Rite Of Passage An attempt at understanding ourselves and others
What are the turning points in a person’s life? birth initiation into adulthood marriage death
Would you consider this as a symbol of beauty? Why? Why not? Why did she do it? Picture provided by gallery.yahoo.com
What are the rituals involved before you can be called an Iban warrior? Picture by Mr. Robert Hoebel http://hope.cdc.com.my/cdc/malaysia/sarawak/sadia/welcome.html
To bridge the culture gap… We must make an effort to learn about others. And so begins our journey …….
Identify a culture you would like to highlight Choose one that intrigues you Choose two aspects you would like to highlight on How?
Project Outline What is it? How has it changed? How? When? Origin Signifi- cance
Rites practised in the Malay Culture Birth Rites Wedding Rites
A new baby, is received with much aplomb in the Malay Community Birth Rites When the baby is seven days old, a naming ceremony is held.
The baby’s head is also shaved and its hair is weighed. Birth Rites A sum equivalent to its value in gold in given to the poor. The baby is also placed in the hammock for the first time
Origin This rite is practised by most Muslims in the world. This rite is now accepted as part of the Malay culture. When the earlier Malays embraced the religion they took along certain religious rites.
We cordially invite you to…… A Malay Wedding Picture provided by http://popwedding.comhttp://popwedding.com
The Engagement Ceremony Malay couples are usually engaged for a few months. This is to provide time for both sides to prepare for the wedding
The groom’s family brings gifts for the intended bride. The wedding date is set and the the bride’s family will set a dowry to be given by the groom. The Engagement Ceremony Picture provided by http://popwedding.com
The bride sits prettily in her room The kadhi will ask the bride if she agrees to be married to the groom And when she says “yes”… The Akad Nikah- Exchanging of Vows Picture provided by http://popwedding.com
The Akad Nikah- Exchanging of Vows The kadhi will perform the Akad Nikah They are now man and wife. Picture provided by http://popwedding.com
The Akad Nikah The groom goes to the bride’s room… Awww……… and as a sign of submission she kisses his hand. Picture provided by http://popwedding.com
And the groom kisses her forehead to seal the patnership. The Akad Nikah Picture provided by http://popwedding.com
And finally… And they live happily ever after…… The Bersanding Ceremony Picture provided by http://popwedding.com
Lets Recap… What it is and how it is done origin How it has evolved over time The cultural, religious and moral significance of the rites
Conclusion We often think that our culture is the best and others are inferior to us. We must learn to understand others to make the world a better place
Bibliography Picture of Iban woman provided by gallery.yahoo.com Picture of Amy Mastura’s wedding provided by http://popwedding.com Picture of Iban warrior by Mr. Robert Hoebel http://hope.cdc.com.my All images are from Microsoft Clipart unless otherwise cited.
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