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The ‘Beduk’ is a drum that is beaten before the ‘Azan’ or call to prayers. It is also used to announce the breaking of fast in the holy month of Ramadhan. It has a thick leather cow hide wound tightly over a hollow wooden shell. The ‘Beduk’ can be found in most mosques in Malaysia especially in the sub urban and rural areas. The exhibits above can be viewed at the Sultan Abu Bakar Museum in Pekan, Pahang and brings together different types of the ‘Beduk’ that was used in the state of Pahang. (photo credit : Shah Said ; @ all rights reserved)

The ‘Beduk’, Sultan Abu Bakar Museum, Pekan | Pahang, Malaysia | October 2017