however who knew that it might be in the present day as a substitute. Such being the case, we had been unable to arrange to host a feast in the present day,” he mentioned.

Muhammad Khair Nadil, who has twice celebrated Aidilfitri in Japan, additionally mentioned he missed the festive air again in Malaysia.

“The environment in Japan and Malaysia could be very completely different. I miss the Raya temper in Malaysia, particularly delicacies like rendang, ketupat, lemang and all that. I additionally miss celebrating it with my household,” he mentioned.

A fellow Malaysian scholar in Japan, Nuraiman Mustaqim Nurnasran, 22, mentioned celebrating Raya in Japan was slightly boring as he was so distant from his household.

“In Japan, celebrations are slightly subdued in contrast to Malaysia, with rendang, ketupat, lemang and the like. The vacation feast is what I miss most after I’m right here in Japan. I miss celebrating Raya with my household,” Nuraiman, who’s celebrating his first Raya overseas, admitted.

He famous that having to rejoice Aidilfitri overseas and being away from his household taught him to be stronger in dealing with challenges and being impartial. – Bernama

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