Wahai saudara-mara, kawan-kawan dan kepada semua kaum di Malaysia yang dihormati, selamat menyambut Hari Raya Aidilfitri! Maaf Zahir dan Batin. Semoga perjalanan anda selamat dan gembira
Greetings and Salam I bring to all my Muslim friends. This year, we will be celebrating Hari Raya Aidilfitri festival on 25th June 2017 which falls on Sunday.
What is the real meaning of the word “Maaf Zahir & Batin.”? In Malaysia, it is common to greet people with “Salam Aidilfitri” or “Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri”. Muslims also greet one another with “maaf zahir dan batin”, which means “Forgive my physical and emotional (wrongdoings)”, because Eidul Fitri is not only for celebrations but also a time for atonement: to ask for forgiveness for sins which they may have committed but was cleansed as a result of the fasting in the Muslim month of Ramadan.