Monday, December 21, 2009

Culture - Cukur Jambul / Shearing Off Infant Plume

Hmm.. this entry is a bit late as this occur during the past Raya Haji.. Me and the family went back to our kampung (village) in Kuala Krai.. As my youngest son, Haikal has nearly approach two months old, we decided to also do his cukur jambul at the kampung with the special menu of my dad's young goat to be cooked as curry during the event...

Traditionally, this was done in order to shear off the impurities from the hair being in the mothers' womb as well as ensuring that the hair will grow better after the shearing. As time evolve, only the shearing of the baby's plum is done and afterwards weighted in gold or silver and distributed as alm to the poor (which we didn't practice) haha...

Before that, the child was also given a taste of the sweet (dates.. honey) , salty (salt) and of course the air zam zam.. afterwards .. there's the berzanji session to give thanks to the almighty as well as doa or prayers for the baby's future wellbeing...

Goodies prepared for the guests..

Before the shearing.. not enough hair as it is.. thank god that he slept throughtout the ceremony...

Beginning of the shearing and the tasting...

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