Awal Muharram (also called Maal Hijrah) celebrates the beginning of the Islamic New Year. It marks the first day of the Muslim calendar when Prophet Muhammad migrated from Mecca to Medina to escape persecution and is therefore, considered a time for self-evaluation and a starting point for change.
During the first month of the Islamic calendar, Muharram, Muslims cook Bubur Ashura to commemorate this time of the year when people in a town in the middle east was suffering from famine one thousand four hundred years ago. Our Prophet went from house to house collecting whatever food people had in their homes, put everything in a large pot and cooked it all together, giving birth to Bubur Ashura. This porridge is primarily made of seeds and beans.
In Malaysia, different state in Malaysia comprise different recipe of Bubur Ashura. The North of Peninsular Malaysia prefer sweet Bubur Ashura while the east coast and south prefer Bubur Ashura which is similar to Bubur Lambuk .
Albaloo would like to share the recipes of Bubur Ashura to our lovely Muslim users.