Lagu-Lagu Hari Raya
Hari Raya Songs (Malaysia)

What is "Hari Raya"

The most significant celebration for Muslims, it signifies the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. The celebration is determined by sighting of the new moon on the day, before the next month on the Muslim calendar, Syawal. The words ‘Hari Raya’ mean 'day of celebration.'


Ramadan is the name of the one-month fasting period when Muslims fast from dawn till sunset. During the period of fasting, apart from eating and drinking, Muslims are also forbidden from smoking and having sexual relations. Only the sick are excused from fasting during this month. Muslims are expected to avoid lying, breaking promise or cheating during the month of Ramadan. It is to remind them of the plight of the poor and to cleanse themselves by exercising abstinence and self-control. Even the young are taught to fast.

The Celebration

Muslims starts the day by wearing new clothes and congregating in the mosques early in the morning to perform Hari Raya Puasa prayers followed by visiting the graves of the departed. The young will ask for forgiveness from their elders and have open house for relatives and friends to come to their house. Plenty of traditional Malay delicacies are served during this festive season. Houses are thoroughly cleaned and decorated, and lighting of oil lamps welcomes the angels which are believed to be visiting the earth during the seven days preceding the festival. The celebration lasts for a month but most of the celebration is concentrated in the first three days Visiting Muslim homes on Hari Raya Puasa, you can expect to taste a wide variety of delicious spicy dishes. Some favorite dishes that can be found in Muslims homes on this special occasion are ketupat, lontong, nasi padang and beef rendang. The Muslims also give packets of money to kids when they go visiting. The packets are usually green in color and children often look forward to getting these money tokens on Hari Raya Puasa. Overall, Hari Raya Puasa is a joyous occasion for Muslims

The 'Raya' Songs

Number of songs are very popular played in the media as symbol of thankfullness and happiness during the celebration which will last until weeks of the month of Syawal in the muslim calendar. Below are the most popular 'Hari Raya Songs':

Takbir Hari Raya
Selamat Hari Raya
Dendang Perantau
Suasana Hari Raya
(Sharifah Aini)
Seloka Hari Raya
(Uji Rashid & Hail Amir)
Dari Jauh Ku Mohon Maaf
Selamat Hari Raya
(Ahmad Jais)
Bila Takbir Bergema
(Rafeah Buang)
Cahaya AidilFitri
(Black Dog Bone)
Selamat Hari Raya
(Fazidah Joned)
Kepulangan Yang Di Nanti
(Aman Shah)
(Sanisah Huri)
Menjelang Hari Raya
(D.J. Dave)
Selamat Berhari Raya
(Rahimah Rahim)
Lenggang Mak Limah
(Halil Chik)
Balik Kampung
Satu Hari Di Hari Raya
Bergema Takbir Dihari Raya
Setitis Cahaya Di Aidil Fitri
Ku Pohon Restu Ayah Dan Bonda
(Al Jawahir)
Pulang Di Hari Raya
(Asha Malik)
Selamat Hari Raya
Bersama Di Hari Raya
Esok Hari Raya
(Dr Sam)
Miskin Kaya
Di Suatu Hari Raya
Salam Aidil Fitri
(Jamal Abdillah)
Musafir Di Aidil Fitri
(Jeffry Din)

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