Happy Eid Mubarak greetings to all muslims on this auspicious day of Eid al-Fitri. As we say in Southeast Asia, “Selamat Hari Raya ‘Idil Fitri” or “Selamat Hari Lebaran.” May all our deeds this passed Ramadhan are well received by the Al-Mighty and all our sins erased so that we may return back to our ‘Fitrah’ state. I would like to add in my lingo, “Maaf Lahir dan Bathin (forgive my overt and covert wrongdoing if any) to all that know this yours truly.”
The Malays have tons of Hari Raya songs (Eid songs), just check it out on Youtube. I have three of them linked here. The level of the Malay language used in some of these Eid songs is high that sometimes I can only barely managed to grasp the meaning.
SALAM DUNIA – Peace to the world
Salam dunia, Salam semua – Peace to the world, Peace to all
Salam Hari Raya, Bersinar akhirnya – Peace to this Hari Raya (Eid), Shining at last
ANUGERAH AIDILFITRI – Awards of Eid Al-Fitri
Mankind is a forgetful lot, denying and/or forgetting the favours blessed upon them by their Lord.
Heart wrenching chorus;
Mari puji-memuji kepada tuhan – Come let’s praise The Lord
Titis kasihNya melimpah seluruh alam – Bead of His Love overflows all over the realm/universe
Mari puji-memuji tuhan yang esa – Come praise The One and Only (unique) Lord
Insafi nikmat diberi di Hari Raya – Be repented for favours granted this Hari Raya
NAZAM LEBARAN – Poem of Eid
Berdendang mari berdendang, Berdendang di seluruh alam – Hum, come lets hum, Hum all over the realm (Universe)
Bergema suara bergema, Nazam lebaran – Resonate the voice resonate, Poem of Eid
Bertingkah rentak bertingkah – Bertingkah paluan rebana – Behave, the beat behave – Behave, the beating of rebana*
Berkisah alunan berkisah, Nazam lebaran – Telling, melody telling story, Poem of Eid
* Tambourine like but bigger and with cowhide – see vid.