Wednesday 13 April 2022

My Muslim Sister, Will You Not Respond? by Nawaal Bint Abdullah

April 13, 2022 0 Comments
Assalamualaikum, good day dearest! For the first time ever, I'm writing a #bookreview in English and surprise surprise, it is not a fiction book. So, here is my attempt to venture to an unfamiliar territory and hoping it will be the best.

Title: My Muslim Sister, Will You Not Respond?
Writer: Nawaal Bint Abdullah
Pages: 68
Publisher: Dakwah Corner Publications
Year published: 2021 (2nd published)
ISBN: 9789675699047

This book is the result of the author's personal experiences and observation of the issues concerning Muslim women of today. From the influences of society and culture, to the lack of understanding toward obligations and rights, women in general are under pressure to 'look good'.

My beloved Muslim sisters, the quest for beauty has become a serious pre-occupation for many women, however, in Islam, beauty is not just in the eyes of the beholder, but rather, beauty is in the world of creation. InshaAllah, from this book, you may learn to accept and appreciate your true self worth and realise that you are too precious to be unprotected.

This book is a narrative of the author on how Muslim women should dressed themselves as according to the Quran and Sunnah. It is filled with worries of the author upon seeing how Muslim women nowadays dressed and behaved. Especially those who are easily got swayed with the 'beauty standard' made up by the so-called influencers and celebrities.

The first few chapters talked about hayaa' and humility. Another type of 'clothes' that we are supposed to wear but couldn't see much of it. Especially now with all the social medias and the technologies where women were fed with the extreme ideology of confidence and women empowerment to the point that the hayaa' was shredded little by little.

With every reminders, the author support with the evidences from the Quranic verses or hadith which helps me to understand how Islam required women to dress like. There's even some part of the hadith/Quranic verses that were explained further for better understanding, it really helps me understand better.

As much as I agreed with some points, there's few issues that I feels like it is depending on the surrounding and the place we live in. Maybe it was just me trying not to go further than what I am comfortable of but yeah. Not all points were agreeable to me. But I'll keep it in mind to improve myself. 


Sunday 10 April 2022

From A to Z, Boosted!

April 10, 2022 0 Comments

Assalamualaikum, good day dearest! This entry had been in my draft for about two months now lol. I think I had my booster shot in the early February and its April now soooo. Yeah. I'm lazy-ing and still are.

consent form for booster shot

Anyway, the place that I went for booster shot was the same place where I got my first and second shot so it wasn't hard to find. I was planning to go with a friend but she ended up having a family emergency so I went with my sister (plus she missed her appointment due to her tardiness).

Unlike the first and second doses injection, this time they did not asked to show the appointment for booster shot in MySejahtera. Probably because the people were still feeling skeptical about taking the booster shot. This appointment was soo fast and sooo smooth. I think I don't even had to wait long. Maybe just about ten minutes to get my shot.

The only things that changed this time around is that the group of doctors (or the injectors?) were not the same before. It looks like they are not even from the local hospital. It just felt different to me. While waiting for my turn, I look around the room and see that those who administer the shot were all males and there is no female. And to make the matter worst is that the partition is only on one side (which means the other side could see me just fine) and that makes me sooooo uncomfortable.

see! only the waiting for the injection side is hided, the other side is open for everyone to see

For the booster shot, I got AZ vaccine and the side effects were different.. This time, including on and off fever (macam ajak gaduh tau bengang je gue) I had a very terrible ache around my tummy and back area. It feels like I'm on my worst day of menstrual cramp and I'm not even on my period. The only time I forced myself to sit was to eat and going to the toilet. And it was even worse when I'm trying to sleep at night. 

Pain aside, I think this booster really worked on me as I had came close contact to several confirmed positive COVID-19 and alhamdulillah, I am still able to avoid it. And hopefully will always be this way. 


Sunday 3 April 2022

Marhaban Ya Ramadan!

April 03, 2022 6 Comments

 Assalamualaikum, good day dearest! How are you guys doing? I hope all is well. For the first time in two or was it three years? I am fasting away from my family. I actually could just went home last Thursday but I had few works that needed to be submitted today and I don't trust myself to do it when I'm home. Hence, first Ramadan in university. But okayyyy, I had my big girl pants on.

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So, in this opportunity, I just wanted to wish all of my Muslim friends and families to have a blessed Ramadan. Selamat beribadah semua!